Leading economic indicators

A woman walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Friday, April 26, 2019. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Friday after an overnight decline on Wall Street spurred by disappointingly weak earnings reports from 3M and other industrial companies. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 26, 2019 - 6:17 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares edged lower in Europe on Friday following a lackluster day in Asia ahead of the release of U.S. economic growth data later in the day. Benchmarks fell Friday in Paris, London, Tokyo and Shanghai but rose in Hong Kong and Sydney. Economists have been upgrading their estimates,...
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FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo a wheel on a 2019 Ford Expedition 4x4 is displayed at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Ford Motor Co. reports earns on Thursday, April 25. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 25, 2019 - 5:14 pm
Ford earnings fell in the first quarter, but the automaker's shares rallied in extended trading as Ford said a restructuring is starting to take hold. The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker said Thursday that sales of pickups and sport utilities sparked an improved performance in North America and...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2019, file photo traders Michael Urkonis, left, and Gregory Rowe, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 25, 2019 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes held close to their record highs Thursday as blowout results from Facebook and Microsoft offset a sharp slump for industrial companies following earnings reports that fell short of Wall Street's expectations. Communications and technology sectors helped lead the...
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In this Tuesday, April 23, 2019 photo, clothes washers and dryers are shown for sale at a Home Depot store in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Thursday, April 25, the Commerce Department releases its March report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
April 25, 2019 - 8:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose 2.7% in March with a key category that tracks business investment decisions rising at the strongest pace in eight months. The increase in orders for durable goods followed a 1.1% drop in orders in February, the...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Thursday after U.S. stocks closed lower, giving back some of its gains a day after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
April 24, 2019 - 10:14 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday after U.S. stocks closed lower, giving back some of its gains a day after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.2% in early trading to 22,247.14. South Korea's Kospi fell nearly 0.3% to 2,195.56. Hong Kong'...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 18, 2019, file photo, Tommy Kalikas, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the Brigham Minerals IPO. Stock investors had to go on a harrowing round trip over the last seven months, but the market may be in a healthier place after it. The S&P 500 index of big U.S. stocks is back to a record high, closing above 2,930 on Tuesday for the first time since Sept. 20. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 24, 2019 - 12:30 pm
The S&P 500 just hit an all-time high, recovering from last year's dramatic plunge. The economy seems to be on fairly solid footing, still it's anyone's guess what happens next for the stock market. So what does this mean for the average investor? Here are answers to some questions about where...
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A man looks at an electronic board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday despite the S&P 500’s all-time record high close the day before. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 24, 2019 - 7:31 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets were subdued in Europe and Asia on Wednesday as investors look to corporate earnings for clues on whether the S&P 500 will hit another all-time record close. The FTSE 100 in Britain lost 0.3% to 7,502 while the CAC 40 in France was flat at 5,590. The DAX in Germany...
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A man looks at an electronic board displaying stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday despite the S&P 500’s all-time record high close the day before. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 24, 2019 - 1:08 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday as the rally on Wall Street, where the S&P 500 logged an all-time record high close, ran out of steam. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.6% to 22,136.56 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong fell 0.9% to 29,707.64. The Shanghai Composite index...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 23, 2019 - 7:54 pm
The S&P 500 hit an all-time high Tuesday, marking the stock market's complete recovery from a nosedive at the end of last year. The benchmark index's previous record was set last September, shortly before the market sank in the fourth quarter amid fears of a recession, an escalating trade war...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 23. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 23, 2019 - 4:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. The S&P 500 index is closing at a record high, surpassing the peak it set last September and recouping all the ground it lost in a nosedive late last year. The Nasdaq index also closed at a record high...
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