Leading economic indicators

In this Sept. 3, 2019 photo a for sale sign, top, rests in front of a newly constructed home, in Norwood, Mass. On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in September. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 17, 2019 - 8:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home building fell last month after reaching a 12-year high in August, driven by a sharp decline in the construction of new apartments. Yet single-family home construction ticked higher for a fourth month. The Commerce Department said Thursday that overall housing starts...
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Chinese investors react as they monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Asian shares were higher Wednesday after a gain on Wall Street boosted by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 16, 2019 - 2:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday after a Wall Street rally driven by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies. France's CAC 40 was down nearly 0.2% in early trading at 5,691.75. Germany's DAX was unchanged at 12,629.82. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.3% to 7,189.08. U.S. shares were...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo trader Mark Puetzer, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 15, 2019 - 12:32 pm
Stocks notched solid gains on Wall Street Tuesday as investors welcomed surprisingly good quarterly results from some of the nation's biggest companies. Strong earnings from UnitedHealth Group, JPMorgan Chase and other companies helped lift the market, erasing modest losses from a day earlier...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. On Tuesday, shares are mixed in Asia after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.8% as it reopened from a public holiday and investors caught up on the news of a preliminary trade deal between China and the U.S. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 15, 2019 - 12:47 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.9% to 22,207.21 as Tokyo reopened from a public holiday and investors caught up on the news of a preliminary trade deal between China and the U.S. struck...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, an investor adjusts his hat as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Asian stock markets have risen after Washington and Beijing announced a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
October 14, 2019 - 2:09 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose while European markets opened lower Monday after Washington and Beijing announced a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war. London and Frankfurt declined while Shanghai and Hong Kong gained. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. President Donald Trump agreed...
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October 11, 2019 - 2:03 pm
Stocks closed sharply higher Friday as the U.S. and China reached a partial deal on trade and said they would continue negotiating. President Donald Trump agreed to suspend an increase in tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods due to kick in Oct. 15. In exchange, China agreed to boost purchases...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo specialist Dilip Patel, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 11, 2019 - 7:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rallied in early trading Friday, erasing their losses for the week, as investors hope for a breakthrough in the U.S.-China trade war. President Donald Trump gave an upbeat assessment late Thursday of how the talks were going and is set to meet with China's lead negotiator...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Friday on optimism about U.S.-Chinese talks on ending a tariff war.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 10, 2019 - 11:13 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Friday on optimism about U.S.-Chinese talks on ending a tariff war. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong all advanced. Traders were encouraged by President Donald Trump's plan to meet Beijing's chief trade envoy. Economists say a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo specialist Michael Gagliano works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 10. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 10, 2019 - 7:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Thursday as investors wait to see whether the U.S. and China make any progress in negotiations aimed at ending their ongoing trade war. The markets were encouraged by an early tweet from President Donald Trump saying that China wants to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo a "Now hiring" sign is displayed on the front door of a Staples store in Manchester, N.H. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for August. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 09, 2019 - 8:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. job openings fell 1.7% in August and hires edged down, bolstering views that the labor market may lose momentum as economic uncertainty and a manufacturing recession squeeze employers. The Labor Department says employers advertised 7.1 million available jobs in August, down...
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