Leading economic indicators

FILE - This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, as a New Year's rally runs out of gas. The major U.S. stock indexes were mixed in early trading Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 as gains by banks and consumer-focused companies outweighed losses in energy and other sectors. The price of oil fell on a report saying U.S. production is set to rise further above 50-year highs.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 19, 2018 - 2:36 pm
Retailers and consumer goods companies led U.S. stock indexes mostly higher in afternoon trading Friday as the market recouped some of its modest losses from a day earlier. Energy companies were the biggest laggard as the price of crude oil declined. Bond yields were hovering near their highest...
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 19, 2018 - 5:32 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian and European stock markets were moderately higher and the dollar retreated Friday as the threat loomed of a U.S. federal government shutdown. KEEPING SCORE: European shares were higher in early trading. Germany's DAX rose 0.4 percent to 13,334.81 and France's CAC 40 was up 0...
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 18, 2018 - 9:59 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 climbed 0.3 percent to 23,836.84 and South Korea's Kospi was flat at...
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In this Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, photo, construction continues on a high-rise condominium project in Miami. On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in December. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
January 18, 2018 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Groundbreakings on new homes fell 8.2 percent in December, with builders ending 2017 by slowing down their construction of single-family houses. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the monthly decline put U.S. housing starts at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19...
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People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Shares were broadly higher in Asia on Thursday after a rally on Wall Street that took the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
January 18, 2018 - 4:01 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed on Thursday, with the Nikkei erasing earlier gains. Chinese indexes got a boost from news that the economy expanded at a robust 6.9 percent annual pace in 2017. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.1 percent in early trading to 5,501.09 and Germany's DAX rose...
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Specialist Meric Greenbaum, left, and trader Fred DeMarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as the market makes up some of the ground it lost a day earlier. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 17, 2018 - 3:45 pm
U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in late-afternoon trading Wednesday as the market bounced back from modest losses a day earlier. The rally drove the Dow Jones industrial average back above 26,000 points and had the Standard & Poor's 500 index on course for a record high close. Technology and...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Shares were lower in early Asian trading Wednesday after a lackluster session on Wall Street, where the Dow industrial average ended almost flat after backtracking from a broad rally earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 17, 2018 - 4:38 am
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were lower Wednesday in Asia after a flip-flop session on Wall Street, where the Dow industrial average ended almost flat after backtracking from a broad rally earlier in the day. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 0.3 percent to 7,733.92 and the CAC 40 of France also...
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Adam Neumann, center, co-founder and CEO of WeWork, attends the opening bell ceremony at Nasdaq, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in New York. WeWork is a privately held shared workspace company based in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 16, 2018 - 10:25 am
U.S. stocks climbed broadly in early trading Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average past the 26,000-point mark for the first time. Technology, health care and financial stocks accounted for much of the market's gains. Energy companies were the only laggard. Investors were sizing up the...
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Investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Asian stock markets have risen following a holiday for U.S. markets as investors look ahead to American corporate earnings reports. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 16, 2018 - 7:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mostly higher Tuesday following a holiday for U.S. markets as investors looked ahead to American corporate earnings. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX gained 0.9 percent to 13,323 and France's CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 5,521. London's FTSE 100, however, shed 0.2...
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Investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Asian stock markets have risen following a holiday for U.S. markets as investors look ahead to American corporate earnings reports. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 15, 2018 - 11:44 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday following a holiday for U.S. markets as investorsed look ahead to American corporate earnings. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.4 percent to 3,425.03 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 0.7 percent to 23,882.23. Hong Kong's...
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