Leading economic indicators

Traders Andrew Silverman, left, Gregory Rowe, center, and Robert Charmak share a laugh as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Stocks are opening mostly lower on Wall Street, led by declines in banks and energy companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 31, 2018 - 3:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are lower in afternoon trading on Wall Street Friday following a late loss the day before. Traders are keeping their eye on trade talks between the U.S. and Canada. There are hopes that the two sides will reach a preliminary trade deal later in the day, but there were few...
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August 31, 2018 - 9:28 am
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since the most acute phase of the global financial crisis a decade ago. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, revealed Friday that the unemployment rate in July was 8.2 percent. That was unchanged...
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Men walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Tokyo. Asian shares fell Friday following a report that the Trump administration could put tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as next week. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 31, 2018 - 2:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly fell Friday following a report that the Trump administration could put tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods as early as next week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 recouped earlier losses to finish virtually unchanged at 22,865.15. Australia's S&P...
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FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
August 30, 2018 - 12:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slipping Thursday after a four-day rally brought major indexes to record highs. Banks are falling with interest rates and the stronger dollar is sending industrial and basic materials companies lower. A spokesman for the Chinese government said the U.S. should...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Asian markets were mixed Thursday as positive sentiment from U.S. economic data and the country's willingness to strike a trade deal with Canada was shaken by a weaker dollar. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 30, 2018 - 5:16 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mostly lower Thursday as a weak dollar eclipsed strong U.S. economic data and signs that the European Union could offer Britain a special partnership before it leaves the bloc in March. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was down 0.8 percent at 12,456.36...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. Asian stock markets edged higher Wednesday after Wall Street gained on strength in technology and retailing shares. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 29, 2018 - 8:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Wednesday amid signs that Wall Street is taking a breather ahead of a long holiday weekend. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.2 percent at 12,548 while the CAC 40 in France rose 0.2 percent to 5,496. The FTSE 100 index...
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FILE- In this April 5, 2018, file photo a sign for a Wall Street subway station is shown. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 28. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 28, 2018 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes shook off a midday stumble and managed tiny gains in afternoon trading Tuesday, led by technology companies and a handful of retailers. The indexes remained near record highs after rallying over the previous two days. Trading volume was lighter than usual...
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People stand in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday after the White House said it reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico on replacing a North American free-trade deal. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
August 28, 2018 - 8:32 am
LONDON (AP) — News that the U.S. has reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico on replacing a North American free-trade deal has helped shore up global stock markets on Tuesday. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 rose 0.3 percent to 5,496, while Germany's DAX was up 0.2 percent at 12,561...
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Trader Peter Tuchman wears a "Dow 26,000" hat as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 208 points, or 0.8 percent, to 26,002. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 27, 2018 - 11:36 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday after the White House said it reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico on replacing a North American free-trade deal. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.6 percent to 22,944.77 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Asian stocks are rising as a dovish speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and all-time highs on Wall Street gave markets a breather from trade tensions. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
August 27, 2018 - 8:08 am
LONDON (AP) — Global markets rose on Monday as fairly dovish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell helped reassure investors that the central bank is not planning to accelerate its interest rate increases next year. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.5 percent to...
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