Recessions and depressions

FIFA President Gianni Infantino attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum will take place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
March 23, 2020 - 6:08 am
GENEVA (AP) — The future of soccer could be fewer games and fewer top competitions to help avoid a financial crisis, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in a newspaper interview published Monday. With soccer around the world in near-total shutdown and no end in sight because of the coronavirus...
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FILE - In this June 9, 1945, file photo, Hoop Jr. leads by a length during the 71st running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. This year is the first time the Derby won't be held on the first Saturday in May since 1945, when it was run June 9. Churchill Downs postponed the opening leg of the Triple Crown from May 2 to Sept. 5, due to concern over the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc with the world's sports calendar. (AP Photo/File)
March 18, 2020 - 2:07 am
The Great Depression and World War I and World War II didn't stop the Kentucky Derby, a race that has been run without interruption since it began in 1875. But for the first time in 75 years, it will miss the month of May. Churchill Downs postponed the opening leg of the Triple Crown from May 2 to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 31, 2019 - 8:43 pm
A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2019, file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington. Cummings died from complications of longtime health challenges, his office said in a statement on Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
December 16, 2019 - 12:47 pm
A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. This year saw the deaths of people who...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, empty seats are shown at Safeco Field as Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Roenis Elias throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game, in Seattle. Major League Baseball's attendance dropped to its lowest level since 2003, and six stadiums set record lows. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
October 02, 2018 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati catcher Tucker Barnhart could hear the difference at Great American Ball Park, one of six major league stadiums that set record lows for attendance this year. "It's pretty hard to not notice it when you can hear the light towers buzzing," he said. Major League Baseball's...
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Brazil soccer fans react after their team lost 2-1 to Belgium in a World Cup quarter final soccer match in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 6, 2018. Belgium knocked Brazil out of the World Cup and advanced to the semi-finals. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
July 06, 2018 - 7:12 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian fans hugged, teared up and hung their heads Friday after their national team was knocked out of the World Cup by Belgium. The stinging 2-1 defeat came just as the Selecao, as the team is known, had begun to gather steam, and Brazilians dared to hope that a victory...
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In this photo taken on Friday, June 29, 2018, tourists and soccer fans walk in the State Shop, GUM, decorated with giant soccer balls during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Moscow, Russia. The World Cup is sending business surging across the 11 Russian cities hosting soccer’s biggest show. Bars, taxi services, dumpling sellers and nesting doll vendors are among those benefiting. The Russian president was counting on just such a boost after U.S. and European sanctions and low oil prices sank the country into recession. But experts warn the boon won’t last long without deeper economic reforms. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 30, 2018 - 7:25 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow's beer kegs are emptying fast and demand for Vladimir Putin T-shirts is overwhelming St. Petersburg street vendors as the World Cup sends business surging across the 11 Russian cities hosting soccer's biggest show. The Russian president was counting on just such a boost after U...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Greg Garcia high fives Miles Mikolasin after hitting a home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
April 14, 2018 - 4:03 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds sunk to their worst start since 1931, losing their seventh in a row when Greg Garcia hit two home runs for the first time in his career and led the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win Saturday. The Reds fell to a major league-worst 2-12. Not since the Great...
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March 27, 2018 - 12:20 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A judge in Puerto Rico has ordered officials to embargo the accounts of the island's Catholic church to ensure the payment of $4.7 million in teacher pensions. The judge said in his ruling Tuesday that teachers who are suing the Roman Catholic Church and the Archdiocese...
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March 08, 2018 - 8:11 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — There is more pressure on the world's most famous sled dog race, and this time it's economic. Iditarod Trail Sled Dog officials are blaming Alaska's recession, pressure from animal rights groups on sponsors and an attempt to ensure the race's future for a purse that is down...
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