Economic outlook

FILE- In this June 20, 2018 photo, a member of a construction team works on the site of Gables Station, a mixed use project featuring apartments, retail, a hotel and cafes, in Coral Gables, Fla. Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them. Goods producers — a category that includes manufacturers, farmers and construction — are most optimistic, with 94 percent saying they expect sales to rise over the next three months. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
July 16, 2018 - 1:06 am
DETROIT (AP) — Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them. But a majority of the economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics say the corporate tax cuts that the Trump administration pushed...
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Bank of Korea Gov. Lee Ju-yeol arrives for a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 12, 2018. South Korea's central bank has cut its forecast on the country's economy, citing mounting uncertainties from the U.S.-China trade battle. Bank of Korea said Thursday it lowered its growth outlook on Asia's fourth-largest economy to 2.9 percent this year, compared with its earlier forecast of 3 percent growth.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 12, 2018 - 3:56 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank cut its forecast on the country's economy Thursday, citing mounting uncertainties from the U.S.-China trade battle. The Bank of Korea said it lowered its growth outlook on Asia's fourth-largest economy to 2.9 percent this year, compared with its...
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July 12, 2018 - 3:19 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank cut its forecast on the country's economy Thursday, citing mounting uncertainties from the U.S.-China trade battle. Bank of Korea said it lowered its growth outlook on Asia's fourth-largest economy to 2.9 percent this year, compared with its...
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July 12, 2018 - 2:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank has cut its forecast on the country's economy, citing mounting uncertainties from the U.S.-China trade battle. Bank of Korea said Thursday it lowered its growth outlook on Asia's fourth-largest economy to 2.9 percent this year, compared with its...
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In this June 20, 2018, photo, a pedestrian walks carrying a Bloomingdales' Little Brown Bag walks past a giant advertisement for Armani Exchange on Fifth Avenue in New York. On Tuesday, June 26, the Conference Board releases its June index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 26, 2018 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers lost a bit of their optimism in June but are still feeling good by historical standards. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index slipped this month to 126.4, down from 128.8 in May but up from 117.3 in...
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FILE- This April 5, 2018, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 14. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 14, 2018 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks mostly rose Thursday, as markets get accustomed to the idea of investing with less of a safety net from central banks around the world. The European Central Bank laid out its plan to pull back from the stimulus it's pumped into markets, but it also said it plans to hold...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, euro coins and banknotes are shown by a salesclerk at a shop in Vilnius, Lithuania. Italy's economy minister says the new populist government isn't discussing any proposal to leave the eurozone. Minister Giovanni Tria, in an interview Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Corriere della Sera newspaper, said "not only do we not want to exit" the 19-member shared currency union, but the coalition is determined to act so conditions don't occur to "put our presence in the euro(zone) up for discussion." (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)
June 14, 2018 - 9:59 am
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 4:30 p.m. In response to a question about populist politicians' claim that the euro is not good for some countries, the head of the European Central Bank says the shared currency is irreversible...
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FILE- In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. Investors are eagerly awaiting the updated economic forecasts the Fed will issue when its meeting ends Wednesday, June 13. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 13, 2018 - 6:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve policy meeting (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Stocks are edging up ahead of an interest rate meeting by the Federal Reserve. Futures for the Dow are up 0.1 percent and those for the S&P 500 are 0.2 percent higher. European indexes are up, with...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, the seal of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve System is displayed in the ground at the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. The Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, June 12, approved President Donald Trump’s nomination of Columbia University professor Richard Clarida to be the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve. The panel also approved the nomination of Kansas bank commissioner Michelle Bowman to fill another vacancy on the Fed’s seven-member board. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 13, 2018 - 4:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve policy meeting (all times local): 4:50 a.m. Financial markets are steady as investors look ahead to an expected interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve later Wednesday. Dow and S&P 500 futures are flat and European indexes are mixed...
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FILE- In this May 7, 2018, file photo, a long line of 2018 and 2019 Cooper Countryman models sits at a Mini Cooper dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Thursday, May 31, the Commerce Department issues its April report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 31, 2018 - 1:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted their spending by 0.6 percent in April, the biggest increase in five months and a strong indication that the economy is reviving after a winter slowdown. The Commerce Department said Thursday that last month's increase in consumer spending was the largest...
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