Leading economic indicators

FILE - In this July 9, 2020 file photo, signage is shown at the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. Stocks are rising modestly in early trading on Wall Street as a bumpy, holiday-shortened week of trading winds down. The S&P 500 was up 0.4% in the early going Friday, Sept. 11. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 11, 2020 - 4:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended with meager gains on Wall Street Friday following another rocky day of sharp swings. The S&P 500 climbed 0.1% but still ended with its second weekly loss in a row. Momentum has been lightning-quick to shift on Wall Street recently. The Nasdaq composite, which...
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Currency traders watch computer monitors near the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Asian shares were mixed Friday following a selloff of technology shares on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 10, 2020 - 11:41 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday following a selloff of technology shares on Wall Street. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 recouped early losses to rise 0.3% in morning trading to 23,310.94. South Korea's Kospi dropped 0.8% to 2,377.92, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.8% to 5,860.50...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 17, 2020 file photo, a lone shopping cart sits in an empty parking lot near a shopping mall closed due to coronavirus concerns in Pottsville, Pa. The temporary $300-a-week unemployment insurance boost implemented by President Donald Trump is about to end, with no extension in sight. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020 in an email to The Associated Press that it has distributed $30 billion of the $44 billion it had set aside for the benefit. (Jacqueline Dormer/Republican-Herald via AP)
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September 10, 2020 - 6:39 pm
The temporary $300-a-week unemployment insurance boost implemented by President Donald Trump is about to end, with no extension in sight. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday in an email to The Associated Press that it has distributed $30 billion of the $44 billion it had set aside...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2020, file photo, a homeowner tours his new home, in Washingtonville, N.Y. U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages fell this week amid signs that the halting economic recovery slowed over the summer. The key 30-year mortgage again marked an all-time low. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reports that the average rate on the 30-year home loan declined to 2.86% from 2.93% last week. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
September 10, 2020 - 11:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. average rates on long-term mortgages fell this week amid signs that the halting economic recovery slowed over the summer. The key 30-year mortgage again marked an all-time low. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year home loan...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, approaches the microphones accompanied by, from left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., at the start of a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 10, 2020 - 11:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A scaled-back GOP coronavirus rescue package appears certain to fail in a Senate test vote Thursday as the bipartisan spirit that powered earlier relief bills has given way to election-season political combat and name-calling. The vote is likely to end hopes for coronavirus relief...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, file photo help wanted signs for servers and cooks at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa are displayed along route 40 at the entrance to the resort in Farmington, Pa. U.S. employers advertised more jobs but hired fewer workers in July, sending mixed signals about a job market in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The Labor Department said Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, that the number of U.S. job postings on the last day of July rose to 6.6 million from 6 million at the end of June. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
September 10, 2020 - 9:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week at 884,000, a sign that layoffs remain stuck at a historically high level six months after the viral pandemic flattened the economy. The latest figures released by the Labor Department Thursday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, file photo, people wearing masks pass the Charging Bull statue in New York's financial district. Wall Street is steadying itself Wednesday following its first three-day losing streak in nearly three months, as the bloodletting for big technology stocks comes to at least a temporary halt. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 09, 2020 - 4:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street snapped back to life on Wednesday, recovering from its worst stretch of losses in months, as the bloodletting for big technology stocks came to at least a temporary halt. Apple, Amazon and other tech companies that suddenly lost their momentum late last week on worries...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, file photo help wanted signs for servers and cooks at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa are displayed along route 40 at the entrance to the resort in Farmington, Pa. U.S. employers advertised more jobs but hired fewer workers in July, sending mixed signals about a job market in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The Labor Department said Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, that the number of U.S. job postings on the last day of July rose to 6.6 million from 6 million at the end of June. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
September 09, 2020 - 10:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised more jobs but hired fewer workers in July, sending mixed signals about the job market in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the number of U.S. job postings on the last day of July rose to 6.6 million from 6...
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Stuart McKenzie, of London, takes a swing on the Charging Bull statue in New York's financial district, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. More sharp declines for big tech stocks are dragging Wall Street toward a third straight loss on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 08, 2020 - 11:44 pm
Asian shares declined on Wednesday after a sell-off of big technology stocks on Wall Street pulled U.S. benchmarks lower. Crude oil prices and Treasury yields also weakened. Australia’s benchmark led regional declines on Wednesday, losing more than 2%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 1.6%. Troubles with...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street turned in its biggest weekly decline in more than two months.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 07, 2020 - 11:01 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, after European stocks rallied and U.S. markets were closed for the Labor Day national holiday. Investors are focusing on uncertainties over the coronavirus pandemic and hopes for a vaccine. Attention is now on how Wall Street might pick up after...
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