Economy & Business

Specialist Mario Picone works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 800 points after the bond market flashed a warning sign about a possible recession for the first time since…
Downturn now could lead to major realignment of global trade 
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August 16, 2019
Virgin Galactic's carrier plane makes its way across the apron in front of Spaceport America following a test flight over its new permanent home near Upham, New Mexico, Aug. 15, 2019.
Virgin Galactic's headquarters for space tourism was designed to connect paying customers with every aspect of the commercial operation in the New Mexico desert
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August 15, 2019
Bundles of Mexican peso banknotes are pictured at a currency exchange shop in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Jan. 15, 2018.
Mexico's central bank says it is lowering its benchmark interest rate by a quarter-point to 8%, citing slowing global economic activity and tensions including the trade war between the United States and China
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By Reuters
August 15, 2019
President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, en route to a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
The two countries are discussing a partial accord that could take effect on Nov. 1, 2019, the day after Britain is due to leave the European Union
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By Reuters
August 15, 2019
Sixteen-year-old girl Tribunal sells wares on a busy corner of Harare, Zimbabwe. Aug. 15, 2019. (C. Mavhunga/VOA)
Child rights activists say an increasing number of children are selling items on the street to supplement family income
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August 15, 2019
Shoppers look at toys at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston, Texas on Nov. 9, 2018.
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US retail sales rose a solid 0.7% in July in a sign of consumer optimism
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August 15, 2019
A television monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange headlines a rate decision of the Federal Reserve, in New York, July 31, 2019.
Experts look at whether a yield curve inversion of interest rates on government bonds is occurring
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August 15, 2019