• Eurozone economy at a glance: 2008 and now

    LONDON (AP) — The eurozone economy has grown back to the size it was back in 2008, according to new figures. Here is a look at some other key indicators for the 19-country bloc, its best- and worst-off member states, and other major economies.

  • 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.

  • An employee of a bank walks by the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 29, 2016. Asian stocks were mixed Friday after Wall Street slid and Japan's central bank surprised markets by putting off possible additional stimulus. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Markets Right Now: Europe lower despite strong growth data

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on global financial markets (all times local):

  • A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 29, 2016. Asian stocks were mixed Friday after Wall Street slid and Japan's central bank surprised markets by putting off possible additional stimulus. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street slide

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets mostly fell 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.

  • In this Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, file photo, Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on: "The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress." On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after wrapping up a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    No Fed rate hike expected Wednesday, but what about in June?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On this, pretty much every economist agrees: The Federal Reserve will keep interest rates unchanged when it ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday. What’s unclear is whether it will hint about the likelihood of a rate hike at its next meeting in June.

  • 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.

  • Fed will likely keep rates unchanged in face of global slump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. job market is healthy. The stock market is up. Home prices are rising. Yet as the Federal Reserve prepares to meet this week, it seems in no mood to resume raising interest rates from ultra-lows.