Financial markets

Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the opening bell on August 15, 2019 in New York City.
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August 15, 2019 - 10:49 am
By Stan Choe NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world remained stuck in the spin cycle Thursday, as worries about a possible recession collided with hopes that the strongest part of the U.S. economy — shoppers spending at stores and online — can keep going. The S&P 500 flipped between modest...
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A woman touches a bull statue on display outside a bank in Beijing, Monday, May 6, 2019.
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May 06, 2019 - 8:14 am
By Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Chinese envoys are preparing to travel to the United States for trade talks, a government spokesman said Monday, suggesting talks on ending a bruising tariff war will go ahead despite President Donald Trump's surprise threat to raise import taxes...
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In this Nov. 2, 2017, file photo a recruiter from the postal service, right, speaks with an attendee of a job fair in the cafeteria of Deer Lakes High School in Cheswick, Pa.
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January 04, 2019 - 10:13 am
By Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial shutdown of the federal government. The...
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