Economic outlook

Cars for export and import are stored in front of containers on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the harbor in Bremerhaven, Germany, with 2 million vehicles per annum one of the largest automobile hubs in the world. US President Donald Trump is delaying any decision to impose tariffs on car and auto-part imports for now. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
May 20, 2019 - 5:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's central bank says it expects the country's economy, Europe's biggest, to turn in a feeble performance in the current quarter after returning to growth in the winter. Solid consumer spending and a construction boom helped the economy grow by 0.4% in the January-March period...
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A worker walks near truck trailers and cargo containers, Friday, May 10, 2019, at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash. U.S. and Chinese negotiators resumed trade talks Friday under increasing pressure after President Donald Trump raised tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods and Beijing promised to retaliate. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 13, 2019 - 3:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House's top economic adviser has acknowledged that U.S. consumers and businesses pay the tariffs that the Trump administration has imposed on billions of dollars of Chinese goods, even as President Trump himself insisted in a tweet, incorrectly, that China pays. Chris...
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President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, to board Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to travel to Florida to visit with those affected by Hurricane Michael and attend a rally. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 08, 2019 - 4:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local): 6:45 p.m. American officials say the U.S. is poised to move more military assets to the Middle East in response to perceived threats from Iran. Officials say two additional bomber aircraft are expected to deploy to the...
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Visitors stand in front of stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 470 points Tuesday amid a broad sell-off on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Annice Lyn)
May 08, 2019 - 1:25 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were marginally higher in Europe on Wednesday, despite broad losses in Asia and New York, after Germany reported stronger-than-expected industrial output data. Germany's DAX gained 0.3% to 12,125.80 following the report that industrial production rose 0.5 percent in March from...
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May 02, 2019 - 5:18 am
LONDON (AP) — The British economy is likely to weaken as firms ease up on Brexit preparations now that the departure from the European Union has been delayed by months, the Bank of England said Thursday. In forecasts published alongside the unanimous decision to keep the main interest rate at 0.75...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2019, file photo federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference in Washington. On Wednesday, May 1, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 01, 2019 - 12:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell avoided commenting on some controversial views voiced by President Trump's pick for the Fed's Board of Governors, Stephen Moore. Powell was asked if...
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FILE- In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell gestures while speaking before the House Committee on Financial Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, May 1, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 01, 2019 - 11:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and signaled that no rate hikes are likely in coming months amid signs of renewed economic health but unusually low inflation. The Fed left its benchmark rate — which influences many consumer and business loans —...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, Jihad Azour, the International Monetary Fund's Mideast and Central Asia department director, gives a press conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In a new outlook report issued Monday, April 29, 2019, the IMF said that political uncertainty and volatile oil prices are weighing heavily on economic growth in the Middle East this year. A closer look, however, shows sharp variations from country to country. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
April 28, 2019 - 11:02 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Political uncertainty and volatile oil prices are weighing heavily on economic growth in the Middle East this year, according to a new report released Monday by the International Monetary Fund. The report, which looks at the economies of 23 countries spanning...
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April 28, 2019 - 10:40 pm
A survey of corporate economists predicts the economy will expand over the next year, although the pace of growth will decline and employers are facing pressure to raise wages, spend more on worker training and automate tasks because of the low unemployment rate. Just 53% of the economists polled...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, container ships docked at the Port of Oakland wait to be unloaded in Oakland, Calif. The U.S. economy shook off fears of a sharp slowdown in the first quarter of the year and grew at a solid pace, suggesting the nearly decade-long expansion still has a ways to go. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 26, 2019 - 1:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The worries that hung ominously over the U.S. economy early this year appear to have lifted. And that sunnier picture has helped bolster confidence in the stock market — driving the benchmark S&P 500 index to another record high Friday. The latest dose of encouragement came in...
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