Leading economic indicators

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, 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. EDT on Tuesday, April 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 23, 2019 - 3:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. The S&P 500 index is closing at a record high, surpassing the peak it set last September and recouping all the ground it lost in a nosedive late last year. The Nasdaq index also closed at a record high...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, 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. EDT on Tuesday, April 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 23, 2019 - 9:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Tuesday as companies started to report their latest financial results in force. Big names including Hasbro, Lockheed Martin and Twitter all surprised Wall Street with strong profit and revenue. Analysts are watching corporate reports...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file photo trader Steven Kaplan works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 22. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 22, 2019 - 12:43 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes drifted sideways in afternoon trading Monday as a rally in energy companies was mostly held in check by broader declines elsewhere in the market. Energy sector stocks climbed along with the price of crude oil, which surged after the U.S. government moved to further block...
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A Chinese investor uses his smartphone as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, April 19, 2019. Asian stock indexes rose moderately in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday as some markets were closed. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
April 18, 2019 - 10:54 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock indexes rose moderately in quiet holiday trading on Good Friday as some markets were closed. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.5% in early trading to 22,191.98. South Korea's Kospi rose 0.3% to 2,221.1. The Shanghai Composite gained 0.6% to 3,269.59. Some markets...
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Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, center, celebrates the opening bell at Nasdaq as his company holds its IPO, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in New York. The videoconferencing company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 18, 2019 - 5:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There's some tech jubilance in the air on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley as a pair of newly public companies — Zoom and Pinterest — saw their stocks soar on their first trading day. No one wants talk about a bubble, not to mention its prospects for bursting, but the strong...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2019, file photo morning clouds cover Capitol Hill in Washington. On Thursday, April 18, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 18, 2019 - 8:14 am
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in nearly half a century. The Labor Department says claims for jobless aid fell by 5,000 last week to 192,000, lowest since September 1969. The four-week average, which is less volatile, dropped by 6,000 to 201,250...
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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, April 18, 2019. Asian stocks fell Thursday after Wall Street declined despite encouraging Chinese economic data. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 18, 2019 - 5:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks fell Thursday after Wall Street declined despite encouraging Chinese economic data. Benchmarks in London, Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo retreated. U.S. stocks fell despite data showing Chinese gross domestic product growth held steady in the latest quarter in the face...
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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, April 18, 2019. Asian stocks fell Thursday after Wall Street declined despite encouraging Chinese economic data. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 17, 2019 - 11:35 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Thursday after Wall Street declined despite encouraging Chinese economic data. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong all retreated. Sydney was little-changed. U.S. stocks fell despite data showing growth in China's gross domestic product held steady in...
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People stand in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Shares were mixed in a narrow range Wednesday as China announced its economy grew at a 6.4 percent annual pace in the last quarter. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 17, 2019 - 7:09 am
TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after news that China's economy grew at a better than expected 6.4% annual pace in the last quarter failed to entice wary investors focused on weaker U.S. corporate earnings. Germany's DAX was up 0.3% at 12,137 and the CAC 40 in France edged 0...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo, Sprint Corporation Executive Chairman Marcelo Claure, left, speaks with T-Mobile US CEO and President John Legere during the House Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sprint and T-Mobile shares are falling after a Wall Street Journal report cast doubt on the likelihood of government approval of their $26.5 billion merger. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
April 16, 2019 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint and T-Mobile shares fell after a Wall Street Journal report cast doubt on the likelihood of government approval of the companies' $26.5 billion merger . The Journal said that Justice Department antitrust personnel, who are reviewing the takeover, questioned the companies'...
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