Economic outlook

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, file photo, job candidates are processed during a job fair at the Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J. On Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, the U.S. government issues the December jobs report. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
January 05, 2018 - 7:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses likely closed out 2017 with a strong month of hiring fueled by growing optimism among companies about the economy's momentum. Economists have forecast that employers added 189,000 jobs in December, according to a survey by data provider FactSet. The unemployment...
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January 05, 2018 - 3:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses likely closed out 2017 with a strong month of hiring fueled by growing optimism among companies about the economy's momentum. Economists have forecast that employers added 189,000 jobs in December, according to a survey by data provider FactSet. The unemployment...
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January 04, 2018 - 5:32 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett remains optimistic about the U.S. economy and the nation's prospects for the future. Buffett wrote an essay for Time magazine that appeared online Thursday, part of an issue edited by Bill Gates that was dedicated to "The Optimists." In his essay,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, job seekers stand at a booth at a job fair at the Dolphin Mall in Sweetwater, Fla. U.S. companies closed out 2017 with strong hiring in December, adding the most jobs in nine months. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
January 04, 2018 - 10:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies closed out 2017 with strong hiring in December, adding the most jobs in nine months. Payroll processor ADP says that businesses added 250,000 jobs last month, up from 185,000 in November. The gains were led by robust hiring in health care, professional services such...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, file photo shows the Federal Reserve Building on Constitution Avenue in Washington. The Federal Reserve releases minutes from its December meeting, on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 03, 2018 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers largely agreed last month that the U.S. tax overhaul would likely benefit the economy, but they were split on whether the resulting growth would warrant a faster pace of rate hikes this year. Minutes of the Fed's Dec. 12-13 meeting released Wednesday...
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A currency trader stands near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Strong manufacturing data and overnight gains on Wall Street gave Asian markets a boost on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 03, 2018 - 8:20 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets rose on Wednesday, with European shares tracking China-led advances in Asia. Oil prices ticked up on expectations of stronger economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX added 0.5 percent to 12,931 and the CAC 40 of France was up 0.4 percent at 5,309. Britain's...
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In this July 12, 2017, photo, construction workers build a residential complex in Nashville, Tenn. The U.S. economy grew at a 3.2 percent annual rate from July through September, slightly slower than previously estimated but still enough to give the country the best back-to-back quarterly growth rates in three years. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 21, 2017 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2 percent annual rate from July through September, slightly slower than previously estimated but still enough to give the country the best back-to-back quarterly growth rates in three years. The figure was revised down from last month's estimate...
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In this July 12, 2017, photo, construction workers build a residential complex in Nashville, Tenn. The U.S. economy grew at a 3.2 percent annual rate from July through September, slightly slower than previously estimated but still enough to give the country the best back-to-back quarterly growth rates in three years. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 21, 2017 - 9:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2 percent annual rate from July through September, slightly slower than previously estimated but still enough to give the country the best back-to-back quarterly growth rates in three years. The figure was revised down from last month's estimate...
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, right, acknowledges President Donald Trump, as he speaks during a passage of the tax bill event on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 21, 2017 - 3:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — You wouldn't know it from President Donald Trump's rhetoric, but the tax overhaul coming into effect is heavily tilted to the rich. It also leaves "Obamacare" in place, despite his assertion that the tax plan repeals the health care law. Nothing about the plan provides the fuel to...
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December 20, 2017 - 6:13 am
LONDON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has lowered its 2017 growth forecast for the British economy, saying the impact of Brexit has weighed on the economy despite a strong global recovery. The IMF said Wednesday it expected the British economy to grow by 1.6 percent this year, down slightly...
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