Large numbers of workers from different sectors protest against inflation and in favor of higher wages in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Aug. 17, where inflation has soared.
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The International Monetary Fund has raised its forecasts for both the U.S. and the global economies, crediting rapid COVID-19 vaccine rollouts and relief efforts.
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An employee wears a face mask as he works at a blower and fan manufacturing plant in northeastern China's Liaoning province. The economy contracted by 6.8% in the first three months of 2020 from the same period a year ago.
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Traders work during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. Wall Street stocks opened sharply lower amid fears the coronavirus will grow into a significant international health crisis.
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