Leading economic indicators

FILE - In this June 21, 2013, file photo, the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington. Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached initial agreement on the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade. It would remove a 15-year time limit to tap into benefits and boost money for thousands in the National Guard and Reserve.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
July 13, 2017 - 4:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached initial agreement on the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit to tap into benefits and boosting money for thousands in the National Guard and Reserve. The deal being...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, July 13, 2017. Shares rose in Asia early Thursday following a broad rally on Wall Street that nudged the Dow Jones industrial average to a new high after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress the central bank may slow the pace of its interest rate increases if inflation remains below its target level. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 13, 2017 - 4:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares edged higher in early European trading Thursday, tracking gains in Asia after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress the central bank may slow the pace of its interest rate increases if inflation remains below its target level. Japan's Nikkei 225 was flat as a stronger...
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Women walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Asian markets were mostly weaker on Wednesday as investors waited for cues from the Federal Reserve chair due to speak before Congress later in the day for clues about outlook of the U.S. monetary policy. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
July 12, 2017 - 10:08 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Shares rose in Asia early Thursday following a broad rally on Wall Street that nudged the Dow Jones industrial average to a new high after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress the central bank may slow the pace of its interest rate increases if inflation remains below its...
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July 12, 2017 - 5:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment in Britain fell in May to its lowest level since the mid-1970s, evidence that the labor market is resilient in the face of a wider economic slowdown largely related to uncertainty surrounding the country's upcoming exit from the European Union. The Office for National...
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July 12, 2017 - 5:10 am
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that unemployment in Britain has fallen once again as the labor market shows resilience to a slowdown in the wider economy. The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that the country's unemployment rate between March and May fell to 4.5 percent, down 0.2...
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July 12, 2017 - 4:48 am
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that unemployment in Britain has fallen once again as the labor market shows resilience to a slowdown in the wider economy. The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that the country's unemployment rate between March and May fell to 4.5 percent in the...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Shares edged higher in Asia on Tuesday following a listless day of trading on Wall Street. Investors are awaiting Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s testimony to Congress. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
July 11, 2017 - 2:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday ahead of Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's testimony to Congress. Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.6 percent to 20,195.48 on expectations the yen will weaken further against the dollar as the central bank strives to keep long-term bond...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 22, 2017, file photo, a store window reflects a street scene at an Abercrombie & Fitch store on New York's Fifth Avenue. On Monday, July 10, 2017, teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is no longer looking to sell itself, announcing that it will stick with its current strategy. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
July 10, 2017 - 11:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Abercrombie & Fitch is no longer up for sale, a development that isn't sitting well with investors hoping for white knight to rescue the struggling teen retailer. Shares plunged 21 percent to a 17-year low Monday. Abercrombie said in May, after closing dozens of underperforming...
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In this Monday, May 22, 2017, photo, a "Now Hiring" sign welcomes a customer entering a Best Buy store in Hialeah, Fla. U.S. employers added a robust 222,000 jobs in June, the most in four months, a reassuring sign that businesses may be confident enough to keep hiring despite a slow-growing economy. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
July 07, 2017 - 11:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring surged in June in a surprising show of U.S. economic vitality eight years into the recovery from the Great Recession. Pay gains remain weak, though, a stark reminder of one of the economy's key shortcomings. Employers added 222,000 jobs last month, and hiring in the...
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In this Thursday, June 15, 2017, photo, a construction worker continues work on a condominium project in Coral Gables, Fla. On Friday, July 7, 2017, the Labor Department will release the U.S. jobs report for June. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
July 07, 2017 - 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a robust 222,000 jobs in June, the most in four months, a reassuring sign that businesses may be confident enough to keep hiring despite a slow-growing economy. The government also revised up its estimate of job growth for April and May by a combined 47,000...
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