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US stocks mount milestone-shattering run in 2017

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Dhaka, Dec 30 (AP) - Taken a look at your stock portfolio lately? It's a good bet it's racked up solid gains for the year.
Wall Street has taken stock investors on a mostly smooth, record-shattering ride in 2017. The major stock in-dexes made double-digit gains for the year, led by Apple, Facebook and other technology stocks.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index, the broadest measure of the stock market, had its best year since 2013.
"This would go in the category of stellar year, with very little...
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Asian stocks mixed in quiet holiday trading

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Tokyo, Dec 27 (AP) - Asian indexes were mixed Wednesday in quiet holiday trading after oil prices erased some of its recent gains and the region generally shrugged off the dip in technology stocks on Wall Street.
KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 inched up less than 0.1 percent to...
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Asian shares little changed in post-Christmas trading

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Beijing, Dec 26 (AP) - Major Asian stock markets were little-changed Tuesday in light trading after the Christ-mas holiday.
The Shanghai Composite Index gained less than 1 point to 3,280.12 and Japan's Nikkei 225 declined by a simi-lar narrow margin to 22,938.40.
Seoul's Kospi gained 0.1 percent...
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