- Many see cause for optimism despite slower US job growth Updated: Feb-05-16 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Consider looking past January's so-so job growth.
- Friday's jobs report could ease US recession fears. Or not. Updated: Feb-05-16 3:46 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated concern that a U.S. recession may loom in the next year or two.
- Chance of UK rate increase fades amid global uncertainty Updated: Feb-04-16 9:57 am
LONDON - The likelihood that the Bank of England will raise interest rates in coming months receded on Thursday, after the bank cut its economic forecasts due to the slowdown in global growth and market turmoil.
- Europe's top economic authorities warn of risks to growth Updated: Feb-04-16 7:14 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Europe's top economic authorities warned Thursday of the dangers to the region from the slowdown in China, weak inflation and heightened geopolitical uncertainties.
- Hawaii economists predict growth, note challenges for state Updated: Feb-03-16 9:07 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii economists on Wednesday predicted steady economic growth for the rest of the year, but they warned of challenges lying ahead.
- China top economic planner predicts 6.5 to 7 percent growth Updated: Feb-03-16 6:39 am
BEIJING - China's top economic planner on Wednesday predicted that the world's second-biggest economy will grow between 6.5 and 7 percent this year.
- Text of Alabama governor's State of the State speech Updated: Feb-02-16 7:31 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The following is the text of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's 2016 State of the State speech prepared for delivery Tuesday night:
- Cheap oil buoys consumers, shakes up global governments Updated: Feb-02-16 12:02 pm
Cheap oil will be sticking around for a while.
- Full text of Gov. Bill Haslam's annual budget address Updated: Feb-01-16 7:21 pm
The full text of Gov. Bill Haslam's annual State of the State address as prepared for delivery to lawmakers on Monday:
- Japan introduces negative interest rate to boost economy Updated: Jan-29-16 5:40 am
TOKYO - The Bank of Japan on Friday said it will charge lenders that leave too much cash on idle deposit with it, introducing a negative interest rate policy for the first time as it seeks to shore up a stumbling economic recovery.
- Spanish economy grows at fastest pace since financial crisis Updated: Jan-29-16 5:20 am
MADRID - Official figures show the Spanish economy grew by a strong 0.8 percent in the fourth quarter compared with the previous three months.
- US economy likely slowed sharply in October-December quarter Updated: Jan-29-16 3:18 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy likely slowed significantly in the final three months of 2015 - and the picture seems to have grown gloomier in the first few weeks of 2016.
- Malaysia cuts growth forecast, cuts budget as oil slides Updated: Jan-28-16 3:36 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia on Thursday cut its 2016 growth forecast and slashed spending plans as the economy reels from the slump in oil prices, dealing a new setback to embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak.
- Philippine growth short of target at 5.8 percent in 2015 Updated: Jan-28-16 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine economy grew 5.8 percent in 2015, short of even lowered government expectations after being hampered by a weak world economy, El Nino and slow government spending in the first half of the year.
- Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials Updated: Jan-27-16 6:00 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
- Fed voices concern about global economic pressures Updated: Jan-27-16 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve sounded a note of concern Wednesday about how global pressures could affect a slowing U.S. economy, while keeping a key interest rate unchanged.
- South Korea's 4Q growth slows as construction spending drops Updated: Jan-25-16 10:17 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's economic growth slowed in the final quarter of 2015 as a drop in construction investment outweighed an improvement in consumer spending, the country's central bank said Tuesday.
- Global policymakers seek to reassure after market turbulence Updated: Jan-23-16 11:07 am
DAVOS, Switzerland - At the end of another turbulent week in financial markets, leading global policymakers sought Saturday to ease concerns over the economic outlook for 2016 and insisted that the slowdown in China is a natural turn for an economy in transition.
- Economists tell Arizona lawmakers recovery still underway Updated: Jan-21-16 5:50 pm
PHOENIX - Economists who advise the Arizona Legislature said Thursday they believe the state's financial outlook will continue to brighten at a moderate pace despite pressure from national and world markets that have dropped in recent weeks.
- Cheap oil, good for consumers, is slamming stocks. Why? Updated: Jan-20-16 11:34 pm
NEW YORK - Wall Street is drowning in oil.
- Report calls for investments to grow state's economy Updated: Jan-19-16 6:05 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A Brookings Institution report has recommended that businesses, government and other entities in Rhode Island invest in several industries to grow the state's economy.
- Economists see more growth for US economy, housing in '16 Updated: Jan-19-16 5:31 pm
LAS VEGAS - A robust U.S. economy and job market, plus low mortgage rates, should help keep the recovery in the new-home market going at a modest pace this year, but a return to pre-housing boom sales and construction levels isn't imminent.
- Gov't report: Budget deficit to rise to $544B this year Updated: Jan-19-16 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON - A government report released Tuesday estimates that this year's budget deficit will rise to $544 billion, an increase over prior estimates that can be attributed largely to tax cuts and spending increases passed by Congress last month. The deficit and debt picture over the long-term has also worsened considerably.
- Tiffany's holiday sales fall, weak conditions remain Updated: Jan-19-16 1:29 pm
NEW YORK - Tiffany reported a worldwide decline in jewelry sales during the holiday period as consumer spending remained tepid in an uncertain global economy.
- Faced with array of risks, CEOs increasingly pessimistic Updated: Jan-19-16 12:47 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland - Facing a cocktail of risks from the economic slowdown in China to the rise of the Islamic State group, chief executives around the world are more pessimistic about the global economy than at any time in three years - a development that has the potential to seriously affect their investment and growth plans.