Recessions and depressions

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo a "Now hiring" sign is displayed on the front door of a Staples store in Manchester, N.H. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for August. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
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October 09, 2019 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. job openings fell 1.7% in August and hires edged down, bolstering views that the labor market may lose momentum as economic uncertainty and a manufacturing recession squeeze employers. The Labor Department says employers advertised 7.1 million available jobs in August, down...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2019, file photo, customers shop near a section selling Marvel Avengers toys by American toymaker Hasbro at a toy store in Beijing. The nation's business economists think President Donald Trump's trade war with China will contribute to a sharp slowdown in economic growth this year and next, raising concerns about a possible recession starting late next year. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
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October 07, 2019 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's business economists think President Donald Trump's trade war with China will contribute to a sharp slowdown in economic growth this year and next, raising concerns about a possible recession starting late next year. The latest survey by a panel of 51 forecasters with...
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In this Sept. 17, 2019, photo job seekers line up to speak to recruiters during an Amazon job fair in Dallas. On Friday, Oct. 4, the U.S. government issues the September jobs report. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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October 04, 2019 - 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.5% in September, the lowest level in nearly five decades, even though employers appeared to turn more cautious and slowed their hiring. The economy added a modest 136,000 jobs, enough to likely ease worries that an economy weakened by the U.S.-...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2009 file photo an employee of MAN Turbo company works on compressors and turbines at the factory in Oberhausen, western Germany. A German machine engeneering association says that orders for German machinery, an important export, plummeted in August adding to signs of a recession in Europe’s biggest economy. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
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October 04, 2019 - 5:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — An industry association says orders for German machinery, an important export, plummeted in August, adding to signs of a recession in Europe’s biggest economy. The VDMA group said Friday that orders were down 17% compared with a year earlier, with demand from abroad dropping 19% and...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Asian stocks fell for a fourth day Thursday as weaker U.S. manufacturing and hiring data fueled jitters about the global economy. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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October 03, 2019 - 8:29 am
BEIJING (AP) — World shares were mixed Thursday as lackluster economic data and ongoing battles over trade continue to feed worries about the global economy. London and Tokyo retreated while Paris opened higher and Hong Kong advanced. German and Chinese markets were closed for holidays. Investors...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Asian stocks fell for a fourth day Thursday as weaker U.S. manufacturing and hiring data fueled jitters about the global economy. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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October 02, 2019 - 11:52 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell for a fourth day Thursday as weaker U.S. manufacturing and hiring data fueled jitters about the global economy. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 fell by an unusually wide margin of 2% and market benchmarks in Hong Kong, Sydney and Southeast Asia also retreated. Chinese and Korean...
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Front from left, David Malpass, President of the World Bank, Roberto Azevedo, Director General of the World Trade Organization, Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, Jose Angel Gurria, Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and David Lipton, deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), arrive for a press conference after a meeting of the heads of international economy and finance organizations at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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October 01, 2019 - 2:32 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Global trade is forecast to weaken this year to its slowest pace since the depths of the Great Recession due to the U.S.-China trade war, the World Trade Organization said Tuesday. WTO said it expects volumes of traded goods to rise 1.2% in 2019, well below the 2.6% estimate it issued...
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In this Sept. 18, 2019, photo a Puckett Machinery Company technician walks past a new heavy duty Caterpillar excavator that awaits modification at Puckett Machinery Company in Flowood, Miss. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for September. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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October 01, 2019 - 11:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory activity hit its lowest level in more than a decade, as President Donald Trump's trade wars take a toll on American manufacturing. The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Tuesday that its manufacturing index shrank for the...
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In this Sept. 30, 2019, photo, a signboard says "Consumption tax hike, 8 percent to 10 percent", at a mass home electronics retailer in Tokyo. Japan has raised consumption tax to 10 percent from 8 percent, amid concerns that it could sink the Japanese economy though government officials say ample measures are taken to minimize the impact. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP)
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September 30, 2019 - 11:43 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's national sales tax was raised to 10% from 8% on Tuesday, amid concerns that the long-delayed move could derail the fragile growth path of the world's third largest economy. Officials said ample measures were taken to minimize the impact of the hike after previous tax increases...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, photo stock prices are displayed at the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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September 30, 2019 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed on Monday and gave one last nudge to ensure the S&P 500 emerges from yet another tumultuous quarter with a modest gain. As has been the case throughout the quarter, movements in President Donald Trump's trade war with China helped drive the market on Monday...
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