• This Monday, July 15, 2013, file photo shows the American flag and Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. European stocks were down slightly on Thursday, July 21, 2016, despite gains in Asia, after the European Central Bank left its interest rates on hold as it monitors the impact of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    US stock indexes listless, remain close to record levels

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asian shares fell Friday as expectations of further stimulus following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union were tempered by the European Central Bank’s decision to keep its monetary policy intact. Comments by the Bank of Japan governor ruling out “helicopter money” for the tepid economy also cast a chill.

  • 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)

    Asians stocks mostly higher as Japan leads on stimulus hopes

    TOKYO (AP) — European stocks were down slightly on Thursday, despite gains in Asian, after the European Central Bank left its interest rates on hold as it monitors the impact of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.