Leading economic indicators

An investor walks in front of stock trading boards at a private market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Asian shares mostly fell Tuesday in quiet trading as investors waited for signs on what might be ahead for U.S. interest rates. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 09, 2019 - 12:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares retreated Tuesday in quiet trading as investors awaited signs of what might be ahead for U.S. interest rates. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was flat at 21,526.22, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.3% to 6,653.60. South Korea's Kospi was marginally lower, down 0.1%...
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This photo Feb. 20, 2019, photo shows logos for credit cards in Zelienople, Pa. On Monday, July 8, the Federal Reserve releases its May report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
July 08, 2019 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers borrowed more on their credit cards in May and also took out more student and auto loans, a modest sign of economic health. The Federal Reserve says that consumer borrowing increased 5% that month, just below April's 5.2% rise. Total outstanding consumer debt, which...
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A currency trader walks by the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 8, 2019. Asian stocks tumbled Monday after relatively strong U.S. employment data tempered hopes the Federal Reserve might cut interest rates. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 08, 2019 - 8:45 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets recovered their poise Monday after a big sell-off in Asia in the wake of unexpectedly strong U.S. employment data tempered hopes the Federal Reserve will aggressively cut interest rates. Fed leaders have indicated they are ready to cut rates to support economic...
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Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, center left, and junior Finance Minister Anurag Thakur, left, stands for the media outside the finance ministry before proceeding towards the parliament house to unveil the annual federal budget in New Delhi, India, Friday, July 5, 2019. India's government says the economy is expected to grow at 7% in 2019-20, up from a five-year low of 6.8% in the past year. (AP Photo/Mariya Amrayeva)
July 06, 2019 - 12:11 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Friday proposed heavy investments in infrastructure, the digital economy and job creation to lift a sluggish economy burdened with a 45-year-high unemployment rate of 6.1%. Unveiling a draft budget after a major victory in...
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A trader works at the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, July 5, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
July 05, 2019 - 4:39 pm
Bond yields rose and stocks mostly bounced back from an early slide to finish with modest losses Friday, a downbeat end on Wall Street to an otherwise milestone-setting week for the broader market. The small decline snapped a six-day winning streak for the S&P 500, though the benchmark index...
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In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019 photo, job applicants line up at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood during a job fair in Hollywood, Fla. On Friday, July 5, the U.S. government issues the June jobs report. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 05, 2019 - 4:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the economy's durability after more than a decade of expansion. The strength of the jobs report the government issued Friday could complicate a decision for the Federal Reserve...
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In this June 18, 2019, photo, a woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian stocks fell Friday as investors waited for American employment data and details of U.S.-Chinese trade talks. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 05, 2019 - 7:19 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks advanced Friday while European markets opened lower as investors waited for U.S. jobs data that could help determine whether, or how soon, the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates. Analysts expect a solid 165,000 increase in the monthly non-farm payrolls for June, and a...
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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, July 4, 2019. Shares opened higher in Asia on Thursday after U.S. stocks closed broadly higher, sending the S&P 500 and other major indexes to record highs.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 05, 2019 - 12:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Friday as investors waited for American employment data and details of U.S.-Chinese trade talks. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong fell while Australia edged up. Investors looked ahead to monthly U.S. jobs data due out Friday, which are expected to be a...
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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, July 4, 2019. Shares opened higher in Asia on Thursday after U.S. stocks closed broadly higher, sending the S&P 500 and other major indexes to record highs.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 03, 2019 - 10:57 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Shares opened higher in Asia on Thursday, tracking the ascent by major U.S. indexes to record highs. The rally follows a slight easing of trade tensions between the U.S. and China after they agreed to refrain from new tariffs pending a new round of negotiations. That has relieved some...
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This June 21, 2019, photo shows a "now hiring" sign at a McDonald's restaurant in Moss Point, Miss. On Wednesday, July 3, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in June. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
July 03, 2019 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies added just 102,000 jobs in June, a possible turning point that could signal a coming increase in the unemployment rate. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that the meager gains — after just 41,000 jobs were added in May — indicate a slowdown in the economy. The...
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