Leading economic indicators

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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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo a woman looks through holiday wreathes on sale at a retail store during in Pembroke Pines, Fla. On Tuesday, Nov. 26, the Conference Board reports on U.S. consumer confidence for November. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
Associated Press
November 26, 2019 - 9:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence declined slightly for a fourth consecutive month, but it remains elevated with the holiday shopping season ramping up. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index ticked down to 125.5 in November from October’s 126.1 reading...
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In this Oct. 3, 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 Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 on optimism over U.S.-China trade talks, prompted by Beijing’s new guidelines for the protection of patents and copyrights. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 26, 2019 - 6:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were subdued Tuesday after China said its top trade envoy and other senior officials spoke by phone with U.S. negotiators. The lackluster trading followed a rally of technology shares on Wall Street prompted by China’s new guidelines for the protection of patents...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2019, file photo, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, center right, shakes hands with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, center left, after a minister-level trade meeting at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in Washington. China’s Commerce Ministry says the lead envoys in trade talks between China and the U.S. spoke on the phone and agreed to continue to work toward a preliminary agreement for resolving their tariff war. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
November 25, 2019 - 9:17 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed after an upbeat start Tuesday on optimism over U.S.-China trade talks, prompted by Beijing’s new guidelines for the protection of patents and copyrights. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 advanced 0.6% in morning trading to 23,431.74. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200...
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A currency trader stands near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid some optimism that the U.S. and China may edging closer to a trade deal. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 25, 2019 - 3:05 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were higher Monday amid some optimism that the U.S. and China may edging closer to a trade deal. France’s CAC 40 added 0.6% in early trading to 5,927.70, while Germany’s DAX edged up 0.5% to 13,232.23. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained nearly 0.7% to 7,374.79. U.S. shares were...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, stock prices are displayed at the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks pushed upward in early trading Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, following a global tide higher, as a week clouded by uncertainty about progress in U.S.-China trade talks comes to a close. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 22, 2019 - 11:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes drifted between small gains and losses Friday as a week dominated by the progress in U.S.-China trade talks — or lack thereof — comes to a close. President Donald Trump said that a deal between the world’s largest economies is “potentially very close” after...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, photo, a man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Stocks logged modest gains Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Asia after a lackluster overnight session on Wall Street ended with the market’s third straight drop. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 22, 2019 - 12:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stocks logged modest gains Friday in Asia after a lackluster overnight session on Wall Street ended with the market’s third straight drop. Upbeat comments by Chinese officials helped alleviate worries over progress in resolving the tariff war between the two largest economies...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2018 file photo, a U.S. flag flies outside New York Stock Exchange. Stocks fell in early trading on Wall Street Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, as investors worry that the U.S. and China will fail to make a trade deal before the year is over. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File )
November 21, 2019 - 11:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell in afternoon trading on Wall Street Thursday as investors worry that the U.S. and China will fail to make a trade deal before the year is over. The world’s largest economies have been negotiating a resolution to their trade war ahead of new tariffs set to hit key...
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