Economic outlook

FILE - In this July 28, 2019, file photo unsold 2019 Lincoln Navigators sit at a dealership in Englewood, Colo. On Thursday, Aug. 15, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for July. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 15, 2019 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans spent more at retail stores and restaurants in July, a sign that concerns over weakening economic growth and a persistent trade war that have roiled financial markets have yet to dampen consumer confidence. Retail sales rose a healthy 0.7% last month after a 0.3% gain in...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2019, photo, Chinese magazines with front covers featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump on trade war are placed for sale at a roadside bookstand in Hong Kong. China on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 threatened retaliation if Washington steps up their war over trade and technology by going ahead with planned Sept. 1 tariff hikes on additional Chinese imports. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
August 15, 2019 - 10:41 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's government announced tax cuts and higher social spending Thursday to reverse a deepening economic slump aggravated by anti-government protests and the U.S.-Chinese tariff war. The territory's financial secretary, Paul Chan, cut this year's official growth forecast to...
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Specialist Mario Picone works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 800 points after the bond market flashed a warning sign about a possible recession for the first time since 2007. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 14, 2019 - 9:40 pm
The threat of a recession doesn't seem so remote anymore for investors in financial markets. The yield on the closely watched 10-year Treasury fell so low Wednesday that, for the first time since 2007, it briefly crossed a threshold that has correctly predicted many past recessions. Weak economic...
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Specialist Mario Picone works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 800 points after the bond market flashed a warning sign about a possible recession for the first time since 2007. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 14, 2019 - 5:49 pm
The threat of a recession doesn't seem so remote anymore for investors in financial markets. The yield on the closely watched 10-year Treasury fell so low Wednesday that, for the first time since 2007, it briefly crossed a threshold that has correctly predicted many past recessions. Weak economic...
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Britain's Chancellor of teh Exchequer Sajid Javid during a visit to the National Grid Training Centre in Newark, England, as the UK announced its GDP second quarter figures, Friday Aug. 9, 2019. Britain's Office for National Statistics released figures showing the British economy shrank in the second quarter of 2019, as Brexit uncertainties weighed on business investment. ( Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 9:56 am
LONDON (AP) — The British economy unexpectedly shrank in the second quarter for the first time since 2012 as Brexit uncertainties heaped pressure on firms, official figures showed Friday. The decline is set to raise alarm that the economy could experience its first recession in a decade. Traders in...
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Britain's Chancellor of teh Exchequer Sajid Javid during a visit to the National Grid Training Centre in Newark, England, as the UK announced its GDP second quarter figures, Friday Aug. 9, 2019. Britain's Office for National Statistics released figures showing the British economy shrank in the second quarter of 2019, as Brexit uncertainties weighed on business investment. ( Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 8:28 am
LONDON (AP) — The British economy shrank in the second quarter for the first time since 2012 as Brexit uncertainties weighed on business investment and firms reduced their stockpiling after Britain's departure from the European Union was postponed, official figures showed Friday. The decline is set...
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A fruit stall displays fruit at a market in London, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. The U.K. food industry is asking the government to set aside competition rules so companies can coordinate supply decisions to combat shortages in the event Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on future trade relations. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 09, 2019 - 6:59 am
LONDON (AP) — The British economy shrank in the second quarter for the first time since 2012 as Brexit uncertainties weighed on business investment and firms reduced their stockpiling after Britain's departure from the European Union was postponed, official figures showed Friday. The decline is set...
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A fruit stall displays fruit at a market in London, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. The U.K. food industry is asking the government to set aside competition rules so companies can coordinate supply decisions to combat shortages in the event Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on future trade relations. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 09, 2019 - 6:22 am
LONDON (AP) — The British economy shrank in the second quarter for the first time since 2012 as Brexit uncertainties weighed on business investment and firms reduced their stockpiling after Britain was granted an extension to its departure from the European Union, official figures showed Friday...
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File - In this Thursday, May 16, 2019, file photo, cars for export and import are stored in front of containers at the port in Bremerhaven, Germany. In June 2019 German industrial production dropped significantly for the second time in three months. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 09, 2019 - 5:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — German exports were a little lower in June than the previous month and dropped 8% in year-on-year terms, reinforcing expectations that data due next week may show Europe's biggest economy shrank slightly in the second quarter. The Federal Statistical Office said Friday that exports...
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File - In this Thursday, May 16, 2019, file photo, cars for export and import are stored in front of containers at the port in Bremerhaven, Germany. In June 2019 German industrial production dropped significantly for the second time in three months. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 09, 2019 - 4:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — German exports were a little lower in June than the previous month and dropped 8% in year-on-year terms, reinforcing expectations that data due next week may show Europe's biggest economy shrank slightly in the second quarter. The Federal Statistical Office said Friday that exports...
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