Leading economic indicators

Trader Peter Tuchman, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, pushing major indexes toward more record highs. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 04, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average returned to a record on Monday, joining other market gauges at all-time highs, as the stock market's rally carried into a fifth week. Oil producers, banks and other stocks that do well when the economy is strengthening again led the way. It's a...
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A Chinese investor uses a laptop as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Monday after unexpectedly strong U.S. jobs data helped to soothe worries American factory activity was weaker than forecast. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 04, 2019 - 6:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Monday on hopes for progress in trade talks between the United States and China and on the back of strong economic data. London and Frankfurt opened higher while Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul also rose. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. Market...
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November 03, 2019 - 9:52 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Monday after unexpectedly strong U.S. jobs data helped to soothe worries American factory activity was weaker than forecast. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong, South Korea and Southeast Asia advanced. Japanese markets were closed for a...
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In this Oct. 2, 2019 photo, carpenters work on a construction site in North Andover, Mass. On Friday, Nov. 1, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in September. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
November 01, 2019 - 11:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending rose 0.5% in September, boosted by government and private residential projects. Private residential construction spending increased 0.6%, the third straight month of gains following declines in April, May and June. Spending on single family home...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, file photo specialist Gregg Maloney, left, and trader John Panin work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 01, 2019 - 11:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A government report revealing surprisingly solid job growth in October put investors in a buying mood Friday and drove broad gains for U.S. stocks in midday trading. The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 128,000 jobs, far more than the 89,500 additions that economists...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2019, file photo Billy Ramos, right, fills out a job application with Adidas during a job fair at Dolphin Mall in Miami. On Friday, Nov. 1, the U.S. government issues the October jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
November 01, 2019 - 10:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a solid 128,000 jobs in October, a figure that was held down by a now-settled strike against General Motors that caused tens of thousands of workers to be temporarily counted as unemployed. The unemployment rate ticked up from 3.5% to 3.6%, still near a five-...
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A woman cycle pasts in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Asian shares were mixed on Friday after investors were spooked by a report that cast doubt on the prospects of a long-term U.S-China trade deal.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 01, 2019 - 6:39 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World shares advanced Friday as investors looked to the monthly U.S. jobs report and amid concerns about the prospects for a long-term U.S-China trade deal. Germany's DAX was up 0.3% to 12,904 and the CAC 40 in Paris added 0.3% to 5,744. Britain's FTSE 100 also picked up 0.3%, to 7,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell listens to feedback during a panel at the Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. The Fed concludes its two-day meeting Wednesday, Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 30, 2019 - 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has signaled that the U.S. central bank will likely forgo any future cuts to its benchmark rates, so long as economic growth and inflation matched the...
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A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the rate decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. The Federal Reserve has cut its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year to try to sustain the economic expansion in the face of global threats. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Associated Press
October 30, 2019 - 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for the third time this year to try to sustain the economic expansion in the face of global threats. But it indicated that it won't cut again in the coming months unless the economic outlook worsens. The Fed's move...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Shares have declined in Asia after weak earnings for technology and media companies led stocks lower on Wall Street. The modest pullback came a day after the S&P 500 hit an all-time high. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
October 30, 2019 - 4:50 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell in early European trading on Wednesday after Asian benchmarks ended mixed. Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.2% to 7,293.94, while Germany's DAX shed 0.2% to 12,907.97. The CAC 40 in Paris edged 0.1% higher. The Dow and S&P 500 futures contracts edged 0.1% lower. A modest...
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