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Picture of Asian shares fall on jitters over Hong Kong protests

Asian shares fall on jitters over Hong Kong protests

A currency trader talks on the phone near 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, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as protesters in Hong Kong vowed to keep opposing a proposed extradition bill they fear would whittle down the territory’s legal autonomy.

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Picture of Asian shares mixed as markets await news on China-US trade

Asian shares mixed as markets await news on China-US trade

Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 27, 2019. Shares were mixed early Monday in Asia in the absence of fresh news on the tariffs standoff between the U.S. and China.

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Picture of World shares mixed following advance on Wall Street

World shares mixed following advance on Wall Street

Investors chat as they monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Shares edged in Asia on Wednesday after a rebound in technology stocks helped power an overnight rally on Wall Street.

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Picture of Threat or promise? E-auto boom could cost industry jobs

Threat or promise? E-auto boom could cost industry jobs

In this Tuesday, May 14, 2019 photo, robot arms stand at the assembly line during the reconstruction for the electrical car body construction at a press tour at the plant of the German manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) in Zwickau, Germany. Volkswagen will total shift into electric cars at the plant in Zwickau and the first vehicles are to roll off the assembly line at the end of 2019.

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Picture of Stocks drop around the world, bonds rise on trade worries

Stocks drop around the world, bonds rise on trade worries

FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo trader Craig Spector works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 17.

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Picture of China’s auto sales fall 17.7% in April, extending slump

China’s auto sales fall 17.7% in April, extending slump

FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, Chinese automaker Geely Auto displays a sedan from its new electric brand Geometry during the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in Shanghai. China's auto sales sank 17.7% in April from a year earlier, the 10th straight month of decline amid trade tension with Washington and an economic slowdown.

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Picture of Markets Right Now: Stocks sink as trade war escalates

Markets Right Now: Stocks sink as trade war escalates

FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo trader Jonathan Corpina works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 13.

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Picture of Trump has long seen previous US trade agreements as losers

Trump has long seen previous US trade agreements as losers

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Panama City Beach, Fla. Trump’s combative approach to trade has been one of the main constants among his often-shifting political views. He’s showing no signs of backing off now even as the stakes intensify with the threat of a full-blown trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.

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FILE - In this April 24, 2019 file photo,  a customer shops at the meat counter at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Levittown, N.Y. On Friday, May 10, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for March. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

US consumer prices rose 0.3% on higher gas, housing costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices increased 0.3% in April, led by more expensive gasoline, rents and appliances.

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FILE- In this March 13, 2019, file photo Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 19. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

US stocks give up an early rally, ending winning streak

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Tuesday after a late-afternoon splash of selling erased early gains, ending a weeklong rally.

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