Leading economic indicators

FILE - This May 23, 2017, file photo shows a variety of Campbell's soups in a grocery cart at a store in Phoenix. Campbell Soup reported strong fiscal fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 boosted by people making more food at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
September 03, 2020 - 4:16 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Campbell Soup reported strong fiscal fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, boosted by people making more food at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. But its stock fell as it cited the difficulty of predicting how the pandemic-driven demand for its products will hold up. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, a customer walks past a now hiring sign at an eatery in Richardson, Texas. The Labor Department reported unemployment numbers Thursday, Sept. 3. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
September 03, 2020 - 9:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to a still-elevated 881,000 last week, evidence that the viral pandemic keeps forcing many businesses to slash jobs. The latest figures, released Thursday by the Labor Department, suggest that nearly six...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2020, file photo, a sign for a Wall Street building is shown in New York. Stocks are opening higher as Wall Street's tech-driven rally continues to notch gains. The benchmark S&P 500 was up 0.4% in the early going Wednesday, Sept. 2 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq rose 0.6%. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 02, 2020 - 5:53 pm
The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged more than 450 points Wednesday as the stock market notched its best day in nearly two months. The S&P 500 rose 1.5%, it's best day since July 6. The benchmark index and the Nasdaq composite each hit new highs, extending Wall Street’s milestone-setting run...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, the DraftKings logo is displayed at the sports betting company headquarters in Boston. DraftKings shares jumped 4% in morning trading, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 after announcing that basketball legend Michael Jordan would take an ownership stake in the company in exchange for becoming a special adviser to the sports betting site. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
September 02, 2020 - 11:47 am
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — DraftKings shares jumped in midday trading after announcing that basketball legend Michael Jordan would take an ownership stake in the company in exchange for becoming a special adviser to the sports betting site. Boston-based DraftKings did not release details on the...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2020 file photo, a "Now Hiring" sign rests in a window as a man walks out of the Corner Market in Lyndhurst, Ohio. U.S. companies added jobs at a modest pace last month, a private survey found, a sign that while hiring continues, it is only soaking up a relatively small proportion of the unemployed. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
September 02, 2020 - 9:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added jobs at a modest pace last month, a private survey found, a sign that while hiring continues, it is only soaking up a relatively small proportion of the unemployed. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses added 428,000 jobs in August, a figure...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2020 file photo, the Wall St. street sign is framed by American flags flying outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks are swinging between losses and gains in Thursday, Sept. 24, trading, as volatility continues to be the dominant force in Wall Street’s tumultuous September. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
September 01, 2020 - 4:54 pm
Wall Street kicked off September with another set of milestones Tuesday, as an afternoon rally carried the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite to all-time highs. The S&P 500 bounced back from a modest loss in the early going to finish 0.8% higher a day after the benchmark index wrapped up its...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 29, 2020 file photo, a man walks in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. Official figures Tuesday Sept. 1, 2020, shows the unemployment rate across the 19 countries that use the euro currency rose modestly to 7.9% in July as the jobless spike was held down by temporary government job-support programs and the relaxation of some coronavirus containment measures. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
September 01, 2020 - 8:19 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The unemployment rate across the 19 countries that use the euro currency rose modestly to 7.9% in July, official figures showed Tuesday. The number of people losing their jobs has been held down by temporary government job-support programs and the relaxation of some...
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September 01, 2020 - 8:17 am
DETROIT (AP) — A day after its 5-for-1 stock split took effect, Tesla is announcing plans to sell up to $5 billion worth of common shares. The electric car and solar panel maker says in a filing with securities regulators that it intends to sell up to 10.03 million shares and use the proceeds for...
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The buildings of the banking district are seen from above after sunset in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 01, 2020 - 4:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate edged up to 6.4% last month but, as in July, the coronavirus pandemic played no significant role in the increase, the national labor agency said Tuesday. Jobless figures in Europe's biggest economy have been kept down by extensive use of a short-term salary...
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A banner for Utz Brands, which is listed at the New York Stock Exchange, hangs on the exterior of the building, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. The Hanover, Pa. based company is known for its potato chips and snack foods. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 31, 2020 - 4:50 pm
Stocks ended lower on Wall Street's Monday, but the market still closed out August with its fifth monthly gain in a row. The S&P 500 fell 0.2% after spending much of the day wavering between gains and losses of less than 0.1%. The modest decline, which snapped the index's seven-day winning...
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