Leading economic indicators

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo specialist Brian Fairbrother, left, and trader Philip Powers work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 17, 2019 - 1:45 pm
Stocks moved broadly higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street Thursday after several large companies delivered surprisingly good results. A breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union also injected confidence into markets and prompted investors to move money into...
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In this Sept. 3, 2019 photo a for sale sign, top, rests in front of a newly constructed home, in Norwood, Mass. On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in September. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 17, 2019 - 9:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home building fell last month, driven by a sharp decline in the construction of new apartments. The Commerce Department said Thursday that housing starts dropped 9.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.26 million. The construction of new apartments plunged 28.3% to an...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo traders Ashley Lara and John Santiago confer as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 16, 2019 - 12:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks erased an early loss and were little changed in midday trading Wednesday. A potential settlement in the opioid epidemic involving some of the nation's largest drug distributors lifted the health care sector. Homebuilders benefited from a surprisingly good survey on sales...
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Chinese investors react as they monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Asian shares were higher Wednesday after a gain on Wall Street boosted by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 16, 2019 - 5:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday after a Wall Street rally driven by healthy earnings reports from U.S. companies. France's CAC 40 was down nearly 0.2% in early trading at 5,691.75. Germany's DAX was unchanged at 12,629.82. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.3% to 7,189.08. U.S. shares were...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo trader Mark Puetzer, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 15. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 15, 2019 - 3:32 pm
Stocks notched solid gains on Wall Street Tuesday as investors welcomed surprisingly good quarterly results from some of the nation's biggest companies. Strong earnings from UnitedHealth Group, JPMorgan Chase and other companies helped lift the market, erasing modest losses from a day earlier...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group reports financial results Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
October 15, 2019 - 12:50 pm
UnitedHealth Group raised its 2019 forecast and detailed another better-than-expected quarter Tuesday, but shares soared after company leaders mentioned next year's growth prospects. CEO David Wichmann told analysts it would be "reasonable and prudent" for them to set initial expectations for core...
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A man stretches in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. On Tuesday, shares are mixed in Asia after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.8% as it reopened from a public holiday and investors caught up on the news of a preliminary trade deal between China and the U.S. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 15, 2019 - 4:44 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Europe and Asia on Tuesday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street. Germany's DAX advanced 0.4% to 12,532.50 and the CAC 40 in Paris gained 0.6% to 5,674.85. London's FTSE 100 was nearly unchanged at 7,215.74. In New York, futures were higher, with...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, an investor adjusts his hat as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing. Asian stock markets have risen after Washington and Beijing announced a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
October 14, 2019 - 5:09 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose while European markets opened lower Monday after Washington and Beijing announced a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war. London and Frankfurt declined while Shanghai and Hong Kong gained. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday. President Donald Trump agreed...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo specialist Dilip Patel, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 11, 2019 - 5:19 pm
The S&P 500 finished with its first weekly gain in four weeks Friday as investors welcomed a thaw in the punishing trade war between the U.S. and China. After two days of negotiations in Washington, the U.S. agreed to suspend a planned hike in tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods that had...
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October 11, 2019 - 5:03 pm
Stocks closed sharply higher Friday as the U.S. and China reached a partial deal on trade and said they would continue negotiating. President Donald Trump agreed to suspend an increase in tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods due to kick in Oct. 15. In exchange, China agreed to boost purchases...
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