Economy

Chief Economist and Director of Research Department at the IMF, Gita Gopinath, speaks during a news conference at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 09, 2019 - 8:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday downgraded its outlook for growth in the United States, Europe, Japan and the overall global economy and pointed to heightened trade tensions as a key reason. The IMF expects the world economy to grow 3.3% this year, down from 3.6% in...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2019, file photo visitors to the Pittsburgh veterans job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. On Tuesday, April 10, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for February. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 09, 2019 - 7:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of available jobs in the U.S. fell sharply in February after reaching a record level the previous month, a sign that businesses may pull back a bit on hiring. The Labor Department says job openings fell 7.1% to 7.1 million, the lowest level in nearly a year. The number...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 file photo, a container ship is loaded at the harbor in Hamburg, Germany. The United States is considering putting tariffs on $11 billion in EU goods per year to offset what it says are unfair European subsidies for planemaker Airbus. While the size of the potential tariffs is relatively small compared with the hundreds of billions of goods the U.S. and China are taxing in their trade war, it suggests a breakdown in talks with the EU over trade. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
April 09, 2019 - 6:11 am
LONDON (AP) — The United States wants to put tariffs on $11.2 billion worth of EU goods — from airplanes to Gouda cheese and olives — to offset what it says are unfair European subsidies for plane maker Airbus. While the size of the tariffs is small compared with the hundreds of billions the U.S...
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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 09, 2019 - 6:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he'll put tariffs on $11 billion worth European Union cheese, wine and other goods to retaliate for what Washington says are improper subsidies to Airbus. The office of the U.S. trade representative late Monday released a preliminary list of EU...
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A woman stands by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Asian markets have followed Wall Street higher as investors watched for Brexit developments and corporate earnings. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul gained, while Tokyo was flat. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 09, 2019 - 4:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets mostly edged up Tuesday as investors watched for Brexit developments and corporate earnings. A mid-week meeting of the European Central Bank and the release of minutes from the latest U.S. Federal Reserve meeting will also be of interest, as will an updated...
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April 09, 2019 - 1:23 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — China's prime minister is set to meet top European Union officials to discuss thorny issues including better access for European companies to Chinese markets and security concerns over high-speed 5G network technology. The stakes are high with two-way trade between the EU and China...
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In this March 19, 2019, photo Zack Shelton, of Swish Analytics, left, explains how to place a bet at the Skyloft Predictive Gaming Lounge inside the Golden 1 Center, home of the NBA's Sacramento Kings, in Sacramento, Calif. Although sports betting is not legal in California, the SkyLoft Lounge is being used for contests that don't involve gambling. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 08, 2019 - 3:28 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Native American tribes have emerged as key players in the legislative debates over whether states should legalize sports betting, with some opposing the idea because it could threaten their casinos and others supporting legalization but only if they retain a monopoly. In many...
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Pro EU protestors demonstrate opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, April 8, 2019. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May will hold talks with the leaders of Germany and France ahead of a key Brexit summit later this week. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 08, 2019 - 3:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May wooed domestic political opponents and European leaders Monday as she sought to break Britain's Brexit impasse and secure a delay to the country's departure from the European Union. May's Conservative government and the main opposition Labour Party were...
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FILE- In this April 2, 2019, file photo traders Neal Catania, left, and Benjamin Tuchman work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets were subdued Monday, April 8, after trade talks between China and the U.S. wrapped up with officials claiming progress. The price of oil kept rose to its highest level this year on the back of improved U.S. economic data. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 08, 2019 - 10:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes drifted lower on Monday, putting at least a temporary halt to their weekslong advance. The pause comes at the beginning of a busy week for markets. The S&P 500 was slightly lower from the onset of trading, and if it stays down, it would be the first loss in...
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A pro EU protestor wears a hat opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, April 8, 2019. Britain's government and opposition parties are clinging to hope Monday of finding a compromise Brexit deal.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 08, 2019 - 9:06 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says he is confident European Union leaders will agree at a summit this week to grant Britain a delay to its departure from the bloc. The U.K. has asked for Brexit to be postponed until June 30 so...
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