Leading economic indicators

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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FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo trader Robert Chamak works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 25, 2019 - 1:43 pm
Stocks fell on Wall Street in afternoon trading Tuesday after discouraging economic data and cautionary remarks from the head of the Federal Reserve stoked investors' worries that the U.S. economy is slowing. In an early afternoon speech, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell noted that the economic outlook...
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President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 24, 2019 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is continuing efforts to pressure the U.S. central bank system, saying the stock markets and economic growth would be much higher if not for its actions. Trump says the Federal Reserve "doesn't know what it's doing" and raised interest rates too quickly. The...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, June 24, 2019. Shares were wavering in Asia on Monday as investors watched for movement in the China-U.S. trade dispute ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping planned for later this week in Osaka, Japan, at the Group of 20 summit. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 24, 2019 - 1:57 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Monday as investors watched for movement in the China-U.S. trade dispute ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping planned for later this week in Osaka, Japan, at the Group of 20 summit. Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.1...
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FILE- This May 11, 2012, file photo, shows a Capital One Bank office, in New York. All 18 of the nation's largest and most complex banks are strong enough to withstand a severe economic downturn and would be able to stay in business without collapsing, the Federal Reserve said Friday, June 21, 2019. Capital One, which has a large commercial banking business, was the most negatively impacted by the Fed's scenario but still remained more than well capitalized under the Fed's qualifications (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 21, 2019 - 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — All 18 of the nation's largest and most complex banks are strong enough to withstand a severe economic downturn and would be able to stay in business without collapsing, the Federal Reserve said Friday. The results are from the first round of the central bank's annual stress tests,...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Rinaldi talks with colleagues on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 21. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 21, 2019 - 1:12 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes moved mostly lower in afternoon trading Friday as a weeklong rally fizzled out a day after the market hit an all-time high. The benchmark S&P 500 index was still on track to notch its third straight weekly gain following four consecutive weekly losses. Trading was muted...
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A currency trader reads documents at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 21, 2019. Shares retreated in Asia on Friday after a broad rally for stocks drove the S&P 500 index to an all-time high as weak manufacturing data from Japan helped dampen investor sentiment. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 21, 2019 - 4:45 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares opened higher in Europe on Friday after mostly declining in Asia despite the S&P 500 index's record high overnight close. Germany's DAX added 0.4% to 12,400.10 while the CAC 40 in Paris climbed 0.6% to 5,566.15. Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.3% to 7,445.33. U.S. shares looked...
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Norma Butterfield, mother of Slack Technologies CEO Stewart Butterfield, rings a ceremonial bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the Slack IPO begins trading, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 20, 2019 - 4:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Slack's newly public shares aren't slacking off. The work messaging service grew 49% in value after its stock started trading Thursday under the ticker "WORK." Slack's debut is the latest in several highly anticipated initial public offerings of stock for tech companies. While some...
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Trader Joseph Lawler works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 20, 2019 - 10:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An early surge on the stock market Thursday put the S&P 500 index within range of another record high. The S&P 500 rose 0.6% as of 11:20 a.m. Eastern time and was slightly below the record close it reached April 30. The index has now erased most of its losses from May, when...
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