Leading economic indicators

In this Dec. 5, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a luncheon with members of the United Nations Security Council in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 08, 2019 - 7:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When certain associates and acquaintances of President Donald Trump get into hot water, he forgets he ever knew them. Various figures from the Russia investigation and the Ukraine matter as well as a British prince have fallen out of familiarity with the president in this way. For...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2019, file photo Balo Balogun labels items in preparation for a holiday sale at a Walmart Supercenter in Las Vegas. On Friday, Dec. 6, the U.S. government issues the November jobs report. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
December 06, 2019 - 5:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — American businesses have complained for years that they can’t find the workers they need to fill available jobs. November’s robust hiring gain suggests that at least some have found a way to do so. With the unemployment rate now at a half-century low of 3.5%, many economists have...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019, file photo specialist Meric Greenbaum, left, and trader Fred DeMarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 06, 2019 - 3:42 pm
Stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street in afternoon trading Friday after the government reported that employers added far more jobs than expected in November. The gains erased the S&P 500's losses from earlier in the week, placing the benchmark index on track for a weekly gain. The Labor...
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A man checks stock prices through his smartphone at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Shares swung higher in Asia on Friday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street as investors awaited a U.S. government jobs report and kept an eye out for developments in China-U.S. trade talks. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
December 06, 2019 - 8:04 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Global shares rose Friday as investors awaited what's expected to be a healthy U.S. jobs report, while monitoring the China-U.S. trade talks as more tariffs are due to go into effect this month. One sign that talks between the world's two biggest economies could be thawing came...
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Santa walks the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before joining Marine Toys for Tots opening bell ceremonies, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street led by technology companies and banks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 05, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Wall Street capped a wobbly day of trading Thursday with slight gains for the major stock indexes as technology companies and banks outweighed declines elsewhere in the market. The muted trading came as investors looked ahead to a key government report on jobs and kept an eye on developments in the...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Asian shares were rising Thursday amid renewed hopes a U.S. trade deal with China may be nearing, despite tough recent talk from President Donald Trump.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 05, 2019 - 8:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly rose Thursday amid renewed hopes that a U.S. trade deal with China may be near despite recent tough talk from President Donald Trump. After Asian markets largely closed higher, France’s CAC 40 added nearly 0.7% to 5,839, while Germany’s DAX inched up less than 0.1...
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Traders Robert Arciero, left, and Timothy Nick work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly higher as traders became more hopeful that a trade deal between the U.S. and China was making progress. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 04, 2019 - 9:50 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were rising Thursday amid renewed hopes a U.S. trade deal with China may be nearing, despite tough recent talk from President Donald Trump. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.7% to 23,300.03 in early trading, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added nearly 1.0% to 6,671...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo people stand in line to inquire about jobs available at the Bean Automotive Group during a job fair designed for people fifty years or older in Miami. On Wednesday, Dec. 4, payroll processor ADP reports on how many jobs its survey estimates U.S. companies added in November. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
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December 04, 2019 - 9:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added just 67,000 jobs in November, a private survey found, barely half the gain of the previous month. Payroll processor ADP said that manufacturers, construction firms and mining companies cut 18,000 jobs combined. Companies with fewer than 20 employees also...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower after President Donald Trump cast doubt over the potential for a trade deal with China this year. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 04, 2019 - 1:14 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower after President Donald Trump cast doubt over the potential for a trade deal with China this year. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney fell more than 1% while Shanghai and South Korea also retreated. Trump said he has "no deadline"...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo trader John Elliott works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 3. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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December 03, 2019 - 11:07 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower after President Donald Trump cast doubt over the potential for a trade deal with China this year. Benchmarks in Tokyo and Hong Kong fell more than 1% while Shanghai and South Korea also retreated. Trump said he has "no deadline" for a...
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