Leading economic indicators

A Chinese investor reads a newspaper as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. Asian stocks rebounded Friday on hopes U.S.-Chinese talks next month might produce progress toward ending a costly tariff war over trade and technology. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 30, 2019 - 7:39 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Friday on hopes that next month's U.S.-Chinese talks might produce progress toward ending a costly tariff war over trade and technology. Investors were encouraged by a Chinese government statement Thursday that its penalties on U.S. products are adequate. That...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019, file photo trader Jeffrey Vazquez works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On Thursday, Aug. 29, stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as investors hope that new talks set for September can result in progress in resolving the U.S.-China trade dispute. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 29, 2019 - 11:22 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rebounded Friday on hopes U.S.-Chinese talks next month might produce progress toward ending a costly tariff war over trade and technology. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all followed Wall Street higher. Investors were encouraged by a Chinese...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Asian stocks declined Thursday following Wall Street's rebound amid uncertainty about U.S.-Chinese trade tension. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 29, 2019 - 7:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets turned higher on Thursday on hopes for more talks next month on the trade war between the United States and China. European indexes rose after Asian ones closed lower, with futures pointing to gains on Wall Street later in the day. Trade negotiators are due to meet in...
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In this Aug. 27, 2019 photo, the Best Buy logo is shown on a store in Richfield, Minn. Best Buy Co. reports financial results Thursday, Aug. 29. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
August 29, 2019 - 7:36 am
RICHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Best Buy Co. on Thursday reported strong quarterly profit but revenue fell short and shares of the retailer fell 6% in premarket trading. The Richfield, Minnesota-based company said it had fiscal second-quarter net income of $238 million, or 89 cents per share. Earnings,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Matesic, center, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 28. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 28, 2019 - 12:57 pm
Banks and energy companies helped power U.S. stocks broadly higher in midday trading Wednesday as the market clawed back some of its losses from a day earlier. Financial sector stocks accounted for much of the rally, which reversed an early slide. Big banks were among the sector's gainers. Wells...
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Judge Thad Balkman enters the courtroom before he delivers his decision in the opioid trial at the Cleveland County Courthouse in Norman, Okla., Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Balkman ruled in favor of the state of Oklahoma and ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay $572 million to a plan to abate the opioid crisis. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP, Pool)
August 27, 2019 - 2:06 pm
Johnson & Johnson investors exhaled in relief Tuesday, pushing up shares higher after an Oklahoma judge imposed a $572 million verdict for the health care giant's role in the nation's opioid crisis. During the seven week trial state prosecutors who sought up to $17 billion described J&J as...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2019, file photo trader Frank Masiello, left, and specialist Anthony Matesic work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 27. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 27, 2019 - 12:43 pm
U.S. stock indexes veered lower in midday trading Tuesday, giving up early gains, as investors shifted money into government bonds and other less risky assets. Financial stocks fell the most as bond prices surged, pulling yields sharply lower. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 1.48%...
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FILE - This Aug. 23, 2019, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 26. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 26, 2019 - 10:43 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Tuesday as investors found reason to be cautiously optimistic again about the potential for progress in the costly trade war between the U.S. and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 1.2% in morning trading to 20,497.09. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0...
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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, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Asian shares tumbled Monday after the latest escalation in the U.S.-China trade war renewed uncertainties about global economies, as well as questions over what U.S. President Donald Trump might say next. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 26, 2019 - 3:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares fell Monday after the latest escalation in the U.S.-China trade war renewed uncertainties about global economies, as well as questions over what President Donald Trump might say next. France's CAC 40 shed nearly 0.1% to 5,322.21 in early trading, while Germany's DAX fell...
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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, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Asian shares tumbled Monday after the latest escalation in the U.S.-China trade war renewed uncertainties about global economies, as well as questions over what U.S. President Donald Trump might say next. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 25, 2019 - 11:01 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares tumbled Monday after the latest escalation in the U.S.-China trade war renewed uncertainties about global economies, as well as questions over what President Donald Trump might say next. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 started plummeting as soon as trading began and stood at...
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