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EXPLAINER: How do we know when a recession has begun?

Aug. 05, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether the U.S. economy is heading for a recession got more difficult to answer Friday, when a report showed employers hired hundreds of thousands more workers last month than expected. The stunning strength made clear that a linchpin of the economy remains...

Argentina: New economy chief met by market, political doubts

Aug. 04, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The market welcomed Argentina’s new Economy Minister Sergio Massa on Thursday with what appeared to be a cautiously optimistic attitude amid questions about how he would fulfill a key goal of reducing the fiscal deficit, while leftist groups criticized his initial...

Treasury says borrowing needs increased by $262 billion

Aug. 01, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is seeking to borrow $444 billion in the current quarter through September as the Federal Reserve tightens its portfolio. Figures released Monday by the department show that to be a $262 billion increase compared to estimates announced in...

Argentina: Markets cheer new minister, but for how long?

Jul. 29, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The markets are cheering the arrival of Sergio Massa as Argentina’s third economy minister in less than a month, but analysts caution that more details are needed about his plans to get the South American country out of its dire economic straits. The local...

EXPLAINER: How do we know when a recession has begun?

Jul. 28, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has contracted for two straight quarters, intensifying fears that the nation is on the cusp of a recession — if not already in one — barely two years after the pandemic recession officially ended. Six months of contraction is a long-held...

How the Federal Reserve's rate hikes affect your finances

Jul. 27, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher mortgage rates have sent home sales tumbling. Credit card rates have grown more burdensome, and so have auto loans. Savers are finally receiving yields that are actually visible, while crypto assets are reeling. The Federal Reserve's move Wednesday to...

Italy political turmoil a headache for Europe's central bank

Jul. 20, 2022 08:11 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi's offer to resign has sent unsettling ripples through financial markets, bringing back bad memories of Europe's debt crisis a decade ago and complicating the European Central Bank's job as it raises interest rates for the first time in...

Argentina peso drops as left-leaning economy minister named

Jul. 04, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s peso fell and stock prices dipped Monday after left-leaning Silvina Batakis was named economy minister following the surprise resignation of her more moderate predecessor over the weekend as the country struggles with economic woes. ...

EXPLAINER: What's the impact of a Russian debt default?

Jun. 27, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Russia has defaulted on its foreign debt for the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution more than a century ago, further alienating the country from the global financial system following sanctions imposed over its war in Ukraine. Moscow owed $100 million in...

EXPLAINER: What's the impact of a Russian debt default?

Jun. 26, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

Russia is poised to default on its foreign debt for the first time since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, further alienating the country from the global financial system following sanctions imposed over its war in Ukraine. The country faces a Sunday night deadline to meet a 30-day...