• Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against “grim” challenges

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address “grim” challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress.

  • Asian stocks little-changed after Wall Street hits new highs

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were little-changed Tuesday after Wall Street’s major indexes rose to new highs as China prepared to open a key political meeting.

  • 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.