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ECB disappointment and North Korea concerns weigh on markets

Disappointment over the European Central Bank’s decision to keep monetary policy unchanged weighed on the region’s stock markets once again. News that North Korea had conducted a nuclear test also rattled investors, particularly in South Korea. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 fell 0.4 percent to 4,517 while Germany’s DAX slipped 0.5 percent to 10,625. Britain’s FTSE 100 was ...

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US stocks veer lower in morning trading; oil dips

U.S. stock indexes edged lower in morning trading Wednesday, weighed down by a slide in supermarket operators and other consumer-focused companies. Materials stocks also were among the big decliners. A sharp drop in hiring last month overshadowed a report Wednesday showing a pickup in job openings in July. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 51 points, or 0.3 ...

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Stocks, pound fall again due to UK vote uncertainty

U.S. stocks indexes headed toward a sharply lower close in late-afternoon trading Monday, reflecting ongoing investor jitters over the fallout of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. European stock markets extended their losses from Friday. The British pound, which last week plunged to its lowest level since 1985, continued to fall as traders expected the British economy would take ...

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Global stocks choppy after G-7 fails to deliver

Stock markets were choppy Monday after a meeting of the developed world’s central bankers and finance ministers failed to yield fresh ideas for spurring economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the main indexes pushed lower following early gains. France’s CAC-40 index was down 0.7 percent at 4,323 while Germany’s DAX fell 0.6 percent to 9,854. The FTSE 100 index of ...

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Bumper US jobs figures give stock markets further lift

American employers added a robust 292,000 jobs in December, suggesting that the U.S. economy is so far defying global weakness and growing solidly. The strong figures underscore the resilience of the United States at a time of financial turmoil stemming from China’s slowing economy and plummeting stock market. Most economists expect U.S. consumer spending to continue to offset overseas weakness, ...

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