Leading economic indicators

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, March 18, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Monday as investors continued to watch for signs the U.S. and China could be making progress on critical negotiations aimed at resolving a trade war between the world's two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 18, 2019 - 7:20 am
TOKYO (AP) — European shares were mixed by midday while Asian markets closed higher on Monday as investors awaited signs the U.S. and China could be making progress in negotiations on resolving the trade war between the two biggest economies. France's CAC 40 was unchanged at 5,405. Germany's DAX...
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FILE- In this March 5, 2019, file photo trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 15, 2019 - 4:43 pm
The S&P 500 rose to a new high for the year Friday as resurgent technology stocks closed out their best week in four months with solid gains. Financial, health care and consumer stocks also helped lift the market. The gains erased losses from last week, when the S&P 500 had its worst week...
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FILE- In this March 11, 2019, file photo trader John Panin, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, March 14. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 14, 2019 - 11:52 pm
Shares were higher Friday in Asia after a day of lackluster trading on Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1 percent to 21,501.48 as the Bank of Japan ended a policy meeting by keeping its key interest rate at minus 0.1 percent, maintaining its stance of extreme monetary easing and lavish...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Asian markets were mostly higher Thursday as slowing Chinese industrial output left traders hopeful of more assurances from Beijing. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 14, 2019 - 4:42 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks were mostly higher on Thursday as traders awaited a vote that could delay Britain's March 29 exit from the European Union. In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.5 percent to 7,192.44 and France's CAC 40 advanced 0.7 percent to 5,344.50. The DAX in Germany was 0.4...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Asian markets were mostly higher Thursday as slowing Chinese industrial output left traders hopeful of more assurances from Beijing. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 13, 2019 - 10:43 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Thursday as slowing Chinese industrial output left traders hopeful of more assurances from Beijing. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.7 percent to 21,431.28 and the Kospi in South Korea was up 0.1 percent at 2,149.48. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added...
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A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Asian shares were lower Wednesday amid continuing global uncertainties that weighed on stocks as some traders took profits from a rally earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 13, 2019 - 7:31 am
LONDON (AP) — European stock markets rose modestly Wednesday ahead of another day of high political drama in Britain following the latest heavy defeat of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal in Parliament. In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was up 0.3 percent at 7,170 while...
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A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Asian shares were lower Wednesday amid continuing global uncertainties that weighed on stocks as some traders took profits from a rally earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 12, 2019 - 11:14 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were lower Wednesday amid continuing global uncertainties that weighed on stocks as some traders took profits from a rally earlier in the week. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 1.2 percent to 21,243.26 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.5 percent to...
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A worker stands near the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the Korea Exchange in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Asian stock markets have followed Wall Street higher as investors look ahead to the British parliament’s vote on a plan to leave the European Union. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, and Sydney all advanced. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 12, 2019 - 6:42 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks turned lower Tuesday and the British pound dropped as expectations grew that British lawmakers would reject a plan to leave the European Union. In midday trading, France's CAC 40 shed 0.3 percent to 5,254 while Germany's DAX lost its gains to trade flat at 11,518...
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A man walks near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) and the foreign exchange rates at the Korea Exchange in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Asian stock markets have followed Wall Street higher as investors look ahead to the British parliament’s vote on a plan to leave the European Union. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney all advanced. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
March 12, 2019 - 12:25 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday as investors awaited Britain's vote on a plan to leave the European Union. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 2.2 percent to 3,092.99 points and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 1.9 percent to 21,530.17. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 1.5...
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The Boeing logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before the opening bell, Monday, March 11, 2019. Boeing shares were predicted to fall at the open on Wall Street after the crash Sunday of a 737 Max 8 plane in Ethiopia that killed all 157 people aboard. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 11, 2019 - 8:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:40 a.m. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street, although a sharp drop in Boeing is pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average lower. Boeing fell 12 percent after the second deadly crash in six months...
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