• Greg Rowe, left, and Vincent Napolitano, bottom, with Livermore Trading Group, monitor stock prices at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, July 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    US stock indexes inch higher in another listless day

    NEW YORK (AP) — Another day, another lazy drift higher for stocks and another record high.

  • People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Asian shares were higher Thursday as Japan's benchmark rose on hopes of Japanese government stimulus spending and better-than-expected earnings lifted Wall Street. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Asian shares down as central banks wait and see

    LONDON (AP) — Stock markets turned higher on Friday after surveys suggested the eurozone economy is proving resilient to the uncertainty surrounding Britain’s Brexit vote. A big drop in business activity in the U.K. raised expectations of more central bank stimulus there.

  • This Monday, July 15, 2013, file photo shows the American flag and Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. European stocks were down slightly on Thursday, July 21, 2016, despite gains in Asia, after the European Central Bank left its interest rates on hold as it monitors the impact of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    US stock indexes listless, remain close to record levels

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asian shares fell Friday as expectations of further stimulus following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union were tempered by the European Central Bank’s decision to keep its monetary policy intact. Comments by the Bank of Japan governor ruling out “helicopter money” for the tepid economy also cast a chill.

  • People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Asian shares were higher Thursday as Japan's benchmark rose on hopes of Japanese government stimulus spending and better-than-expected earnings lifted Wall Street. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Asians stocks mostly higher as Japan leads on stimulus hopes

    TOKYO (AP) — European stocks were down slightly on Thursday, despite gains in Asian, after the European Central Bank left its interest rates on hold as it monitors the impact of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

  • This Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock indexes crept higher in morning trading Wednesday, July 20, 2016, after companies reported profits that were stronger than expected, if not strong. Technology stocks led the way following an encouraging report from Microsoft, which helped offset weakness in the energy and raw-materials sectors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    US stocks edge higher, led by gains in technology

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday as Japan’s benchmark rose on hopes of Japanese government stimulus spending and better-than-expected earnings lifted Wall Street.

  • A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. Dollar and South Korean Won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday as investors reassessed the global economy following the International Monetary Bank's global growth cut. They remained keen on corporate earnings reports and also on the European Central Bank's policy meeting later in the week. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Asian stocks mixed as investors reassess global economy

    LONDON (AP) — Stock markets around the world were proving resilient on Wednesday in the face of a fairly gloomy economic outlook from the International Monetary Fund. How U.S. markets perform, however, could hinge on a raft of corporate earnings statements.

  • This Monday, July 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. Stocks got off to a weak start on Wall Street, early Tuesday, July 19, 2016, as more earnings reports rolled in. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

    US stock indexes pull back after a strong 3-week run

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday as investors reassessed the global economy following the International Monetary Bank’s global growth cut. They remained keen on corporate earnings reports and also on the European Central Bank’s policy meeting later in the week.

  • A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Asian stocks were mostly lower Tuesday as investors stuck to a holding pattern as they awaited more corporate earnings and a European Central Bank policy meeting later in the week.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    Most Asian stocks fall as investors assess global conditions

    HONG KONG (AP) — Global stocks mostly fell Tuesday as investors monitored corporate earnings and further clues about the state of the world economy. Japan’s index jumped on a weaker yen and a Pokemon-powered rally in Nintendo shares.

  • In this Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, a Wall Street street sign is framed by an American flag hanging on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets were higher Monday, July 18, 2016, after Wall Street gains and better Chinese economic data helped to defuse jitters over Turkey's failed coup. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    Stock indexes drift higher in early trading on Wall Street

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Tuesday as investors stuck to a holding pattern as they awaited more corporate earnings and a European Central Bank policy meeting later in the week.

  • A man walks past an electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, July 18, 2016. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday after Wall Street ended the week up, a Turkish military coup failed and China reported better economic data. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Asian stocks mixed on Turkey coup attempt, better China data

    LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in narrow ranges on Monday as investors assessed the implications of the failed coup in Turkey.