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 reporter raises her hands to ask a question of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, after he announced that the office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and several Russian entities, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Washington. The defendants are accused of violating U.S. criminal laws to interfere with American elections and the political process. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 19, 2018 - 12:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive. He denied he had ever absolved Russia of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, despite his plentiful record of voicing doubts on that...
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In this Feb. 12, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with state and local officials about infrastructure in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 17, 2018 - 9:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for abandoning the young immigrants whose legal status is up in the air because of a step he took six months ago. Those immigrants, who arrived in the United States illegally as children, became a bargaining chip in legislation that...
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February 16, 2018 - 12:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Stocks shook off a wobbly start and are higher at midday, putting the market on track for its sixth gain in a row. The market is headed for its biggest weekly gain since 2011 Friday as it recovers more of...
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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm showing the Nikkei 225 index, in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Shares were higher in Japan and Australia, with all other Asian markets closed Friday for the lunar new year holiday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
February 15, 2018 - 10:43 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were higher in Japan and Australia, with all other Asian markets closed Friday for the lunar new year holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index climbed 1.1 percent to 21,699.71 and the S&P ASX 200 in Australia added 0.1 percent to 5,914.60. JAPAN CENTRAL BANK: As...
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Edward Landi, foreground left, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after several U.S. companies reported solid results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 15, 2018 - 11:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Technology companies are leading stocks higher at midday, putting the market on track for its fifth gain in a row. A dip in the late morning Thursday briefly put indexes into the red, but stocks were...
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February 14, 2018 - 7:25 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett's company on Wednesday revealed a new investment in struggling Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals and trimmed its holdings in oil refiner Phillips 66 by selling 35 million shares back to the company for $3.3 billion. Berkshire Hathaway Inc...
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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 - 3:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly 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 0.6 percent to 5,140.46, while Germany's DAX rose 0.8 percent to 12,293.65...
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In this combo of file photo taken on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, a television screen headlines the stock index news at the close of trading on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, top, and a television screen headlines the Dow Jones industrial average on Monday, Feb. 12. The stock market has found firmer footing following its breathtaking drop earlier this month, where the S&P 500 lost 10 percent in just nine days. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 14, 2018 - 3:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Is it safe to come out now? The stock market has found firmer footing following its breathtaking drop earlier this month, when the S&P 500 lost 10.2 percent in just nine days. Stocks climbed Tuesday for the third straight day, and the S&P 500 is now down 7.3 percent from its...
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February 13, 2018 - 5:59 pm
___ Stocks edge higher as a 3-day win streak restores some calm NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks shake off a slow start and finish higher for the third day in a row as banks and technology companies climb. Retailers including Under Armour and Amazon also made gains. Prescription drug and medical supply...
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