Leading economic indicators

FILE- This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are lower Thursday, May 24, 2018, morning after President Donald Trump said he is canceling a planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 24, 2018 - 4:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished mostly lower Thursday as energy companies skidded along with oil prices. The market dropped after President Donald Trump said he canceled a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but recovered most of those losses. Crude oil futures and energy companies...
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A woman stands with a parasol in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, May 24, 2018. Shares are mixed in Asia after U.S. stocks reversed early losses and finished higher after the Federal Reserve signaled it is not in a hurry to raise interest rates. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index slipped 1.2 percent as the yen gained against the U.S. dollar. Shares also fell in Shanghai, Australia and South Korea but rose in Hong Kong and Indonesia. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 24, 2018 - 7:20 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets were subdued Thursday as carmakers' shares fell after the Trump administration said it was investigating imposing new tariffs on imports of autos and auto parts. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was flat at 12,975 and the CAC 40 in France rose 0.4 percent to 5,589...
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A woman stands with a parasol in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, May 24, 2018. Shares are mixed in Asia after U.S. stocks reversed early losses and finished higher after the Federal Reserve signaled it is not in a hurry to raise interest rates. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index slipped 1.2 percent as the yen gained against the U.S. dollar. Shares also fell in Shanghai, Australia and South Korea but rose in Hong Kong and Indonesia. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 24, 2018 - 12:12 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday after U.S. stocks reversed early losses and finished higher as investors appraised the Federal Reserve's signal that it is not in a hurry to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 1.2 percent to 22,418.18 and the Kospi...
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FILE - This May 3, 2017, file photo shows the logo on a Target store in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. Target Corp. reports earnings on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 23, 2018 - 12:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Target proved itself one of the few retailers that saw more customers both at its stores and online, though its investment in updating the stores hurt first-quarter profit. The discounter cited a combination of store remodeling, new brands and expanded delivery options as helping...
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FILE- This May 4, 2018, file photo shows a house is under construction in Roseville, Calif. On Wednesday, May 23, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in April. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 23, 2018 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes fell 1.5 percent in April, held down by a shortage of affordable houses in the most desirable areas and sharp pullback in purchases in the western United States. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted...
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A man rides a bicycle past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Asian indexes mostly slipped Wednesday amid continuing worries about North Korea after the perk from the easing of U.S.-China trade tensions faded. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 23, 2018 - 7:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after weak European economic data and as U.S. President Donald Trump raised doubts that a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un planned for June 12 will take place as planned. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 fell 1.1 percent to 5,576,...
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Trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. U.S. stocks are making modest gains as energy companies rise with oil prices and banks also move higher. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 22, 2018 - 5:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks faded Tuesday afternoon and finished the day mostly lower as industrial companies and retailers fell. Smaller and more U.S.-focused companies slumped after setting records the last few days. Large industrial companies like Boeing, 3M and Caterpillar slipped, and retailers...
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FILE- This Sept. 6, 2017, file photo shows a tip jar with one dollar and five dollar bills and a penny in New York. Despite an ultra-low 3.9 percent unemployment rate, about one-third of U.S. adults faced financial insecurity last year and often struggled to pay unexpected expenses, according to a Federal Reserve survey. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 22, 2018 - 4:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite an ultra-low 3.9 percent unemployment rate, about one-third of U.S. adults faced financial insecurity last year and often struggled to pay unexpected expenses, a Federal Reserve survey found . For three in 10 adults, their monthly incomes fluctuated — often because their...
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FILE- In this April 18, 2017, file photo, Marvin Ellison, CEO of J.C. Penney Co., visits the boyhood home of the company's founder James Cash Penney in Hamilton, Mo. J.C. Penney's CEO is leaving the company to become the top executive at Lowe's. The announced departure of Ellison on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, sent shares of the besieged department store tumbling more than 12 percent to what may become an all-time low. (Jessica A. Stewart/The St. Joseph News-Press via AP, File)
May 22, 2018 - 10:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney's CEO Marvin Ellison, one of only a handful of African American CEOs to lead a Fortune 500 company, is leaving to become the top executive at Lowe's. The announced departure of Ellison on Tuesday sent shares of the besieged department store down more than 4 percent in...
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FILE- In this April 18, 2017, file photo, Marvin Ellison, CEO of J.C. Penney Co., visits the boyhood home of the company's founder James Cash Penney in Hamilton, Mo. J.C. Penney's CEO is leaving the company to become the top executive at Lowe's. The announced departure of Ellison on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, sent shares of the besieged department store tumbling more than 12 percent to what may become an all-time low. (Jessica A. Stewart/The St. Joseph News-Press via AP, File)
May 22, 2018 - 9:23 am
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — J.C. Penney's CEO is leaving the company to become the top executive at Lowe's. The announced departure of Marvin Ellison on Tuesday sent shares of the besieged department store tumbling more than 12 percent to what may become an all-time low. Shares of Lowe's Cos., which...
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