Leading economic indicators

Specialist Robert Nelson, second left, works with traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. U.S. stocks are edging lower Wednesday morning as Boeing and other industrial companies take losses. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 14, 2018 - 12:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are sinking again Wednesday as investors' fears about tariffs and decreased international trade continue to hurt industrial companies. Banks are also falling as bond yields decline. Department stores and other retailers are losing ground after the Commerce Department...
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In this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, photograph, sun glints off the headlight housing of an unsold 2018 Maserati Levante in a long line of the high-end sports utility vehicles sitting on a dealer's lot in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for February. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 14, 2018 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers spent less at auto dealers, gas stations and department stores in February, causing overall retail sales to slip 0.1 percent despite signs elsewhere of a robust economy and the tax cuts signed into law by President Donald Trump starting to take effect. It was the...
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People walk in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Asian shares fell Wednesday, taking their cue from a dip on Wall Street after the abrupt departure of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Concern over tariff hikes announced by President Donald Trump was weighing on sentiment. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
March 14, 2018 - 5:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday as Asian markets took a hit from the abrupt departure of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 5,254.76. Germany's DAX climbed 0.2 percent to 12,245.56 and Britain's FTSE 100 gained nearly 0.2...
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People walk in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Asian shares fell Wednesday, taking their cue from a dip on Wall Street after the abrupt departure of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Concern over tariff hikes announced by President Donald Trump was weighing on sentiment. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
March 14, 2018 - 2:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell Wednesday, taking their cue from a dip on Wall Street after the abrupt departure of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Concern over tariff hikes announced by President Donald Trump was weighing on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.9...
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People walk in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Asian shares fell Wednesday, taking their cue from a dip on Wall Street after the abrupt departure of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Concern over tariff hikes announced by President Donald Trump was weighing on sentiment. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
March 14, 2018 - 12:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell Wednesday, taking their cue from a dip on Wall Street after the abrupt departure of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Concern over tariff hikes announced by President Donald Trump was weighing on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.9...
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FILE - This Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, file photo shows a sign for a Wall Street subway station in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 13, 2018 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A seven-day surge in technology stocks ended Tuesday after President Donald Trump blocked Singapore-based chipmaker Broadcom's effort to buy Qualcomm. Trump said he opposed the $117 billion deal because it could have been detrimental to national security. The Dow Jones industrial...
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FILE - This Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, file photo shows a sign for a Wall Street subway station in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 13, 2018 - 12:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are lower at midday Tuesday after technology companies gave up an early gain. Banks are also down, while health care companies climb. Qualcomm is skidding after President Donald Trump blocked a bid for the chipmaker by Singapore-based rival Broadcom. Trump said he...
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FILE - This Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, file photo shows a sign for a Wall Street subway station in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 13, 2018 - 10:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving higher Tuesday morning after the Labor Department said inflation remained in check last month. Technology and health care companies are leading the way. Qualcomm is skidding after President Donald Trump blocked a bid for the chipmaker by Singapore-based rival...
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FILE- In this March 1, 2018, file photo, a sign for Dick's Sporting Goods store is displayed at the store in Madison, Miss. Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
March 13, 2018 - 8:35 am
CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) — Dick's Sporting Goods shares slid before the opening bell Tuesday on some disappointing holiday sales numbers. Sales at existing stores fell 2 percent during the fourth quarter, which was about double the decline Wall Street was expecting. Industry analysts watch that figure...
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FILE - This Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in Lower Manhattan. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Monday, March 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
March 13, 2018 - 12:58 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday following a lackluster day on Wall Street. Investors are keeping a close eye on tensions over trade following President Donald Trump's announcement of hikes on steel and aluminum tariffs. Shares in Shanghai and Hong Kong fell as China announced a...
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