Economic growth

FILE - This August 2010 file photo shows a sign for Moody's Corp. in New York. Concerns are building from Washington to Wall Street about the trillions of dollars in debt that U.S. businesses have racked up, particularly by companies with relatively weak finances. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 14, 2018 - 9:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Homeowners appear to have learned the lesson of the Great Recession about not taking on too much debt. There is some concern that Corporate America didn't get the message. For much of the past decade, companies have borrowed at super-low interest rates and used the money to buy back...
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FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2018, file photo a shopper walks through Dolphin Mall while shopping on Black Friday in Miami. On Friday, Dec. 14, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for November. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
December 14, 2018 - 6:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales increased a slight 0.2% in November, as strong sales tied to holiday shopping were offset by lower gasoline prices. Excluding gas, however, the Commerce Department said Friday that last month's retail sales rose a healthy 0.5% in a positive sign for economic...
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December 11, 2018 - 4:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — A painful contraction in China's auto market deepened in November as sales fell for a fifth month amid an economic slowdown and consumer anxiety over a tariff fight with Washington. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the global industry's biggest market plunged 16 percent from a...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, a cargo truck drives amid stacked shipping containers at the Yangshan port in Shanghai. China's export growth sank in November, 2018, as global demand weakened, adding to pressure on Beijing ahead of trade talks with Washington. (AP Photo/File)
December 08, 2018 - 4:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's export growth sank in November as global demand weakened, adding to pressure on Beijing ahead of trade talks with Washington. Exports rose 5.4 percent over a year ago to $227.4 billion, a marked decline from the previous month's 12.6 percent increase, customs data showed...
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FILE- In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell waits to address the Federal Reserve Board's 15th annual College Fed Challenge Finals in Washington. The Federal Reserve says that the U.S. economy was growing in the fall, but there were concerns about higher tariffs from a widening trade war, rising interest rates and tight labor markets. In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed says most of its 12 regions saw moderate growth through late November. Dallas and Philadelphia says growth had slowed while St. Louis and Kansas City depicted growth as slight. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
December 05, 2018 - 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy was growing in the fall, but there were concerns about higher tariffs from a widening trade war, rising interest rates and tight labor markets. In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed said...
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FILE- In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 04, 2018 - 7:22 pm
Shares were moderately lower in Asia on Wednesday following a bloodletting on Wall Street as goodwill generated by a truce between the U.S. and China over trade evaporated in confusion over exactly what the two sides had agreed upon. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 800 points. The...
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FILE- In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo final inspector Mary Skinner inspects the rear end of a General Motors Chevrolet Cruze at Jamestown Industries in Youngstown, Ohio. On Monday, Dec. 3, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for November. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
December 03, 2018 - 7:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers expanded at a faster pace in November as new orders surged, a positive sign for domestic economic growth heading into 2019. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Monday its manufacturing index rose to 59.3 last month...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, photo, specialist John O'Hara, left, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The new cease-fire in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China should boost rattled financial markets, at least likely through year's end. But the stock market's wild gyrations of recent months likely will persist as the two countries strain to reach a permanent accord in the next three months, some experts say. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
December 03, 2018 - 2:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The truce in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China should boost rattled financial markets, at least through the year's end, experts say. But the stock market's recent wild gyrations likely will persist as the two countries strain to reach a permanent accord. "The all-clear...
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December 02, 2018 - 9:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of business economists foresee U.S. economic growth remaining solid next year, with unemployment falling further and only a slight chance of a recession. But they express concern about potential risks, notably from trade conflicts. In its latest forecast being released...
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President Donald Trump, center, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, second from the right, listen to remarks by China's President Xi Jinping during a bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 01, 2018 - 7:03 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in a trade dispute that has rattled financial markets and threatened world economic growth. The breakthrough came after a dinner meeting Saturday between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the...
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