Leading economic indicators

FILE - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks faded a bit from their record highs in early trading Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index was on pace to snap its longest winning streak in four years. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 06, 2017 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks faded from their record highs on Friday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index was on track to fall for the first time in nearly two weeks. Energy stocks were particularly weak following another drop in the price of oil. Treasury yields climbed after a report showed...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, photo, Phil Wiggett, right, a recruiter with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, looks at a resume during a job fair in San Jose, Calif. On Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, the U.S. government issues the September jobs report. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 06, 2017 - 6:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The September jobs report the government will release Friday morning will probably show a sharp drop in hiring compared with August because of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The two storms inflicted heavy damage in Texas, Florida and other parts of the Southeast. Thousands of...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after the Standard & Poor's 500 index logged an eighth straight day of gains. Encouraging reports on the U.S. economy and corporate profits helped the index match its longest winning streak since July 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 06, 2017 - 4:12 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares are mixed, with European markets wavering under political concerns such as the crisis sparked by the Catalan independence vote in Spain. Investors were awaiting U.S. jobs data later Friday. Asian stocks rose after the Standard & Poor's 500 index logged an eighth...
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This Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, photo, shows the Nasdaq logo displayed in the electronic stock trading company's Times Square location in New York. U.S. stock indexes peeked higher in morning trading on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, and if the Standard & Poor’s 500 maintains its slight gain, it would mark the longest winning streak for the index in four years. Trading was again mostly quiet around the world, and markets were closed at several of Asia’s big exchanges due to holidays. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 05, 2017 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The last time the stock market had this long a winning streak, Twitter shares weren't even a part of it yet. Yet another gain for stocks on Thursday sent the Standard & Poor's 500 index higher for an eighth straight day, its longest winning streak since July 2013, which was...
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Anti-independence demonstrators waving Spanish flags shout slogans during a protest in Barcelona, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Catalonia's regional government is mulling when to declare the region's independence from Spain in the wake of a disputed referendum that has triggered Spain's most serious national crisis in decades. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 05, 2017 - 11:27 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered a suspension of Catalonia's parliamentary session next week during which the region has said it might declare independence and further fuel Spain's worst crisis in decades. Catalan regional authorities previously have ignored...
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October 05, 2017 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 12,000 last week to 260,000, as claims returned to more normal levels following the disruptions caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida and Georgia. The Labor Department says that the less-volatile four-week average...
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A man uses a smartphone in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. Share prices mostly rose in Asia on Thursday following a day of meager gains on Wall Street. Investors are awaiting a U.S. government jobs data following a report by payroll processor ADP showing that hiring by private employers weakened sharply last month, partly because of the damage done by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
October 05, 2017 - 4:52 am
TOKYO (AP) — Share prices were little changed in Asia on Thursday, with trading becalmed by public holidays in Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea. Investors were awaiting further U.S. government jobs data following a report by payroll processor ADP showing that hiring by private employers weakened...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, a pedestrian walks past the New York Stock Exchange, in lower Manhattan. World stock markets were mixed on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, as momentum from Wall Street's rally faded. Investors were watching for economic data and remarks from the Federal Reserve chief to provide direction. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 04, 2017 - 3:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A wavering stock market inched a bit further into record territory on Wednesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index was on track to book a seventh straight gain, barely. Other markets were likewise relatively quiet, with little movement across bonds and commodities. KEEPING...
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In this Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, photo, a construction worker on a scaffold works on a high-rise condominium project in Miami. On Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of non-manufacturing activity for September. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
October 04, 2017 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services companies in September expanded at the strongest rate in dozen years as a measure for new orders climbed sharply. The Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday that its services index rose last month to 59.8 from 55.3 in August. The September reading was the...
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FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets are mostly higher on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, as upbeat U.S. jobs data from a week earlier and signs of progress in the Brexit talks continued to support investor sentiment. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 03, 2017 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Airline and automaker stocks took off on Tuesday and helped U.S. indexes push a bit further into record territory. Trading was again quiet overall, with only modest moves for bond yields, commodities and other markets. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 5.46 points, or 0.2...
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