• American flags fly at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street,  July 6, 2015.  World stock markets were uneven Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how much the Fed raises interest rates this year. Japanese shares sagged on the strengthening yen. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Global stocks mostly fall amid economy jitters

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets mostly fell Monday as investors fretted about a global economic slowdown after data showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs last month.

  • American flags fly at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street,  July 6, 2015.  World stock markets were uneven Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how much the Fed raises interest rates this year. Japanese shares sagged on the strengthening yen. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Asia stocks flat as investors fret over global economy

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were little changed Monday in thin holiday trading as investors fretted about a global economic slowdown after data showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs last month.

  • American flags fly at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street,  July 6, 2015.  World stock markets were uneven Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how much the Fed raises interest rates this year. Japanese shares sagged on the strengthening yen. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Stocks edge lower in early trading following jobs report

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks posted steep losses Friday, ending the week with broad declines, as investors fretted over a report showing that U.S. job creation slowed last month.

  • American flags fly at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street,  July 6, 2015.  World stock markets were uneven Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how much the Fed raises interest rates this year. Japanese shares sagged on the strengthening yen. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Asian stocks directionless ahead of US jobless report

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market opened slightly lower after the government reported only modest job growth last month.

  • This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks opened slightly lower early Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, as retail companies slipped. Energy stocks climbed early as the price of crude oil recovered. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    An early gain for stocks is gone by midday; retailers sink

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven on Friday as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how far the Fed raises interest rates this year. Japanese shares sagged on the strengthening yen.

  • A woman waits to cross a street in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Most Asian stocks jumped Thursday as oil prices bounced back and weak U.S. economic data fueled investor hopes that the Fed would slow the pace of rate hikes this year. Japanese shares fell as the yen rose against the dollar. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Most Asian stocks jump as oil rallies on weaker dollar

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks opened slightly lower as retail companies slipped.

  • In this Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, a Wall Street street sign is framed by a giant American flag hanging on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets were having another lackluster day Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, amid ongoing worries over the state of the world economy, which has piled the pressure on oil prices in particular. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    US stocks give up an early gain and move lower; Yahoo down

    HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stocks jumped Thursday as oil prices bounced back and weak U.S. economic data fueled investor hopes that the Fed would slow the pace of rate hikes this year. Japanese shares fell as the yen rose against the dollar.

  • In this Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, a Wall Street street sign is framed by a giant American flag hanging on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets were having another lackluster day Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, amid ongoing worries over the state of the world economy, which has piled the pressure on oil prices in particular. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    Asian stocks weighed down by another oil price dive

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are gaining ground in early trading as investors were encouraged by some strong company earnings reports and a pickup in the price of crude oil.

  • This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange. Falling oil prices continued to weigh on global stock markets Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, a day after a 6-percent plunge that was sparked by concerns over the global economic recovery following weak Chinese and U.S. data. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    Energy sector leads another decline in stocks as oil falls

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares stumbled Wednesday as another steep drop in the price of oil reinforced worries about the potential impact on the world economy of job cuts and reduced investment in the energy industry.

  • Miss Piggy overlooks the New York Stock Exchange trading floor after ringing the opening bell to highlight the season premier of Disney's "The Muppets" television show, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Global stock markets mostly lower as oil extends fall

    LONDON (AP) — Falling oil prices continued to weigh on global stock markets Tuesday, a day after a 6-percent plunge that was sparked by concerns over the global economic recovery following weak Chinese and U.S. data.