Leading economic indicators

This Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, satellite image provided by geology professor Jeff Chambers at the University of California, Berkeley, shows a short-wave infrared (red) image captured by Landsat 8 showing the full extent of the actively burning area of the Camp Fire about four hours after it started over the town of Paradise, Calif. The red patches are fires that leapfrogged in front of the primary burn front, which was growing at a rate of approximately 3 mph (5 kph). Multiple deaths have been reported and hundreds are unaccounted for in the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century. (Jeff Chambers/University of California, Berkeley via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 3:25 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Shares of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. soared Friday after California's top utility regulator said his agency will help the company deal with potentially crippling liability costs from wildfires. Stock prices soared 36 percent in midday trading after plunging 60 percent...
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FILE- In this Nov. 8, 2018, file photo traders Eric Schumacher, left, and Richard Deviccaro work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Nov. 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 16, 2018 - 1:53 pm
U.S. stock indexes turned mostly lower in afternoon trading Friday, placing the market on course to end the week with sharp loss. Stocks briefly rallied after President Donald Trump expressed optimism that the U.S. and China will reach a deal to resolve their costly trade dispute, but the gains...
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FILE- In this Nov. 8, 2018, file photo traders Eric Schumacher, left, and Richard Deviccaro work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Nov. 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 16, 2018 - 12:00 pm
U.S. stock indexes declined in midday trading Friday as losses in retailers and internet and technology companies outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. Health care companies and utilities were among the big gainers. Energy stocks rose as crude oil prices headed higher for the third day in a row...
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An investor reads the newspaper at a brokerage in Beijing, China, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Shares were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 16, 2018 - 7:29 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were subdued on Friday as trade tensions and political risks surrounding Britain's exit from the European Union kept investor cautious. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC lost 0.2 percent to 5,021 while Germany's DAX was down 0.1 percent at 11,344. Britain's FTSE 100 shed 0...
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An investor reads the newspaper at a brokerage in Beijing, China, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Shares were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 16, 2018 - 4:49 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mixed on Friday as trade tensions and political risks surrounding Britain's exit from the European Union weighed on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC lost 0.6 percent in early trading to 5,063.51 while Germany's DAX was up 0.5 percent at 11,413.54. Britain's...
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An investor reads the newspaper at a brokerage in Beijing, China, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Shares were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 16, 2018 - 1:50 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.6 percent to 21,667.72 while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.1 percent to 26,136.04. South...
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An investor reads the newspaper at a brokerage in Beijing, China, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Shares were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 15, 2018 - 11:08 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4 percent to 21,717.57 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong gave up 0.5 percent to...
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A woman looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Shares were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 15, 2018 - 9:29 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Shares were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4 percent to 21,717.57 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong gave up 0.5 percent to...
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FILE- In this Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, file photo, specialist Dilip Patel, left, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Nov. 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 15, 2018 - 3:57 pm
U.S. stocks recovered from an early slide Thursday, placing the market on course to break a five-day losing streak. Gains in technology companies, banks and industrial stocks outweighed losses among big retailers, homebuilders and utilities. Energy stocks rose along with crude oil. European indexes...
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November 15, 2018 - 2:20 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials say the state's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level on record, dipping to 4 percent for the first time in 30 years. The Department of Labor says Thursday that October's 4 percent unemployment rate was last reached in May 1988. The agency says its...
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