Leading economic indicators

A worker wearing a protective suit stands in front of an electronic display board in the lobby of the Shanghai Stock Exchange building in Shanghai, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. The Shanghai Composite index tumbled 8.7% Monday then rebounded slightly as Chinese regulators moved to stabilize markets reopening from a prolonged national holiday despite a rising death toll from a new virus that has spread to more than 20 countries. (AP Photo)
February 03, 2020 - 7:51 am
BANGKOK (AP) — China's main stock index tumbled nearly 8% Monday as the country's markets reopened and regulators sought to calm investors over the impact of a virus that has spread to more than 20 countries and killed more than 360 people. Other markets, including in Europe and Wall Street futures...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 31. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 31, 2020 - 1:38 pm
The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped more than 500 points Friday as a virus outbreak that originated in China continued to widen, stoking stock investors' worries about the potential global economic fallout. The broad sell-off erased the S&P 500's gains for January, which began with the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo Jayln Martin, right, and Dan Villegas stock items in preparation for a holiday sale at a Walmart Supercenter in Las Vegas. On Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, the Labor Department reports on wages and benefits for U.S. workers during the Oct.-Dec. quarter. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
January 31, 2020 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ pay and benefits rose at a solid pace last year, but at a slower rate than in 2018, the Labor Department said Friday. Total salaries and benefits such as health insurance rose 2.7% in 2019, according to the government’s employment cost index, down from 2.9% in the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo specialist David Haubner works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 30. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 31, 2020 - 2:33 am
Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Friday 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...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo specialist David Haubner works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 30. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 30, 2020 - 5:15 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes finished higher Thursday after a late burst of buying led by technology and financial companies reversed an early slide. News of a spike in the number of confirmed cases and fatalities from a virus outbreak in China put investors in a selling mood for most of the day,...
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January 30, 2020 - 7:22 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Unemployment across the 19 countries that share the euro currency has fallen to its lowest level in nearly 12 years, official figures showed Thursday. The European Union's statistics agency said the jobless rate fell to 7.4% in December from 7.5% the month before. Unemployment is...
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A woman walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Thursday, 30, 2020. Shares have fallen sharply in Asia on Thursday as concern over the impact of the virus outbreak in China deepens. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
January 30, 2020 - 3:40 am
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,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo trader Sal Suarino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 29, 2020 - 1:50 pm
Stocks moved higher on Wall Street in afternoon trading Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest interest rate policy update. The central bank was widely expected to leave its short-term interest rate unchanged. The Fed lowered rates three times last year. Investors also continued to size up...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Shares are mostly higher in Asia after a rebound on Wall Street that reversed most losses from a sell-off the day before. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 29, 2020 - 4:57 am
Shares advanced in most European and Asian markets on Wednesday after a rebound on Wall Street reversed most losses from a sell-off the day before. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 2.8%, to 27,174.43 after its markets reopened from Lunar New Year holidays, while other Chinese markets remained closed...
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Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street a day after the S&P 500 had its biggest drop since early October. Technology companies were putting up some of the biggest gains early Tuesday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 28, 2020 - 5:16 pm
Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, reversing a big slice of the market’s losses from a sharp sell-off the day before. The rebound ended a five-day losing streak for the Dow Jones Industrial Average fueled largely by fears that the spread of a new virus in China could hamper global...
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