Leading economic indicators

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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In this Nov. 20, 2015, photo, a UPS employee works inside the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky. On Friday, May 5, 2017, the U.S. government issues the April jobs report. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 05, 2017 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States rebounded in April as employers added a brisk 211,000 jobs, a reassuring sign that the economy's slump in the first three months of the year will likely prove temporary. The unemployment rate dipped to 4.4 percent — its lowest point in a decade — from 4...
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In this Nov. 20, 2015, photo, a UPS employee works inside the company's Worldport hub in Louisville, Ky. On Friday, May 5, 2017, the U.S. government issues the April jobs report. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 05, 2017 - 6:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a hiring slowdown in March, the U.S. job market is thought to have resumed solid growth in April, a trend that would help underpin an economic rebound after a weak start to the year. Employers probably added 185,000 jobs last month, according to a survey by FactSet, a data...
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A screen shows the world stock index with the reflection of a worker cleaning a window at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Friday, May 5, 2017. Oil prices stabilized in Asian trading Friday after hitting a five-month low while regional stock benchmarks headed lower in holiday-thinned trading. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
May 05, 2017 - 1:21 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Energy shares led declines on Asian stock markets Friday after oil prices fell to their lowest levels in nearly six months on oversupply concerns. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index lost 1.2 percent to 24,396.85 while the Shanghai Composite index in mainland China...
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