Leading economic indicators

People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Shares were higher in Asia on Wednesday, supported by rosy manufacturing data from Japan. The gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where a six-day winning streak was snapped by a plunge in Walmart stock and losses in other sectors. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 20, 2018 - 10:16 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were higher in Asia on Wednesday, supported by rosy manufacturing data from Japan. The gains came despite losses on Wall Street, where a six-day winning streak was snapped by a plunge in Walmart stock and losses in other sectors. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0...
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A currency trader works at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Asian markets were higher on Monday following Wall Street gains last week, as market jitters showed signs of easing. Many major markets were closed on holidays. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 19, 2018 - 9:51 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday after a U.S. holiday and attention turned to the U.S. Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 1.3 percent in early trading to 21,863.84. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged down 0.4 percent to 5,920.10. South Korea's Kospi...
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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, the Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York's Financial District. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 16, 2018 - 1:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are continuing their rapid recovery Friday as health care and technology companies lead the market toward its sixth gain in a row. Investors were fleeing the market early this month, but a combination of lower prices and rising company profits have them hurrying to buy stocks...
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February 16, 2018 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Groundbreakings on new homes jumped 9.7 percent last month to the highest level since October 2016, welcome news for a housing market struggling with a shortage of homes for sale. The Commerce Department says housing starts came in at an annual pace of 1.33 million in January, up...
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Airbus CEO Tom Enders, right, speaks to journalists while Airbus CFO Harald Wilhelm looks on, during the Airbus Group press conference on the 2017 annual results in Toulouse, France, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Shares in European plane maker Airbus flew higher on Thursday after the company reported improved earnings and was more upbeat about the future following problems to several of its key aircraft programs. (AP Photo/Fred Scheiber)
February 15, 2018 - 11:42 am
PARIS (AP) — Shares in European plane maker Airbus flew higher on Thursday after the company reported improved earnings and was more upbeat about the future following problems to several of its key aircraft programs. The company said that it surged to a net profit of 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion...
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FILE- In this Jan. 22, 2018, file photo, a motorist pumps gas in Bethel Park, Pa. On Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, the Labor Department reports on U.S. producer price inflation for January. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
February 15, 2018 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices rose 0.4 percent in January, the biggest increase since November, as a big jump in energy prices offset a small decline in the cost of food. The January rise in wholesale prices, which measure the cost of goods before they reach the consumer, followed no...
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FILE - This July 6, 2015, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street carved into the side of a building in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 14, 2018 - 3:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing in on their fourth gain in a row Wednesday as banks climb along with bond yields. The increase in rates came after the government said consumer prices climbed in January at a rate that was faster than economists had expected. There were few signs of the...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Asian shares were mixed Wednesday amid a wait-and-see mood ahead of Lunar New Year holidays as well as the release of U.S. inflation indicators later in the day. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 14, 2018 - 6:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks turned higher Wednesday as investors awaited the release of U.S. inflation data. Trading was winding down in China ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.8 percent to 5,148, while Germany's DAX rose 0.7 percent to 12,281. Britain's...
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FILE- This Oct. 29, 2014, file photo, shows the Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York's Financial District. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 12, 2018 - 4:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are surging on Wall Street as the market claws back some of its massive losses from last week. The Dow Jones industrials climbed 400 points. The gains Monday came after the market slumped into a '...
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FILE- This Oct. 29, 2014, file photo, shows the Wall Street subway stop on Broadway, in New York's Financial District. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 12, 2018 - 1:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are powering higher Monday as the market claws back some of its massive losses last week, when it slumped into a 'correction' for the first time in two years. The Dow Jones industrials were up more than 400 points. Technology companies and banks, some of the biggest winners...
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