Economic policy

FILE - In this July 31, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference following a two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 that the Fed is not expecting a U.S. or global recession. But it is monitoring a number of uncertainties, including trade conflicts, and will "act as appropriate to sustain the expansion."(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
September 16, 2019 - 9:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For a second straight time, the Federal Reserve is set to cut interest rates this week to try to protect the economy from the consequences of a global slowdown and President Donald Trump's trade war with China. After that, no one — not even the Fed itself — seems sure what it will...
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John Wilson, with the New York Stock Exchange, monitors stock activity, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. Global stock markets sank Monday after crude prices surged following an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing facility. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 16, 2019 - 8:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock markets around the world took an apprehensive step backward Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing facility sent the price of oil surging. The attack, which Yemeni rebels said they were behind, raised worries about the risk of more disruptions for oil...
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A currency trader watches the computer monitors near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. An attack on a critical Saudi Arabia oil plant has pushed crude prices sharply higher, though they moderated on expectations that reserves will help bridge any shortfalls in output.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 16, 2019 - 4:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets sank Monday after crude prices surged following an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing facility. Market benchmarks in Europe dropped after Asian markets mostly closed lower, while Wall Street futures were down slightly. Shanghai's index was unchanged...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Republican then-presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Albuquerque, N.M. New Mexico law enforcement agencies are prepping for an upcoming Trump rally in Rio Rancho, N.M. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, three years after previous ones turned violent in Albuquerque. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
September 16, 2019 - 3:02 am
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Donald Trump lost New Mexico by 8 percentage points in 2016. Last year, his party lost a House seat and the governor's mansion. Last week, a congressional candidate went viral by taunting the president by name in an ad. Still, Trump is headed to New Mexico on Monday for a...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with a member of the public during a visit to Doncaster Market, in Doncaster, Northern England, Friday Sept. 13, 2019. Johnson will meet with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker for Brexit talks Monday in Luxembourg. The Brexit negotiations have produced few signs of progress as the Oct. 31 deadline for Britain’s departure from the European Union bloc nears. ( AP Photo/Jon Super)
September 16, 2019 - 2:37 am
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:35 The French minister for Europe says EU countries are ready to discuss new proposals from Britain for a new Brexit deal if they protect Northern Ireland's peace deal and the bloc's common market. Speaking ahead of a meeting of EU...
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In this Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, photo, a roadside fruit seller waits for customers as vehicles drive past in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. Confidence in the Indian economy is giving way to uncertainty as growth in the labor-intensive manufacturing sector has come to a near standstill, braking to 0.6% in the last quarter from 12.1% in the same period a year earlier. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
September 16, 2019 - 12:10 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Anuj Kapoor took over his father's booming auto parts business in 2012, hoping to elevate the company from selling to suppliers to selling directly to carmakers. Seven years later, he's had to lay off half his workers as drooping sales caused his profit to plummet by at least 80%...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Republican then-presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Albuquerque, N.M. New Mexico law enforcement agencies are prepping for an upcoming Trump rally in Rio Rancho, N.M. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, three years after previous ones turned violent in Albuquerque. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
September 15, 2019 - 8:13 am
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Donald Trump lost New Mexico by 8 percentage points in 2016. Last year, his party lost a House seat and the governor's mansion. Last week, a congressional candidate went viral by taunting the president by name in an ad. Still, Trump is headed to New Mexico on Monday for a...
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Women walk past candidates' posters and designated numbers a day before the start of presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
September 15, 2019 - 12:26 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians are casting ballots in their North African country's second democratic presidential election, choosing among 26 candidates for a leader who can safeguard its young democracy and tackle its unemployment, corruption and economic despair. The voting followed a noisy but...
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Women walk past candidates' posters and designated numbers a day before the start of presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
September 15, 2019 - 12:23 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians are casting ballots in their North African country's second democratic presidential election, choosing among 26 candidates for a leader who can safeguard its young democracy and tackle its unemployment, corruption and economic despair. Sunday's vote followed a noisy...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds her bag as she arrives for a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
September 14, 2019 - 12:00 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany faces a decisive week in its efforts to combat climate change, with Chancellor Angela Merkel pledging Saturday that Europe's biggest economy will find good solutions but her governing coalition still haggling over a long-promised policy package. Merkel's government has said...
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