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An employee works in a chemical fiber plant in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. China's economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low in 2019 as Beijing fought a tariff war with Washington, but forecasters said a U.S.-Chinese trade truce might help to revive consumer and business activity. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 20, 2020 - 7:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Low interest rates and reduced trade tensions will likely buoy the global economy over the next two years and help nurture steady if modest growth. That's the view of the International Monetary Fund, which foresees world economic growth accelerating from 2.9% last year to 3.3% in...
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Pedestrian stand in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Asian shares are trading mostly higher as investors await central bank decisions later in the week and upcoming earnings reports. Shares rose Monday in Tokyo, Sydney and Shanghai but fell in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 20, 2020 - 6:18 am
TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets were trading in narrow ranges Monday as investors awaited central bank decisions and earnings reports due out in coming weeks. U.S. stock markets will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. In Europe, France's CAC 40 declined 0.2% to 6,089, while...
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FILE - This Feb. 5, 2018, file photo shows the seal of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve System at the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. On Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, President Donald Trump announced he has nominated Judy Shelton and Christopher Waller to serve on the Federal Reserve's influential Board of Governors. Shelton is an economic adviser to Trump's campaign who recently served as the U.S. executive director for the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development. Waller is the director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 16, 2020 - 7:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to nominate two people to serve on the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors, an institution he has repeatedly attacked for not cutting rates deeply enough. Both were first named by Trump on Twitter in July but their nominations...
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President of European Central Bank Christine Lagarde listens during a press conference after a meeting of the governing council in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 16, 2020 - 8:04 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials at the European Central Bank say economic growth remains weak though they see a few upbeat signs after the U.S. and China moved toward lowering trade tensions. Recent data point to “a stabilization in euro area growth,” according to an account of the Dec. 12...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, file photo, the Morgan Stanley logo is displayed on its Times Square building, in New York. Morgan Stanley reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 16, 2020 - 7:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley's fourth-quarter profits jumped 46% from a year earlier, the company said Thursday, helped by a massive boost from the bank's trading desks. The investment bank said it earned a profit of $2.24 billion, or $1.30 per share, compared with a profit of $1.53 billion, or...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2019, file photo a Bank of America logo is attached to the exterior of the Bank of America Financial Center building in Boston. Bank of America reports financial results Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 15, 2020 - 7:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Consumer banking giant Bank of America said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profits fell 4% from a year ago, as the bank was impacted by the rapid decline of interest rates in late 2019. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank said Wednesday that it earned a profit of $6.99...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2013, file photo, the JPMorgan Chase logo is displayed at their headquarters in New York. Banking giant JPMorgan Chase said that its fourth-quarter profits jumped 21% from a year earlier, as the bank's trading desks had a blowout quarter. A sharp increase in JPMorgan's trading business made up for declining interest rates, which impacted other parts of the bank. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 14, 2020 - 12:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — So far, it appears 2019 was another record year for Wall Street. Trading of stocks and bonds rebounded after a terrible end to 2018 and consumers spent tons of money on their credit cards, buoyed by a strong job market and steady economic growth. On Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase reported...
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January 14, 2020 - 7:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup says fourth-quarter profits rose by 15% as the banking conglomerate benefited from a boost in trading similar to competitor JPMorgan Chase. The New York-based bank said it earned a profit of $4.98 billion, or $2.15 per share, compared with a profit of $4.3 billion, or $1...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2020, file photo the New York Stock Exchange is framed by the columns at Federal Hall National Memorial in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 10. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 10, 2020 - 3:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing broadly lower on Wall Street after giving up early gains. The government's latest report on the jobs market showed a slowdown in hiring last month, but the number was solid enough to cement Wall Street's view that the job market is holding up. The report also...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo former Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks with FOX Business Network guest anchor Jon Hilsenrath in the Fox Washington bureau in Washington. In her first year as Federal Reserve chair, Yellen presided over a policy panel divided over the issue of how much longer the central bank could afford to keep its benchmark interest rate at a record low, and how to prepare financial markets for the start of rate hikes. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 10, 2020 - 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In her first year as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen presided over a policy panel divided over the issue of how much longer the central bank could afford to keep its benchmark interest rate at a record low, and how to prepare financial markets for the start of rate hikes...
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