Economic outlook

FILE- In this March 14, 2018, file photo, Indiana Wesleyan University senior Courtney Kingma, left, thanks Jennie Hehe, community resource manager for Tangram, for talking with her during the Experience Indiana job fair event in the student center at IWU in Marion, Ind. On Friday, April 6, the U.S. government issues the March jobs report. (Jeff Morehead/The Chronicle-Tribune via AP, File)
April 06, 2018 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a modest 103,000 jobs in March after several months of robust gains, though the government's overall jobs report Friday suggested that the labor market remains fundamentally healthy. The unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent, a 17-year low, for a sixth...
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April 06, 2018 - 3:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Did March provide another month of blowout hiring? Was pay growth healthy? When the government issues its monthly jobs report Friday, those two questions will be the most closely watched barometers. Economists have forecast that employers added a solid 185,000 jobs in March and...
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Tourists take photos of themselves and each other outside the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, March 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)
March 27, 2018 - 7:59 am
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is revising higher its forecast for economic growth this year, to 2.7 percent from 2.3 percent previously. Economy Minister Roman Escolano says the upgrade is due to an improving international economic climate, an upturn in business investment, and a return to...
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March 26, 2018 - 12:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Business economists are expressing optimism that tax cuts and increased government spending will accelerate economic growth over the next two years. The latest survey by the National Association for Business Economics projects that the economy will grow 2.9 percent this year. That...
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March 22, 2018 - 9:12 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England kept its interest rates unchanged Thursday but appeared to hint that another rate hike in May was possible as inflation remains high. The minutes to the meeting showed that two of the nine members on the Monetary Policy Committee backed an immediate quarter-point...
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March 22, 2018 - 8:22 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England kept its interest rates unchanged Thursday but appeared to issue another broad hint that they may rise again in May to get inflation back to target. The minutes to the meeting showed that two of the nine members on the Monetary Policy Committee backed an immediate...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies as he gives the semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Federal Reserve’s first meeting under Powell’s leadership will likely end Wednesday, March 21, with an announcement that the Fed will resume its modest interest rate hikes. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 20, 2018 - 11:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials are meeting this week for the first time under their new chairman, Jerome Powell, whose news conference to follow is stirring high anticipation. The Fed is set to announce its first interest rate increase of the year, a testament to the continued strength...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies as he gives the semiannual monetary policy report to the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Federal Reserve’s first meeting under Powell’s leadership will likely end Wednesday, March 21, with an announcement that the Fed will resume its modest interest rate hikes. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 19, 2018 - 12:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve's first meeting under Jerome Powell's leadership will likely end Wednesday with an announcement that the Fed will resume its modest interest rate hikes. But investors will be most attuned to what Powell signals at his first news conference about whether and how...
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FILE- In this Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, photo, work continues on a new development in Fair Lawn, N.J. On Friday, March 9, the Labor Department reported that U.S. employers added 313,000 jobs in February, the most in any month since July 2016, and drawing hundreds of thousands of people into the job market. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 09, 2018 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, the most in any month since July 2016, and drawing hundreds of thousands of people into the job market. At the same time, average wages rose 2.6 percent over the past 12 months, a slowdown from January's...
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FILE- In this Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, photo, work continues on a new development in Fair Lawn, N.J. On Friday, March 9, the Labor Department reported that U.S. employers added 313,000 jobs in February, the most in any month since July 2016, and drawing hundreds of thousands of people into the job market. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 09, 2018 - 9:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, the most in any month since July 2016, and drawing hundreds of thousands of people into the job market. At the same time, average wages rose 2.6 percent over the past 12 months, a slowdown from January's...
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