- IMF downgrades forecast for world, emerging market economies Updated: Oct-06-15 12:51 pm
LIMA, Peru - China's slowdown and tumbling commodity prices will push global economic growth this year to the lowest level since the recession year 2009, the International Monetary Fund predicted Tuesday.
- US trade deficit widens to $48.3 billion in August Updated: Oct-06-15 10:22 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cellphones from China.
- Paycheck mystery: More jobs and fewer people but limp raises Updated: Oct-03-15 10:41 am
WASHINGTON - Companies have posted a record number of job openings just when a diminished proportion of Americans are either working or looking for work.
- Weakness and strength: 7 snapshots of the US job market Updated: Oct-03-15 10:06 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. job market no longer looks quite so robust.
- An ailing global economy starts to weigh on US job market Updated: Oct-02-15 4:25 pm
WASHINGTON - A sagging global economy has finally caught up with the United States.
- Murders test Bangladesh claims that radical Islam in check Updated: Oct-02-15 7:00 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A string of slayings claimed by radical Islamic groups has Bangladesh scrambling to contain what appears to be a rising tide of extremism, and it couldn't have come at a worse time - the country's fragile economic growth is faltering this year amid renewed political unrest.
- Many losers, few winners: 3Q mutual fund review Updated: Oct-01-15 12:17 pm
NEW YORK - Sometimes, pain hits nearly everywhere.
- Survey gives another sign of Midwest economic slowdown Updated: Oct-01-15 11:13 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - A second straight monthly survey of nine Midwest and Plains states shows signs that the regional economy is slowing down, according to a report issued Thursday.
- Correction: France-Uber story Updated: Oct-01-15 5:59 am
PARIS - In a story Sept. 30 about two Uber executives, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the names of the executives in some versions. They are Thibaud Simphal and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty.
- Report: Kansas economy growing far slower than US economy Updated: Oct-01-15 2:41 am
WICHITA, Kansas - The Kansas economy has been growing far slower than the rest of the nation, and a report released Thursday forecasts sluggish growth in the state next year as well.
- Root of investor anxiety: Uncertainty about China and Fed Updated: Sep-30-15 6:31 pm
Fears about China's slowdown and a coming U.S. interest rate hike have sent global stock markets into a fidgety freefall.
- Spanish central bank says economy keeps up growth in Q3 Updated: Sep-30-15 7:04 am
MADRID - The Bank of Spain says strong domestic demand helped the economy grow 0.8 percent in the third quarter, its ninth consecutive quarterly growth figure.
- Eurozone consumer prices falling once again due to cheap oil Updated: Sep-30-15 6:37 am
LONDON - Consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone fell in September for the first time in half a year as energy prices tanked, official figures showed Wednesday, in a development that's likely to ratchet up pressure on the European Central Bank to give the region more stimulus.
- India's central bank cuts key lending rate to 6.75 percent Updated: Sep-29-15 3:48 am
NEW DELHI - India's central bank on Tuesday cut its key interest rate by half a percentage point, aiming to spur economic growth as inflation cooled to the lowest since November.
- Economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in April-June quarter Updated: Sep-25-15 9:14 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy grew at an even faster clip in the spring than previously estimated. But that growth likely slowed in the summer, held back by global headwinds and turbulent financial markets.
- 5 Things to Know from World Bank's Kim Updated: Sep-24-15 6:03 pm
NEW YORK - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says growing up as an economic migrant himself shaped his views on many of the major issues he's tackling now as head of one of the leading institutions fighting global poverty.
- Weak growth outlook pushes oil-rich Norway to cut rates Updated: Sep-24-15 5:14 am
HELSINKI - Concerned by weaker economic growth, the central bank of oil-rich Norway has cut its key interest rate to its lowest level ever, 0.75 percent, and hinted that it could reduce it further.
- AP Interview: Finance minister says no recession in Canada Updated: Sep-23-15 2:39 pm
TORONTO - Canada's finance minister says Canada is not in recession now and wasn't in recession in the first half of the year despite data showing otherwise.
- ADB cuts growth outlook on China softness, global weakness Updated: Sep-21-15 9:58 pm
HONG KONG - The Asian Development Bank cut its growth forecast for the region's developing economies, citing a softer outlook for China and India and a delayed recovery in the world's advanced industrialized nations.
- Stakes high as Obama and Xi confront evolving economic ties Updated: Sep-21-15 12:49 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States and China can't go on this way.
- NZ dairy bust shows far-reaching ripples from China changes Updated: Sep-21-15 2:54 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - As Chinese grew wealthier while their economy raced ahead, dairy farmers more than 6,000 miles away in verdant New Zealand felt like they'd won the lottery.
- Fed's China comments reinforce unease about growth prospects Updated: Sep-18-15 5:09 am
BEIJING - The Federal Reserve chief's rare comments on China reinforced unease its weakening economy might be headed for a deeper slump. But many experts still think fears of a China crisis are overblown.
- Fed leaves key interest rate unchanged, citing low inflation Updated: Sep-17-15 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve ended weeks of speculation Thursday by keeping U.S. interest rates at record lows in the face of threats from a weak global economy, persistently low inflation and unstable financial markets.
- AP News Guide: What the Fed did Thursday and why it matters Updated: Sep-17-15 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve's decision Thursday to hold a key interest rate at historic lows will extend a period of tense speculation among investors.
- The Latest: Political turmoil another risk for Fed Updated: Sep-17-15 5:04 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest on the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates at historic near-zero lows (all times local):