Leading economic indicators

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, a Wall Street address is carved in the side of a building in New York. U.S. stocks are lower in early trading Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, as falling interest rates continue to put pressure on banks, and technology and energy companies also move lower. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 11, 2017 - 12:36 pm
Technology companies led U.S. stocks slightly higher in midday trading Friday, recouping some of the losses from the day before. Investors welcomed new data showing U.S. inflation at the consumer level inched higher last month, suggesting that the Federal Reserve may be less likely to raise...
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A currency trader gestures at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Asian stock markets slumped on Friday following overnight losses on Wall Street as U.S. President Donald Trump's bellicose remarks prompted investors to unload shares in companies that have been on the rise in recent months. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 11, 2017 - 5:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets slumped Friday as increased tensions between North Korea and the United States following President Donald Trump's bellicose remarks prompted investors to unload shares in companies that have been on the rise. KEEPING SCORE: European stocks opened...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 8, 2015, file photo, Federal Hall's George Washington statue stands near the flag-covered pillars of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock indexes edged lower in early trading Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, pulling back from the market’s most recent record highs. Health care and consumer-focused companies were among the biggest laggards. Energy stocks also fell as crude oil prices headed lower. Banks and utilities had some of the biggest gains. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
August 09, 2017 - 1:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets slid Wednesday after President Donald Trump and North Korea traded threats over the North's nuclear program and Wall Street declined overnight. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 tumbled 1.3 percent to 19,740.12 and Seoul's Kospi fell 0.8 percent to 2,375.88. The...
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A man passes in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Shares fell Tuesday in Asia, rapidly erasing initial gains that followed record highs on Wall Street after China reported disappointing trade data for July. (AP Photo/Sherry Zheng)
August 08, 2017 - 3:51 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares mostly fell Tuesday in Asia, rapidly erasing initial gains that followed record highs on Wall Street after China reported disappointing trade data for July. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.3 percent to finish at 19,996.01, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200...
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In this June 15, 2017, photo, a customer inserts a credit card to buy gas in Haverhill, Mass. On Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, the Federal Reserve releases its June report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 07, 2017 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their borrowing at a slower pace in June, as the category that includes auto and student loans posted the smallest gain in a year. The Federal Reserve said Monday that overall consumer credit expanded by $12.4 billion in June, down from May's $18.3...
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In this Thursday, July 27, 2017, photo, Cheryl Bast, left, is accompanied by her daughter Liz Pierson, as she works on an application for a position with Omaha Public Schools, during a job fair held at Omaha South High School in Omaha, Neb. On Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, the U.S. government issues the July jobs report. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
August 04, 2017 - 7:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A drop in the unemployment rate to a 16-year low raises a tantalizing question about the job market: How much better can it get? Earlier this year, economists worried that the low unemployment rate meant businesses would struggle to find workers and that would drag down the pace...
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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)
August 04, 2017 - 1:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Friday following a jobs report that was better than most experts expected. Bond prices fell and yields rose, which sent shares of banks and other financial companies surging. Investors remained focused on corporate earnings. Weight Watchers climbed after...
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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)
August 04, 2017 - 11:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Friday following a jobs report that was better than most experts expected. Bond prices fell and yields rose, which sent shares of banks and financial companies surging. Technology companies also climbed. Investors remained focused on corporate earnings. Weight...
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In this Thursday, July 27, 2017, photo, Cheryl Bast, left, is accompanied by her daughter Liz Pierson, as she works on an application for a position with Omaha Public Schools, during a job fair held at Omaha South High School in Omaha, Neb. On Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, the U.S. government issues the July jobs report. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
August 04, 2017 - 8:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, a second straight month of robust gains that underscore the economy's vitality as it enters a ninth year of expansion. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate slipped to 4.3 percent, matching a 16-year low first...
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In this Thursday, July 27, 2017, photo, Cheryl Bast, left, is accompanied by her daughter Liz Pierson, as she works on an application for a position with Omaha Public Schools, during a job fair held at Omaha South High School in Omaha, Neb. On Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, the U.S. government issues the July jobs report. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
August 04, 2017 - 6:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. economic expansion enters its ninth year, Friday's jobs report should help clarify its future path after mixed signals have emerged in recent weeks. Americans are buying homes at a healthy pace, but car sales have fallen off. Factory production is expanding modestly,...
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