• Stock traders work at the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 in New York. World stocks rose Monday after weak U.S. jobs data prompted expectations the Federal Reserve might postpone an interest rate hike. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    US stocks open higher; energy, GE are among early gainers

    HONG KONG (AP) — Japan led Asian stocks higher Tuesday on hopes for new stimulus from its central bank while investors were also buoyed by the prospect that the Federal Reserve will wait until next year to raise interest rates.

  • Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. A weak report on the U.S. jobs market is sending the stock market and the dollar sharply lower in early trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Stocks, dollar sink after weak jobs report suggests slowdown

    NEW YORK (AP) — News of slower hiring last month jolted markets early Friday, driving government bonds up and the dollar down. The stock market, after slumping in early trading, finished the day with a solid gain.