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A currency trader works at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Most Asian markets staged modest gains on Wednesday after overnight gains on Wall Street as geopolitical risks and turmoil at the White House that have dented investor sentiment in the past few weeks abated while investors eyed the annual gathering of central bankers. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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  • A currency trader works at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Most Asian markets staged modest gains on Wednesday after overnight gains on Wall Street as geopolitical risks and turmoil at the White House that have dented investor sentiment in the past few weeks abated while investors eyed the annual gathering of central bankers. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Money

    Global markets calm ahead of Jackson Hole meeting

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were little changed Wednesday, as geopolitical risks and turmoil at the White House that have dented investor sentiment in the past few weeks abated while investors eyed an annual gathering of central bankers. KEEPING SCORE: European markets opened flat with Britain’s FTSE 100 up 0.1 percent to […]
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    Business Highlights

    ___ Stocks rise again, put shaky few weeks further behind them NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world pushed higher Tuesday, as markets firmed following a shaky run the last couple of weeks. Shares of retailers and metals companies helped lead the way in the United States. With less nervousness in the market, prices […]
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    How major US stock market indexes fared Tuesday

    Stocks around the world jumped on Tuesday, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 had its fourth-biggest gain of the year, as markets put a shaky last couple of weeks further behind them. On Tuesday: The S&P 500 rose 24.14 points, or 1 percent, to 2,452.51. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 196.14 points, or 0.9 […]
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    Macy’s and DSW jump while Coty and Toll Brothers slide

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday: Coty Inc., down $1.84 to $17.71 The beauty products company disclosed a smaller quarterly profit than investors had expected. Macy’s Inc., up 89 cents to $20.42 The department store chain said it will restructure its business and hired an eBay executive as its […]
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    How much sugar in that cola? Panera to list it on its cups

    NEW YORK (AP) — Panera Bread will start listing the amount of added sugar and calories on the cups for seven drinks, including cola and iced teas. The move is the latest by the company to appeal to Americans who are increasingly concerned about what’s in their food and drinks. Panera and other restaurant chains […]
  • FILE - This April 2017 file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Brianna McGurran, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. (NerdWallet via AP, File) Lifestyle

    Ask Brianna: How do I help my parents pay off college debt?

    “Ask Brianna” is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com. Q: My parents […]
  • FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, and some of the biggest gains went to retailers and technology companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Money

    Asian markets rise modestly after Wall Street’s sharp gains

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Most Asian markets staged modest gains on Wednesday after overnight gains on Wall Street as geopolitical risks and turmoil at the White House that have dented investor sentiment in the past few weeks abated while investors eyed the annual gathering of central bankers. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 gained 0.5 […]
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    Markets Right Now: Tech, banks lead US stock indexes higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 4:00 p.m. Stocks bounced higher on Wall Street, led by gains in big tech companies, health care and banks. Google parent Alphabet jumped 2 percent, Vertex Pharmaceuticals rose 4.3 percent and Bank of America rose 1.9 percent. Macy’s rose 4.6 percent […]
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    H&R Block taps former Uber exec to serve as CEO

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — H&R Block Inc. has named a former Uber executive as its new CEO. The tax services company said Tuesday that Jeffrey J. Jones II will assume the post on Oct. 9. He succeeds Tom Gerke, who will serve as interim president and CEO until October. Gerke will remain as general […]
  • FILE - This March 4, 2013, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of building near the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets traded in narrow ranges Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, as investors awaited a key meeting of central bankers later this week and continued to monitor developments on the Korean peninsula. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Money

    Global stocks recover their poise as Jackson Hole looms

    LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets pushed ahead Tuesday as investors’ appetite for riskier assets perked up ahead of this week’s big event — the annual gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, London’s FTSE 100 was up 0.7 percent to 7,370 while Germany’s DAX rose 0.7 percent, too, to […]