Economic outlook

An investor walks in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Most Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street declined as Turkey’s central bank struggled to contain a currency crisis that is feeding fears about other emerging markets. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
August 14, 2018 - 8:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets steadied Tuesday as worries subsided over Turkey's currency crisis and its potential impact on other countries. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 0.2 percent to 12,376 and France's CAC 40 was up less than 0.1 percent to 5,414 after economic growth figures...
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FILE In this June 21, 2018 file photo, a job applicant looks at job listings for the Riverside Hotel at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla. Economists forecast that employers added 191,000 jobs in July, down from 213,000 in June but easily enough to lower the unemployment rate over time. The jobless rate is projected to decline to 3.9 percent, near an 18-year low, from 4 percent. The Labor Department’s monthly jobs report will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Friday, Aug. 3. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 03, 2018 - 6:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a robust economy at their backs, optimistic employers likely added jobs at a solid pace in July. Economists forecast that employers added 191,000 jobs last month, down from 213,000 in June but easily enough to lower the unemployment rate over time. The jobless rate is...
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July 31, 2018 - 10:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans were a bit more confident about the economy in July, but their expectations for the near future dimmed slightly. The Conference Board, a business research group, says its consumer confidence index rose to 127.4 this month from 127.1 in June. The index measures both...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, after returning via Marine One. The Federal Reserve will meet this week to assess an economy that has just enjoyed a healthy spurt of growth but faces a flurry of trade fights pushed by Trump that could imperil that growth over time. If those concerns weren't enough, Trump has openly expressed his displeasure at the Fed's interest rate increases, something no president has done publicly in more than two decades. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 30, 2018 - 12:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will meet this week to assess an economy that has just enjoyed a healthy spurt of growth but faces a flurry of trade fights pushed by President Donald Trump that could imperil that growth over time. If those concerns weren't enough, Trump has openly expressed...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the economy from the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 27, 2018 - 1:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy accelerated last quarter at an annual rate of 4.1 percent, the government estimated Friday, as consumers spent tax-cut money, businesses stepped up investment and exporters rushed to ship their goods ahead of retaliatory tariffs. President Donald Trump said he was...
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President Donald Trump speaks on trade at Granite City Works Steel Coil Warehouse, Thursday, July 26, 2018, Granite City, Ill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 27, 2018 - 12:37 am
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday trumpeted the renewed success of an Illinois steel mill, pushing back against criticism that his escalating trade disputes are hurting American workers and farmers. The president pointed to the U.S. Steel plant's reopening as a success...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a woman holds a wad of bills to pay her bus fare in Caracas, Venezuela. The IMF predicted on Monday, July 23, 2018 that inflation in Venezuela would reach one million percent this year, comparable to that experienced in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century and in Zimbabwe at the beginning of the last decade. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
July 23, 2018 - 8:44 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Inflation in Venezuela could top 1 million percent by year's end as the country's historic crisis deepens, the International Monetary Fund said Monday. Venezuela's economic turmoil compares to Germany's after World War I and Zimbabwe's at the beginning of the last decade,...
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A bank employee stands near screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Asian stock markets drifted without a clear direction on Thursday while investors wait and see further developments on global trade disputes. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 19, 2018 - 12:49 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were drifting Thursday in mixed trading as investors awaited further moves in global trade disputes. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.2 percent to 22,839.59, while South Korea's Kospi shed 0.2 percent to 2,285.99. Hong Kong's Hang Seng edged 0...
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Containers are seen at a port in Incheon, South Korea, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. South Korea's government said it is dramatically cutting its job outlook while slightly reducing its economic growth forecast. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 18, 2018 - 3:21 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government dramatically cut its outlook on the job market while slightly lowering its growth forecast Wednesday, boding ill for President Moon Jae-in's jobs-first agenda. The Finance Ministry said South Korea's economy will create a mere 180,000 jobs this...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 file photo, people walk past a festival box office during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. An economic impact study released Tuesday, July 17, 2018, estimates that attendance at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival increased dramatically over the previous year. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
July 17, 2018 - 5:02 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Attendance at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival increased dramatically over the previous year, according to an economic impact study released on Tuesday. Nearly 125,000 people attended some part of the 11-day Utah event last year, a growth of more than 70 percent over the...
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