Recessions and depressions

Young supporters of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari celebrate his electoral win, holding up four fingers to indicate "four more years", and carry a poster of him, in the streets of Kano, northern Nigeria Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Buhari was declared the clear winner of a second term in Africa's largest democracy early Wednesday, after a campaign in which he urged voters to give him another chance. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
February 27, 2019 - 8:11 am
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president on Wednesday defended his sweeping win of a second term as free and fair and appealed to a "common love of country" as his top challenger vowed to go to court with allegations of fraud. President Muhammadu Buhari was declared the clear winner by nearly 4...
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Supporters of Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari dance to Lady Gaga songs anticipating a win as they wait for the results to be officially announced in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Anxious Nigerians on Tuesday awaited a second day of state-by-state announcements of presidential election results in a race described as too close to call. Buhari is facing opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
February 26, 2019 - 10:57 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president was declared the clear winner of a second term in Africa's largest democracy early Wednesday, after a campaign in which he urged voters to give him another chance to tackle gaping corruption, widespread insecurity and an economy limping back from a rare...
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February 25, 2019 - 9:57 am
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's electoral commission on Monday began announcing official results from the country's 36 states as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term, while observers criticized the weeklong delay in balloting that they said discouraged some voters from taking part. While...
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February 24, 2019 - 11:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly half the nation's business economists say they think the U.S. economy will slip into recession by the end of next year, and three-fourths envision such a downturn beginning by the end of 2021. The finding comes from the latest survey by the National Association for...
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February 24, 2019 - 12:06 pm
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria faced a second day of voting in scattered areas on Sunday in a presidential election seen as too close to call, while the death toll from vote-related violence mounted in Africa's largest democracy. The electoral commission said it was happy that voting was generally...
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February 22, 2019 - 8:15 am
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Africa's most populous country goes to the polls on Saturday to decide whether President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term. While more than 70 people are running to lead Nigeria, the close race comes down to Buhari and a billionaire former vice president, Atiku Abubakar...
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FILE- In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, Customers stand outside Ikea's first store in India as it opened in Hyderabad, India. India is a test case for whether Ikea should keep shifting resources toward emerging economies, including Latin America and China, given the saturation of markets in Europe and the United States, and the possibility of another global recession. Six months after Ikea opened its first store in Hyderabad, the 400,000-square-foot cornucopia of furniture, linens, kitchenware and other goodies is drawing between 10,000 and 30,000 visitors per day. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A, File)
February 14, 2019 - 11:15 pm
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Swedish giant Ikea is tackling the $40 billion Indian market for home furnishings, taking on local furniture makers in places like Hyderabad's bustling Nampally market. Ikea hopes to win over India's growing consumer class with its clean, air-conditioned stores and unique...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018 file photo photo Volkswagen cars are pictured during a final quality control at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. Germany's economic growth has stagnated in the last three months of the year. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
February 14, 2019 - 8:13 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany recorded zero growth in the fourth quarter, only narrowly avoiding a recession and adding to downbeat signs piling up about the 19-country eurozone economy. The lackluster figure released Thursday was lower than the 0.1 percent expected by market analysts and...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell addresses a rural policy forum at historically black Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Powell says that many rural areas have not benefited from the national prosperity and those areas need special support. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 12, 2019 - 3:42 pm
ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell traveled Tuesday to a historically black university in the Mississippi Delta to deliver a message that the nation's prosperity has not been felt in many such areas around the country. Powell said that many rural areas had been left out...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 file photo, United Airlines jets are seen as a plane approaches Newark Liberty International Airport, in Newark, N.J. United Airlines will woo high-fare passengers by retrofitting more than 100 planes to add more premium seats on key routes. United announced the moves Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
February 06, 2019 - 1:58 pm
United, Delta and American Airlines are engaged in an airlines arms race to grab the most affluent customers. Now highly profitable after losing billions in the 2000s, they are plowing money into new planes, fancy seats with more legroom, airport lounges and other perks, many of which are aimed...
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