Leading economic indicators

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, a pedestrian walks past the New York Stock Exchange, in lower Manhattan. Stocks are opening modestly higher on Wall Street, Monday, April 10, 2017, led by gains in energy and industrial companies. Oil companies were rising along with the price of crude. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 10, 2017 - 12:09 pm
Energy companies led U.S. stock indexes to modest gains in midday trading Monday as the price of crude oil headed higher for the fifth day in a row. Banks and other financial stocks were the biggest laggard. Investors had their eye on several big corporate deals. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard &...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, April 10, 2017. Asian shares were wavering Monday after attacks by suicide bombers on churches in Egypt added to uncertainties in the Middle East. News that China's top anti-corruption body is investigating the insurance regulator pulled shares in Shanghai and Shenzhen lower. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 10, 2017 - 4:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were wavering Monday after attacks by suicide bombers on churches in Egypt added to uncertainties in the Middle East. News that China's top anti-corruption body is investigating the insurance regulator pulled shares lower in Shanghai. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 lost 0...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, people pass a Wall Street subway stop, in New York's Financial District. Most world stock indexes fell Friday, April 7, 2017, while oil prices rose after the U.S. fired missiles at Syria during President Donald Trump's first meeting with China's president, leaving investors on edge. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 07, 2017 - 1:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After a shaky start, stocks are heading higher Friday afternoon as investors buy high-dividend stocks like real estate investment trusts and household goods makers. Stocks wavered earlier following a somewhat disappointing jobs report and U.S. missile strikes against Syria. Defense...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 20, 2017, file photo, Bonobos manager Stephen Lusardi arranges clothing at the brand's Guideshop, in New York's Financial District. The U.S. government issues the March jobs report, Friday, April 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
April 07, 2017 - 8:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Can the U.S. economy deliver a third straight month of robust job growth? The year began with a burst of hiring — 238,000 jobs added in January and 235,000 in February, along with solid pay growth. It all added up to a picture of confident employers and ample opportunities for job...
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In this Jan. 12, 2017, photo, traders work on the Mizuho Americas trading floor in New York. Global stocks traded in narrow ranges Thursday, April 6, 2017, as investors nervously awaited the first meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, a day after minutes to the last meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve showed policymakers discussing how to unwind crisis-era policy measures. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 06, 2017 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are broadly higher Thursday after a sharp drop late in the previous day. Energy companies are rising with the price of oil and retailers are up after a series of strong sales reports. Banks are also climbing as bond yields rise. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan. U.S. stocks are jumping early Wednesday, April 5, 2017, after a survey of private businesses showed that hiring was very strong in the previous month. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 05, 2017 - 11:06 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday, as the region nervously watched for market-moving news from the first meeting between the U.S. and Chinese leaders. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 1.3 percent in morning trading to 18,606.90, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, Elizabeth Long, a Smoothie Stop employee, pours a smoothie at the YMCA in Charleston, W. Va. U.S. private businesses added the most jobs in more than two years in March 2017, a private survey found, a third straight month of robust gains. Payroll processor ADP says businesses added 263,000 jobs in March, the most since December 2014. (Sam Owens/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP, File)
April 05, 2017 - 9:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. private businesses added the most jobs in more than two years last month, a private survey found, a third straight month of robust gains. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses added 263,000 jobs in March, the most since December 2014. That is up from 245,000 in...
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April 05, 2017 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. private businesses added the most jobs in more than two years last month, a private survey found, a third straight month of robust gains. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses added 263,000 jobs in March, the most since December 2014. That is up from 245,000 in...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly lower on Tuesday after disappointing U.S. car sales data contributed to a bleak day on Wall Street. Investors are cautiously awaiting President Donald Trump's meeting with the Chinese president later this week. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
April 05, 2017 - 5:44 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly higher Wednesday both in Europe and Asia as oil prices extended gains. North Korea's latest missile launch appeared to have little impact on trading. Investors are awaiting U.S. data and meetings later in the week between President Donald Trump and his Chinese...
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Two workers clean the glass roof of the World Trade Center in Dresden, eastern Germany, Monday, April 3, 2017. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)
April 05, 2017 - 4:59 am
LONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone economy has just enjoyed its strongest quarter for nearly six years, a closely watched survey showed Wednesday. In its wrap-up of economic developments in March, financial information company IHS Markit said its composite purchasing managers' output index — a...
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