Leading economic indicators

Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, March 23, 2018. Fears of a trade war roiled financial markets and sent the dollar wobbling Friday after Beijing retaliated against the Trump administration's tariff hikes by threatening import duties on U.S. goods. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 23, 2018 - 5:12 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Fears of a trade war roiled financial markets and sent the dollar wobbling Friday after Beijing retaliated against the Trump administration's tariff hikes by threatening import duties on U.S. goods. Stocks plunged on Wall Street after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sanctions...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, March 23, 2018. Fears of a trade war roiled financial markets and sent the dollar wobbling Friday after Beijing retaliated against the Trump administration's tariff hikes by threatening import duties on U.S. goods. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 23, 2018 - 3:25 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Fears of a trade war roiled financial markets and sent the dollar wobbling Friday after Beijing retaliated against the Trump administration's tariff hikes by threatening import duties on U.S. goods. Stocks plunged on Wall Street after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed sanctions...
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Trader Meric Greenbaum is framed by his monitors as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Stocks plunged, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 700 points, as investors feared that trade tensions will spike between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 22, 2018 - 8:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged Thursday after the Trump administration slapped sanctions on goods and investment from China. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 700 points as investors feared that trade tensions between the world's largest economies would escalate. The planned...
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March 22, 2018 - 4:14 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state Department of Labor says New York City's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest since the nation's bicentennial, while the statewide jobless rate is at its lowest in more than a decade. The agency's monthly unemployment figures released Thursday showed the city's...
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Specialist Jason Hardzewicz works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Stocks are falling sharply and bond prices are climbing after the Trump administration moved to place tariffs on some goods imported from China and restrict Chinese investment. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 22, 2018 - 2:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are falling sharply and bond prices are climbing after the Trump administration moved to place tariffs on some goods imported from China and restrict Chinese investment. The Chinese government said it will defend itself and investors fear that trade tensions will spike...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2011 file photo, a pedestrian walks past the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, March 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)
March 22, 2018 - 12:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are falling sharply and bond prices are climbing after the Trump administration moved to place tariffs on some goods imported from China and restrict Chinese investment. The Chinese government said it will defend itself and investors fear that trade tensions will spike...
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A man cycles past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, March 22, 2018. Shares were mixed in Asia early Thursday after U.S. stock indexes finished with small losses following the Federal Reserve’s hike in interest rates. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 22, 2018 - 7:52 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Global stock markets fell Thursday as investors braced for trade conflict between economic heavyweights U.S. and China. Beijing said it was prepared to defend its interests as the administration of President Donald Trump prepared to announce tariffs on imports from China. KEEPING...
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A man cycles past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, March 22, 2018. Shares were mixed in Asia early Thursday after U.S. stock indexes finished with small losses following the Federal Reserve’s hike in interest rates. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 22, 2018 - 6:15 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday after U.S. stock indexes finished with small losses following the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike. China said it was prepared to defend its interests as the administration of President Donald Trump prepared to announce tariffs on imports...
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Trader Mark Muller works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. U.S. stocks are mixed Wednesday morning as investors wait for news on interest rates from the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 21, 2018 - 1:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Wednesday as investors wait for news on interest rates from the Federal Reserve. The Fed is widely expected to raise rates, and investors will be watching closely for clues about how many more increases the central bank may make this year and also for the Fed'...
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A currency trader stretches while working at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Asian stock markets were slightly higher ahead of the Federal Reserve’s first meeting since the appointment of the new chair. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 1.2 percent and South Korea’s Kospi added 0.1 percent. Japan was closed on a holiday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 21, 2018 - 3:22 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday as some markets erased earlier gains ahead of the Federal Reserve's first meeting since the appointment of its new chair, Jerome Powell. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index erased earlier gains to fall 0.1 percent to 31,516.84...
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