• This Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets around the world are ending the week on a flat note after the Bank of Japan disappointed investors Friday, July 29, 2016, with a smaller than anticipated stimulus. However, the yen surged following Friday's decision. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Stocks fall after Bank of Japan’s stimulus plans disappoint

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended slightly higher on Friday, helped by better-than-expected quarterly results from Google’s parent Alphabet and retailer Amazon and a modest recovery in oil prices.

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  • In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets around the world edged lower Thursday, July 28, 2016, as investors digested an upbeat Fed assessment of the U.S. economy that raised the prospect of further rate hikes, while anticipating more stimulus from Japan. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Stocks waver as investors work through earnings

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asian markets were mixed early Friday as cautious investors await the Bank of Japan’s decision on monetary stimulus. Any indication its stimulus policy is coming to an end is seen to cause nervousness, while an unexpectedly aggressive stimulus would likely be well received by stock markets.

  • This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks were pulling back in early trading Monday, July 25, 2016, following four weeks of gains for the market, as busy investors work through another batch of corporate earnings and wait for the week’s Federal Reserve interest rate decision. Yahoo fell after Verizon Communications announced it would buy most of Yahoo’s internet businesses for $4.83 billion. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Stocks fall; investors look ahead to central bank meetings

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks gained Tuesday but other Asian markets fell after Wall Street declined on losses for energy stocks.

  • People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Asian shares were higher Thursday as Japan's benchmark rose on hopes of Japanese government stimulus spending and better-than-expected earnings lifted Wall Street. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Asian shares down as central banks wait and see

    LONDON (AP) — Stock markets turned higher on Friday after surveys suggested the eurozone economy is proving resilient to the uncertainty surrounding Britain’s Brexit vote. A big drop in business activity in the U.K. raised expectations of more central bank stimulus there.