Leading economic indicators

A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Most Asian stocks markets were mixed Friday, as Wall Street’s latest record close and strong oil prices were offset by the strengthening yen, which pressured Japan’s Nikkei. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 12, 2018 - 9:08 am
LONDON (AP) — The euro surged to three-year highs against the dollar Friday amid hopes for a new coalition government in Germany and signs that the European Central Bank is preparing to rein in its stimulus sooner than many had been predicting. Stock markets were steady as traders paused for breath...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Most Asian stocks markets were mixed Friday, as Wall Street’s latest record close and strong oil prices were offset by the strengthening yen, which pressured Japan’s Nikkei. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 12, 2018 - 4:16 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian and European stock markets notched up gains on Friday, lifted by Wall Street's latest record close and optimism about the global economy after data showed China capped a year of strong trade growth. KEEPING SCORE: European shares were mostly higher in early trading. Germany's...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, file photo, a logo for the New York Stock Exchange is displayed above the trading floor. Stocks are rising at the start of trading Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, led by homebuilders and airlines. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 11, 2018 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks brushed aside their first wobble of the year and got back to setting records on Thursday. Energy stocks led the way after the price of oil touched its highest level since 2014. The gains for indexes marked a return to calm, after a whiff of nervousness wafted through...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, file photo, a logo for the New York Stock Exchange is displayed above the trading floor. Stocks are rising at the start of trading Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, led by homebuilders and airlines. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 11, 2018 - 3:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks recovered from their first wobble of the year and pushed back to record heights on Thursday. Surging energy stocks led the way after oil hit its highest price since 2014. The gains for indexes marked a return to calm for markets, which got a whiff of nervousness a day...
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In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, photo, a Delta Air Lines jet takes off from Boston's Logan International Airport. On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, Delta Air Lines Inc. reports earnings. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 11, 2018 - 1:52 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines reported Thursday that fourth-quarter profit slipped 8 percent, but the results still beat expectations as average prices for passengers continued to creep higher. The airline also raised its forecast of 2018 earnings, partly because it expects that a new, lower tax...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, file photo, a logo for the New York Stock Exchange is displayed above the trading floor. Stocks are rising at the start of trading Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, led by homebuilders and airlines. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 11, 2018 - 11:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks recovered from their first wobble of the year and climbed on Thursday. Energy stocks led the way after oil climbed to its highest price since 2014. The gains for indexes marked a return to calm for markets, which got a whiff of nervousness a day earlier after interest...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, a worker stacks merchandise outside a Walmart in Salem, N.H. Walmart is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time $1,000 cash bonus to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, changes to its compensation and benefits policy will impact more than a million hourly workers in the U.S., with the wage increase effective next month. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 11, 2018 - 9:12 am
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart, the world's largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time cash bonus of up to $1,000 to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday that...
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FILE- In this Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 file photo, President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi , left, and vice president Vitor Constancio go to a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Top officials at the European Central Bank at their last meeting Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, were wary of prematurely signaling the next steps in an expected exit from their monetary stimulus polices. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
January 11, 2018 - 9:08 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials at the European Central Bank may revise their outlook for their massive monetary stimulus program at the start of this year, according to an account of their last meeting. The report published Thursday showed the officials remained wary at their Dec. 14...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, a worker stacks merchandise outside a Walmart in Salem, N.H. Walmart is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time $1,000 cash bonus to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, changes to its compensation and benefits policy will impact more than a million hourly workers in the U.S., with the wage increase effective next month. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 11, 2018 - 9:05 am
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart, the country's largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time cash bonus of up to $1,000 to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday that...
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January 11, 2018 - 8:44 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials at the European Central Bank may revise their outlook for their massive monetary stimulus program at the start of this year, according to an account of their last meeting. The report published Thursday showed the officials remained wary at their Dec. 14...
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