• Tech stocks lead US indexes higher; hospitals, insurers sink

    NEW YORK (AP) — A strong forecast from PC and printer maker HP is helping technology companies higher Friday morning as U.S. stock indexes climb. Retailers are also up after the Commerce Department said Americans shopped more in September. Health insurers and hospital operators are skidding after President Donald Trump said he will stop government payments to insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Asian markets subdued as investors brace for earnings season

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were subdued on Friday following losses on Wall Street as investors awaited corporate earnings and U.S. inflation data.

  • Asian shares mostly rise, taking cue from Wall Street gains

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares advanced Thursday, taking their cue from the latest record highs on Wall Street. Chinese investors are holding back ahead of a key communist party meeting next week.

  • US stocks rise on forecasts from Wal-Mart and airlines

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Wednesday after Wall Street’s main index closed at a fresh record high and Spain’s Catalonia crisis eased after an independence leader backed away from plans to break away immediately.