Leading economic indicators

FILE - In this May 6, 2019, file photo, a woman looks at display boards at the Australian Stock Exchange in Sydney, Australia. Australia's central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a new record low of 1% in a bid to boost the economy. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
July 02, 2019 - 1:01 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point on Tuesday to a new record low of 1% in a bid to boost the economy. The cut is the second in consecutive months. Previously the Reserve Bank of Australia had not shifted the rate...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Most Asian stock markets have risen after Wall Street’s benchmark hit a new high following the latest U.S.-Chinese trade truce. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 02, 2019 - 12:21 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street's benchmark hit a new high following the latest truce in the costly U.S.-Chinese trade war. Tokyo and Sydney rose, while Shanghai was unchanged. Hong Kong rose strongly in early trading despite protests over a proposed...
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Trader Jonathan Muller works in his booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 1, 2019. Stocks are rallying early Monday after the U.S. and China agreed to resume trade talks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 01, 2019 - 5:15 pm
Wall Street kicked off July with a record high for S&P 500 index after a cease-fire in the U.S. trade war with China put investors in a buying mood. The milestone marks the second time in less than two weeks that the benchmark index closed at a record high. The S&P 500 is now up 18.3% for...
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Trader Jonathan Muller works in his booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 1, 2019. Stocks are rallying early Monday after the U.S. and China agreed to resume trade talks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 01, 2019 - 3:43 pm
Stocks marched broadly higher late Monday afternoon after a cease-fire in the U.S. trade war with China put Wall Street in a buying mood. The S&P 500 index was on track for its second all-time high in less than two weeks, even though the rally lost some of its early momentum. Investors snapped...
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Trader Jonathan Muller works in his booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 1, 2019. Stocks are rallying early Monday after the U.S. and China agreed to resume trade talks. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 01, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Stocks marched higher in afternoon trading Monday as Wall Street applauded a cease-fire in the U.S. trade war with China and started July with a bang. The S&P 500 index is on track for a record high, though the rally has lost some of its early momentum. Investors snapped up riskier holdings as...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange the evening in New York. Stocks are rallying early Monday, July 1, 2019, after the U.S. and China agreed to resume trade talks. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
July 01, 2019 - 10:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street applauded a cease-fire in the U.S. trade war with China and opened trading in July with a bang. The S&P 500 index opened on track for a record high and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained more than 200 points in early trading Monday. Investors snapped up riskier...
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July 01, 2019 - 9:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are rallying early Monday after the U.S. and China agreed to resume trade talks. The U.S. agreed to hold off on imposing new tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese goods, although existing tariffs on $...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 1, 2019. Asian markets took heart Monday from revived hopes for progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China after President Donald Trump met with China's Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 01, 2019 - 8:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Global markets rose sharply Monday after President Donald Trump's meeting with China's Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 Summit in Japan raised hopes of progress in stalled trade talks between the two countries. The Trump-Xi meeting in Japan marked the first time the two leaders had met...
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July 01, 2019 - 6:46 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The unemployment rate in the 19 European Union countries that use the euro fell to its lowest in more than a decade in May as domestic demand and low interest rates help keep the recovery going. Official figures Monday showed the jobless rate declined to 7.5 percent from 7...
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July 01, 2019 - 6:16 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The unemployment rate in the 19 European Union countries that use the euro fell to its lowest in more than a decade in May as domestic demand and low interest rates help keep the recovery going. Official figures Monday showed the jobless rate declined to 7.5 percent from 7...
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