Leading economic indicators

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo Stock trader Gregory Rowe works at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 27. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 27, 2019 - 11:02 am
Technology companies led a broad slide in stocks on Wall Street Friday afternoon as investors worry about the potential for another escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China. The selling followed a report by Bloomberg saying that the Trump administration is considering ways to limit U...
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A currency trader stretches at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed Friday as traders weighed data showing slower U.S. economic growth and the possible impact of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 26, 2019 - 10:33 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Friday as traders weighed data showing slower U.S. economic growth and the possible impact of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The congressional inquiry into Trump is throwing more volatility into a market that already was nervous over U.S.-Chinese...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo floor governor Michael Smyth works at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 26. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 26, 2019 - 8:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly lower Thursday as investors pulled back to a defensive stance as an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump moves along and U.S. economic growth slows. Technology stocks were among the biggest losers. Cisco Systems fell 2.3% and Nvidia shed 1.5%...
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In this Sept. 25, 2019, photo, a Chinese man adjusts his glasses as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested a costly tariff war with China could be resolved soon. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 25, 2019 - 11:36 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were flat to lower Thursday after President Donald Trump suggested a costly tariff war with China could be resolved soon. Markets in Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong rose in early trading but gave up their gains by midday. Shanghai declined as traders took profits...
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An investor digs his ear while monitoring stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Stocks skidded in Asia on Wednesday after Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said they were considered launching an impeachment probe of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 24, 2019 - 11:18 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks skidded in Asia on Wednesday after Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said they were considered launching an impeachment probe of President Donald Trump. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4% to 22,020.15 while the Shanghai Composite gave up 0.9% to 2,960.98. The Hang...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo trader James Denaro works at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 24. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 24, 2019 - 9:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell in midday trading Tuesday as a weak consumer confidence report smothered investor confidence ahead of upcoming U.S.-China trade negotiations. The market initially sprang forward following U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's confirmation that trade negotiations...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2019, file photo unsold 2019 Lincoln Navigators sit at a dealership in Englewood, Colo. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Conference Board releases its September index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 24, 2019 - 8:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer confidence fell sharply in September, a likely indication that growing economic uncertainties are taking a toll on American households. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 125.1 in September from a...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Shares have edged higher in Asia as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed that China-U.S. trade talks were due to resume in two weeks’ time. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.8% and shares also rose in Tokyo and Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 24, 2019 - 12:52 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares edged higher in Asia on Tuesday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed that China-U.S. trade talks were due to resume in two weeks' time. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.3% to 2,985.34 while Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.1% to 22,098.84. Markets in China were...
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September 23, 2019 - 7:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mixed in early trading on Monday as investors pulled back a bit amid worries about the trade war and economic growth. Health care, communications and bank stocks dipped, with health insurer UnitedHealth falling 1.4% and AT&T shedding 1%. Higher bond prices...
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A currency trader watches his computer monitors near screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Stocks got a downbeat start to the week as investors kept a wary eye on tensions with Iran and on signals from China and the U.S. on prospects for a resolution of their tariffs war. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 23, 2019 - 12:01 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday as investors kept a wary eye on tensions with Iran and on prospects for a resolution of the tariffs war between China and the U.S. The Shanghai Composite index skidded 1.0% to 2,977.00, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.8% to 26,236.64...
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