Economic outlook

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. listen. Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Image via AP, File)
January 27, 2018 - 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beset by poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump will look to reset his term with his first State of the Union address, arguing that his tax cut and economic policies will benefit all Americans. The theme of his Tuesday night address to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. listen. Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Image via AP, File)
January 27, 2018 - 2:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Beset by poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump will look to reset his term with his first State of the Union address, arguing that his tax cut and economic policies will benefit all Americans. The theme of his Tuesday night address to...
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US President Donald Trump photographed and filmed with mobile devices by participants during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)
January 25, 2018 - 4:23 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 10 p.m. George Soros, the billionaire businessman-turned-philanthropist, says he believes President Donald Trump wants to create a "mafia state" in the U.S. — but can't because of the strength...
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In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 photo, shows one of multiple properties located in the Esperanza sector that are currently for sale, in Vieques, Puerto Rico. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans face losing their homes upon the expiration of a three-month moratorium on mortgage payments that banks offered after Hurricane Maria devastated the island (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
January 25, 2018 - 9:49 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor submitted a revised fiscal plan Thursday that estimates the U.S. Caribbean territory's economy will shrink by 11 percent and its population drop by nearly 8 percent next year. The proposal doesn't set aside any money to pay creditors in the next...
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January 22, 2018 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is upgrading the outlook for the world economy, noting surprisingly strong growth in Europe and Asia and predicting that U.S. tax cuts will give the American economy a short-term boost. The IMF on Monday forecast global growth of 3.7 percent for...
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In this Feb. 6, 2017 photo, workers assemble Honda Civics on an assembly line at a Dongfeng Honda automotive plant in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China’s economy expanded at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017, faster than expected and the first annual increase in seven years, the government reported Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 5:40 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China's economy gained steam in 2017, expanding at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017 in its first annual increase in seven years, according to data released Thursday that exceeded economists' forecasts and the government's target. Buoyant consumer spending and robust exports helped drive...
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January 18, 2018 - 2:39 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China's economy expanded at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017, faster than expected and the first annual increase in seven years, the government reported Thursday. The numbers beat economists' forecasts for the world's second largest economy and the Chinese government's own official...
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FILE In this Jan. 11, 2017 file photo, an H&M store window advertises a sale, in New York. Consumer inflation slowed in December 2017 to a tiny 0.1 percent gain as the cost of energy products tumbled after a big jump in November. The Labor Department says the December increase in consumer prices followed a much bigger 0.4 percent jump in November and was the smallest advance since a similar 0.1 percent rise in October. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File )
January 12, 2018 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebullient U.S. consumers shopped at the healthiest pace in more than a decade during the holiday season, a sign of burgeoning economic strength. Retail sales rose 0.4 percent in December, the Commerce Department said Friday, after a 0.9 percent surge in November. Spending for the...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Most Asian stocks markets were mixed Friday, as Wall Street’s latest record close and strong oil prices were offset by the strengthening yen, which pressured Japan’s Nikkei. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 12, 2018 - 4:16 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian and European stock markets notched up gains on Friday, lifted by Wall Street's latest record close and optimism about the global economy after data showed China capped a year of strong trade growth. KEEPING SCORE: European shares were mostly higher in early trading. Germany's...
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In this Nov. 8, 2017 photo, a worker watches as cargo trucks move through a shipping port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. China reports its trade growth cooled in December 2017 in a sign of weaker global and domestic demand, but total exports for 2017 rose 7.9 percent over 2016 while imports were up 15.9 percent. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 11:51 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade growth cooled in December in a possible sign of weaker global and domestic demand, but last year's total exports rose 7.9 percent over 2016 while imports were up 15.9 percent. December exports rose 10.9 percent over a year earlier to $231.7 billion, down from the...
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