Recessions and depressions

FILE - In this May 6, 2019, file photo, a woman looks at display boards at the Australian Stock Exchange in Sydney, Australia. Australia's central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a new record low of 1% in a bid to boost the economy. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
July 02, 2019 - 1:01 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point on Tuesday to a new record low of 1% in a bid to boost the economy. The cut is the second in consecutive months. Previously the Reserve Bank of Australia had not shifted the rate...
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July 01, 2019 - 6:46 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The unemployment rate in the 19 European Union countries that use the euro fell to its lowest in more than a decade in May as domestic demand and low interest rates help keep the recovery going. Official figures Monday showed the jobless rate declined to 7.5 percent from 7...
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June 27, 2019 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Reserve has approved all the capital plans that the nation's 18 largest banks submitted as part of this year's stress tests. That means that the Fed determined banks like JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Bank of America can raise their dividends and buy back more shares...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo Mark Carney the Governor of the Bank of England speaks during an Inflation Report Press Conference at the Bank of England in the City of London. The Bank of England is open to the idea of letting new payment services such as Facebook's upcoming Libra hold funds with the central bank, Carney said Thursday, June 20. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File)
June 26, 2019 - 8:04 am
LONDON (AP) — The governor of the Bank of England gave his biggest hint yet that he'd back a stimulus package to shore up the British economy if the country crashes out of the European Union at the end of October with no deal. In testimony to lawmakers on Wednesday, Governor Mark Carney said the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, Campaign Chair Larry Silbermann announces a goal of $8,133,333 at the United Way of the Coastal Empire 2018 Campaign Kick-Off at the Civic Center in Savannah, Ga. Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns released on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy. That's according to Giving USA, the most comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns. The new report,...
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June 17, 2019 - 12:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died Monday at the...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo, molten steel to make steel rods moves through the production line at the Gerdau Ameristeel mill in St. Paul, Minn. On Friday, June 14, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for April. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
June 14, 2019 - 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production improved in May, but manufacturers showed weakness despite eking out a slight gain. The Federal Reserve said Friday that industrial output, which includes factories, utilities and mines, rose 0.4% in May, after tumbling 0.4% in April. Manufacturing...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures towards a chart with proposed funding to deal with the state's homelessness as he discusses his revised state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. California lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday, June 13, 2019, on a $214.8 billion operating budget, sending the plan to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk with a focus on expanding access to health insurance while spending billions of new money on homelessness and housing. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 13, 2019 - 7:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A $214.8 billion budget approved Thursday by California lawmakers would upgrade the state's aging 911 system following the most devastating wildfire season in state history and help middle class families pay their monthly health insurance premiums. To fund those changes,...
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The bull and bear in front of the stock market are painted all green in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, June 3, 2019. They were painted on occasion of the upcoming "Green Sauce" week when Frankfurt celebrates its most popular dish. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 06, 2019 - 11:17 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The European Central Bank has taken action to support the economy in the 19-country eurozone, joining other major central banks like the U.S. Federal Reserve in responding to fears about global growth. The ECB said Thursday it would extend the earliest date for an interest...
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In this May 7, 2019, photo, the Reserve Bank of Australia building in Sydney. Australia’s central bank has cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a new record low of 1.25 percent in the first rate change in almost three years. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP Image via AP)
June 04, 2019 - 1:13 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia's central back on cut its benchmark interest rate Tuesday by a quarter of a percentage point to a new record low of 1.25% in the first rate change in almost three years. The change was widely expected after Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe said...
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