Leading economic indicators

A currency trader watches computer monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Shares extended losses in Asia on Friday after Japan and South Korea reported weak manufacturing data that suggest a worsening toll from trade tensions. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 29, 2019 - 11:00 am
Stocks moved lower in morning trading on Wall Street Friday as the market pulled back after a week of record highs for the major indexes. Trading volume was lighter than usual with the markets open for only a half day after the Thanksgiving holiday. Energy led the way lower as U.S. crude oil prices...
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A currency trader watches computer monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Shares extended losses in Asia on Friday after Japan and South Korea reported weak manufacturing data that suggest a worsening toll from trade tensions. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 29, 2019 - 6:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets mostly fell Friday as investors gauged whether renewed China-U.S. tensions might lead to a “Black Friday” sell-off, and with U.S. traders largely out for a long weekend. U.S. financial markets were closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday and will have a half-day...
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The new President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde adds her signature to an oversize euro banknote at the ECB in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
November 29, 2019 - 4:50 am
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest rate since July 2008 even though growth is cooling in the face of headwinds like the U.S.-China trade war and uncertainty related to Britain’s departure from the European Union. The European Union’s statistics agency...
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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Asian shares were mostly lower on Thursday after President Donald Trump signed a bill expressing support for human rights in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 28, 2019 - 9:50 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Shares extended losses in Asia on Friday after Japan and South Korea reported weak manufacturing data that suggest a worsening toll from trade tensions. U.S. markets were closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and will have a half-day session on Friday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.1...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo specialist Dilip Patel watches the screens at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov 27. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 27, 2019 - 9:56 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower on Thursday after President Donald Trump signed a bill expressing support for human rights in Hong Kong. China reacted with indignation to the legislation, which Congress passed with overwhelming support. The government issued multiple statements...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo Eldon Sylvester harvest soybeans in his field near Wamego, Kan. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the Commerce Department issues the second estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the July-September quarter. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 27, 2019 - 12:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of government reports Wednesday cast a picture of a steadily growing U.S. economy, fueled by solid consumer spending and defying threats — at least for now — from a U.S.-China trade war and a global slowdown. The Commerce Department estimated that the economy grew at a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2019, file photo, clothes dryers, top, are stacked on top of washing machines at a Home Depot store location, in Boston. On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the Commerce Department releases its October report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
November 27, 2019 - 7:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rebounded last month on a surge in demand for military aircraft. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that orders for durable goods — which are meant to last at least three years — rose 0.6% in October after dropping in...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a fresh set of record highs on Wall Street, spurred by encouraging signs on trade talks between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 27, 2019 - 2:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — World shares were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street benchmarks set fresh highs, spurred by optimism over trade talks between the U.S. and China. Investors are awaiting fresh U.S. home sales data, a key measure of inflation, and Washington’s latest quarterly estimate of economic...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo specialist Mario Picone, right, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov 26. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 26, 2019 - 7:56 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a fresh set of record highs on Wall Street, spurred by encouraging signs on trade talks between the U.S. and China. Japan’s Nikkei 225 advanced 0.4% to 23,464.57 while the S&P ASX 200 climbed 0.7% to 6,833.20. South Korea’s...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2016, file photo, a shopper searches her purse outside a Dollar Tree store in Encinitas, Calif. Dollar Tree Inc. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $255.8 million. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)
November 26, 2019 - 12:52 pm
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Dollar Tree reported weak third quarter profits and trimmed its full-year guidance citing higher tariffs. Dollar Tree said if fully implemented, the tariffs will increase their costs by $19 million in the fourth quarter, or 6 cents per share. The discount retailer estimates...
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