• This July 6, 2015, file photo, shows "Wall Street" carved into the side of a building in New York's financial district. World stocks rose Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, after a Chinese manufacturing index improved and buying appetite strengthened after substantial falls in stock prices in the past quarter. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Chinese manufacturing figures shore up global markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks started a new month lower a day after the market wrapped up its worst quarter in four years. Exxon Mobil, Chevron and other oil producers bucked the trend early Thursday, following crude oil higher.