Leading economic indicators

July 01, 2019 - 3:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. The S&P 500 is closing at a record Monday as investors welcome a truce in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The two sides agreed to resume talks and the U.S. said it would hold off on...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 1, 2019. Asian markets took heart Monday from revived hopes for progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China after President Donald Trump met with China's Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Japan. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 01, 2019 - 7:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Global markets rose sharply Monday after President Donald Trump's meeting with China's Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 Summit in Japan raised hopes of progress in stalled trade talks between the two countries. The Trump-Xi meeting in Japan marked the first time the two leaders had met...
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July 01, 2019 - 5:46 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The unemployment rate in the 19 European Union countries that use the euro fell to its lowest in more than a decade in May as domestic demand and low interest rates help keep the recovery going. Official figures Monday showed the jobless rate declined to 7.5 percent from 7...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday June 22, 2019, The European Central Bank during sunset in Frankfurt, Germany. The European Central Bank and US Federal Reserve are signalling that more stimulus could be on the way which has sent stocks higher, but an international forum for central bankers is warning Sunday June 30, 2019, that the global economic recovery will need further support to get past its current shaky stretch. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, FILE)
June 30, 2019 - 7:19 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Stocks have risen on expectation of more help from central banks, but an international financial forum warned Sunday that the global recovery can't just rely on support from the likes of the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank to get past its current shaky...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2019, photo trader Peter Tuchman, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 28. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 28, 2019 - 4:16 pm
Wall Street ended a wobbly week with broad gains Friday, closing the books on June with its biggest monthly gain since January. June marked a sharp about-face from May, when traders fled to safer holdings because of increased anxiety over the trade war between the U.S. and China, and signs of...
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Julie Wainwright, center, CEO of The RealReal, celebrates her company's IPO at the Nasdaq opening bell, Friday, June 28, 2019 in New York. The online reseller of luxury brand clothing and accessories is based in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 28, 2019 - 4:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of The RealReal jumped on their first day of trading Friday, as the secondhand-fashion online retailer tests investors' appetite for the staying power of online marketplaces for pre-owned discounted Gucci and other luxury goods. The San Francisco company, founded in 2011 by...
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A currency trader gestures at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 28, 2019. Asian stocks sank Friday as investors waited for a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping that they hope will produce a truce in spiraling U.S.-China trade tensions.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 28, 2019 - 6:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global shares were mixed Friday as investors waited for a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping that they hope will produce a truce in spiraling U.S.-China trade tension. Benchmarks in London and Frankfurt advanced after Shanghai and Tokyo closed lower, while Wall...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2019, file photo trader Joseph Lawler works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 26. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 26, 2019 - 10:26 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Thursday ahead of a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Japan this week. Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.8% to 21,262.10 and the Kospi in South Korea climbed 0.9% to 2,139.91. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was...
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In this May 19, 2019, photo a line of unsold 2019 CX-5 sports-utility vehicles sits at a Mazda dealership in Littleton, Colo. On Wednesday, June 26, the Commerce Department releases its May report on durable goods. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 26, 2019 - 8:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell sharply in May while demand in a category that tracks business investment rose modestly. Orders fell 1.3% in May following an even bigger 2.8% drop in May, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. That weakness...
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Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as investors awaited developments on the trade friction between the U.S. and China at the Group of 20 meeting of major economies in Japan later in the week. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 26, 2019 - 6:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were turned higher on Wednesday as investors await developments in trade friction between the U.S. and China at the Group of 20 meeting of major economies in Japan later in the week. France's CAC 40 was up 0.1% in midday trading, at 5,518. Germany's DAX was up 0.4% at 12,...
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