Leading economic indicators

FILE- In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo the logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter reports earnings Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 25, 2018 - 7:24 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is reporting its second profitable quarter with very strong profit and revenue numbers, sending shares up sharply in premarket trading. The company posted earnings of $61 million Wednesday, or 8 cents per shares. Adjusted for one-time gains and costs, per-share earnings...
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In this April 16, 2018 photo, people walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian shares dipped Wednesday, April 25, mirroring a sell-off on Wall Street on fears about slowing growth and falling company profits. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 25, 2018 - 3:21 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares dipped Wednesday, mirroring a sell-off on Wall Street triggered by worries over slowing growth and falling profits. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 shed 0.3 percent to finish at 22,215.32. Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 1.1 percent to 30,281.15. The Shanghai...
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FILE- This April 5, 2018, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 24, 2018 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After a strong start, U.S. stocks abruptly sold off Tuesday after machinery maker Caterpillar said it doesn't expect to top its first-quarter profit for the rest of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged as much as 619 points as investors feared that rising oil prices...
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FILE- In this April 9, 2018, file photo shoppers walk in a mall in Salem, N.H. On Tuesday, April 25, the Conference Board releases its April index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
April 24, 2018 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers were feeling more confident in April, rebounding to a level close to the 18-year high it had reached two months ago. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its confidence index rose to 128.7 in April, up from a March level of 127.0. The March level was just...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Asian shares were mostly higher in directionless trading Tuesday after Wall Street couldn’t hang to an early gain and finished mostly lower. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 24, 2018 - 7:44 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly rose Tuesday as company earnings reports continued to largely beat expectations, suggesting the economy remains strong despite concerns about trade. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was up 0.3 percent to 12,608 while France's CAC 40 was little changed at 5,437. Britain...
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Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, April 23, 2018. U.S. stocks are mixed Monday morning as health care and industrial companies make gains and energy companies slip with oil prices. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 23, 2018 - 12:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Monday with health care and technology companies and retailers leading the way. Bond prices continue to fall and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note is getting close to 3 percent, a milestone it hasn't reached since January 2014. Aluminum producers are...
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In this Nov. 28, 2017, photo, Chinese women look out of a window of a crowded bus traveling from the outskirts of the capital city during the morning rush hour, in Beijing. Human Rights Watch released the report on Monday, April 23, 2018, gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese work force, with many hiring advertisements openly calling only for male applicants and using the attractiveness of female co-workers as a draw. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 23, 2018 - 6:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — One job ad for Chinese high-speed train conductors called for candidates who were "fashionable and beautiful." Another ad targeting men for a job in a Chinese internet company included photos of a female employee pole-dancing. Gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese...
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A woman reacts at a brokerage house displaying stock trading index in Beijing, Monday, April 23, 2018. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday following Friday's steep slide in technology shares on Wall Street. Markets had only a muted reaction, if any, to North Korea's announcement that it would stop nuclear and missile testing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 23, 2018 - 5:49 am
Global shares were mostly lower Monday following Friday's steep slide in technology shares on Wall Street. Markets had only a muted reaction, if any, to North Korea's announcement that it would stop nuclear and missile testing. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 was almost unchanged at 7,365.29...
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A woman reacts at a brokerage house displaying stock trading index in Beijing, Monday, April 23, 2018. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday following Friday's steep slide in technology shares on Wall Street. Markets had only a muted reaction, if any, to North Korea's announcement that it would stop nuclear and missile testing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 23, 2018 - 1:28 am
Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday following Friday's steep slide in technology shares on Wall Street. Markets had only a muted reaction, if any, to North Korea's announcement that it would stop nuclear and missile testing. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 fell 0.3 percent to 22,091.73 and...
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FILE- In this April 5, 2018, file photo, an NYSE logo adorns the entrance to the trading floor the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 20. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 20, 2018 - 4:51 pm
A steep slide in technology companies weighed on U.S. stocks Friday, pulling the market lower for the second day in a row. Losses among retailers, packaged food and beverage makers and other consumer goods companies also helped weigh down the market. Banks rose as bond yields continued to climb,...
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