Economic outlook

A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Asian markets were mixed Tuesday in narrow trading on doubts that U.S. and China would be able to resolve a crippling trade dispute and weak economic data closer to home. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
December 10, 2018 - 10:52 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Tuesday in narrow trading on doubts that U.S. and China can manage to resolve their festering trade dispute. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.4 percent to 21,127.00 and South Korea's Kospi added less than 0.1 percent to 2,055.07. Hong Kong...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018, file photo, a sea gull flies off holding fish scraps near a former dock facility, with "Long Island" painted on old transfer bridges at Gantry State Park in the Long Island City section of the Queens Borough in New York. New York officials say their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters is a big win for the city, but the math is a little more complicated than government projections indicate. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
December 09, 2018 - 1:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can't-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in new tax money over a quarter-century. "This is a big...
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FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo an American flag flies outside New York Stock Exchange. The stock market hasn’t been this dizzying in years, and investors may need to get used to it. The S&P 500 slid 4.6 percent this past week as worries piled up about the economy’s strength, global trade and interest rates. It was an abrupt turnaround from the prior week, when the S&P 500 jumped 4.8 percent. The last time investors experienced such a big swing in stock prices between two weeks was in late 2011. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 07, 2018 - 6:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market hasn't been this dizzying in years, and investors may need to get used to it. The S&P 500 slid 4.6 percent this past week as worries piled up about the economy's strength, global trade and interest rates. It was a whiplash-inducing reversal from the prior week,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, a job applicant talks with company representatives at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. Jobs report on Friday, Dec. 7, for November is expected to point to a solid economy for most Americans, with steady hiring, a low unemployment rate and faster wage gains. If so, it would provide a dose of welcome news after this week’s frantic financial market gyrations, which have been driven by concerns that the U.S.-China trade war could escalate and weaken a U.S. economy already facing higher interest rates and slowing global growth. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 07, 2018 - 7:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Friday's jobs report for November is expected to point to a solid economy for most Americans, with steady hiring, a low unemployment rate and faster wage gains. If so, it would provide a dose of welcome news after this week's frantic financial market gyrations, which have been...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin talks with reporters about trade negotiations with China, at the White House, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 05, 2018 - 12:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration raised doubts Tuesday about the substance of a U.S.-China trade cease-fire, contributing to a broad stock market plunge and intensifying fears of a global economic slowdown. Investors had initially welcomed the truce that the administration said was...
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FILE- In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 04, 2018 - 10:00 pm
Shares were moderately lower in Asia on Wednesday following a bloodletting on Wall Street as goodwill generated by a truce between the U.S. and China over trade evaporated in confusion over what the two sides had agreed upon. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 800 points. The yield on the...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin talks with reporters about trade negotiations with China, at the White House, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 04, 2018 - 7:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration raised doubts Tuesday about the substance of a U.S.-China trade cease-fire, contributing to a broad stock market plunge and intensifying fears of a global economic slowdown. Investors had initially welcomed the truce that the administration said was...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell addresses the Federal Reserve Board's 15th annual College Fed Challenge Finals in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
November 29, 2018 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials earlier this month appeared on track to raise its key interest rate again in December, but they signaled that the pace of future rate hikes might need to slow given emerging risks to the economy, according to minutes of the discussions released Thursday...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo a rubber tire gantry moves into position to transfer shipping containers at the Georgia Ports Authority's Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. On Wednesday, Nov. 28, the Commerce Department issues the final estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the July-September quarter. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
November 28, 2018 - 10:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a solid 3.5 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, led by lower but still strong consumer spending and more business investment than previously estimated. The Commerce Department's figure for gross domestic product, released Wednesday, was...
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Britain's Chancellor Philip Hammond walks past 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
November 28, 2018 - 10:50 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain will be poorer after leaving the European Union than if it had stayed in, no matter what sort of trade deal it has with the bloc, the government said Wednesday — unwelcome news for Prime Minister Theresa May as she tries to sell her Brexit divorce deal to a skeptical nation. A...
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