Economy

FILE- In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Rinaldi, left, and trader Robert Gasparino work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 22. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 22, 2019 - 3:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks across the world are down Tuesday following new signs the global economy is weakening and reports of difficulties in trade talks between the U.S. and China. The International Monetary Fund trimmed its economic forecasts for 2019 and 2020 and pointed to risks including trade...
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Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, participates in a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 22, 2019 - 1:38 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pledged to work "in harmony with the world" to cut carbon emissions, aiming to quell international concerns that his country, the main custodian of the oxygen-rich Amazon, could put economic interests over environmental ones. The...
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President Donald Trump leaves the podium after speaking about the partial government shutdown, immigration and border security in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 22, 2019 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to reopen the government, with immigration provisions Democrats denounce as inadequate, is headed for Senate action, its prospects uncertain. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will try to muscle through the 1,300-page spending measure, which...
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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, left, arrives at Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare, Zimbabwe, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Mnangagwa arrived in Harare late Monday after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address the country's economic crisis and crackdown. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
January 22, 2019 - 10:57 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday said "unacceptable" violence by security forces will be investigated after a days-long crackdown on economic unrest, while a doctor said the 12 documented deaths and more than 300 people wounded are likely "are just a fraction of the actual...
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January 22, 2019 - 10:53 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's deadly unrest (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Human Rights Watch says "the mask has now been taken off the Mnangagwa government" in Zimbabwe after hundreds of people were wounded or arrested in a crackdown on protests and at least 12 were killed...
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In this photo taken with a long shutter, the sign of the World Economic Forum is displayed at the entrance of the at annual meeting of the forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 22, 2019 - 10:15 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The head of Citigroup bank thinks the Brexit discussions will "go down to the wire." At an event organized by Bloomberg on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, Citigroup CEO...
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FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo a realtor sign marks a home for sale in Franklin Park, Pa. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in December. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
January 22, 2019 - 10:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales cratered in December, causing price growth to slip to the lowest level in more than six years as the housing sector ended 2018 on a decidedly weak note. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of existing homes plunged 6.4 percent to a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2011 file photo, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends the funeral of Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Sudan’s embattled president has flown to Qatar, the tiny but wealthy Gulf state that has offered him help as he faces protests initially sparked by the country’s economic woes but which soon shifted to calling on him to step down. Qatar’s official news agency said al-Bashir, in power since 1989, will meet Wednesday with the emirate’s ruler, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
January 22, 2019 - 8:57 am
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's embattled president flew Tuesday to Qatar, the tiny but wealthy Gulf state that has offered him help as he faces protests initially sparked by the country's economic woes but which soon shifted to calling on him to step down. Qatar's official news agency said President Omar al-...
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A man checks stock prices through his smartphone at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Asian markets were mostly lower on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global outlook for 2019 and 2020. This came after China said its economy grew at the slowest pace in 30 years. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 22, 2019 - 7:17 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets fell Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund trimmed its global outlook for 2019 and 2020 and China said its economy grew at the slowest pace in nearly 30 years. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX gave up 0.5 percent to 11,076 and France's CAC 40 was down 0.7 percent...
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The sun rises behind the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 22, 2019 - 6:40 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A survey of financial experts suggests the outlook for Germany, Europe's largest economy, brightened slightly during January because the worst risks were already reflected in earlier months' readings. The ZEW institute's indicator rose 2.5 points over December's reading to...
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