• In this Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, photo, pedestrians walk past the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks mostly fell on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, after a U.S. Federal Reserve official suggested a September interest rate hike still was possible and weak Japanese factory activity provided more evidence of a sluggish global economy. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Asian stocks fall after Fed suggests Sept rate hike possible

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved lower in early trading Monday, as oil prices fell and investors reacted to signs that the Federal Reserve was still on pace to raise rates this month. It sets up another volatile week on Wall Street, which has been battered this month.

  • A man holds a child near the logo for Citic Securities in Beijing on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Employees of state-owned Citic Securities Ltd, one of China's biggest securities firms and one current and one former employee of its market regulator are under investigation on suspicion of illegal stock trading, state media reported Wednesday, amid the collapse of a stock price boom.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    China probing brokers, regulators for possible stock crimes

    BEIJING (AP) — Employees of one of China’s biggest securities firms and one current and one former employee of its market regulator are under investigation on suspicion of illegal stock trading, state media reported Wednesday, amid the collapse of a stock price boom.

  • China struggles to keep economy on track to ‘new normal’

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s slump is shaking the world economy, turning a country long seen as a growth engine into a possible threat.

  • A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.  China's main stock market index has fallen for a fourth day, plunging 7.6 percent to an eight-month low.  (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

    Beijing appears to wind down share-buying _ now what?

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s leaders are winding down a strategy of trying to push up slumping stock prices by spending billions of dollars to buy shares.