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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2018, photo a Washington state ferry sails on a foggy day near cranes at the Port of Seattle. On Friday, April 26, 2019, the Commerce Department issues the first estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the January-March quarter. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
April 26, 2019 - 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2% annual rate in the first three months of the year, a far better outcome than expected, overcoming a host of headwinds including global weakness, rising trade tensions and a partial government shutdown. The advance in the gross domestic product...
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In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019, photo, workers sewing clothing for export at an garment factory in Donghai county in east China's Jiangsu province. China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter despite a tariff war with Washington, suggesting Beijing's efforts to reverse a slowdown might be gaining traction. (Chinatopix via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 5:39 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter despite a tariff war with Washington as Beijing's efforts to reverse a slowdown started to gain traction. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.4% over a year before in the three months ending in March, the...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2019, file photo visitors to the Pittsburgh veterans job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. On Friday, April 5, the U.S. government issues the March jobs report. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 05, 2019 - 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A month ago, many economists fretted that the 10-year U.S. expansion looked wobbly. But after the government reported Friday that hiring rebounded in March, the economy suddenly looks sturdy again. Growth has weakened since last year to something closer to the modest pace that has...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 29, 2019. Asian markets were mostly higher on Friday as U.S. and Chinese officials kicked off a fresh round of trade talks in Beijing. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 29, 2019 - 2:50 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Mainland Chinese markets led Asian indexes higher on Friday, as the U.S. and China kicked off a fresh round of trade talks in Beijing. The Shanghai Composite index advanced 2.9 percent to 3,081.11 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1 percent to 29,055.99. South Korea's Kospi gained 0...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 29, 2019. Asian markets were mostly higher on Friday as U.S. and Chinese officials kicked off a fresh round of trade talks in Beijing. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 28, 2019 - 11:38 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Friday as U.S. and Chinese officials kicked off a fresh round of trade talks in Beijing. The Shanghai Composite index added 0.6 percent to 28,944.33 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng jumped 1.7 percent to 3,044.63. South Korea's Kospi gained 0.3 percent...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, March 5, 2019, file photo the Cape Kortia container ship, left, heads into the Port of Tacoma in Commencement Bay in Tacoma, Wash. On Thursday, March 28, the Commerce Department issues the final estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the October-December quarter. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
March 28, 2019 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter last year to an annual rate of just 2.2 percent. There are concerns that growth has slowed even more in the first quarter this year as global weakness, fading government stimulus and rising trade tensions take a toll on the...
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FILE - This Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, depicts a part of a U.S. $100 bill. A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being driven by both Democrats and Republicans. That’s according to new data from the General Social Survey. The survey finds a desire for more spending on many government functions, including education and assistance to the poor, as President Donald Trump’s latest budget plan proposes to cut programs that are popular with the public. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
March 21, 2019 - 12:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being driven by both Democrats and Republicans. That's according to new data from the General Social Survey, a widely respected trend survey that has been measuring views of...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrive for the closing session of the National People's Congress in Beijing's Great hall of the People on Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
March 15, 2019 - 5:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's No. 2 leader has sought to defuse tensions with Washington and Europe over technology and other issues by promising to treat foreign and domestic competitors equally. Speaking at the end of China's 10-day annual legislative session, Premier Li Keqiang also denied Friday that...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, file photograph, a long row of unsold 2019 Tacoma pickup trucks sits at a Toyota dealership in Lakewood, Colo. On Wednesday, March 13, the Commerce Department releases its January report on durable goods. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 13, 2019 - 8:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods edged up slightly in January, but the strength came from a big increase in the volatile aircraft category. In encouraging news for future growth, a key category that tracks business investment plans posted its biggest gain...
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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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