Economy & Business

Demonstrators walk a flock of sheep through the streets as part of a protest against Brexit, in central London, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Protestors are walking sheep past government buildings as part of 'Farmers for a People's Vote' to highlight the…
The Sunday Times newspaper published what it said was what the British government expects in the case of a sudden, 'no-deal' Brexit
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August 18, 2019
White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks to the media after finishing interviews on the North Lawn of the White House, Aug. 16, 2018, in Washington.
President Donald Trump's top economic adviser is playing down fears of a looming recession after last week's sharp drop in the financial markets
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August 18, 2019
German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes part in a discussion during an event marking the 60th anniversary of the "Hessische Kreis" association in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Wednesday June 5, 2019. (Thomas Lohnes/Pool via AP)
Johnson is seeking to persuade EU leaders to reopen Brexit talks or face the prospect of its second-largest member leaving abruptly on Oct. 31 with no deal in place to mitigate the economic shock
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By Reuters
August 18, 2019
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