Economic outlook

A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, March 5, 2018. Asian shares fell in early trading Monday as investors evaluated the uncertain results of Italian elections and a report on China's economic plans for the year ahead. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
March 05, 2018 - 1:50 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares fell Monday as investors evaluated Beijing's annual growth forecast for the Chinese economy while the uncertain outcome of Italian elections weighed on sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.7 percent to 21,042.09 and South Korea's Kospi...
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March 01, 2018 - 10:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell had a smooth public debut in his new job as head of the nation's central bank. But investors want to know whether he is really as optimistic about economic prospects as he appeared to be. Powell's optimism in testimony before a House...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, a container ship waits to be unloaded at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. Economists project that the U.S. economy's rate of growth slowed in the last three months of 2017. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2017, the Commerce Department issues the second of three estimates of how the U.S. economy performed in the October-December quarter. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
February 28, 2018 - 11:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth was revised down slightly to a still-solid 2.5 percent annual rate in the final three months of last year, as business spent less on investment and restocking shelves than the government had previously estimated. The fourth quarter advance in the gross...
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A woman uses a smartphone in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Asian shares slid in subdued trading Wednesday after the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve said that he's feeling more optimistic about the economy. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 28, 2018 - 3:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares slid in subdued trading Wednesday after the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve said he's feeling more optimistic about the economy. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 lost 0.4 percent in early trading to 5,322.28, while Germany's DAX was down 0.5 percent at 12,427.95. Britain's...
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A woman uses a smartphone in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Asian shares slid in subdued trading Wednesday after the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve said that he's feeling more optimistic about the economy. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
February 28, 2018 - 2:25 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares slid in subdued trading Wednesday after the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve said that he's feeling more optimistic about the economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 1.4 percent to finish at 22,068.24. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was down 0.7 percent...
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FILE - This Jan. 4, 2010, file photo shows an historic marker on Wall Street in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 27, 2018 - 9:26 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares slid in subdued trading Wednesday after the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve said that he's feeling more optimistic about the economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.5 percent in morning trading to 22,287.97. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was down 0.4...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell gestures while he testifies to the House Financial Services Committee, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 27, 2018 - 5:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — New Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivered a message Tuesday that wasn't quite what Wall Street had expected: The U.S. economy is doing well, maybe even better than he thought late last year. Powell emphasized in his first Congressional testimony that the central bank...
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FILE - This Jan. 4, 2010, file photo shows an historic marker on Wall Street in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 27, 2018 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Treasury yields rose Tuesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index slid to its first loss in four days after the head of the Federal Reserve said that he's feeling more optimistic about the economy. The testimony by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell before Congress was highly...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell gestures while he testifies to the House Financial Services Committee, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 27, 2018 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — New Fed Chair Jerome Powell delivered a message Tuesday that wasn't quite what Wall Street had expected: The U.S. economy is doing well, maybe even better than he thought late last year. Powell emphasized in his first Congressional testimony that the central bank plans to raise...
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FILE - This Jan. 4, 2010, file photo shows an historic marker on Wall Street in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 27, 2018 - 2:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Treasury yields rose Tuesday, and U.S. stock indexes fell after the head of the Federal Reserve said that he's feeling more optimistic about the economy. The testimony by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell before Congress was highly anticipated, and investors dissected his every word for...
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