Economic outlook

Placards and banners opposing Brexit on railings as The European Commission's Chief Negotiator for the UK exiting the European Union, Michel Barnier is at 10 Downing Street for a meeting, outside the Houses of Parliament, London, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
February 08, 2018 - 7:45 am
LONDON (AP) — With the global economy growing strongly, the Bank of England has turned more confident about Britain's near-term prospects and indicated it could raise interest rates in coming months — even in the face of uncertainties over the country's exit from the European Union. Though it kept...
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February 08, 2018 - 7:26 am
LONDON (AP) — With the global economy growing strongly, the Bank of England has turned more confident about Britain's near-term prospects and indicated it could raise interest rates in coming months — even in the face of uncertainties over the country's exit from the European Union. Though it kept...
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A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange headlines the stock index news at the close of trading, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,100 points Monday as stocks took their worst loss in six and a half years. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 05, 2018 - 9:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The long, smooth, record-setting ride on Wall Street is over. The stock market pullback that experts had been saying was long overdue has finally come. Investor fears about higher interest rates escalated into rapid, computer-generated selling Monday that wiped out all the market's...
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In this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, photograph, 2017 and 2018 Mini Coopers sit on a dealer's lot in Highlands Ranch, Colo. January 2018 U.S. auto sales are expected to grow just a little as rebates and other deals wane after a December buying spree. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 01, 2018 - 4:25 pm
DETROIT (AP) — January's U.S. auto sales were a little better than a year ago, but most analysts and automakers predict a small full-year decline despite economic factors that favor the industry. Automakers reported a 1 percent increase last month to 1.15 million vehicles, according to Autodata...
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Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street after a number of big U.S. companies reported strong quarterly earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 31, 2018 - 4:55 pm
U.S. stocks overcame a brief stumble to close slightly higher Wednesday, snapping a two-day losing streak. The dip came after the Federal Reserve released its latest statement on interest rate policy and the economy, in which the central bank signaled that it expects inflation to pick up this year...
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Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street after a number of big U.S. companies reported strong quarterly earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 31, 2018 - 3:55 pm
U.S. stock indexes are wavering between gains and losses on Wall Street. The market was higher for most of the day but dipped briefly after the Federal Reserve released its latest statement on interest rate policy and the economy. The Fed, as expected, held off on raising interest rates. Losses in...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he finishes his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)
January 31, 2018 - 6:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump summoned the country to a "new American moment" of unity in his first State of the Union, challenging Congress to make good on long-standing promises to fix a fractured immigration system and warning darkly of evil forces...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he finishes his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)
January 31, 2018 - 4:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump summoned the country to a "new American moment" of unity in his first State of the Union, challenging Congress to make good on long-standing promises to fix a fractured immigration system and warning darkly of evil forces...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he finishes his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)
January 31, 2018 - 1:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump summoned the country to a "new American moment" of unity in his first State of the Union, challenging Congress to make good on long-standing promises to fix a fractured immigration system and warning darkly of evil forces...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center seated, with other House members wearing black in support the #metoo and #timesup movement, pose for a group photo ahead of tonight's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 30, 2018 - 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, facing sagging approval ratings in a midterm election year, is seeking to rally a deeply divided nation in Tuesday night's State of the Union address with optimism about the growing economy and calls for action on immigration, trade and infrastructure...
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