Leading economic indicators

FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo traders Peter Mancuso, left, and Robert Arciero work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 9. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 09, 2019 - 10:34 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday in cautious trading ahead of closely watched congressional testimony by the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged down nearly 0.2% in morning trading to 21,529.38. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.5% to 6,700.10...
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In this Monday, July 1, 2019 photo, a help wanted sign appears on a bus stop in front of a McDonald's restaurant in Miami. On Tuesday, July 9, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for April. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 09, 2019 - 10:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Job openings posted by U.S. employers slipped 0.7% in May, while hires that month tumbled 4.4% in a sign that the job market may be cooling slightly. The Labor Department said Tuesday that employers posted 7.3 million jobs in May. They hired 5.7 million, down from the record 6...
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An investor walks in front of stock trading boards at a private market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Asian shares mostly fell Tuesday in quiet trading as investors waited for signs on what might be ahead for U.S. interest rates. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 09, 2019 - 6:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday as investors looked for signs of how far the U.S. Federal Reserve might cut interest rates after upbeat economic data in recent days. Shares on Wall Street are poised to open lower again amid growing speculation that an unexpectedly strong...
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An investor walks in front of stock trading boards at a private market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Asian shares mostly fell Tuesday in quiet trading as investors waited for signs on what might be ahead for U.S. interest rates. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 08, 2019 - 11:32 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares retreated Tuesday in quiet trading as investors awaited signs of what might be ahead for U.S. interest rates. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was flat at 21,526.22, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.3% to 6,653.60. South Korea's Kospi was marginally lower, down 0.1%...
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This photo Feb. 20, 2019, photo shows logos for credit cards in Zelienople, Pa. On Monday, July 8, the Federal Reserve releases its May report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
July 08, 2019 - 2:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers borrowed more on their credit cards in May and also took out more student and auto loans, a modest sign of economic health. The Federal Reserve says that consumer borrowing increased 5% that month, just below April's 5.2% rise. Total outstanding consumer debt, which...
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Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, center left, and junior Finance Minister Anurag Thakur, left, stands for the media outside the finance ministry before proceeding towards the parliament house to unveil the annual federal budget in New Delhi, India, Friday, July 5, 2019. India's government says the economy is expected to grow at 7% in 2019-20, up from a five-year low of 6.8% in the past year. (AP Photo/Mariya Amrayeva)
July 05, 2019 - 11:11 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Friday proposed heavy investments in infrastructure, the digital economy and job creation to lift a sluggish economy burdened with a 45-year-high unemployment rate of 6.1%. Unveiling a draft budget after a major victory in...
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A trader works at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, July 5, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
July 05, 2019 - 10:51 am
Stocks fell broadly and bond yields rose on Wall Street in midday trading Friday after the government reported a strong pickup in hiring last month, complicating the Federal Reserve's decision later this month on whether to lower interest rates. The Labor Department said that employers added a...
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In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019 photo, job applicants line up at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood during a job fair in Hollywood, Fla. On Friday, July 5, the U.S. government issues the June jobs report. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 05, 2019 - 7:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy's durability after more than a decade of expansion. The strength of the jobs report the Labor Department issued Friday could complicate a decision for the Federal...
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In this June 18, 2019, photo, a woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian stocks fell Friday as investors waited for American employment data and details of U.S.-Chinese trade talks. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 05, 2019 - 6:19 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Friday while European markets opened lower as investors waited for U.S. jobs data that could help determine whether, or how soon, the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates. Analysts expect a solid 165,000 increase in the monthly non-farm payrolls for June, and a...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 4, 2019. Shares opened higher in Asia on Thursday after U.S. stocks closed broadly higher, sending the S&P 500 and other major indexes to record highs.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 04, 2019 - 11:28 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Friday as investors waited for American employment data and details of U.S.-Chinese trade talks. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong fell while Australia edged up. Investors looked ahead to monthly U.S. jobs data due out Friday, which are expected to be a...
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