- Doubts about China's economic leadership sap confidence Updated: Aug-30-15 12:55 pm
WASHINGTON - The fear that gripped financial markets this month is a stark one: That China's economy might be slipping into a decline that could persist for years.
- Brazil recession: GDP plunges 1.9 percent in second quarter Updated: Aug-28-15 8:28 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The bottom seems to have fallen out of Brazil's economy, with the government reporting Friday that the gross domestic product plunged 1.9 percent in the second quarter alone, once again throwing the nation into a technical recession.
- Q&A about this week's market turmoil in China and beyond Updated: Aug-28-15 9:04 am
BEIJING - With the Chinese stock market turmoil that incited global panic abated - at least for now - here are some questions and answers about it, as well as lessons to learn:
- Greek economic growth in second quarter revised up Updated: Aug-28-15 6:25 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's statistics agency says the country's economy grew slightly faster than earlier forecast in the second quarter of the year.
- The US economy's second quarter went from solid to stellar Updated: Aug-27-15 6:49 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months despite global headwinds.
- Philippine economy grew 5.6 pct in the second quarter Updated: Aug-27-15 3:13 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine economy grew by 5.6 percent in the second quarter from a year ago, slightly below the government's target, officials said Thursday.
- China's Xi staying the course despite sliding economy Updated: Aug-26-15 9:22 am
BEIJING - What does China's leadership lose politically as a result of the country's precipitous stock market decline? A bit of international swagger, but probably not much else - for now.
- Budget report sees shrinking deficits, but only for now Updated: Aug-25-15 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON - An unforeseen flood of revenue is shrinking federal deficits to the lowest level of President Barack Obama's tenure, Congress' nonpartisan budget adviser said Tuesday. But in a report that will fuel both parties in their autumn clash over spending, the analysts also warned that perilously high shortfalls will roar back unless lawmakers act.
- China struggles to keep economy on track to 'new normal' Updated: Aug-25-15 4:38 pm
BEIJING - China's slump is shaking the world economy, turning a country long seen as a growth engine into a possible threat.
- China cuts interest rates again to spur economic growth Updated: Aug-25-15 10:22 am
BEIJING - China cut interest rates for a fifth time in nine months Tuesday in a new effort to shore up slowing economic growth, and its top economic official tried to dispel fears its yuan might fall further in value.
- How China's tremors could weaken the world's major economies Updated: Aug-24-15 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON - China is exporting something new to the world economy: Fear.
- AP survey: Dimmer outlook for US economy, wages and hiring Updated: Aug-24-15 2:13 pm
WASHINGTON - For much of the economy's fitful and sluggish six-year recovery from the Great Recession, analysts have foreseen a sunnier future: Growth would pick up in six months, or in a year.
- Why stocks are tumbling 6 years into the bull market Updated: Aug-24-15 8:01 am
NEW YORK - Well, that was fun while it lasted.
- Sinking currencies point to jitters about emerging economies Updated: Aug-21-15 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON - The damage spans the globe.
- Mexico's Treasury lowers GDP growth forecast, to 2-2.8 pct Updated: Aug-20-15 6:37 pm
MEXICO CITY - The Mexican Treasury Department on Thursday lowered its economic growth forecast for 2015 to between 2 percent and 2.8 percent.
- Survey: Weak economic growth seen for 10 states' rural areas Updated: Aug-20-15 1:01 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A new survey suggests that the economic outlook for 10 Midwest and Plains states is weaker than in previous months.
- 5 factors that could forestall a Fed rate hike in September Updated: Aug-20-15 12:07 am
WASHINGTON - Thanks to a strengthening U.S. economy, four weeks from now the Federal Reserve is widely expected to engineer its first interest rate hike in nearly a decade. Rates on loans throughout the economy could eventually rise as well.
- Report: Kansas missing out on manufacturing job growth Updated: Aug-19-15 3:12 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas is missing out on manufacturing employment growth the nation as a whole is experiencing, a new report finds.
- Asia's 'infrastructure gap' threatens to hamper growth Updated: Aug-18-15 3:05 am
MANILA, Philippines - Looking out at bumper-to-bumper Monday morning traffic crawling along the Philippine capital's main avenue, taxi driver Ranilo Banez shook his head in frustration.
- US factory output climbed in July, lifted by auto production Updated: Aug-14-15 10:20 am
WASHINGTON - Auto plants, clothing makers and plastics factories drove a sharp rebound in U.S. manufacturing in July.
- Food banks struggle to meet surprising demand Updated: Aug-13-15 1:28 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Food banks nationwide are dealing with rising demand despite the growing economy, leading some charities to reduce the amount they offer each family.
- US retail sales rose in July, aided by autos and restaurants Updated: Aug-13-15 11:28 am
WASHINGTON - Americans bought more cars, restaurant meals and building supplies in July, a rise in spending that points to steady economic growth anchored by an improving job market.
- Q&A: What's behind the China's yuan devaluation Updated: Aug-12-15 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON - The slide continues.
- As Chinese yuan falls more, some see little cause for alarm Updated: Aug-12-15 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON - A free-falling Chinese currency could make China's goods cheaper for foreigners, squeeze Western companies, discourage Chinese tourism, increase China's exports and complicate the Federal Reserve's decision on whether to raise American interest rates.
- Q&A: What yuan devaluation means for China, other countries Updated: Aug-11-15 11:37 pm
BEIJING - China rattled global financial markets by devaluing its currency in what it said was an effort to make its exchange rate more market-oriented. The yuan's value declined 1.9 percent on Tuesday, its biggest one-day drop in a decade, and dropped a further 1.6 percent on Wednesday. The move could help Chinese companies by making their products less expensive in global markets. U.S. stocks sank, partly on fears about a worsening economic slowdown in China.