Leading economic indicators

December 26, 2017 - 10:08 am
U.S. stocks edged mostly lower in light trading early Tuesday as markets reopened following the Christmas holiday. Losses among technology companies outweighed gains by airlines and other industrials stocks. Energy companies rose as the price of crude oil headed higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in Lower Manhattan. Another month of strong hiring in the U.S. and improved manufacturing in Europe have stocks climbing early Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, as the Dow Jones industrial average trades above 25,000 points for the first time. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 22, 2017 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks finished slightly lower Friday in subdued trading ahead of a three-day holiday weekend. Health care companies and banks slipped. President Donald Trump signed the Republican-backed tax bill into law, but for the fourth day in a row, stocks didn't move much. They had made...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in Lower Manhattan. Another month of strong hiring in the U.S. and improved manufacturing in Europe have stocks climbing early Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, as the Dow Jones industrial average trades above 25,000 points for the first time. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 22, 2017 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slightly lower on Wall Street Friday afternoon as a subdued week of trading comes to a close. Health care companies and banks are slipping. High-dividend stocks made small gains even as bond yields remained near their recent highs. The price of bitcoin fell sharply after...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in Lower Manhattan. Another month of strong hiring in the U.S. and improved manufacturing in Europe have stocks climbing early Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, as the Dow Jones industrial average trades above 25,000 points for the first time. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 22, 2017 - 1:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slightly lower in afternoon trading on Wall Street Friday as a subdued week of trading comes to a close. Nike fell after reporting disappointing results in its North American business. That weighed on other consumer-focused companies. Technology companies were also lower...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo, a man fills out a job application at a job fair, in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, the Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for November. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 22, 2017 - 11:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates dropped to record lows in Alabama, California, Hawaii, Mississippi and Texas in November. The Labor Department's report on state unemployment released Friday showed rates fell in 19 other states, a positive sign for U.S. economic growth. Over the past 12 months...
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In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, photo, builders work on the roof of a home under construction at a housing plan in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pa. On Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in November. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
December 22, 2017 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes at the fastest pace in more than 25 years in November, with sales skyrocketing 17.5 percent amid robust demand and a continued shortage of existing homes on the market. New home sales last month jumped to a seasonally adjusted...
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In this Thursday, June 1, 2017, photo, builders work on the roof of a home under construction at a housing plan in Jackson Township, Butler County, Pa. On Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in November. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
December 22, 2017 - 10:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes at the fastest pace in more than 25 years in November, with sales skyrocketing 17.5 percent amid robust demand and a continued shortage of existing homes on the market. New home sales last month jumped to a seasonally adjusted...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are mixed, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, as technology and consumer-focused companies rise but consumer goods makers like Johnson & Johnson take losses. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 21, 2017 - 11:27 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Share prices edged higher Friday morning in Asia, tracking modest gains on Wall Street. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index was flat at 22,868.04 following Cabinet approval of a budget plan that includes record defense outlays and an extra 2.9 trillion yen ($25.6 billion) in stimulus spending...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are mixed, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, as technology and consumer-focused companies rise but consumer goods makers like Johnson & Johnson take losses. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 21, 2017 - 4:58 pm
Banks and energy companies led U.S. stocks higher Thursday, erasing modest losses from the day before. Retailers and makers of consumer products also posted solid gains. Small-company stocks rose more than the rest of the market, and technology stocks lagged. Trading was mostly subdued as investors...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are mixed, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, as technology and consumer-focused companies rise but consumer goods makers like Johnson & Johnson take losses. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 21, 2017 - 10:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening moderately higher on Wall Street Thursday, led by gains in banks and technology companies. Solid gains for Goldman Sachs and Chevron sent the Dow Jones industrial average higher in early trading. Wells Fargo was also up, and Finish Line jumped after reporting a...
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