Economy

In this Sept. 3, 2019 photo a for sale sign, top, rests in front of a newly constructed home, in Norwood, Mass. On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in September. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 17, 2019 - 8:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home building fell last month after reaching a 12-year high in August, driven by a sharp decline in the construction of new apartments. Yet single-family home construction ticked higher for a fourth month. The Commerce Department said Thursday that overall housing starts...
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Empty wine bottles sit on a production line in the southern France region of Provence, Friday Oct. 11, 2019. European producers of premium specialty agricultural products like French wine, are facing a U.S. tariff hike on Friday, with dollars 7.5 billion duties on a range of European goods approved by the World Trade Organization for illegal EU subsidies to aviation giant Airbus.(AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
October 17, 2019 - 7:08 am
MILAN (AP) — European producers of premium specialty agricultural products like French wine, Italian Parmesan and Spanish olives are facing a U.S. tariff hike due Friday with a mix of trepidation and indignation at being dragged into a trade war they feel they have little to do with. The tariffs on...
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In this Oct. 8, 2019, photo, Associated Press journalists visit the Sustainability Pavilion at the under construction site of the Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its Sustainability Pavilion, which recalls the towers of New York’s 1964 world’s fair, will be covered in solar panels and surrounded by similarly paneled “energy trees” to make it a zero-energy structure. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
October 17, 2019 - 3:21 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai is betting billions of dollars that its Expo 2020 will draw 25 million visitors, encourage business and spur development of the city. However, this world's fair comes as Dubai's real estate market shows signs of faltering amid global economic woes. Fears of...
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Chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council Evan Greenberg, center left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang hold a talk at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (Yukie Nishizawa/Pool Photo via AP)
October 17, 2019 - 2:46 am
BEIJING (AP) — China appealed to Washington for a quick end to their tariff war but gave no indication Thursday what more Beijing might want before it carries out what President Donald Trump says is a promise to buy up to $50 billion of American farm goods. Trump's promise Friday to delay a tariff...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Asian shares were mixed Thursday after officials signaled work remains to be done on an agreement for a truce in the tariff war between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 17, 2019 - 1:54 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed Thursday as investors waited to see if Britain and the European Union will be able to reach an agreement on the UK's departure from the bloc. Talks were still underway as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his 27 EU counterparts were converging on...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 16, 2019 - 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is rising to the top of the Democratic pack with ambitious promises to reshape the political and economic system. But as she faces growing scrutiny, the Massachusetts senator is opening herself to criticism that she's just another politician dodging the tough...
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Vice President Mike Pence listens as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, speaks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Washington. The U.S. is calling for an immediate ceasefire in Turkey's strikes against Kurds in Syria, and is sending Pence to lead mediation effort (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 16, 2019 - 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence departs for Turkey to undertake arguably his most significant mission yet, seeking to halt a weeklong assault on Syrian Kurds begun after President Donald Trump withdrew U.S. forces from northern Syria. Pence was scheduled to leave Wednesday evening, just...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 16, 2019 - 12:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump voiced confidence Wednesday that the U.S. could not lose a tariff war with the European Union as the U.S. prepares to impose trade sanctions on up to $7.5 billion worth of EU goods. The Trump administration plans to impose punitive tariffs starting Friday...
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ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 9 de octubre de 2019, Yolanda Jacobs, miembro del sindicato automotor, lleva un cartel de "UAW en huelga" frente a una planta de General Motors en Romulus, Michigan, EE.UU. En el 30mo día de huelga, martes 15 de octubre de 2019, hay señales de un posible acuerdo. (AP Foto/Paul Sancya, File)
October 16, 2019 - 8:49 am
DETROIT (AP) — Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative contract deal that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company's U.S. factories to a standstill. The deal, hammered out Wednesday after months of bargaining, won't bring an immediate end to...
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In this Sept. 23, 2019, photo shoppers examine refrigerators at a Home Depot store location, in Boston. On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for September. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 16, 2019 - 5:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retail sales dropped in September by the largest amount in seven months, possibly signaling that rising trade tensions and turbulent markets are having an impact on consumer spending. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that retail sales fell 0.3% last month following a 0.6%...
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