Economic outlook

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde briefs the media during a news conference at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 21, 2019 - 9:32 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The world economy will be more sluggish this year, the International Monetary Fund warned Monday, citing trade disputes that have seen China slow to its weakest pace in 30 years as well as the impact of rising U.S. interest rates. The IMF cut its forecast for global growth...
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An armed Swiss police officer stands guard on the roof of a hotel near the congress center where the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, take place in in Davos, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 21, 2019 - 8:05 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for world economic growth this year, citing heightened trade tensions and rising U.S. interest rates. The IMF said Monday that it expects global growth this year of 3.5 percent, down from 3.7 percent in 2018 and from the...
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An armed Swiss police officer stands guard on the roof of a hotel near the congress center where the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, take place in in Davos, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 21, 2019 - 8:01 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for world economic growth this year, citing heightened trade tensions and rising U.S. interest rates. The IMF expects global growth this year of 3.5 percent, down from 3.7 percent in 2018 and from the 3.7 percent it had...
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On day 26 of the partial government shutdown, Senate Democrats, led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions ranking member Patty Murray, D-Wash., assemble outside the Capitol holding photographs of their constituents affected by the impasse between Congress and the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 16, 2019 - 1:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought. In a letter to...
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In this picture taken Aug.7, 2018 containers are located at the container terminal Tollerort in the port of Hamburg, Germany. (Axel Heimken/dpa via AP)
January 09, 2019 - 6:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment across the 19-country eurozone fell in November to a decade-low rate, official figures showed Wednesday, but worries over the economic outlook have stoked concerns it may not fall much lower, if at all. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, said a 90,000...
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January 09, 2019 - 6:12 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show that unemployment across the 19-country eurozone fell in November to a decade-low rate of 7.9 percent but worries over the economic outlook have stoked concerns that it may not fall much lower. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, said Wednesday...
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FILE- In this June 26, 2018, file photo Chinese workers take a break outside a construction site wall depicting the skyscrapers in the Chinese capital at the Central Business District in Beijing. The World Bank is downgrading its outlook for the global economy this year, citing rising trade tension, weakening manufacturing activity and growing financial stress in emerging-market countries. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
January 08, 2019 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank is downgrading its outlook for the global economy this year, citing rising trade tension, weakening manufacturing activity and growing financial stress in emerging-market countries. In a report titled "Darkening Skies," the anti-poverty agency said Tuesday that it...
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January 08, 2019 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank is downgrading its outlook for the global economy this year, citing rising trade tension, weakening manufacturing activity and growing financial stress in emerging-market countries. In a report titled "Darkening Skies," the anti-poverty agency said Tuesday that it...
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Trader Andrew Silverman, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street, building on two days of solid gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 08, 2019 - 3:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are climbing Tuesday as industrial and internet companies and retailers rise, putting the S&P 500 index on track for its first three-day winning streak since late November. The latest round of trade talks between the U.S. and China ended without word of progress, but...
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Trader Andrew Silverman, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street, building on two days of solid gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 08, 2019 - 12:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Tuesday as industrial and internet companies rise, although losses for banks and chipmakers eroded a big early gain. European stock indexes jumped. The latest round of trade talks between the U.S. and China ended without word of progress, but with no evident...
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