Global stocks mixed as coronavirus cases rise in several countries

New York (AFP) – European and Asian bourses retreated Monday on higher coronavirus cases in several countries, but US stocks bucked the trend, boosted by Apple and other technology companies.After the past week’s broadly positive showing for stocks, traders had turned cautious on news of a jump in fresh virus cases across US states including California, Arizona and Florida.On Monday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the rate of increases in the state was “unacceptable” as he promised a crackdown of bars and other places where crowds have gathered, the Texas Tribune reported.Next door to Texas, …

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