Economic outlook

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici presents the Autumn 2018 economic forecast at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
November 08, 2018 - 7:04 am
Economic growth across the 19-country eurozone is set to slow down further in coming years and become increasingly reliant on domestic factors like consumer spending, the European Union said Thursday. In its latest economic projections, the EU's executive Commission said eurozone growth this year...
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Italian Finance Minister Giovanni Tria, right, talks to European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici prior to a meeting of Eurogroup Finance Ministers at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Finance Ministers from the 19 nations using the euro currency gather in Brussels on Monday to debate draft budget plans amid tensions over whether Italy's planned spending package breaks promises to cut public debt. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
November 08, 2018 - 5:02 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Economic growth across the 19-country eurozone is expected to moderate over the next few years amid rising trade tensions around the world and higher oil prices, according to updated forecasts from the European Union. The EU's executive Commission said Thursday that eurozone growth...
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Italian Finance Minister Giovanni Tria, right, talks to European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici prior to a meeting of Eurogroup Finance Ministers at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Finance Ministers from the 19 nations using the euro currency gather in Brussels on Monday to debate draft budget plans amid tensions over whether Italy's planned spending package breaks promises to cut public debt. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
November 08, 2018 - 5:01 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union expects economic growth across the 19-country eurozone to slow over the coming years amid rising trade tensions around the world and higher oil prices. In its autumn forecast, the EU's executive Commission said Thursday that eurozone growth this year is expected...
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People are reflected on an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Wednesday amid continuing worries about trade tensions and slowing global economic growth. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 10, 2018 - 7:02 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks were mixed in muted trading Wednesday amid ongoing worries about trade tensions and slowing global economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 shed 0.5 percent to 5,293, while Germany's DAX fell the same rate 11,933. Britain's FTSE 100 was flat after some upbeat...
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FILE- This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 10, 2018 - 3:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher in muted trading Wednesday amid continuing worries about trade tensions and slowing global economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.2 percent to finish at 23,506.04, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 inched up 0.1 percent to 6...
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FILE- This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 09, 2018 - 11:01 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed in muted trading Wednesday amid continuing worries about trade tensions and slowing global economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.2 percent to 23,414.43 in early trading, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 inched up nearly 0.1...
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FILE- In this June 21, 2018, file photo, job applicants talks with representatives from Aldi at a job fair hosted by Job News South Florida, in Sunrise, Fla. On Friday, Oct. 5, the U.S. government issues the September jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
October 05, 2018 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added just 134,000 jobs in September, the fewest in a year, though the figure was likely lowered by Hurricane Florence, while the unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent, the lowest level since 1969. Hurricane Florence struck North and South Carolina in the middle of...
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October 03, 2018 - 1:39 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Israel on Wednesday for the latest in a series of joint government consultations highlighting the countries' close bond seven decades after the Holocaust, even as recent developments have tested the tight ties. Her two-day visit is...
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FILE- In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo people shop at the Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, Va. The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, says it expects sales in November and December to rise as shoppers continue to be in a spending mood in a stronger economy. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
October 03, 2018 - 1:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, says it expects sales in November and December to rise between 4.3 percent and 4.8 percent to $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion as shoppers continue to be in a spending mood in a stronger economy. The sales...
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Graphic shows results of AP-NORC poll on household finance optimism of younger Americans; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
October 02, 2018 - 11:16 am
About half of young Americans expect to be financially better off than their parents, according to a new poll, a sign that the dream of upward mobility is alive but somewhat tempered. The poll, by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV, found that half of 15- to 26-...
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