Recessions and depressions

November 08, 2019 - 6:17 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German exports rose unexpectedly in September, official figures showed Friday, fueling speculation that Europe's biggest economy may avoid sliding into a shallow recession despite headwinds from the U.S.-China trade dispute and Brexit. Germany's statistics agency Destatis...
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Visitors walk into the Museum of Art ahead of the announcement by Google Arts & Culture that it digitized more than 350 artworks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Dánica Coto)
November 07, 2019 - 6:59 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The 1953 painting by Rafael Tufiño Figueroa features his mother with a red scarf on her head, a determined look on her face and heavy expression lines, a depiction of a working-class woman that broke from conventional portraits of the time. "Goyita" is one of more than...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo trader Sal Suarino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov 6. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 06, 2019 - 3:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A meandering day of trading left U.S. stock indexes close to their record highs on Wednesday, as strong gains for health care companies jousted with sharp drops in energy stocks. The market took a decisive turn lower in the middle of the day after a report from Reuters said the...
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October 31, 2019 - 3:53 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Business has plunged in Hong Kong's shopping districts after more than four months of protests. The government announced Thursday that the city is in a technical recession after it contracted for a second straight quarter. The once-common lines of Chinese shoppers outside luxury...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo a banner depicting the Chevrolet Cruze model vehicle is displayed at the General Motors' Lordstown plant in Lordstown, Ohio. An economic renaissance in the industrial Midwest promised by President Donald Trump has suffered in recent weeks in ways that could be problematic for Trump's 2020 re-election. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 30, 2019 - 8:51 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump once promised that coal and steel would be the beating heart of a revived U.S. economy — a nostalgic vision that helped carry him to victory three years ago in the industrial Midwest. But a year away from Election Day, that promised renaissance is not...
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Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks during a press conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Hong Kong authorities disqualified high-profile pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from upcoming local council elections, in the latest sign of deepening division in the semiautonomous Chinese city wracked by months of protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 29, 2019 - 5:24 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities barred pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from an election as the city's leader warned Tuesday that months of violent protests have pushed the city to the brink of recession. In comments likely to further anger protesters, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said there...
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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, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Shares were mixed in Asia and Chinese benchmarks fell Tuesday after the S&P 500 index closed at an all-time high. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 29, 2019 - 2:37 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia and Chinese benchmarks fell Tuesday after Hong Kong's leader warned that months of political protests are taking a harsh toll on the economy. Shares rallied on Wall Street overnight, with the benchmark S&P 500 hitting a record high, at the onset of a...
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This Sept. 18, 2019, photo shows the view of the U.S. Capitol building from the Washington Monument in Washington. The federal deficit for the 2019 budget year is expected to have soared to near $1 trillion, up more than $200 billion from last year and the largest such gap in seven years. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 25, 2019 - 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration reported a river of red ink Friday. The federal deficit for the 2019 budget year surged 26% from 2018 to $984.4 billion — its highest point in seven years. The gap is widely expected to top $1 trillion in the current budget year and likely remain there for...
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Cars pass by near the skyline with the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 25, 2019 - 4:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — German consumers are growing more pessimistic amid concerns about the global economic downturn, trade conflicts and Brexit, a survey showed Friday, while a second study indicated the country's businesses are less happy with their current situation but have greater hope for the coming...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2017, file photo, people walk inside the Oculus, the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York. Financial fears, not wanting to check your credit, confront your debt or even discuss your student loans, can feel especially shameful. But facing those fears can empower you to take action. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 22, 2019 - 9:32 am
Fear can consume you. The anxiety of the unknown can drive you to pull the blanket over your head, whether you're worried about a rustling sound outside your bedroom window or that you won't have enough retirement savings. Financial fears — not wanting to check your credit, confront your debt or...
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