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US economy grew at weak 1.9 percent rate in 4th quarter

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:02:56 GMT2017-02-28T15:02:56Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy grew at an anemic 1.9 percent rate in the fourth quarter, unchanged from an initial estimate, although consumers performed better than first thought....



5 things analysts and investors want to hear in Trump speech

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:55:09 GMT2017-02-28T11:55:09Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Economists and investors will be looking for one thing above all from President Donald Trump's speech to the nation Tuesday night:...



Puerto Rico governor meets with top US officials amid crisis

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:11:19 GMT2017-02-24T20:11:19Z

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor has met with the U.S. treasury and health secretaries to seek support in pulling the island out of a deep economic crisis....



Egyptians bear down under worst inflation in a decade

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:58:11 GMT2017-02-24T13:58:11Z

CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptians are bearing down under their worst inflation in a decade, cutting spending as much as possible as prices surge on basic food items, transport, housing, and even some essential medicines....



China, France overtake US as top German trade partners

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:20:24 GMT2017-02-24T13:20:24Z

BERLIN (AP) -- New statistics show that China and France have overtaken the U.S. as Germany's largest trading partners....



Spirit Airlines CEO dismisses new, cheaper fares by rivals

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:46:00 GMT2017-02-23T00:46:00Z

DALLAS (AP) -- The CEO of discount carrier Spirit Airlines says he isn't worried about competing against new, cheaper fares from American and United....



Tulsa's former Black Wall Street tries to remake itself

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:28:04 GMT2017-02-22T20:28:04Z

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Not far from a gleaming $183 million arena and other signs of a midsize city striving to become something more, smooth pavement gives way to potholes, rusted fences and shuttered storefronts. They're the remnants of what was once known as Tulsa's Black Wall Street, before one of the worst race riots in U.S. history....



UK economy grew less quickly than first estimated in 2016

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:35:34 GMT2017-02-22T12:35:34Z

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's economy grew less quickly than originally estimated in 2016, losing the mantle of being the fastest-growing among the Group of Seven of the world's biggest economies....



German optimism up in positive sign for Europe's economy

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:38:01 GMT2017-02-22T10:38:01Z

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- German business optimism rose unexpectedly in February as executives appeared to shrug off initial worries about U.S. President Donald Trump's policies, providing another sign that Europe's economy is gaining pace....



United, American begin selling cheaper economy-class fare

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:24:30 GMT2017-02-21T22:24:30Z

DALLAS (AP) -- American and United have started selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as they battle discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers....