economy

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s half-truths on court case, economy

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump gloated about a court case that didn’t offer him the vindication he implied in his triumphant tweet. That capped a week of distortions, half-truths and swerves in his declarations on the economy, North Korea and other issues of the time. A week in review: TRUMP: “Just won lawsuit filed by … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s half-truths on court case, economy

Experts Predict Next Recession Will Begin in 2020

SEATTLE/May 22, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The United States will likely enter the next recession in 2020, according to the 2018 Q2 Zillow® Home Price Expectations Surveyi. The quarterly survey, sponsored by Zillow and conducted by Pulsenomics LLC, asked more than 100 real estate experts and economists about their predictions for the housing market, including when … Continue reading Experts Predict Next Recession Will Begin in 2020

NEW YORK  | US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

NEW YORK  — U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday. Experts said several factors may be combining to drive the declines, including shifting attitudes about motherhood and changing immigration … Continue reading NEW YORK  | US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

OMAHA, Neb.  | The Latest: Warren Buffett says economy remains strong

OMAHA, Neb.  — The Latest on investor Warren Buffett’s comments on investing and other topics (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Investor Warren Buffett says the economy remains strong and business has been improving lately. Buffett told CNBC that the reports he gets from Berkshire Hathaway’s many businesses show that the economy is doing well. Buffett … Continue reading OMAHA, Neb.  | The Latest: Warren Buffett says economy remains strong

BRUSSELS | EU sees bright outlook for economy, tougher times for UK

BRUSSELS —Economic growth across the European Union will moderate this year and next but will remain robust, particularly compared with Britain, which is set to leave the bloc in less than a year’s time, the EU’s executive branch said Thursday. In its spring forecast, the European Commission said it expects economic growth across the 28-country … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU sees bright outlook for economy, tougher times for UK

British economy picked up at end of 2017

NEW YORK/January 26, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Fearing betrayal on a signature campaign issue, President Donald Trump’s loyalists across the country are lashing out against his proposal to create a path to citizenship for nearly 2 million “Dreamer” immigrants. Trump-aligned candidates from Nevada and Virginia rejected the notion outright. The president’s most loyal media ally, Breitbart News, attacked … Continue reading British economy picked up at end of 2017

The Latest: IMF’s Lagarde warns of complacency on economy

DAVOS, Switzerland/January 25, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Optimism about the global economy is widespread at this year’s World Economic Forum. But Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is warning about growing complacency now that the global economy is powering … Continue reading The Latest: IMF’s Lagarde warns of complacency on economy

Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard’s grip on economy

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Iran’s supreme leader has ordered the Revolutionary Guard to loosen its hold on the economy, the country’s defense minister says, raising the possibility that the paramilitary organization might privatize some of its vast holdings. The comments this weekend by Defense Minister Gen. Amir Hatami appear to be a trial … Continue reading Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard’s grip on economy