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Global markets drop as Bank of Japan stands pat on stimulus

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Global stocks fell Thursday after the Bank of Japan kept its monetary policies unchanged and as investors turned their attention to next week’s “Brexit” vote on whether Britain should exit the European Union. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.7 percent to 5,927 and Germany’s DAX dropped 0.9 percent to 9,520. France’s CAC 40 was down ...

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US stocks slide following late slump in oil prices

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are falling Tuesday afternoon and energy companies are sliding with the price of oil. Makers of household products are trading lower following mixed reports about consumer behavior in the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 101 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,771 as of 3:34 p.m. Eastern time. The Standard ...

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US stocks edge mostly higher in early trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are wobbling in early trading Wednesday. Health care companies are trading higher, energy companies are rising along with the price of oil and telecommunications companies are slipping. Indexes have slumped over the last two days and the market is coming off its worst day in about a month. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average ...

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US likely to report another month of solid hiring for Feb.

The Statue of Liberty as seen at night. (Image: StatueLibrtyNPS via Flickr)

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. workers have been largely insulated from a global slowdown. Job growth remains steady and wages are finally picking up — trends that will be put to the test in Friday’s employment report for February. Economists have forecast that employers added a solid 195,000 jobs last month, up from the 151,000 added in January, according to data ...

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