Leading economic indicators

In this Sept. 17, 2019, photo job seekers line up to speak to recruiters during an Amazon job fair in Dallas. On Friday, Oct. 4, the U.S. government issues the September jobs report. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
October 04, 2019 - 5:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a modest 136,000 jobs in September, enough to help lower the unemployment rate to a new five-decade low of 3.5%. Hiring has slowed this year as the U.S.-China trade war has intensified, global growth has slowed and businesses have cut back on their investment...
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October 04, 2019 - 5:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the September U.S. jobs report (all times local): 8:30 a.m. The U.S. unemployment rate fell in September to a new five-decade low of 3.5%, while employers added a modest 136,000 jobs. The Labor Department says that despite the ultra-low unemployment rate, which was...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed Friday after Wall Street rebounded on investor hopes for a U.S. interest rate cut. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 04, 2019 - 4:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — World shares were mixed Friday as investors turn their attention to the monthly U.S. jobs report after a series of gloomy economic news dampened investors’ outlook this week. London and Frankfurt opened higher and Tokyo rose, while Hong Kong declined. Chinese markets were closed for...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 3. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 03, 2019 - 7:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell for a third straight day on Thursday after yet another disappointing report on the economy stoked fears of a slowdown. The services sector, which makes up the bulk of the U.S. economy, grew at a slower pace in September than economists had forecast. The weak report...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Asian stocks fell for a fourth day Thursday as weaker U.S. manufacturing and hiring data fueled jitters about the global economy. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 02, 2019 - 10:37 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell for a fourth day Thursday as weaker U.S. manufacturing and hiring data fueled jitters about the global economy. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 fell by an unusually wide margin of 2% and market benchmarks in Hong Kong, Sydney and Southeast Asia also retreated. Chinese and Korean...
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FILE - This Aug. 23, 2019, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 02, 2019 - 11:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks tumbled again on Wednesday as worries about a weakening global economy boomeranged around the world. The S&P 500 lost as much as 2.2% in afternoon trading and was on track for its first back-to-back loss of at least 1% since late last year, when fears about a possible...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Asian shares are lower after U.S. stocks posted their worst loss in five weeks on Wednesday after a surprisingly limp report on the nation’s manufacturing that stirred worries about the economic outlook.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 01, 2019 - 11:05 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares followed U.S. stocks lower after a disappointing update on American manufacturing that stirred worries about the economic outlook. Japan's Nikkei 225 index shed 0.5% to 21,778.61 while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong lost 0.2% to 26,029.11. Sydney's S&P ASX 200 gave up 1...
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October 01, 2019 - 7:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Schwab is dropping commissions for online trading of U.S. stocks and exchange-traded funds, the latest slash in an industry battle that's drastically cut the cost of investing. Tuesday's announcement sent shares of other brokerages plummeting. TD Ameritrade lost 21% in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo stock prices are displayed at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 01, 2019 - 7:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved higher as investors continued shifting money into technology stocks and extended gains into the first day of the new quarter. Apple and Microsoft led the tech sector higher. Chipmakers, including Intel and Nvidia, also made broad gains. Tech stocks have been on the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, photo stock prices are displayed at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 30, 2019 - 7:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved broadly higher in early trading Monday as investors moved closer to wrapping up a highly volatile quarter in which the market was buffeted by swings in the U.S.-China trade war. Technology stocks led the early gains. Apple rose 1.3%. Product and chipmakers have been...
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