Economic outlook

In this June 19, 2018 photo, several ship to shore cranes stack shipping containers on-board the container ship Maersk Semarang while three Ever Green Line refrigerated containers wait to be loaded onto another ship at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. On Wednesday, Aug. 29, the Commerce Department issues the second of three estimates of how the U.S. economy performed in the April-June quarter. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
August 29, 2018 - 9:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a strong 4.2 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the best showing in nearly four years, as growth stayed on track to produce its strongest gain in more than a decade. Strength in business investment offset slightly slower consumer spending. The...
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August 29, 2018 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a strong 4.2 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the best showing in nearly four years, as growth stayed on track to produce the strongest gain in more than a decade. Strength in business investment offset slightly slower consumer spending. The...
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August 27, 2018 - 4:31 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A leading economic institute says its index of German business optimism rose in August thanks to an easing of trade tensions between the European Union and U.S. President Donald Trump. The index compiled by the Munich-based Ifo institute rose to 103.8 points from 101.7 in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018 file photo, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe delivers his speech during a no confidence session at the National Assembly in Paris. France's prime minister says the government has lowered its economic growth forecast for next year and unveiled plans to cut public spending. In an interview Sunday, Aug. 26 with Le Journal du Dimanche, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the government will base its 2019 budget on an estimated growth of 1.7 percent, down from 1.9 percent. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)
August 26, 2018 - 9:27 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government has lowered its economic growth forecast for next year to 1.7 percent and unveiled plans to cut public spending in an effort to stay in line with European Union budget commitments. In an interview Sunday with Le Journal du Dimanche, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2018 file photo, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe delivers his speech during a no confidence session at the National Assembly in Paris. France's prime minister says the government has lowered its economic growth forecast for next year and unveiled plans to cut public spending. In an interview Sunday, Aug. 26 with Le Journal du Dimanche, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the government will base its 2019 budget on an estimated growth of 1.7 percent, down from 1.9 percent. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, file)
August 26, 2018 - 7:21 am
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister says the government has lowered its economic growth forecast for next year and unveiled plans to cut public spending. In an interview Sunday with Le Journal du Dimanche, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the government will base its 2019 budget on an...
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August 26, 2018 - 7:10 am
PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister says the government has lowered its economic growth forecast for next year and unveiled plans to cut public spending. In an interview Sunday with Le Journal du Dimanche, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the government will base its 2019 budget on an...
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Esther George, left, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, John Williams, center, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System walk together after Powell's speech at the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Friday that he expects the Fed to continue gradually raising interest rates if the U.S. economic expansion remains strong. (AP Photo/Jonathan Crosby)
August 24, 2018 - 4:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Friday that he expects the Fed to continue gradually raising interest rates if the U.S. economic expansion remains strong. Powell added that while annual inflation has risen to near the Fed's 2 percent target rate, it doesn't seem...
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Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll on attitudes towards tariffs put in place by President Trump.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
August 24, 2018 - 2:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer than half of Americans expect President Donald Trump's tariffs to do much to help the U.S. economy, but their widespread unpopularity hasn't led most Republicans to stray from supporting the president's trade policy as the 2018 midterm elections approach. Majorities of...
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FILE- In this July 17, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs at Capitol Hill in Washington. Powell gives the keynote address Friday, Aug. 24, at an annual conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
August 24, 2018 - 10:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled Friday that he expects the Fed to continue gradually raising interest rates if the U.S. economic expansion remains strong. Powell added that while annual inflation has risen to near the Fed's 2 percent target rate, it doesn't seem...
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Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll on attitudes towards tariffs put in place by President Trump.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
August 24, 2018 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer than half of Americans expect President Donald Trump's tariffs to do much to help the U.S. economy, but their widespread unpopularity hasn't led most Republicans to stray from supporting the president's trade policy as the 2018 midterm elections approach. Majorities of...
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