The EU Commission said early Thursday it's revising downward its GDP expectations for the full year of 2019 for the continental block.
The GDP estimate for the European Union is now 1.3% growth, down from an initially expected 1.9%.
All three major U.S. indices were down big-time Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial average down more than 270 points.
Here are some major U.S. stocks, that were of course down Thursday, to watch for when the European Union economy moves one way or the other:
Ford Motor Co. (F) lost more than 4.7% Thursday.
General Electric Co. (GE) was down 4% Thursday.
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Harley-Davidson Inc. (HOG) was down 2.7%. Harley is also down about 27% in the past year partly because of tariffs from the EU on its motorbikes.
McDonald's Corp. (MCD) fell 0.5%.
Honeywell International Inc. (HON) fell 0.63% Thursday.