Economic outlook

People are reflected on an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Wednesday amid continuing worries about trade tensions and slowing global economic growth. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 10, 2018 - 7:02 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks were mixed in muted trading Wednesday amid ongoing worries about trade tensions and slowing global economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 shed 0.5 percent to 5,293, while Germany's DAX fell the same rate 11,933. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat after some upbeat...
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FILE- This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 09, 2018 - 11:01 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Wednesday amid continuing worries about trade tensions and slowing global economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.2 percent to 23,414.43 in early trading, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 inched up nearly 0.1...
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An investor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Asian markets are mixed after the IMF downgraded its economic outlook, citing rising interest rates and mounting tensions over trade. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
October 09, 2018 - 5:06 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European and Asian markets are mixed after the International Monetary Fund lowered its outlook for the world economy, citing the impact of rising interest rates and trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX lost 0.1 percent to 11,930.66 while the CAC 40 in France added 0.1...
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Graphic shows results of AP-NORC poll on household finance optimism of younger Americans; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
October 02, 2018 - 11:16 am
About half of young Americans expect to be financially better off than their parents, according to a new poll, a sign that the dream of upward mobility is alive but somewhat tempered. The poll, by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV, found that half of 15- to 26-...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the 'day of the German industry' in Berlin Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Wolfgang Kumm/dpa via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 5:45 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Leading German economic institutes have sharply reduced their latest forecast for this year's growth, citing trade worries, weakening demand from abroad and companies' difficulty finding workers with the right skills. The fall version of the twice-yearly group forecast...
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FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo signs for the New York Stock Exchange hang above the trading floor. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 26. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 26, 2018 - 2:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the third time this year in the face of the strengthening economy. Markets were widely expecting the move, and the announcement did not create big reactions for stocks or bonds, as can sometimes...
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An investor walks in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Asian markets rose on Wednesday as traders waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates for the third time this year, a signal that the country’s economic growth was on track. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
September 25, 2018 - 11:36 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose on Wednesday as traders awaited a third interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve for this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose less than 0.1 percent to 23,953.98. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index, which reopened after a holiday, jumped 1.5 percent to 27,...
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Trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. A wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher on Wall Street Thursday, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it closed at in January. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 20, 2018 - 5:50 pm
Wall Street delivered another set of milestones Thursday as a wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher, driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it closed at in January. The S&P 500, the benchmark for many index funds, also hit a new high, eclipsing the peak it...
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Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, center, arrive in a horse-drawn carriage at the Knight's Hall in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, for a ceremony marking the opening of the parliamentary year with a speech by King Willem-Alexander outlining the government's budget plans for the year ahead. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
September 18, 2018 - 8:21 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government says the country's economy will grow by 2.6 percent next year and unemployment will fall to a record low of 3.5 percent. The projected sixth year of growth reflects an economy that has recovered strongly from the global financial crisis a decade...
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This July 25, 2018, photo shows a help wanted sign at a new Zaxby's restaurant in Madison, Miss. On Friday, Sept. 7, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for August. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
September 07, 2018 - 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years — evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump administration's ongoing conflicts with its trading partners. The economy added a strong 201,000 jobs, and...
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