Recessions and depressions

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 - 2:36 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The price of gasoline crept higher after a weekend 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 years...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Stocks were broadly higher in Asia on Friday after gains overnight on Wall Street. Investors have stepped up buying on hopes for an easing of tensions in the costly trade war between the U.S. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 13, 2019 - 5:54 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mostly higher on Friday, buoyed by fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and hopes for progress in China-U.S. trade talks. Germany's DAX picked up 0.1% to 12,426.92 and the CAC 40 in France added 0.2% to 5,651.91. But Britain's FTSE 100 gave up 0.2% to 7,327...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2018 file photo, a worker cleans big machine parts of presses manufacturer Schüler AG in Goeppingen, Germany. German factory orders, a leading indicator of the health of Europe's biggest economy, dropped strongly in July, erasing gains from the previous month. The Federal Statistical Office reported Thursday industrial orders dropped 2.7% in July over June when adjusted for seasonal and calendar factors, wiping out a 2.7% June increase. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank are struggling mightily to invigorate their economies at a time when growth is slowing, governments remain on the sidelines and the banks' usual stimulative tools appear less effective than in the past. On Thursday, the ECB...
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People stand near an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Tuesday after a day of listless trading on Wall Street, as investors awaited signs on global interest rates.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
September 10, 2019 - 4:29 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Tuesday after a day of listless trading on Wall Street, as investors awaited signs on global interest rates. France's CAC 40 slipped 0.3% to 5,569.68 in early trading, while Germany's DAX fell 0.3% to 12,193.09. Britain's FTSE 100 inched down 0.1% to 7,228.18...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2019, file photo trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 9. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 09, 2019 - 11:37 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday after a day of listless trading on Wall Street, as investors awaited signs on global interest rates. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.2% to 21,360.15 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.5% to 6,618.20, while South Korea's Kospi...
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Armed police forces guard the entrance of the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson voiced optimism Monday that a new Brexit deal can be reached so Britain leaves the European Union by Oct. 31.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 09, 2019 - 8:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 1:50 a.m. The British government has formally suspended Parliament, sending lawmakers home for five weeks amid a Brexit crisis. The legislature was officially prorogued, or suspended, with a formal ceremony in the House of Lords — but only after...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 6. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
September 08, 2019 - 11:17 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday as the week started with a mix of economic data for the region and the U.S. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.5% in early trading to 21,294.14. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged up nearly 0.1% to 6,652.20. South Korea's Kospi gained 0.6% to 2,...
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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. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 that the Fed is not expecting a U.S. or global recession. But it is monitoring a number of uncertainties, including trade conflicts, and will "act as appropriate to sustain the expansion."(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
September 06, 2019 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that the Fed is not expecting a U.S. or global recession. But it is monitoring a number of uncertainties, including trade conflicts, and will "act as appropriate to sustain the expansion." Powell gave an upbeat view of the U.S...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 6. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
September 06, 2019 - 4:55 pm
Major U.S. stock indexes finished little changed Friday after a day of mostly quiet trading capped the S&P 500's second straight weekly gain. The market shook off an early stumble thanks largely to gains in health care stocks, makers of consumer products and retailers. Technology,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo company representatives from Verizon, Goodwill, Kaiser Permanente and UPS, right, talk with potential applicants during a job and resource fair in Atlanta. On Friday, Sept. 6, the U.S. government issues the August jobs report. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
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September 06, 2019 - 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a modest 130,000 jobs in August, a sign that hiring has slowed but remains durable in the face of global economic weakness and President Donald Trump's trade war with China. The unemployment rate remained 3.7% for a third straight month, the Labor Department...
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