• In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange. European shares rose on Monday, May 2, 2016, despite a poor start for the week in Asia, where the Tokyo benchmark fell more than 3 percent as investors registered their disappointment over the lack of new stimulus from Japan's central bank. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    US stocks rise slightly in morning trade; Japan sinks

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly up Tuesday after U.S. stock indexes moved solidly higher, recovering some of last week’s steep declines.

    Updated: 9:50 pm

  • The word HELP spelled out with fern fronds is seen by Amalgamated Helicopters chief pilot Jason Diedrichs as he hovers over head in Tararua Forest Park near Wellington on New Zealands North Island, Saturday, April 30, 2016. Carolyn Lloyd and her daughter Rachel Lloyd from North Carolina in the U.S. made the help sign after they got lost for five days while on a day hike in the New Zealand wilderness.(Photo/Jason Diedrichs/Amalgamated Helicopters Via AP)

    North Carolina pair survive 5 days in New Zealand wilderness

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A helicopter pilot spotted the large “help” signs they had made from fern fronds.

  • This May 11, 2007 file photo shows a Wall Street sign in front of the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets mostly fell Friday, April 29, 2016,  after Wall Street slid and Japan's central bank surprised markets by putting off possible additional stimulus. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks skid on weak health care results; Europe slumps

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell Friday as health care and technology companies continued to report weak first-quarter results, but thanks to some late buying, they managed to avoid major losses.

  • Trader Tommy Kalikas, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street as traders look over the latest batch of earnings and deal news. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Despite wave of deals, stocks slip as economic growth slows

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Friday after Wall Street slid and Japan’s central bank surprised markets by putting off possible additional stimulus.

  • Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Stocks indexes are mostly lower in early trading as weakness in the technology sector pulls the broader market lower. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Tech companies drag US stocks lower following Apple earnings

    HONG KONG (AP) — Japanese stocks rallied Thursday as the latest economic data spurred hopes for more central bank stimulus, leading gains in other Asian benchmarks after the Fed left interest rates unchanged.

  • This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets were trading largely higher Tuesday, April 26, 2016, as traders digested a raft of corporate earnings statements from around the world in the run-up to the latest policy decisions from the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks rise with oil prices, machinery companies climb

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after an overnight surge in oil prices raised questions about the outlook for the energy sector. Investors are watching for the outcome of policy meetings by the U.S. Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan.