Leading economic indicators

A currency trader watches the computer monitors near the 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, July 30, 2018. Asian markets fell Monday after a steep decline in the U.S. technology sector weighed on Wall Street at the end of the week despite data showing the economy was growing. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 30, 2018 - 2:25 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets slipped on Monday as steep losses by U.S. technology stocks and a weakening Chinese yuan shook confidence in overall growth. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 0.3 percent in early trading to 12,824.32 while France's CAC 40 was down 0.4 percent at 5,490.90. Britain's...
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July 29, 2018 - 8:25 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets fell Monday after a steep decline in the U.S. technology sector weighed on Wall Street at the end of the week despite data showing the economy was growing. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index dropped 0.6 percent to 22,587.70 and South Korea's Kospi edged 0.1...
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Opera Limited Chairman & CEO Yahui Zhou, third left, with secretary to the board An Da, left, and Shu Guan Wang, from China International Capital Corp., watch price quotes before Opera's IPO begins trading, at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square, Friday, July 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 27, 2018 - 2:11 pm
Technology companies led a slide in U.S. stocks Friday, adding to the market's losses from another tech-driven sell-off a day earlier. Twitter plunged more than 20 percent, its second-biggest loss since going public in 2013, after the social media network said its monthly users declined in the...
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A man uses a smartphone in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, July 27, 2018. Asian shares were mostly higher early Friday as investors shrugged off Facebook’s nearly $120 billion overnight plunge in market value, the biggest-ever one-day loss in dollar value for a U.S. company. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 27, 2018 - 5:14 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets mostly rose Friday as investors shrugged off Facebook's nearly $120 billion overnight plunge in market value, the biggest-ever one-day loss in dollar value for a U.S. company. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX added 0.5 percent to 12,874 and the CAC 40 in France was up...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook's user base and revenue grew more slowly than expected in the second quarter of 2018 as the company grappled with privacy issues, sending its stock tumbling after hours. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 27, 2018 - 1:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Thursday's massacre of Facebook shares, which plunged 19 percent in the biggest one-day drop in history, answered one big question. The stock, it turns out, can fall every bit as fast as it rises. But others await. Is this a temporary setback for the giant social network, or the...
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FILE - This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. Stock indexes are mostly lower in early trading on Wall Street as investors weigh the latest batch of corporate quarterly earnings reports. Losses in technology companies outweighed gains in banks and other sectors early Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 26, 2018 - 9:36 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher early Friday as investors shrugged off Facebook's nearly $120 billion overnight plunge in market value, the biggest-ever one-day loss in dollar value for a U.S. company. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 0.3 percent to 22,648.67 and the...
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FILE- This May 21, 2018, file photo shows a row of washing machines for sale at Lowe's Home Improvement store in East Rutherford, N.J. The Commerce Department releases its June report on durable goods on Thursday, July 26. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
July 26, 2018 - 8:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods rose in June after declining for two months, a sign manufacturing is still growing despite a series of global trade disputes. The Commerce Department said Thursday that durable goods orders — items meant to last at least three years, from...
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An investor stands in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Asian shares are mostly lower after President Donald Trump agreed with the EU to hold off on new tariffs. The easing of tensions with Europe could bode ill for a compromise with Beijing over trade. Japan's Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower and Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.6 percent on Thursday despite a buoyant day on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
July 26, 2018 - 4:40 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets mostly rose Thursday after the U.S. and European Union struck a deal to halt an escalating trade dispute. Asian markets were less upbeat as some worried that that could ease the pressure on the U.S. to find a compromise with Beijing over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Britain'...
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An investor stands in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Asian shares are mostly lower after President Donald Trump agreed with the EU to hold off on new tariffs. The easing of tensions with Europe could bode ill for a compromise with Beijing over trade. Japan's Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower and Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.6 percent on Thursday despite a buoyant day on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
July 25, 2018 - 8:39 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares are mostly lower after President Donald Trump agreed with the EU to hold off on new tariffs. The worry is that an easing of tensions with Europe could bode ill for a compromise with Beijing over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower to 22,592...
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Trader Gordon Charlop works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as investors were pleased to see strong earnings reports from a number of U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 24, 2018 - 12:38 pm
U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher Tuesday afternoon as investors welcomed some strong corporate earnings reports. Gains in health care and technology companies outweighed losses by consumer goods manufacturers, utilities and other sectors. Small-company stocks fell. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P...
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