Leading economic indicators

FILE - In this April 14, 2011 file picture the Glencore headquarters in Baar, Switzerland is photographed. Shares in commodities trading company Glencore have plunged after it was ordered to hand over documents and records to the U.S. Department of Justice as part of an investigation into possible corruption and money laundering. The company, which is based in Baar, Switzerland, said Tuesday, July 3, 2018 the requested documents relate to its business in Nigeria, Congo and Venezuela from 2007 onwards. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP, file)
July 03, 2018 - 7:02 am
GENEVA (AP) — Shares in commodities giant Glencore plunged Tuesday after the company was ordered to hand over documents and records to the U.S. Department of Justice for a check on its compliance with corruption and money laundering rules. The company, which is based in Baar, Switzerland, said...
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Investors walk in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Asian markets tumbled on Tuesday as back-and-forth exchanges over possible higher U.S. tariffs for the auto sector deepened concerns that a trade war is brewing. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 03, 2018 - 12:41 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets tumbled on Tuesday as back-and-forth exchanges over possible higher U.S. tariffs for the auto sector deepened concerns that a trade war is brewing. The U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, are set to impose tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, July 2, 2018. A central bank survey released Monday showed Japan's corporate outlook has worsened from three months ago, underlining fears in this export-reliant economy about trade tensions. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 02, 2018 - 6:51 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stocks fell Monday as weaker-than-expected Asian economic surveys ratcheted up worries over the potential impact of higher tariffs due to be imposed by China and the U.S. in a festering trade dispute. In Europe, a German government crisis weighed on markets. KEEPING SCORE:...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, July 2, 2018. A central bank survey released Monday showed Japan's corporate outlook has worsened from three months ago, underlining fears in this export-reliant economy about trade tensions. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 02, 2018 - 12:38 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Monday after surveys showed a deterioration in the outlook for Chinese manufacturing ahead of the expected imposition of higher tariffs by Beijing and Washington starting Friday. Japan also reported weaker data. U.S. attempts to gain an upper hand...
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People walk past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Thursday, June 28, 2018. Asian markets were mixed on Thursday, as White House statements on trade left investors divided on whether the administration was interested in soothing tensions with China. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 28, 2018 - 8:17 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Thursday as investors digested assurances from the U.S. and China on trade, after a series of exchanges between the two resulted in widespread uncertainty. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was down 1.2 percent to 12,206 and France's CAC 40 shed 0.6 percent to 5...
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A currency trader works at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Asian markets were mostly lower on Wednesday as jitters over trade conflicts between the world's major economies lingered. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 27, 2018 - 7:31 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global markets were subdued on Wednesday as jitters over trade conflicts between the world's largest economies lingered. Oil prices extended their gains as the U.S. pushed other countries to cut oil imports from Iran. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.3 percent at...
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In this June 20, 2018, photo, a pedestrian walks carrying a Bloomingdales' Little Brown Bag walks past a giant advertisement for Armani Exchange on Fifth Avenue in New York. On Tuesday, June 26, the Conference Board releases its June index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 26, 2018 - 10:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers lost a bit of their optimism in June but are still feeling good by historical standards. The Conference Board, a business research group, says its consumer confidence index slipped this month to 126.4, down from 128.8 in May. The index measures both consumers'...
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People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday, as moves by the U.S to gain an upper hand on trade with China weighed on the technology sector. Tech stocks have been the pillar of the Wall Street's long-running bull market. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
June 26, 2018 - 7:25 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mixed Tuesday as traders monitored U.S. efforts to gain an upper hand in trade with China, particularly in the technology sector. Shanghai's index entered bear market territory, having dropped over 20 percent from a recent high in January. KEEPING SCORE: Germany...
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People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday, as moves by the U.S to gain an upper hand on trade with China weighed on the technology sector. Tech stocks have been the pillar of the Wall Street's long-running bull market. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
June 25, 2018 - 11:48 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday, as moves by the U.S to gain an upper hand on trade with China weighed on the technology sector. Tech stocks have been the pillar of the Wall Street's long-running bull market. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index dropped 0.5...
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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, June 22, 2018. Asian stocks fell Friday following Wall Street losses overnight as investors were still wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profit and jobs. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 22, 2018 - 12:15 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks fell Friday following Wall Street losses overnight as investors were still wary over trade disputes between China and the U.S. as well as between the U.S. and Europe that could hurt corporate profit and jobs. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 lost 0.9 percent...
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