• This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. Major U.S. stock indexes edged mostly higher in early trading Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, as investors sized up the latest company earnings and new data showing residential construction slowed in the previous month. Energy stocks led among the gainers as oil prices headed higher, while consumer-focused companies lagged the most. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Asian stocks rise as Clinton, Trump argue economic policy

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Thursday as traders watched U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump argued over economic policy and looked ahead to a meeting of euro zone central bankers.