Economic outlook

Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll on attitudes towards tariffs put in place by President Trump.; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
August 24, 2018 - 2:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer than half of Americans expect President Donald Trump's tariffs to do much to help the U.S. economy, but their widespread unpopularity hasn't led most Republicans to stray from supporting the president's trade policy as the 2018 midterm elections approach. Majorities of...
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An investor walks in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Most Asian stock markets rose Tuesday after Wall Street declined as Turkey’s central bank struggled to contain a currency crisis that is feeding fears about other emerging markets. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
August 14, 2018 - 8:16 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most global stock markets steadied Tuesday as worries subsided over Turkey's currency crisis and its potential impact on other countries. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX rose 0.2 percent to 12,376 and France's CAC 40 was up less than 0.1 percent to 5,414 after economic growth figures...
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Indonesian men carry the body of a victim of last week's earthquake past a damaged building during a funeral in Gangga, Lombok Island, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Hundreds of people were killed while nearly 400,000 people are left homeless or displaced after the powerful earthquake rocked the popular tourist island on Aug. 5. (AP Photo/Fauzy Chaniago)
August 13, 2018 - 3:06 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok a week ago has passed 430 and the government is estimating economic losses will exceed several hundred million dollars. The national disaster agency said Monday the Aug. 5 quake killed 436...
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August 02, 2018 - 4:45 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate for only the second time since the 2008 financial crisis as it weighs a strong jobs market and high inflation against concerns about Brexit. Economists forecast that the bank's Monetary Policy Committee will raise...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 2, 2017, file photo, shoppers holding bags from Macy's wait to cross an intersection in New York. Americans were a bit more confident about the economy in July 2018, but their expectations for the near future dimmed slightly. The Conference Board, a business research group, says its consumer confidence index rose to 127.4 this month from 127.1 in June. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
July 31, 2018 - 11:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans were a bit more confident about the economy in July, but their expectations for the near future dimmed slightly. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 127.4 this month from 127.1 in June. The index...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the economy from the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 27, 2018 - 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy accelerated last quarter at an annual rate of 4.1 percent, the government estimated Friday, as consumers spent tax-cut money, businesses stepped up investment and exporters rushed to ship their goods ahead of retaliatory tariffs. President Donald Trump said he was...
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President Donald Trump speaks on trade at Granite City Works Steel Coil Warehouse, Thursday, July 26, 2018, Granite City, Ill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 27, 2018 - 12:37 am
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday trumpeted the renewed success of an Illinois steel mill, pushing back against criticism that his escalating trade disputes are hurting American workers and farmers. The president pointed to the U.S. Steel plant's reopening as a success...
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FILE- This May 21, 2018, file photo shows a row of washing machines for sale at Lowe's Home Improvement store in East Rutherford, N.J. The Commerce Department releases its June report on durable goods on Thursday, July 26. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
July 26, 2018 - 11:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods rose in June after declining for two months, a sign manufacturing is still growing despite a series of global trade disputes. The Commerce Department said Thursday that durable goods orders — items meant to last at least three years, from...
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