Leading economic indicators

Trader Peter Costa, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower Wednesday morning following weak first-quarter reports from consumer-focused companies including Priceline and Disney. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 10, 2017 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Wednesday afternoon as energy companies are rallying with the price of oil and technology companies move higher. Consumer-focused companies are down following weak first-quarter reports from Priceline and Disney and health care companies are slipping. KEEPING...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016, file photo, a woman passes a "We're Hiring!" sign while entering a clothing store in the Downtown Crossing of Boston. On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for March. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 09, 2017 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Steady job growth has left U.S. employers with an increasingly shallow pool of unemployed workers to consider hiring, something that could lead to faster wage gains. The number of job postings for each unemployed person fell in March to its lowest level in more than 16 years,...
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May 09, 2017 - 10:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes bobbed a bit further into record territory Tuesday, joining a smooth rise higher for markets around the world. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index ticked up by 3 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,402, as of 10:04 a.m. Eastern time. If it remains up for...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday after record highs on Wall Street overnight. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 09, 2017 - 5:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were higher in early European trading Tuesday, lifted by strong German trade data, after a mixed day in Asia. Investors are looking ahead to the reform agenda of the newly elected French president and strong earnings in the U.S. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX gained 0.5 percent to...
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French President-elect Emmanuel Macron gestures during a victory celebration outside the Louvre museum in Paris, France, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Speaking to thousands of supporters from the Louvre Museum's courtyard, Macron said that France is facing an "immense task" to rebuild European unity, fix the economy and ensure security against extremist threats. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 08, 2017 - 11:55 am
LONDON (AP) — When Emmanuel Macron topped the first round of voting in the French presidential election two weeks ago, French stocks soared to near-decade highs. On Monday, the reaction to his victory in the runoff was decidedly subdued: investors had been fully expecting it and seem wary of the...
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French President-elect Emmanuel Macron gestures during a victory celebration outside the Louvre museum in Paris, France, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Speaking to thousands of supporters from the Louvre Museum's courtyard, Macron said that France is facing an "immense task" to rebuild European unity, fix the economy and ensure security against extremist threats. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 08, 2017 - 5:51 am
LONDON (AP) — When Emmanuel Macron topped the first round of voting in the French presidential election two weeks ago, French stocks soared to near-decade highs. On Monday, the reaction to his victory in the runoff was decidedly subdued: investors had been fully expecting it and seem wary of the...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, May 8, 2017. Asian shares rose Monday after Emmanuel Macron, a centrist would-be reformer and supporter of the European Union, won the French presidential election. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
May 08, 2017 - 5:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Monday after Emmanuel Macron, a centrist would-be reformer and supporter of the European Union, triumphed over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election. France's CAC 40 slipped 0.6 percent to 5,399.44 in early trading, following the...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, May 8, 2017. Asian shares rose Monday after Emmanuel Macron, a centrist would-be reformer and supporter of the European Union, won the French presidential election. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
May 08, 2017 - 12:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Monday after Emmanuel Macron, a centrist would-be reformer and supporter of the European Union, won the French presidential election. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 2.3 percent to 19,885.73, reflecting investor relief over the outcome. The euro, shared by France...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, May 8, 2017. Asian shares rose Monday after Emmanuel Macron, a centrist would-be reformer and supporter of the European Union, won the French presidential election. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
May 07, 2017 - 10:59 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Monday after Emmanuel Macron, a centrist would-be reformer and supporter of the European Union, won the French presidential election. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 1.8 percent in the morning session to 19,795.19, reflecting investor relief over the outcome. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo, Warren Buffett attends the world premiere screening of HBO's "Becoming Warren Buffett" at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. IBM’s stock is falling in premarket trading Friday, May 5 after Buffett announced that Berkshire Hathaway has sold about a third of its stake in the company this year. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
May 05, 2017 - 11:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett says he's sold about a third of the 81 million shares he holds in IBM, sending the stock down sharply in early trading. Buffett bought into IBM when its stock as it was approaching an all-time high, but it's been in decline since then as Amazon and Microsoft have...
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