Economic outlook

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway speaks to members of the media outside of the West Wing on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 20, 2019 - 8:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's reelection. Exhibiting no such concern, senior adviser Kellyanne...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, the sun sets over the city of Frankfurt with the buildings of the banking district. Germany, Europe's industrial powerhouse and biggest economy, with companies like Volkswagen, Siemens and BASF, may be entering a recession, according to a gloomy report from the country's central bank Monday, August 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
August 19, 2019 - 3:20 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany, Europe's industrial powerhouse and biggest economy, with companies like Volkswagen, Siemens and BASF, may be entering a recession, according to a gloomy report from the country's central bank Monday — a development that could have repercussions for the rest of the eurozone...
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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 19, 2019 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong majority, 74%, of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021. The economists surveyed by the National Association for Business...
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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 18, 2019 - 8:03 pm
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump dismissed concerns of recession on Sunday and offered an optimistic outlook for the economy after last week's steep drop in the financial markets. "I don't think we're having a recession," Trump told reporters as he returned to Washington from...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2019, file photo unsold 2019 Lincoln Navigators sit at a dealership in Englewood, Colo. On Thursday, Aug. 15, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for July. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 15, 2019 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans spent more at retail stores and restaurants in July, a sign that concerns over weakening economic growth and a persistent trade war that have roiled financial markets have yet to dampen consumer confidence. Retail sales rose a healthy 0.7% last month after a 0.3% gain in...
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Britain's Chancellor of teh Exchequer Sajid Javid during a visit to the National Grid Training Centre in Newark, England, as the UK announced its GDP second quarter figures, Friday Aug. 9, 2019. Britain's Office for National Statistics released figures showing the British economy shrank in the second quarter of 2019, as Brexit uncertainties weighed on business investment. ( Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 9:56 am
LONDON (AP) — The British economy unexpectedly shrank in the second quarter for the first time since 2012 as Brexit uncertainties heaped pressure on firms, official figures showed Friday. The decline is set to raise alarm that the economy could experience its first recession in a decade. Traders in...
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File - In this Thursday, May 16, 2019, file photo, cars for export and import are stored in front of containers at the port in Bremerhaven, Germany. In June 2019 German industrial production dropped significantly for the second time in three months. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 09, 2019 - 5:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — German exports were a little lower in June than the previous month and dropped 8% in year-on-year terms, reinforcing expectations that data due next week may show Europe's biggest economy shrank slightly in the second quarter. The Federal Statistical Office said Friday that exports...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2019, file photo specialist Michael Pistillo, right, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 02, 2019 - 5:22 pm
Investors rattled by President Donald Trump's latest escalation in his trade war with China drove another round of selling on Wall Street Friday. The latest losses marked the fifth straight drop for the S&P 500 and the worst week of the year for the market just seven days after the benchmark...
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Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, center, poses with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, right, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, for photos before holding talks at the Xijiao Conference Center in Shanghai Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool)
August 02, 2019 - 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest tariffs President Donald Trump plans to impose on Chinese goods would cost U.S. households an average of $200 a year, some economists estimate, and would start to bite consumers and retailers just as the holiday shopping season begins. That cost would come on top of the...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday as envoys from the U.S. and China prepared to resume trade talks, this time in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 30, 2019 - 4:44 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed Tuesday as investors awaited an expected interest rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve and watched for progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China. Germany's DAX lost 0.7% to 12,322.92 and the CAC 40 in France gave up 0.4% to 5,577.45. Britain's FTSE...
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