Posts Tagged China

Stock futures little changed ahead of open

Trader Gregory Rowe, left, and specialist Frank Masiello work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The stock market slipped Wednesday after rallying for six straight days as investors worked through another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies.

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Luxury automakers scramble to woo young Chinese

A cleaner folds a cloth wipe near a Rolls-Royce Wraith displayed at the China Auto show in Beijing, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Luxury automakers, like their mass-market counterparts, are looking to China to drive future growth and are investing heavily to gain or expand a foothold in its market. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

BEIJING (AP) — At age 32, Jason Jia already is the kind of customer luxury automakers are seeking as competition grows in China’s lucrative but crowded market.

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Ferrari’s Alonso: ‘We’re still in the fight’

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain celebrates after finishing the third place at the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

SHANGHAI (AP) — Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso said his struggling team is “still in the fight” after he finally got on the podium for the first time this season, finishing third at the Chinese Grand Prix.

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Malaysia asks world to pray for missing plane clue

Malaysian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hamzah Zainudin, left, listens as Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein answers a question from a journalist during a press conference on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 19, 2014. An underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week, after completing six missions and so far coming up empty, the search coordination center said Saturday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck, prompting an official to express the urgent need to find something that can help solve the mysterious disappearance six weeks ago.

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Beijing auto show opens amid market slowdown

BEIJING (AP) — Global and Chinese automakers are looking to the Beijing auto show to help boost sales in a slowing, intensely competitive market.

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