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Dow drops more than 1,000 as outbreak threatens the economy

ALEX VEIGA and DAMIAN J. TROISE

February 24, 2020

The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 1,000 points as the spread of the new coronavirus threatened wider damage to the global economy. The drop was the worst for the index in two years and wiped out its gains so far in 2020. Nervous investors scrambled for safety, loading up on gold, U.S. go...

Markets tank on concern about virus impact on world economy

ELAINE KURTENBACH

February 24, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded, oil prices sank and the price of gold surged on Monday as the number of people infected or killed by the viral outbreak that began in China surged, heaping more uncertainty on the economic outlook.The decline promises a sharp drop on Wall Street when it opens and comes...

Asian shares take hit as new virus cases jump outside China

ELAINE KURTENBACH

February 24, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares skidded in Asia on Monday after reports of a surge in new virus cases outside China. The decline followed a sell-off Friday on Wall Street.South Korea's Kospi dropped 3% to 2,098.37, while the S&P ASX/200 in Sydnay lost 2.3% to 6,975.20. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 1.5% to...

LSU ends 2-game losing streak with 86-80 win over Gamecocks

PETE IACOBELLI

February 22, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After a struggling stretch, LSU needed someone to step up. Darius Days was ready for the call.Days had 18 points and set the tone for the desperate Tigers with four 3-pointers in the first half of an 86-80 victory over South Carolina on Saturday night.LSU (19-8, 10-4 Southeaster...

Stocks sink, Treasury prices soar as investors seek safety

ALEX VEIGA

February 21, 2020

Stocks fell and bond prices rose sharply on Wall Street Friday amid signs that economic fallout from the viral outbreak that originated in China is hurting U.S. companies.The yield on the 30-year Treasury reached a record low as investors sought the safety of U.S. government bonds. The price of gold ...

World markets slip on renewed fears over virus outbreak

JOE McDONALD

February 21, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets slipped on Friday after a spike in new virus cases in South Korea and other countries refueled investor anxiety about China's disease outbreak.Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney closed down and London, Frankfurt and other European indexes were trading lower....

Global stocks mostly slip as virus weighs on companies

YURI KAGEYAMA

February 20, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly dipped Thursday as several companies estimated that the outbreak of the new coronavirus in China will weigh on their earnings.France's CAC 40 edged down 0.2% to 6,099 and Germany's DAX fell 0.2% to 13,765. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,458. Dow and S&P 500 fut...

Moretti, Texas Tech top K-State 69-62, stay in 3rd in Big 12

February 20, 2020

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davide Moretti flinched as a pass the Texas Tech guard wasn't expecting glanced off his back and bounced toward Kansas State's Cartier Diarra.When Diarra tried to get too fancy with the ensuing breakaway dunk and clanged a windmill attempt off the rim, Moretti made the last-pla...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rises to record

YURI KAGEYAMA

February 19, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed Thursday in Asia after Wall Street recovered to record highs, but worries persist about damage to the regional economy from the new virus that began in China.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3% to 23,474.78, shedding bigger early gains. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 ad...

Global shares mostly rise but virus fears continue

YURI KAGEYAMA

February 19, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Globalshares mostly rose Wednesday though investors continued to monitor the impact of the outbreak of a new virus that began in China.France's CAC 40 rose 0.6% to 6,093, while Germany's DAX gained 0.5% to 13,745. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.7% to 7,433. U.S. shares were set to drift hi...

Asian shares mostly rise despite continuing virus fears

YURI KAGEYAMA

February 18, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, despite overnight losses on Wall Street and continuing fears about an outbreak of a new virus that began in China.The Nikkei 225 rose 1.1% in morning trading to 23,453.59 after data for January showed Japan's exports fell less than expected in January. R...

Shares take hit as virus outbreak slams profits, events

ELAINE KURTENBACH

February 18, 2020

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets slipped Tuesday as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target this quarter and China moving to postpone or cancel major events, including the Beijing auto show.Britain's FTSE 100 dropped 1% to ...