Leading economic indicators

FILE - In this Saturday, May 16, 2020, file photo, Glen Buhlmann, lower left, fills out a job application during a walk- and drive-up job fair in Seattle for clothing maker Outdoor Research's new line of face masks and other personal protection equipment the company has started manufacturing due to the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. employers likely rehired several million more workers in June, thereby reducing a Depression-level unemployment rate, but the most up-to-date data suggests that a resurgent coronavirus will limit further gains. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Associated Press
July 02, 2020 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%, as the job market improved for a second straight month, yet still remained far short of regaining the colossal losses it suffered this spring. The nation has now recovered roughly...
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In this image provided by the New York Stock Exchange, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, applauds as he rings the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange with with New York Stock Exchange President Stacey Cunningham, right, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in New York. The NYSE allowed a limited number of traders back to the floor with social distancing guidelines and face masks. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP)
Associated Press
May 26, 2020 - 12:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange reopened Tuesday in a largely symbolic step toward economic recovery, and stocks surged at the opening bell, even as the official U.S. death toll from the coronavirus closed in on 100,000, a mark President Donald Trump once predicted...
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Trader Fred DeMarco works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Global stock markets are falling further on spreading virus fears. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Associated Press
February 28, 2020 - 5:18 pm
Stocks sank around the globe again Friday as investors braced for more economic pain from the coronavirus outbreak, sending U.S. markets to their worst weekly finish since the 2008 financial crisis. The damage from the week of relentless selling was eye-popping: The Dow Jones Industrial Average...
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A man wearing a face mask walks past statues of bulls in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Asian stock markets fell further Friday on spreading virus fears, deepening an global rout after Wall Street endured its biggest one-day drop in nine years. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Associated Press
February 28, 2020 - 6:50 am
Global stock markets plunged further Friday on spreading fears over the impact of the new coronavirus, with some indexes set to close out their worst week since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008. Germany's DAX skidded as much as 5% before stabilizing, Tokyo and Shanghai closed 3.7% lower...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo, a man walks past a branch of HSBC bank in Hong Kong. Europe's biggest bank has reported that its net profit fell 53% in 2019 to $6 billion. London-based HSBC, whose profit is mainly from Asia, said it plans to revamp its U.S. and European business and shed $100 billion in assets to improve its profitability. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Associated Press
February 18, 2020 - 3:28 am
HSBC bank said Tuesday it will shed some 35,000 jobs as part of a deep overhaul to focus on faster-growing markets in Asia and better cope with a slew of global uncertainties. The interim chief executive, Noel Quinn, said the number of people employed by the bank would fall from 235,000 to 200,000...
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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, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Asian shares continued to fall Tuesday, dragged down by worries about an outbreak of a new virus in China that threatens global economic growth. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Associated Press
January 28, 2020 - 4:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — European shares and U.S. futures were higher after another day of losses in Asia on Tuesday as worries deepened over the expanding outbreak of a new virus in China. France's CAC 40 rose 0.5% to 5,894.94 , while Germany's DAX rose 0.4% to 13,258.01. Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.4% at 7,...
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Associated Press
December 06, 2019 - 7:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States jumped last month to its highest level since January as U.S. employers shrugged off global trade conflicts and added 266,000 jobs. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate declined to 3.5% from 3.6% in October, matching a half-century low. And...
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People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Asian shares have advanced after the Dow Jones Industrial Average returned to a record high. Benchmarks rose across the region, led by a 2% jump in Japan’s Nikkei 225 index. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Associated Press
November 05, 2019 - 3:34 am
BANGKOK (AP) — European shares rose early Tuesday after a rally on Wall Street took the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other benchmarks to record highs. Germany's DAX edged 0.1% higher to 13,149.83 while the CAC 40 in Paris was almost unchanged at 5,825.23. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.3% to 7,394...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, file photo specialist Gregg Maloney, left, and trader John Panin work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Associated Press
November 01, 2019 - 9:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A government report revealing surprisingly solid job growth in October put investors in a buying mood Friday and drove broad gains for U.S. stocks in early trading. The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 128,000 jobs, far more than the 89,500 additions that economists...
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A woman passes an electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Shares are mostly higher in subdued New Year’s Eve trading. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng advanced 1.3 percent while the Sensex in India added 0.3 percent. Australian’s benchmark edged lower. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
December 31, 2018 - 7:51 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose Monday on the last day of a volatile year, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he expected to resolve trade friction with China after speaking with Chinese President Xi Jinping. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the CAC 40 of France rose 1.1 percent to 4,730.69,...
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