Leading economic indicators

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell addresses a round table discussion during a visit to Silver Lane Elementary School, in East Hartford, Conn. On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the Federal Reserve issues a statement and economic projections, followed by a news conference with Powell. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 11, 2019 - 5:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is set to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday and will likely signal that it expects rates to remain low well into next year despite a robust job market. Many economists have said they think sluggish growth will even compel the Fed to cut...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 11, 2019 - 3:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Wednesday following reports President Donald Trump's advisers were preparing for a possible delay in a weekend tariff hike on Chinese goods. London and Frankfurt rose in early trading while Shanghai and Hong Kong closed higher. Tokyo declined. Investors were...
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A currency trader watches computer monitors near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), right, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Asian stock markets have fallen as investors look ahead to interest rate decisions by U.S. and European central bankers and possible American tariff hike on Chinese imports. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 10, 2019 - 3:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets fell Tuesday as investors looked ahead to a U.S. tariff deadline on Chinese imports and American and European interest rate decisions. Markets also were watching for the outcome of Britain's snap election Thursday amid uncertainty over plans to leave the European...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo specialist Meric Greenbaum, left, and trader Fred DeMarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 08, 2019 - 8:50 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday cheered by a buying mood on Wall Street that came at the end of last week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.3% in early trading to 23,414.51, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.2% to 6,722.90. South Korea's Kospi edged up 0.3% to 2,...
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In this Dec. 5, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a luncheon with members of the United Nations Security Council in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 07, 2019 - 10:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When certain associates and acquaintances of President Donald Trump get into hot water, he forgets he ever knew them. Various figures from the Russia investigation and the Ukraine matter as well as a British prince have fallen out of familiarity with the president in this way. For...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo marijuana plants growing under special grow lights, at GB Sciences Louisiana, in Baton Rouge, La. When it comes to investing in cannabis stocks, the marijuana bud's faded bloom has shown few signs of returning this year. Cannabis stocks have had a harsh comedown as investors' enthusiasm about the prospects for strong growth and blockbuster company mergers has dimmed.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
December 06, 2019 - 9:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to investing in cannabis stocks, the marijuana bud's faded bloom has shown few signs of returning this year. Cannabis stocks have had a harsh comedown as investors' enthusiasm about the prospects for strong growth and blockbuster company mergers has dimmed. The...
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December 06, 2019 - 7:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off global trade conflicts and added 266,000 jobs. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate declined to 3.5% from 3.6% in October, matching a half-century low. And...
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A man checks stock prices through his smartphone at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Shares swung higher in Asia on Friday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street as investors awaited a U.S. government jobs report and kept an eye out for developments in China-U.S. trade talks. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
December 06, 2019 - 7:04 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Global shares rose Friday as investors awaited what's expected to be a healthy U.S. jobs report, while monitoring the China-U.S. trade talks as more tariffs are due to go into effect this month. One sign that talks between the world's two biggest economies could be thawing came...
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Santa walks the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before joining Marine Toys for Tots opening bell ceremonies, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street led by technology companies and banks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 05, 2019 - 1:13 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes veered between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Thursday, with gains in technology companies and banks offsetting declines elsewhere. The sideways trading came as investors looked ahead to a key government report on jobs Friday and kept an eye on developments in...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Asian shares were rising Thursday amid renewed hopes a U.S. trade deal with China may be nearing, despite tough recent talk from President Donald Trump.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 05, 2019 - 3:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were higher Thursday amid renewed hopes that a U.S. trade deal with China may be near despite recent tough talk from President Donald Trump. France’s CAC 40 added nearly 0.2% in early trading to 5,808.61. Germany’s DAX inched up less than 0.1% to 13,143.56. Britain’s FTSE...
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