Leading economic indicators

FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo trader John Panin works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 07, 2019 - 3:21 pm
The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 500 points Tuesday amid a broad sell-off on Wall Street as the U.S. and China inched closer to a potential escalation in their costly trade war. The U.S. was set to impose higher tariffs on China on Friday, a day after representatives from both...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo trader John Panin works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 07, 2019 - 1:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Stocks are falling sharply on Wall Street as the U.S. and China move closer to an escalation of their trade fight. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down more than 500 points. Technology companies, which...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 1, 2019, file photo, members of U.S. and China delegation led by Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, stand for a group photo session after their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. Chinese envoys are preparing to travel to the United States for trade talks, a government spokesman said Monday, May 6, 2019, suggesting negotiations on ending a bruising tariff war will proceed despite President Donald Trump's threat to raise import taxes. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool, File)
May 07, 2019 - 11:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — Efforts to end a U.S.-China trade war are in shambles after the United States accused China of reneging on its commitments and prepared to raise import taxes on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. A Chinese delegation is headed to Washington to salvage talks aimed at resolving a...
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In this March 1, 2019, photo signs for employment opportunities are posted at an exit ramp off of Interstate 79 in Zelienople, Pa. On Tuesday, May 7, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for March. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
May 07, 2019 - 11:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised almost 7.5 million jobs at the end of March, a solid figure that signals hiring will likely remain strong in the months ahead. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings rose 4.8% from the previous month, while the number of people quitting their...
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In this March 1, 2019, photo signs for employment opportunities are posted at an exit ramp off of Interstate 79 in Zelienople, Pa. On Tuesday, May 7, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for March. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
May 07, 2019 - 10:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised almost 7.5 million jobs at the end of March, a solid figure that signals hiring will likely remain strong in the months ahead. The Labor Department says job openings rose 4.8% from the previous month, while the number of people quitting their jobs slipped...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, trader Robert Charmak, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On Monday, May 6, U.S. stocks plunged at the opening of trading, following a sell-off in global markets, after President Donald Trump threatened to escalate a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 06, 2019 - 4:44 pm
Fresh market jitters over the possibility of an escalation in the costly trade war between the U.S. and China pulled stocks broadly lower on Wall Street Monday. The decline, which gradually lost momentum after an initial steep slump, came a day after President Donald Trump threatened to raise...
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May 06, 2019 - 9:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are dropping sharply after President Donald Trump threatens more tariffs against China. The escalation of tensions Monday came just as investors were hoping that the long-running trade war between...
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People walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, May 6, 2019. Shares tumbled in Asia early Monday after President Donald Trump threatened in a tweet to impose more tariffs on China, spooking investors who had been expecting good news on trade.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
May 06, 2019 - 5:17 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World markets swooned Monday after President Donald Trump threatened to increase tariffs on imports from China at a time when investors were expecting trade tensions to subside. The CAC 40 in France lost 2.2% in early trading to 5,428.65 while Germany's DAX skidded 2.1% to 12,150.16...
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People walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, May 6, 2019. Shares tumbled in Asia early Monday after President Donald Trump threatened in a tweet to impose more tariffs on China, spooking investors who had been expecting good news on trade.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
May 06, 2019 - 2:31 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares and oil prices have tumbled after President Donald Trump jolted markets with a threat to raise more tariffs on imports from China, spooking investors who had been expecting good news this week on trade. The Shanghai Composite index plunged 6.5% to 2,877.71, and the Hang Seng...
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May 05, 2019 - 11:14 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares tumbled in Asia early Monday after President Donald Trump threatened in a tweet to impose more tariffs on China, spooking investors who had been expecting good news on trade. The Shanghai Composite index sank 4.9%, briefly dipping 5% lower, and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong...
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