Economic outlook

FILE- In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell gestures while speaking before the House Committee on Financial Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The message the Federal Reserve is poised to send on Wednesday, March 20, when its latest policy meeting ends this week is a soothing one. It reflects an abrupt shift in tone since the start of the year in the face of a slowdown in the United States and abroad, persistently tame inflation and a nervous stock market. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
March 18, 2019 - 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Patience. A focus on incoming economic data. And no interest rate hikes likely soon. The message the Federal Reserve is poised to send when its latest policy meeting ends this week is a soothing one. It reflects an abrupt shift in tone since the start of the year in the face of a...
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President Donald Trump's 2020 budget outline arrives on Capitol Hill at the House Budget Committee, in Washington, Monday morning March 11, 2019. Trump's new budget calls for billions more for his border wall, with steep cuts in domestic programs but increases for military spending. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 12, 2019 - 7:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion budget, pushing the federal deficit past $1 trillion but counting on optimistic growth, accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into balance in 15 years. Reviving his border wall fight with...
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Acting OMB Director Russ Vought speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, March 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
March 11, 2019 - 9:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's proposed 2020 budget (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Hospital groups are objecting strongly to hundreds of billions of dollars in proposed Medicare and Medicaid payment cuts in President Donald Trump's budget. Two major hospital trade groups did...
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President Donald Trump's 2020 budget outline arrives on Capitol Hill at the House Budget Committee, in Washington, Monday morning March 11, 2019. Trump's new budget calls for billions more for his border wall, with steep cuts in domestic programs but increases for military spending. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion federal budget for 2020 on Monday, relying on optimistic 3.1 percent economic growth projections alongside accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into promised balance in 15 years. The deficit is...
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March 11, 2019 - 12:39 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday as investors awaited further developments in trade talks between the U.S. and China. Major benchmarks were mostly higher, with the Shanghai Composite up 1.2 percent to 3,006.19 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong gaining 0.7 percent to 28,433.78. Weaker...
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FILE- In this March 4, 2019, file photo a worker cleans a jet bridge before passengers boarded an Alaska Airlines flight to Portland, Ore., at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. On Friday, March 8, the U.S. government issues the February jobs report, which will reveal the latest unemployment rate and number of jobs U.S. employers added. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
March 08, 2019 - 6:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers are thought to have extended their streak of hiring in February even as the overall economy is showing signs of slowing. On Friday, the government is expected to report that the economy added 182,000 jobs last month, down from a blockbuster gain of 304,000 in...
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Dark clouds hang over the city with its bank buildings in Frankfurt, Germany, on a windy Thursday morning, March 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
March 07, 2019 - 12:12 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank took unexpectedly quick action on Thursday to support a slowing economy, joining the U.S Federal Reserve and Chinese leadership in their attempts to counter worries about global growth. The central bank for the 19 countries that use the euro...
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FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo customers enter a McDonald's restaurant near an employment sign visible in Atlantic Highlands, N.J. On Wednesday, March 6, payroll processor ADP reports how many jobs private employers added in February. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 06, 2019 - 9:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added a solid 183,000 jobs in February, a private survey found, a sign that companies are continuing to hire even as economic growth is likely slowing. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that last month's job gains were down from the 300,000 added in January, a...
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March 04, 2019 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Small and mid-size business owners are upbeat about their companies, but also a little wary about the economy. That's the finding of a survey released Monday by researchers at Pepperdine University's Graziadio Business School and Dun & Bradstreet Corp. The survey, which...
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European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici talks to journalists at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The European Union says it's concerned about Italy's debt and is warning the government in Rome to shore up its public finances. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 27, 2019 - 8:38 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union expressed concern about Italy's debt levels Wednesday and warned the government in Rome to push through measures to shore up the public finances. In a review of Italy's economic performance — one of the 28-nation bloc's biggest economies — the European Commission...
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