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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 ...

Newtown families in lawsuit get access to shooter’s computer

February 13, 2020

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Families of those killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting will have access to the shooter's computer as part of their lawsuit against gun maker Remington.A state Superior Court judge in Waterbury, Connecticut, signed off on a stipulated agreement Thursday between the famil...

Businesses struggle to fix supply chains disrupted by virus

PAUL WISEMAN, ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, and DAVID KOENIG

February 11, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese authorities are struggling to strike a delicate balance between containing a viral outbreak and restarting the world’s second-biggest economy after weeks of paralysis.As the death toll from the newly named COVID-19 illness topped 1,000, global supply chains remain widel...

Asia shares mixed as WHO says China virus a global emergency

ELAINE KURTENBACH

January 30, 2020

Shares were mixed in Asia after the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a new virus that has spread from China to more than a dozen countries a global emergency.Markets in mainland China remained closed as the U.S. warned against all travel to China following the WHO's announcement.Japan's N...

World markets tumble as fears over virus outbreak spread

ELAINE KURTENBACH

January 30, 2020

Shares tumbled in Europe and Asia on Thursday as the impact of the virus outbreak in China expanded to include flight cancellations and other wider precautions to help stop its spread.Taiwan's benchmark dived 5.8% as its market reopened after the Lunar New Year. Shares fell in most other markets, with th...

Asian markets tumble as fears over virus outbreak spread

ELAINE KURTENBACH

January 29, 2020

Shares tumbled in Asia on Thursday as concern over the impact of the virus outbreak in China deepened.Taiwan's benchmark dived 5.3% as its market reopened after the Lunar New Year. Japan's Nikkei 225 index sank 1.9% to 22,935.20, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index skidded 1.7% to 26,693.06. In Australi...