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Stock markets in mainland China extended their gains on Friday on expectations of further policy easing, but other stock markets in the region were mostly lower.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is getting an audience with President Barack Obama.
The hardest sell for President Barack Obama will be persuading members of his own party to back a bipartisan agreement on global U.S. trade policy.
Finance officials from the world's major economies are searching for the right mix of policies to bolster a still-weak global recovery while confronting a big drop in oil prices and other new threats.
To improve airline safety, maybe we need to remove the pilots.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) down 0.5% (at break) ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) up 0.6% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) up 1.8% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) down 0.9% ; Seoul (Kospi ) flat ; Taipei (Taiex ) down 0.7% Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
Hong Kong stocks rose Friday morning, extending gains following two straight sessions of advances, while the Shanghai market rallied on from a fresh seven-year closing high the previous day, led by a surge in nuclear-related shares.
Australian stocks took a turn for the worse in early Friday action, with the S&P/ASX 200 off 0.6%, slapped lower by a retreat in the heavily weighted bank and mining shares.
Japanese stocks dribbled lower in early Friday trade, with headwinds from a stronger yen, weak U.S. lead and reported foreign selling all pressing the main indexes downward.
Elaine Wynn says she has her ex-husband Steve Wynn's endorsement in her battle to remain on the board of the casino-hotel company they co-founded after the company's directors voted not to re-nominate her.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $180 million in its first quarter.
A passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Manchester, New Hampshire, was removed after allegedly poking a snoring passenger with a pen.
Mattel Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $58.2 million in its first quarter.
Living in an apartment? Expect your rent to go up again.
Conservative groups and Gov. Mike Pence gained a victory Thursday with final legislative approval for a bill repealing Indiana's law for setting wages on public construction projects.
A court-appointed monitor says Apple Inc.'s cooperation with efforts in a New York federal case to improve its compliance with antitrust laws took on an "adversarial tone" recently.
The nation's poultry industry may have to live with a deadly bird flu strain for several years, which would be "devastating," the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief veterinary officer said Thursday.
A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Biostar Pharmaceuticals Inc. : Approximately 3,743,600 shares changed hands, a 5,595.1 percent increase over its 65-day average volume.
A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: Alcoa Inc. rose .8 percent to $13.45 with 42,616,900 shares traded.
A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Entegra Financial Corp. : Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.9 decrease from its 65-day average volume.