UN forecasts global economic growth around 3 percent in 2019

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is forecasting that the global economy will grow by around 3 percent in 2019 and 2020, but says waning support for multilateralism, escalating trade disputes, ...

US investors take over Spanish 2nd-division club Reus

MADRID (AP) — American investors are taking over Spanish second-division club Reus, keeping it from being dissolved and dropped from the league. The club says real estate investment ...

With House, Dems eager to bring DeVos under closer oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since t...

Liz Weston: There's always a next recession, so be prepared

Recessions are like natural disasters: They're inevitable, but smart preparation may reduce the impact on you. The U.S. economy has grown steadily since emerging from the "Great Rece...

Interest rates could stay lower for longer in Europe

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Multiple threats stalking Europe's economy mean the European Central Bank could keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels longer than expected, extending skimpy returns for s...

China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth hit a three-decade low in 2018, adding to pressure on Beijing to beef up stimulus measures and settle a tariff war with Washington. Growth slow...

Qatar to invest $500 million in Lebanese government bonds

BEIRUT (AP) — Qatar has announced that it will invest $500 million in Lebanese government bonds to support the Mediterranean country's struggling economy. Qatar's Foreign Minister Sh...

China's 2018 economic growth edges down amid trade war

BEIJING (AP) — China's 2018 economic growth decelerated to 6.6 percent after activity in the final quarter of the year declined amid a tariff battle with Washington. Data announced M...

China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending

BEIJING (AP) — Yu Mingang had a good job helping Chinese manufacturers prepare to sell shares to the public until the cooling economy derailed those plans. As demand for auditing ser...

Key part of Kansas governor's budget plan appears doomed

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A key part of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's proposed budget dealing with pensions appears doomed, creating potential trouble for her efforts to boost spending on public schools and exp...

3 colleges that help you handle student debt

With collective U.S. student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, some colleges are testing innovative solutions to help reduce student borrowing. Using no-strings-attached student loan ...

Millennial Money: Use post-holiday sales to treat yourself

Much like Santa, you spent this holiday season delivering gifts to your family members and friends. But now that the flurry of tinsel and wrapping paper has settled, it's time to be ...

Colonialism 2.0: Rail contract with China threatens Kenya's sovereignty, assets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In what appears to be a shockingly one-sided contract, Kenya seems to have signed away its rights to its key strategic assets on the basis of sovereignty if it defaults on its ...

McConnell's maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's guiding principles is: "There's no education in the second kick of a mule." Now, deep into a government shutdown he ...

US shutdown threatens to delay major Puerto Rico debt case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The federal government shutdown could delay the outcome of a major debt restructuring case in Puerto Rico, leaving many in suspense after a long-awaited hearing on the dea...