Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers:
Amarillo Globe-News. Oct. 13, 2019.
All signs continue to point to the fact the mighty Texas economy is rocking along...
UK labor market weakening amid Brexit uncertainty
LONDON (AP) — Brexit uncertainty appears to be finally affecting Britain's labor market, which has been resilient over the past three years in spite of a slowdown in economic growth.
China’s auto sales sink 6.3% in September
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales sank 6.3% in September from a year earlier and purchases of electric cars tumbled 34.2% at a time when the industry is spending heavily to meet government sales...
Governor launches design of economic development strategy
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says she's launching the state's first formal strategy in 30 years to strengthen economic development.
Greece promises creditors it will deliver on budget pledge
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has promised bailout lenders it will deliver a budget surplus next year and accelerate economic growth, according to the country's draft 2020 budget.
Business economists foresee slowdown in US growth
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's business economists think President Donald Trump's trade war with China will contribute to a sharp slowdown in economic growth this year and next, raising concerns...
Report: Rhode Island economic growth outpaced US growth
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island public policy research group says the state's economy grew faster than the nation's economy over the past 40 years, but lags behind the New England...
Developer’s plan for Danville includes more than just casino
DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A group looking to put a Las Vegas-style casino resort in the Illinois city of Danville says it wants to build a family oriented destination and promote economic growth in...
India’s central bank cuts interest rate, downgrades outlook
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point on Friday to 5.15%, its fifth consecutive reduction.
Automation could create, kill Virginia job opportunities
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Automation in the 21st century economy will yield affluence to some Virginia communities while increasing unemployment in others, according to a report from the management...
Global trade to see weakest growth since Great Recession
GENEVA (AP) — Global trade is forecast to weaken this year to its slowest pace since the depths of the Great Recession due to the U.S.-China trade war, the World Trade Organization said...
Survey suggests little or no Midwest economic growth in view
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A September survey of business supply manager suggests a slump in economic growth still grips nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a report issued Tuesday.
China factory activity improves in September amid trade war
BEIJING (AP) — China's factory activity improved in September ahead of talks with Washington aimed at ending a tariff war.
Surveys released Monday by an industry group and a business...
Author of Polish market reforms defends legacy amid backlash
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The radical free-market reforms that Leszek Balcerowicz designed for Poland three decades ago put the country on a path toward spectacular economic growth.
Asian stocks decline as traders mull Trump inquiry
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Friday as traders weighed data showing slower U.S. economic growth and also the possible impact of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
Markets Right Now: Stocks fall as investors turn cautious
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
Stocks fell and bond prices rose as investors turned cautious and shifted money into...
China central bank says no plans for big economic stimulus
BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank governor said Tuesday its monetary policy will stay "stable and healthy," suggesting Beijing has no plans to join the United States and Europe in cutting...
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- Houston ChronicleHouston economy accelerates with strong job growthMay 2, 2019
- Dixon TelegraphSterling home repair program returnsApril 4, 2019
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceBudget Plan Promotes Economic GrowthFebruary 7, 2019
- The SunBiz Experts: Enjoy Boom, Be Ready for a DownturnDecember 16, 2018
Economists: Hawaii’s economy will slow to near standstill
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's economy will likely slow to a near standstill in coming years, according to a new report published Friday.
Economic growth will be less than 1% in each of the next...
Bankers expect slow economic growth amid trade war
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bankers in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states expect slow growth in the months ahead, but the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China is weighing on the...
Beshear releases plan aimed at boosting Kentucky tourism
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear on Thursday released a plan aimed at making Kentucky a bigger tourism destination as a way to build economic...
Bank of England holds rates as it awaits Brexit clarity
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England kept its main interest rate unchanged at 0.75% Thursday, its last scheduled interest rate decision before Britain is due to leave the European Union.
Can green investment help relaunch Germany’s economy?
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A recession looms for Germany and the European Central Bank is pleading for governments to spend more to revitalize economic growth. Yet despite having the luxury of...
Norway’s central bank raises key policy rate again
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's central bank has decided to raise its key policy rate by 0.25 percentage points to 1.50%
Norges Bank says economic growth in the Scandinavian country...
Asian shares mixed following Fed’s decision to cut rates
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Tokyo and Sydney logging modest gains after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year, citing...
US stock indexes end mixed; S&P 500 notches 3rd weekly gain
The S&P 500 notched its third straight weekly gain Friday, even as the major U.S. stock indexes ended the day mostly lower.
A slide in technology stocks, along with losses in...
Global shares mixed as investors look to rate decisions
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Tuesday as investors awaited action from global central banks amid concern that U.S-China trade war is hurting economic growth.
- Business WireTetra Tech Wins $85 Million Contract to Power Sustainable Economic GrowthOctober 15, 2019
- Business Wire2019 Project Insight: African Transport Networks - Nigeria Has the Highest Number of Transport Projects (49) in the Project Pipeline, Amounting to US$48.3 Billion - ResearchAndMarkets.comJuly 9, 2019
- Business WireGlobal $249.5Bn Design Services Market Outlook, 2022 - Going Forward, Economic Growth & International Collaborations Will Drive the Market - ResearchAndMarkets.comJuly 1, 2019
- Business WireAM BestTV: Growth in Colombia’s Insurance Market Supports Stable Outlook, Says AM Best Associate DirectorJune 28, 2019
- Globe NewswireGovernance reform could see African economies benefit to tune of £23bn - PwC Global Economy WatchMay 20, 2019
Mexico proposes generous social budget; bets big on oil
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador's proposed budget for next year would continue his commitment to social spending for the elderly and youth and funnel more...
Asian shares mostly rise as market players weigh mix of data
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday as the week started with a mix of economic data for the region and the U.S.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.5% in early trading to...
Japan’s economy continues to grow, according to revised data
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government has revised economic growth data for the April-June quarter, saying the growth had been slightly weaker than initially estimated.
China’s trade with US shrinks as tariff war worsens
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with the United States is falling as the two sides prepare for negotiations with no signs of progress toward ending a tariff war that threatens global economic...
Grants aim to boost economic growth in eastern Kentucky
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Grants totaling $34.4 million have been announced in an effort to spur economic development and job creation in eastern Kentucky — a region hard hit by the coal sector's...
US, Chinese envoys to meet in October for tariff war talks
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese envoys will meet in early October for more talks aimed at ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth.
Survey suggests little or no Midwest economic growth in view
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An August survey of business supply managers suggested slow or no economic growth over the next several months in nine Midwest and Plains states, in part because of trade...
India’s economic growth falls to six-year low of 5%
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian economic growth slumped to a six-year low of 5% in the April-June quarter because of a sharp deceleration in manufacturing output and subdued activity in farming and...
Thanks to consumers, US economy is rising steadily if slowly
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed in the spring, and most analysts expect it to weaken further in the months ahead. Yet the main driver of growth — consumer spending — remains vigorous...
India liberalizes foreign direct investment to boost economy
NEW DELHI (AP) — India decided Wednesday to liberalize foreign direct investment in domestic manufacturing, coal mining and digital media, and also allow single-brand retailers to start online...
Stocks turn higher as Trump claims China trade talks back on
TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets turned higher Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump claimed China was willing to reopen talks on the trade war that has been raging between the two countries and has...
Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, saying US has ‘strong economy’
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after considering cutting taxes to promote economic growth, President Donald Trump changed course and said he would abandon the idea because the nation already had "a...
UK economy to slow near-term as Brexit preparations halted
LONDON (AP) — The British economy will weaken in the near-term as firms ease up on Brexit preparations now that the country's departure from the European Union has been delayed by months, the Bank...
Government shutdown may upend State of the Union speech
WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide adequate security, but Republicans cast her move as a ploy to deny Trump the stage.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump plays down hurricane death estimates
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stormy week, President Donald Trump blustered and distorted reality, denying massive deaths from a hurricane that scientists believe to be one of the nation's deadliest and blowing out of proportion U.S. economic growth and his role in spurring it.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims historic turnaround
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump falsely claimed Friday he's pulled off "an economic turnaround of historic proportions."
Speaking at the White House after the government reported that the economy grew at an annual rate of 4.1 percent in the second quarter, Trump declared that the gains were sustainable and would only accelerate. Few economists outside the administration agree with this claim.
Detroit small businesses going global to push growth
DETROIT (AP) — One of the next stages in Detroit's revitalization could involve China, South Korea, the Middle East or even India through a program that helps businesses market their products in foreign markets while creating jobs for city residents.
Seven companies are learning the ropes of international sales and global partnerships during the first phase of ExporTech Detroit, part of the Detroit Economic Growth Corp's "Built in Detroit" initiative.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s half-baked claims on climate, economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to play it both ways on climate change in describing a warming-but-cooling planet Earth. The unequivocal response, according to data and climate scientists: wrong.
The president's claims about ice caps, from an interview heard Sunday on Britain's ITV News, also were off the mark.
AP FACT CHECK: So where is Trump’s 3 percent growth?
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday praised an America that is "roaring back" just as his government was releasing figures showing a year of economic growth well short of what he told people to expect.
Trump's speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, overstated U.S. economic performance on several fronts. A look at several of his claims and how they compare with the facts:
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s truth-warp on taxes; Dems drift, too
WASHINGTON (AP) — You wouldn't know it from President Donald Trump's rhetoric, but the tax overhaul coming into effect is heavily tilted to the rich. It also leaves "Obamacare" in place, despite his assertion that the tax plan repeals the health care law. Nothing about the plan provides the fuel to achieve economic growth at the levels he's predicted.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump imagines 6 percent growth
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is holding out the prospect of 6 percent growth in the U.S. economy. Put that down to puffery.
By most signs, economists say the country will be lucky to achieve consistent annual growth much over 2 percent.
A look at the president's remarks at a Cabinet meeting Wednesday:
—"So we're at 3.3 percent GDP. I see no reason why we don't go to 4 percent, 5 percent, and even 6 percent."