Leading economic indicators

FILE - This Aug. 24, 2015, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, March 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 26, 2018 - 10:16 am
U.S. stocks rose sharply in early trading Monday as the market made up some of its huge losses from last week. The broad gains sent the Dow Jones industrial average up more than 400 points after losing more than 1,400 last week. Investors drew encouragement from signs that the U.S. and China are...
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A New Zealand $5 bank note, pictured on Monday, March 26, 2018, in Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand's central bank said Monday it will consider employment as well as inflation when setting interest rates and making other monetary policy decisions. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)
March 26, 2018 - 3:49 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's central bank said Monday it will consider employment as well as inflation when setting interest rates and making other monetary policy decisions. The Reserve Bank has aimed to keep inflation under control at about 2 percent. Now the bank will also aim to...
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March 26, 2018 - 1:57 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's central bank said Monday it will consider employment as well as inflation when setting interest rates and making other monetary policy decisions. The Reserve Bank has aimed to keep inflation under control at about 2 percent. Now the bank will also aim to...
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Women chat as they monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, March 26, 2018. Asian stocks fell for a third day Monday amid mounting fears about U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 26, 2018 - 1:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell for a third day Monday amid mounting fears about U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.6 percent to 3,100.91 points and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 retreated 0.2 percent to 20,586.35. Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.7 percent to 30,107...
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China's Central Bank Governor Yi Gang speaks at the China Development Forum at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Sunday, March 25, 2018. Yi outlined sweeping plans Sunday to rein in rising debt and financial risk, but expressed confidence that Beijing can prevent potential dangers. (AP Photo/Emily Wang)
March 25, 2018 - 11:19 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell for a third day Monday amid mounting fears about U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.2 percent to 3,115.18 points and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.8 percent to 20,445.03. Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 0.2 percent to 30,245.27...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2015, file photo, Federal Hall's George Washington statue stands near the flag-covered pillars of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
March 23, 2018 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world plunged Friday as investors feared that a trade conflict between the U.S. and China, the biggest economies in the world, would escalate. A second day of big losses pushed U.S. stocks to their worst week in two years. Investors fear that if China responds in...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2015, file photo, Federal Hall's George Washington statue stands near the flag-covered pillars of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
March 23, 2018 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks sank again, giving Wall Street its worst week in two years, as fear gripped investors that China and the U.S. were headed for a trade war. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 400 points,...
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March 23, 2018 - 1:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of the digital file storage company Dropbox are soaring after the company set its offering price above expectations. The San Francisco company was offering about 26.8 million shares of stock at $21 apiece, while selling shareholders were offering about 9.2 million shares. It...
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In this Monday, March 12, 2018, photo, a long row of 2018 Countryman models is shown at a Mini Cooper dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Friday, March 23, the Commerce Department releases its February report on durable goods. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 23, 2018 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Led by a surge in demand for commercial aircraft, orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in the U.S. rebounded in February, reversing a January drop, to rise at the fastest pace since June. The Commerce Department said Friday that orders for durable goods, items meant to last...
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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 - 8:32 am
LONDON (AP) — Fears of a trade war are roiling financial markets Friday, with stocks under pressure around the world and the dollar in retreat. A day after the Trump administration imposed tariff hikes on Chinese goods, Beijing has threatened import duties on U.S. goods including pork, apples and...
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