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34% of economists in survey expect a US recession in 2021

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:51am

A number 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.

Lithuania to buy iodine tables as Belarus plans power plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:25am

The Lithuanian government says it has decided to purchase more than 4 million iodine tablets, estimated to be worth 900,000 euros ($1 million), because of plans in neighboring Belarus to launch a nuclear power plant.

Philippines: Still-unknown disease prompts culling of pigs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:51am

The Philippine agriculture chief said Monday that an unspecified number of pigs has died or been culled in backyard farms in recent weeks and a crisis team has been established to try to contain the still-unidentified disease causing the swine deaths.

Juncker has successful surgery; will miss G7 Biarritz summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:36am

The EU says European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has undergone a successful operation to remove his gallbladder but will not be able to attend this weekend's Group of Seven meeting in Biarritz, France.

Kentucky gas pipeline has history of deadly accidents

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:32am

A natural gas pipeline in Kentucky that exploded this month and killed one person has a history of deadly accidents.

UK prime minister under pressure to recall Parliament

Danica Kirka and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:26am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday dismissed the notion of recalling Parliament from its summer break after leaked government documents warned of widespread shortages and border delays in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit.

More eurozone stimulus expected after inflation revised down

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 3:33am

Inflation across the 19-country eurozone was revised down for July, official figures showed Monday, bolstering expectations that the European Central Bank will provide another shot of stimulus to the single currency bloc next month.

Hong Kong bakery's mooncakes carry protest movement slogans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:04am

A Hong Kong bakery is doing its part to support the city's pro-democracy protest movement by making mooncakes with a message.

Iranian tanker sought by US heading toward Greece

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:34am

An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization has left Gibraltar and was heading Monday east into the Mediterranean Sea, with its next destination reported to be Greece.

Nepal protesters urge end to plan to chop trees for airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:25am

Around 100 people protested in Nepal's capital on Monday to voice their opposition to plans to cut down millions of trees to build an international airport in the southern part of the country.

Where'd all the stocks go? Nasdaq's CEO on shrinking market

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:04am

The stock market is a much less crowded party than it used to be.

Global shares rise as investors watch trade war, economies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:08pm

Global stock markets recovered some further ground Monday after last week's turbulence when ongoing concerns about a trade war between the United States and China and an array of worries about waning growth across the world weighed heavily on sentiment.

Judge postpones 2nd corruption trial of Malaysia's former PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:47pm

The second trial of Malaysian's ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund was delayed Monday by a week to allow his first trial to end.

Japan's exports fell in July for 8th straight month

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:08pm

Japan's exports fell for the eighth straight month in July as worries continued about President Donald Trump's trade policies denting Asian economic growth.

Asian shares rise as investors watch trade war, economies

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:49pm

Asian shares were higher Monday, as investors continue to rejigger their read on President Donald Trump's trade war and growing worries about slowing economies around the world.

There's history behind worsening Seoul-Tokyo trade dispute

Kim Tong-Hyung and Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 6:59pm

A runaway train. Crashing billiard balls. A compound fracture.

Southwest reveals plans to offer interisland Hawaii flights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 3:01pm

Southwest Airlines has announced plans to offer interisland flights across Hawaii, officials said.

Tesla restarts its solar-panel business, offers rental plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 2:53pm

Tesla is trying to spark its solar-panel business by letting consumers rent rooftop systems rather than buy them.

Trump likens buying Greenland to 'a large real estate deal'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:54am

President Donald Trump said Sunday the idea of buying Greenland from Denmark has been discussed within his administration because of the strategic benefits for the U.S. and suggested that the semi-autonomous territory is a financial burden to Denmark.

Ending a drought for R-rated comedies, 'Good Boys' is No. 1

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:09am

The R-rated comedy, left for dead by some Hollywood studios, again reached No.1 at the box office over the weekend thanks to the raunchy coming-of-age tale "Good Boys," about a trio of 12-year-olds on a crude misadventure.