Leading economic indicators

FILE - In this July 18, 2020 file photo a closed sign hangs in the window of a barber shop in Burbank, Calif. California's unemployment rate has fallen to 11.4% in August. The Employment Development Department says the state added 101,900 jobs in August. Most of those were government jobs, including temporary positions for the U.S. Census. California lost more than 2.6 million jobs in March and April because of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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September 24, 2020 - 10:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week to 870,000, a historically high figure that shows that the viral pandemic is still squeezing restaurants, airlines, hotels and many other businesses six months after it first erupted. The figure coincides...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, approaches the microphones accompanied by, from left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., at the start of a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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September 10, 2020 - 11:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A scaled-back GOP coronavirus rescue package appears certain to fail in a Senate test vote Thursday as the bipartisan spirit that powered earlier relief bills has given way to election-season political combat and name-calling. The vote is likely to end hopes for coronavirus relief...
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FILE - Marble sculptures occupy the pediment above the New York Stock Exchange signage, Tuesday Aug. 25, 2020, in New York. Stocks are drifting in mixed trading on Wall Street Friday, Sept. 18, as another zig-zag week for markets closes out following their abrupt loss of momentum this month.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
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September 04, 2020 - 5:33 pm
The stock market closed out its worst week in more than two months Friday as a second straight day of turbulent trading ended with more losses. The S&P 500 fell 0.8%, although the index did claw most of the way back from a 3.1% skid earlier in the day. A slide in technology stocks again did...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2020, file photo, one-stop operator Vickie Gregorio with the Heartland Workforce Solutions talks to a jobseeker outside the workforce office in Omaha, Neb., as others seeking employment wait behind her. The government issues the jobs report Friday, Sept. 4, for August at a time of continuing layoffs and high unemployment. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
September 04, 2020 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment dropped sharply in August from 10.2% to a still-high 8.4%, with about half the 22 million jobs lost to the coronavirus outbreak recovered so far, the government said Friday in one of the last major economic reports before Election Day. Employers added 1.4 million...
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September 03, 2020 - 10:40 pm
Asian markets skidded Friday after Wall Street had its worst day since June, as investors’ exuberance faltered after a spate of record highs. Shares fell across the region Friday, with Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 shedding 1.1%. There was little going on regionally to alter the market's trajectory after the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2020 file photo, the Wall St. street sign is framed by American flags flying outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks are swinging between losses and gains in Thursday, Sept. 24, trading, as volatility continues to be the dominant force in Wall Street’s tumultuous September. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
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September 01, 2020 - 4:54 pm
Wall Street kicked off September with another set of milestones Tuesday, as an afternoon rally carried the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite to all-time highs. The S&P 500 bounced back from a modest loss in the early going to finish 0.8% higher a day after the benchmark index wrapped up its...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2020 file photo, shoppers walk through the Valley Mall in Halfway, Md. U.S. consumer confidence fell for second straight month in August as a resurgence of virus cases in many parts of the country heightened pessimism about the economy. (Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP, File)
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August 28, 2020 - 10:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers increased their spending by 1.9% last month, a dose of support for an economy struggling to emerge from the grip of a pandemic that has held back a recovery and kept roughly 27 million people jobless. The July gain marked the third straight monthly increase in...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a protective face mask passes the New York Stock Exchange, as employees arrive for the partial reopening of the trading floor. Stocks are climbing in early trading on Monday, Aug. 24 on Wall Street, adding to their record-breaking run from last week. The S&P 500 was up 0.7% after the first 25 minutes of trading, following up on solid gains for stock markets across much of Europe and Asia. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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August 24, 2020 - 6:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plowed higher on Wall Street Monday, as hopes for a COVID-19 treatment and vaccine had investors looking ahead to the possibility of a healthier economy that has shed the virus. The S&P 500 rallied 34.12, or 1%, to 3,431.28 and added to the all-time high it set last week...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks in an address to the nation from the Oval Office at the White House about the coronavirus in Washington. For only the second time as president, Trump addressed the nation in a formal Oval Office speech on March 11. The U.S., he told Americans, would “expeditiously defeat this virus.” (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)
August 22, 2020 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — His face framed by the golden Oval Office curtains behind him, President Donald Trump stared straight into the camera aimed at the Resolute Desk. It was the night of March 11, 2020. And Trump’s presidency would be forever changed. Trump, whose improbable election ripped up the...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing money exchange rates at a securities firm in Tokyo on May 29, 2020. Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, after the S&P 500 logged a fresh all-time high. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 18, 2020 - 11:44 pm
Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after the S&P 500 logged a fresh all-time high. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index edged higher after the country reported its exports fell 19% in July from a year earlier. Markets in Hong Kong were closed due to a tropical storm. The data was an improvement over a...
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