Economic growth

France's President Emmanuel Macron gestures during a press conference after the G20 Leader's Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Leaders from the Group of 20 industrialized nations met for two days in Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
December 01, 2018 - 11:54 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 4:50 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says he pressed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to allow international involvement in the investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Macron...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2008 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush arrives on the South Lawn of White House in Washington. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
December 01, 2018 - 7:32 am
HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a World War II hero whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. Bush, who also presided during the...
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Clouds of smoke over Europe's largest lignite power plant in Betchatow, central Poland, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. A group of Greenpeace environment activists have climbed its 180-meter smokestack to spur participants in next week's global climate summit in Poland into taking decisions on limiting the use of coal.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 30, 2018 - 8:52 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.N. climate conference host Poland is planning to open a new coal mine next year as demand for energy grows. Deputy Energy Minister Grzegorz Tobiszowski told a news conference this week that a decision will probably be made next year to build a new coal mine. He gave no...
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FILE- In this Nov. 22, 2018, file photo people line up to pay for their purchases as they shop during an early Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day in Overland Park, Kan. Consumer spending rose a sharp 0.6 percent last month, the Commerce Department reported Thursday, Nov. 29. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 29, 2018 - 8:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers boosted their spending in October at the fastest pace in seven months, while their incomes rose by the largest amount in nine months — both good signs for future economic growth. Consumer spending rose a sharp 0.6 percent last month, the Commerce Department reported...
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FILE- In this Monday, May 22, 2017, photo, a gift box from Tiffany & Co. is arranged for a photo in Surfside, Fla. Tiffany & Co. reports earnings on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
November 28, 2018 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — There was something missing at the luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. in recent months: Chinese tourists. For the second time in a many months, a big seller of high-end goods noticed that a particularly crucial demographic of its shopping base had made itself sparse, damaging sales...
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FILE- In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell listens to a question during a news conference in Washington. The Federal Reserve is signaling potentially vulnerable spots in the financial system, citing U.S. businesses’ debt at the highest levels in more than two decades and risky debt growing. The Fed's report issued Wednesday, Nov. 28, was its first assessing the stability of the U.S. financial system. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
November 28, 2018 - 9:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cast a bright picture of the U.S. economy Wednesday and appeared to suggest that the Fed might consider a pause in its interest rate hikes next year to assess the impact of its credit tightening. Powell's comments ignited a rally on Wall...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo a rubber tire gantry moves into position to transfer shipping containers at the Georgia Ports Authority's Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. On Wednesday, Nov. 28, the Commerce Department issues the final estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the July-September quarter. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
November 28, 2018 - 7:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a solid 3.5 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, led by lower but still strong consumer spending and more business investment than previously estimated. The Commerce Department's figure for gross domestic product, released Wednesday, was...
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Britain's Chancellor Philip Hammond walks past 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
November 28, 2018 - 7:50 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain will be poorer after leaving the European Union than if it had stayed in, no matter what sort of trade deal it has with the bloc, the government said Wednesday — unwelcome news for Prime Minister Theresa May as she tries to sell her Brexit divorce deal to a skeptical nation. A...
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November 27, 2018 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he thinks the Federal Reserve's policies are a greater threat to U.S. economic growth than a burgeoning trade war with China. Trump told The Washington Post on Tuesday: "I think the Fed is a much bigger problem than China." Trump adds that he is "not...
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FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2018, file photo Shauna Turlipof, left, and Kathi Bankes make their way through other Black Friday shoppers at the Viewmont Mall in Scranton, Pa. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the Conference Board releases its November index on U.S. consumer confidence. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times-Tribune via AP, File)
November 27, 2018 - 7:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence slipped this month but remains strong. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 135.7 in November from October's 18-year high 137.9. The index measures consumers' assessment of current...
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