Leading economic indicators

FILE - This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. Stock indexes are mostly lower in early trading on Wall Street as investors weigh the latest batch of corporate quarterly earnings reports. Losses in technology companies outweighed gains in banks and other sectors early Thursday, July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 27, 2018 - 12:36 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher early Friday as investors shrugged off Facebook's nearly $120 billion overnight plunge in market value, the biggest-ever one-day loss in dollar value for a U.S. company. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 0.3 percent to 22,648.67 and the...
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FILE- This May 21, 2018, file photo shows a row of washing machines for sale at Lowe's Home Improvement store in East Rutherford, N.J. The Commerce Department releases its June report on durable goods on Thursday, July 26. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
July 26, 2018 - 11:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods rose in June after declining for two months, a sign manufacturing is still growing despite a series of global trade disputes. The Commerce Department said Thursday that durable goods orders — items meant to last at least three years, from...
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An investor stands in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Asian shares are mostly lower after President Donald Trump agreed with the EU to hold off on new tariffs. The easing of tensions with Europe could bode ill for a compromise with Beijing over trade. Japan's Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower and Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.6 percent on Thursday despite a buoyant day on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
July 26, 2018 - 7:40 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets mostly rose Thursday after the U.S. and European Union struck a deal to halt an escalating trade dispute. Asian markets were less upbeat as some worried that that could ease the pressure on the U.S. to find a compromise with Beijing over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Britain'...
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An investor stands in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Asian shares are mostly lower after President Donald Trump agreed with the EU to hold off on new tariffs. The easing of tensions with Europe could bode ill for a compromise with Beijing over trade. Japan's Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower and Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.6 percent on Thursday despite a buoyant day on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
July 25, 2018 - 11:39 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares are mostly lower after President Donald Trump agreed with the EU to hold off on new tariffs. The worry is that an easing of tensions with Europe could bode ill for a compromise with Beijing over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower to 22,592...
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July 25, 2018 - 4:09 pm
An escalating trade war and steep tariffs on steel and aluminum is putting pressure on earnings for automakers, prompting General Motors to slash its outlook while also weighing down shares of Ford Motor Co. and auto parts companies. GM cited "recent and significant increases in commodity costs"...
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Trader Gordon Charlop works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as investors were pleased to see strong earnings reports from a number of U.S. companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 24, 2018 - 3:38 pm
U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher Tuesday afternoon as investors welcomed some strong corporate earnings reports. Gains in health care and technology companies outweighed losses by consumer goods manufacturers, utilities and other sectors. Small-company stocks fell. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P...
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Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 23, 2018. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street, led by declines in technology companies and retailers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 23, 2018 - 11:36 am
U.S. stocks edged lower in morning trading Monday, adding to the market's losses at the end of last week. Industrial companies, automakers and retailers were accounted for much of the decline, outweighing gains elsewhere. Banks posted solid gains as bond yields rose. Investors were focused on...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, July 23, 2018. Asian markets were mostly lower on Monday as concerns over trade tensions moved to the forefront at the meeting this weekend of the Group of 20 industrial nations. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 23, 2018 - 12:31 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower on Monday as concerns over trade tensions moved to the forefront at the meeting this weekend of the Group of 20 industrial nations. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 tumbled 1.3 percent to 22,403.45 and South Korea's Kospi dropped 0.7 percent to 2,...
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