Economic Outlook

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo stock prices are displayed at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 01, 2019 - 1:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks sank to their worst loss in five weeks on Tuesday after a surprisingly limp report on the nation's manufacturing stirred worries about the economy's strength. The report showed that manufacturing weakened in September for the second straight month as President Donald...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo Stock trader Gregory Rowe works at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 27. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 27, 2019 - 3:47 pm
Wall Street capped a choppy week with a second straight weekly loss for the S&P 500 Friday as worries about a potential escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China erased early gains. Technology companies led the broad slide as investors weighed a report saying the Trump...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2019, file photo unsold 2019 Lincoln Navigators sit at a dealership in Englewood, Colo. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Conference Board releases its September index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
September 24, 2019 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer confidence fell sharply in September, a likely indication that growing economic uncertainties are taking a toll on American households. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 125.1 in September from a...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 18, 2019 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year but declined to signal that further rate cuts are likely this year. The Fed's move reduced its key short-term rate — which influences many consumer and business loans — by an...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference following a two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
September 18, 2019 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Stocks are dropping after the Federal Reserve cuts its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year and didn't provide investors with concrete clues about what the future holds. The Dow...
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A commuter walks past a huge sign of the new pump prices of gasoline and diesel following its implementation Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in suburban Valenzuela city north of Manila, Philippines. Monday saw another round of oil price increase in the country which energy officials said is not related to the recent attacks in Saudi Arabia but has cautioned the public to brace for more spikes in the coming days. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
September 17, 2019 - 1:24 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The price of gasoline crept higher after a weekend drone attack devastated Saudi Arabian oil output, but if the disruption to global supplies is short-lived, the impact on the U.S. economy will probably be modest. Prices spiked Monday by more than 14%, their biggest single-day jump in...
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Amin Nasser, the chairman and CEO of the state-run oil giant Saudi Aramco, speaks to journalists at the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Nasser told journalists Tuesday a planned initial public offering of a sliver of the oil company's worth would happen "very soon." (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
September 10, 2019 - 3:51 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The chief executive of Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil firm that is seen as the kingdom's crown jewel, said Tuesday that the company is ready for a local listing on the kingdom's stock exchange and that it will happen "very soon." Amin Nasser declined to say...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Asian shares rose Friday as investors cheered plans for more trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing and drew encouragement from positive data about the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 06, 2019 - 2:27 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly rose Friday as investors cheered plans for more trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing and drew encouragement from positive U.S. economic data. France's CAC 40 was little changed at 5,590.94, while Germany's DAX was up 0.1% at 12,144.24 in early trading...
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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2019, file photo trader Frank Masiello, left, and specialist Anthony Matesic work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 5. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 05, 2019 - 9:29 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Friday as investors cheered plans for more trade negotiations between Washington and Beijing and drew encouragement from positive data about the U.S. economy. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained nearly 0.7% in morning trading to 21,222.86. Australia's S&P/ASX 200...
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In this June 14, 2019, photo a pair of shoppers, center, in the Levi's store in New York's Times Square, survey a T-shirt display. On Friday, Aug. 30, the Commerce Department issues its July report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 30, 2019 - 9:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending grew 0.6% in July, a healthy gain that suggests American shoppers are largely ignoring concerns about trade tensions and driving the economy forward. The Commerce Department said Friday that personal incomes rose just 0.1%, the smallest gain in 10 months...
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