Leading economic indicators

FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for General Motors appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Despite a 40-day strike by factory workers and slumping sales in the U.S. and China, General Motors still made money in 2019. The company posted a $6.58 billion profit for the year, but that was down almost 17% from 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 13, 2020 - 6:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — How's your 401(k) doing? President Donald Trump likes to ask that question around the country, sometimes throwing out big gains like 90% or 95%. The average 401(k) did indeed hit a record last year, although its growth was considerably less than that. The average 401(k) balance rose...
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Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, left, talks with ranking member Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, right, during a hearing with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 13, 2020 - 12:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's nominees for the Federal Reserve will likely face skeptical questioning from a Senate committee Thursday over her unconventional economic views. Trump has nominated Judy Shelton for the Fed's Board of Governors, a position with significant influence...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo trader Craig Spector works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 12, 2020 - 5:10 pm
Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, driving the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes to more record highs. Technology stocks powered much of the rally as investors focused on the latest batch of mostly solid company earnings reports. The latest gains came as worries about the economic...
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A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Asian shares were higher Wednesday, although the outbreak of a new virus in the region continued to weigh on investor sentiments. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 12, 2020 - 3:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were higher Wednesday, although the outbreak of a new virus, mostly in China, continued to weigh on investor sentiments. France's CAC 40 added 0.1% in early trading to 6,063.26. Germany's DAX was up 0.3% at 13,667.35. Britain's FTSE 100 inched up 0.1% to 7,506.66. U.S...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Asian shares were higher Wednesday, although the outbreak of a new virus in the region continued to weigh on investor sentiments. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 11, 2020 - 10:36 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday, although the outbreak of a new virus in the region continued to weigh on investor sentiments. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.5% in morning trading to 23,813.14. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.6% to 7,094.00. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.7% to 27,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo people stand in line to inquire about jobs available at the Bean Automotive Group during a job fair designed for people fifty years or older in Miami. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for December. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
February 11, 2020 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses sharply cut the number of open jobs in December for the second straight month, an unusual sign of weakness in an otherwise healthy job market. The number of available positions dropped 5.4% to 6.4 million, a historically solid number that exceeds the number of...
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FILE -In this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo, shoppers pause outside of the Fifth Avenue FAO Schwarz in New York. Under Armour said Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, that it may scuttle the opening of its flagship store inside the space formerly occupied by the iconic FAO Schwarz toy store in New York City. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
February 11, 2020 - 10:16 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Under Armour plunged in trading at the opening bell with the company anticipating a big financial hit from the viral outbreak in China and saying separately that it may need to restructure this year at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars. It also said Tuesday that it may...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday, at least temporarily shaking off jitters about China's virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 11, 2020 - 6:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets turned higher on Tuesday, at least temporarily shaking off jitters about China's virus outbreak. Indexes in London and Frankfurt advanced in Europe, while Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul closed higher. Tokyo fell for a second day. “Concerns over the coronavirus...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo, Gory Rodriguez, of Starbucks, right, interviews a job applicant during a job fair at Dolphin Mall in Miami. The January U.S. jobs report on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, may provide timely evidence of the U.S. economy's enduring health. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
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February 07, 2020 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring jumped last month, and many more people were encouraged to look for work, showing that the economy remains robust despite threats from China’s viral outbreak, an ongoing trade war and struggles at Boeing. The strong job growth gives President Donald Trump more evidence...
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FILE - This Jan. 31, 2020 file photo shows a sign for Wall Street in New York. Stocks are getting off to a weak start, Friday, Feb. 7, despite a strong jobs report. Thanks to rallies over the past few days, the market is still on pace for its best weekly gain since last June.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 07, 2020 - 4:58 pm
Wall Street closed out the market’s best week in eight months Friday with a broad slide as technology and health care stocks gave back some of their recent gains. The pullback, which followed a sell-off in markets around the world, snapped a four-day winning streak for the major U.S. stock indexes...
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