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Global stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound

BEIJING — Global stock markets were mixed Thursday following Wall Street’s rebound as investors looked ahead to a speech by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman for clues about possible interest rate cuts.Investor reaction was muted following Wednesday’s release of notes from the latest Fed meeting showing conflicting opinions about rates.Benchmarks in London and Frankfurt declined in early trading. Hong Kong closed down while Shanghai and Tokyo advanced.Investors are looking to Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech Friday for guidance about whether the Fed might cut rates at its next meeting in September. The Fed cut its key policy rate on July 31 for the first time in more than a decade, citing President Donald Trump’s tariff battle with Beijing and other possible threats to economic growth.Markets have a “high degree of policy uncertainty” ahead of Powell’s speech and U.S.-China trade talks in September, said Stephen Innes of Oanda in a report.Mixed views rates among Fed leaders are “well documented,” but the notes are a “reminder of how challenging it could be for Chair Powell to meet the market’s exceedingly dovish expectations,” said Innes.In early trading, London FTSE 100 lost 0.4% to 7173.92 and Frankfurt’s DAX shed 3 points to 11799.69. France’s CAC-40 dropped 0.2% to 5424.47.On Wall Street, futures for the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Average both lost 0.1%.In Asia, the Shanghai Composite Index edged up 0.1% to 2,883.44 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.9% to 26,046.47.Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 was 0.1% higher at 20,612.17. Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 rose 0.3% to 6,501.08 and India’s Sensex shed 0.5% to 36868.14.Seoul’s Kospi declined 0.7% to 1,951.01. New Zealand and Taiwan were up while Southeast Asian markets declined.On Wednesday, the S&P 500 rose 0.8%. The Dow and the Nasdaq composite added 0.9%.Traders see strong quarterly results from retailers as a sign of health among consumers who account for 70% of U.S. economic growth.Target notched its biggest-ever gain, while Lowe’s had its best day in more than a year, leading a broad rally in companies that rely on consumer spending. Nordstrom, Kohl’s, Gap and other retailers closed higher.Technology companies accounted for a big share of the gains. Financial stocks rose as bond prices fell, pushing yields higher. Real estate and materials stocks lagged the rest of the market.The Trump administration has imposed a 25% tariff on $250 billion in Chinese imports. A pending 10% tariff on another $300 billion in goods would hit everything from toys to clothing and shoes that China ships to the United States. But 60% of the new tariffs wouldn’t go into effect until mid-December, and others were taken off the table altogether.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude gained 23 cents to $55.91 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract lost 45 cents on Wednesday to close at $55.68. Brent crude, used to price international oils, gained 18 cents to $60.48 in London. It gained 27 cents the previous session to $60.30.CURRENCY: The dollar dropped to 106.44 yen from Wednesday’s 106.62 yen. The euro declined to $1.1108 from $1.1086.Joe McDonald, The Associated Press read more

Nielsen says 34 million people watch farewell of Univisions Sabado Gigante

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nearly twice as many people as usually watched the Spanish-language television institution “Sabado Gigante” turned out for the show’s farewell on Univision after 53 years on the air.The Nielsen company said that 3.4 million people saw host Don Francisco’s adios in the United States. The three-hour variety show, whose name translates to “giant Saturday” and is a mix of celebrity appearances and amateur talent contests, reached 1.9 million viewers on a typical Saturday this year. The finale was the show’s fourth-biggest audience ever in the U.S., with the top being 3.5 million for an episode in January 2005.The measurement doesn’t include other Latin American countries, where the show is also seen, and for which no immediate viewership estimate was available.President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama taped messages for the final show, which featured performances by musicians Luis Fonsi, Espinoza Paz, Intocable, Juanes and Laura Pausini.Francisco, whose real name is Mario Kreutzberger, began his show in Chile. It moved to Miami in 1986, when Univision began televising it. Univision is replacing “Sabado Gigante” with another variety show, “Sabadazo,” which will feature comedy and Latin music’s Top Ten for the week.Football and the second Republican presidential debate dominated the week’s ratings, won by NBC on the strength of its Sunday night football game. That game also cut into viewing of the annual Emmy Awards, with 11.9 million viewers the smallest audience in the show’s televised history.For the week in prime time, NBC averaged 8.7 million viewers, CBS had 6.7 million, Fox had 5.3 million, ABC had 4.3 million, Univision had 2.5 million, Telemundo had 1.4 million, ION Television had 1.1 million and the CW had 1 million.ESPN was the most-watched cable network in prime time, averaging 4.14 million viewers. CNN had 3.59 million, Fox News Channel had 1.59 million, the Disney Channel had 1.58 million and USA had 1.49 million.NBC’s “Nightly News” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8 million viewers. ABC’s “World News” was second with 7.6 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 6.3 million viewers.For the week of Sept. 14-20, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NFL Football: Seattle at Green Bay, NBC, 26.38 million; Republican Presidential Debate, CNN, 23.06 million; NFL Fooball: Denver at Kansas City, CBS, 21.12 million; “Sunday Night NFL Preview,” NBC, 18.88 million; “Republican Debate Preview,” CNN, 18.83 million; NFL Football: Minnesota at San Francisco, ESPN, 14.33 million; “Football Night in America” (Sunday, 8 p.m.), NBC, 14.15 million; NFL Football: Philadelphia at Atlanta, ESPN, 13.56 million; “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 13.21 million; “Kickoff to the Emmys,” Fox, 12.7 million.___ABC and ESPN are owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks. CNN is owned by Time Warner, Inc.___Online:http://www.nielsen.com by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Sep 22, 2015 2:16 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Nielsen says 3.4 million people watch farewell of Univision’s ‘Sabado Gigante’ read more