Economic outlook

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Shares were mixed in Asia and Chinese benchmarks fell Tuesday after the S&P 500 index closed at an all-time high. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 29, 2019 - 3:37 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia and Chinese benchmarks fell Tuesday after Hong Kong's leader warned that months of political protests are taking a harsh toll on the economy. Shares rallied on Wall Street overnight, with the benchmark S&P 500 hitting a record high, at the onset of a...
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Trader Craig Esposito works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The S&P 500 rose 16 points, or 0.6 %, to 3,039, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 132 points, or 0.5%, to 27,090. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 28, 2019 - 5:29 pm
The S&P 500 index closed at an all-time high Monday, extending a recent string of gains in what's mostly been a solid month for the market. The benchmark index closed at 3,039.42, around 14 points above its previous record set on July 26. The S&P 500 notched its latest milestone after weeks...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019, file photo, managers wait for job applicants at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood during a job fair in Hollywood, Fla. A measure of hiring by U.S. companies has fallen to a seven-year low and fewer employers are raising pay, a business survey released Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, has found. Just one-fifth of the firms surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics said they have hired additional workers in the past three months. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
October 28, 2019 - 11:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of hiring by U.S. companies has fallen to a seven-year low and fewer employers are raising pay, a business survey found. Just one-fifth of the economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics said their companies have added to their workforces in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019, file photo, managers wait for job applicants at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood during a job fair in Hollywood, Fla. A measure of hiring by U.S. companies has fallen to a seven-year low and fewer employers are raising pay, a business survey released Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, has found. Just one-fifth of the firms surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics said they have hired additional workers in the past three months. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
October 28, 2019 - 12:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of hiring by U.S. companies has fallen to a seven-year low and fewer employers are raising pay, a business survey has found. Just one-fifth of the economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics said their companies have hired additional workers in...
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October 28, 2019 - 12:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of hiring by U.S. companies has fallen to a seven-year low and fewer employers are raising pay, a business survey has found. Just one-fifth of the economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics said their companies have hired additional workers in...
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Cars pass by near the skyline with the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 25, 2019 - 5:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — German consumers are growing more pessimistic amid concerns about the global economic downturn, trade conflicts and Brexit, a survey showed Friday, while a second study indicated the country's businesses are less happy with their current situation but have greater hope for the coming...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2019, fiel photo, containers are piled up at a port in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. China’s economic growth slowed to a 26-year low in the latest quarter as a tariff war with Washington weighed on exports and auto sales and other domestic activity weakened. The world’s second-largest economy expanded by 6.2 percent in the three months ending in September, down from the previous quarter’s 6 percent, data showed Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
October 18, 2019 - 7:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in the latest quarter as a trade war with Washington deepened a slump that is weighing on the global economy. Growth in the world's second-largest economy slipped to 6% in the three months ending in September, down from the...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva speaks during a news conference during the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 17, 2019 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund's new leader said Thursday that a trade truce between the United States and China could trim expected losses to the world economy but won't be enough to produce strong global growth. Before last week's tentative trade agreement, the IMF had...
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva speaks during a news conference during the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 17, 2019 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund's new leader says a trade truce between the United States and China could trim expected losses to the world economy but won't be enough to produce strong global growth. Before last week's tentative trade agreement, the IMF had estimated that higher...
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An attendant shows an automotive product to a driver in front of a display with new fuel prices at a gas station in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. The recent strike that paralyzed the Andean nation for almost two weeks, has left a gaping hole in Ecuador’s economy, this after President Lenin Moreno called back his elimination of fuel subsidies which provoked the violent protests. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
October 15, 2019 - 6:16 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Lenín Moreno survived the toughest political crisis of his presidency by negotiating an end to indigenous anti-austerity protests. Now he faces an even tougher challenge. Ten years of populist rule and a drop in oil prices have left Ecuador with a $64 billion public...
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