• Asian stocks down ahead of US data, Fed speeches

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly lower Monday as investors looked ahead to this week’s public appearances by the U.S. Federal Reserve chief for signs of whether the central bank will raise interest rates this month.

    Updated: 1:52 am

  • Chinese investors check stock prices on computer terminals at a brokerage house in Fuyang in central China's Anhui province Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. China's stock market fell sharply Friday as investigations into the securities industry widened to include two top brokerages. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

    3 Chinese brokerages say they are under investigation

    BEIJING (AP) — Three of China’s biggest securities firms are under investigation in a fresh aftershock from this summer’s market plunge.