Leading economic indicators

FILE - In this July 30, 2019 file photo, trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. An economic alarm bell is sounding in the U.S. and sending warnings of a potential recession. Yields on 2-year and 10-year Treasury notes inverted early Wednesday, Aug. 14, a market phenomenon that shows investors want more in return for short-term government bonds than they are for long-term bonds. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 14, 2019 - 2:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Compared to the free-swinging and sometimes emotional stock market, the bond market is supposed to be the sober and measured one. It's getting more alarmed. Bonds sounded their loudest warning bell yet of recession on Wednesday, when the yield on the 10-year Treasury briefly fell...
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In this Aug. 9, 2019, photo, a man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 14, 2019 - 1:39 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were higher Wednesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs on Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists. Japan's Nikkei 225 added nearly 1.0% to finish at 20,655.13, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose...
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A board above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number for the Dow Jones industrial average, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Investors flipped back into buying mode Tuesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 13, 2019 - 9:34 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists. Japan's Nikkei 225 added 1.2% in early trading to 20,691.10, while Australia's S&P/ASX...
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A currency trader walks by a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Tuesday amid anxiety the U.S.-Chinese trade war will hurt already slowing global economic growth. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 13, 2019 - 3:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets followed Wall Street lower Tuesday amid anxiety the U.S.-Chinese trade war will hurt already slowing global economic growth. Market benchmarks in London and Frankfurt opened lower, while Shanghai and Tokyo closed down. Hong Kong's main index lost 2.1% as pro-...
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A currency trader walks by a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Tuesday amid anxiety the U.S.-Chinese trade war will hurt already slowing global economic growth. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 12, 2019 - 11:22 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Tuesday amid anxiety the U.S.-Chinese trade war will hurt already slowing global economic growth. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all retreated. Investor anxiety has been fed by President Donald Trump's threat of new...
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This Jan. 23, 2009 photo shows the Pend Oreille Mine in Metaline Falls, Wash. The Pend Oreille Mine closed on July 31, at a cost of about 200 jobs in an area of less than 1,000 residents. (Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
August 10, 2019 - 3:11 pm
METALINE FALLS, Wash. (AP) — Times are tough in a rural county in northeast Washington state because one of the region's biggest employers is shutting down. The Pend Oreille Mine, just north of Metaline Falls, closed on July 31, at a cost of about 200 family wage jobs in an area of less than 1,000...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 9. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 09, 2019 - 4:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks stumbled Friday as worries flared yet again that President Donald Trump's trade war with China may be worsening. It was a fitting end to a wild week where markets zoomed down, up and down again as investors recalibrated by the minute how much the tensions will hurt the global...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing the conversion rates of international currencies to Japanese yen at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Asian shares rose Friday as investors bought back stocks following gains on Wall Street, although worries about a trade dispute between the U.S. and China remained. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 09, 2019 - 2:46 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Friday as investors bought back stocks following gains on Wall Street, although worries about a trade dispute between the U.S. and China remained. France's CAC 40 slipped 0.3% to 5,370.04 in early trading, while Germany's DAX lost 0.4% to 11,796.38. Britain's...
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Specialist David Haubner, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Stock prices rose Thursday as investors braced for the next development in the U.S.-Chinese trade war, which has caused volatility in world markets this week, and after Beijing reported a rise in exports, easing some concerns about its economic slowdown. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2019 - 9:55 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Friday as investors bought back stocks following gains on Wall Street, although worries about a trade dispute between the U.S. and China remained. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added nearly 0.6% in morning trading to 20,706.95. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.2%...
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Packets of Simply Heinz ketchup fill a cafeteria condiment box, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Kraft Heinz Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $449 million. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2019 - 10:25 am
Kraft Heinz released its second quarter earnings report delayed by accounting problems and revealed continued fall-out related to those issues on top of weak sales. The company that makes Oscar Mayer hot dogs, Kool-Aid, Heinz ketchup and Velveeta took charges in excess of $1 billion in the first...
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