US stocks mixed in early trading; oil up
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US stocks mixed in early trading; oil up

U.S. stock indexes drifted between small gains and losses in early trading Wednesday following mixed signals from Europe and Asia overnight. Technology and health care stocks were among the biggest gainers, while consumer-focused stocks and utilities companies were among the laggards. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 16 points, or 0.1 percent, to … Continue reading

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Markets roiled by downing of Russian jet by Turkey

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets slid Tuesday as jitters about instability in the Middle East intensified following the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey over Syria. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 was down 1.8 percent at 4,801 while the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares fell 1 percent to 6,240. … Continue reading

Asian stock markets higher, Japan gains on stimulus hopes
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Asian stock markets higher, Japan gains on stimulus hopes

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets bounced higher Wednesday, led by gains in Japan where investors were buoyed by expectations for more economic stimulus. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 surged 2.5 percent to 17,347.42 after sliding 4.1 percent on Tuesday amid a global market sell-off. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index added 1.2 percent … Continue reading