Recessions and depressions

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway talks with reporters at the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Conway declares that the “fundamentals” of the U.S. economy are strong, citing benchmarks to support her contention. The job market does look solid, yet the factory and housing sectors are struggling and financial markets are sounding the alarm that growth is much shakier than the administration says. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 19, 2019 - 8:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted on Monday, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's reelection. Exhibiting no such concern, senior adviser...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019, photo JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon testifies before the House Financial Services Committee during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A group of influential CEOs, which included Dimon, is changing its view on corporations, saying it’s no longer just about shareholders. The Business Roundtable said Monday, Aug. 19, that its new statement on “the purpose of a corporation” emphasizes that all stakeholders are important, which includes workers, suppliers, customers and the communities their businesses are in. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
August 19, 2019 - 4:54 pm
The "shareholder comes first" has for years been the mantra of the Business Roundtable, a group that represents the most powerful CEOs in America and their thinking. A new principles on the role of a corporation released Monday implies a foundational shift, putting shareholders on more equal...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, the sun sets over the city of Frankfurt with the buildings of the banking district. Germany, Europe's industrial powerhouse and biggest economy, with companies like Volkswagen, Siemens and BASF, may be entering a recession, according to a gloomy report from the country's central bank Monday, August 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
August 19, 2019 - 3:20 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany, Europe's industrial powerhouse and biggest economy, with companies like Volkswagen, Siemens and BASF, may be entering a recession, according to a gloomy report from the country's central bank Monday — a development that could have repercussions for the rest of the eurozone...
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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 19, 2019 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong majority, 74%, of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021. The economists surveyed by the National Association for Business...
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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 18, 2019 - 8:03 pm
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump dismissed concerns of recession on Sunday and offered an optimistic outlook for the economy after last week's steep drop in the financial markets. "I don't think we're having a recession," Trump told reporters as he returned to Washington from...
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Trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly higher at the end of a turbulent week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 17, 2019 - 11:22 am
You're not the only one confused about where the economy is headed. Just look at the stock market, where perplexed investors have been sending stocks on a wild ride in August. And there could be plenty more where that came from. Two notoriously volatile months for stocks lie just ahead. Stocks...
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President Donald Trump reacts at the end of his speech at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 17, 2019 - 6:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation's strong growth and low unemployment rate. But privately, Trump is growing increasingly worried the economy...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, personal shopper and stylist Kat Yeh looks at shoes for a client in San Francisco. One of the fastest-growing job categories of the past decade has been in what economists call "wealth work": Catering to the whims, desires and appetites of the wealthy. California officials announced Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, that job growth in the world's fifth largest economy is now in its 113th month, tying the expansion of the 1960s as the longest on record. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
August 16, 2019 - 6:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's job growth is now in its 113th month, tying the expansion of the 1960s as the longest on record as the world's fifth largest economy continues its recovery from the Great Recession, officials announced Friday. The country's most populous state needs between 8,...
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Traders John Romolo, left, and George Ettinger work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Stocks are opening broadly higher at the end of a turbulent week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 16, 2019 - 5:23 pm
You're not the only one confused about where the economy is headed. Just look at the stock market, where perplexed investors have been sending stocks on a wild ride in August. And there could be plenty more where that came from. Two notoriously volatile months for stocks lie just ahead. Stocks...
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A man stands as a car goes by an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Friday as turbulence continued on global markets amid ongoing worries about U.S.-China trade conflict. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 16, 2019 - 7:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets looked set to end a turbulent week on a positive note although worries about the U.S. economy and the trade conflict between the U.S. and China still have the potential to derail Friday's recovery. Investors in stocks were spooked earlier this week by developments...
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