Government finance

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, right, flanked by former undersecretary Giancarlo Giorgetti of the Northern League, poses with the bell that traditionally opens the meeting of the cabinet as he starts the first cabinet meeting of his new government at Chigi Palace in Rome, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte forged a new coalition government Wednesday that teams up the populist 5-Star Movement and center-left Democrats in an unusual alliance of rivals to banish for now the specter of early election that likely could have seen the triumph of Italy's fast-rising right-wing forces. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
September 06, 2019 - 9:46 am
ROME (AP) — Italy's new coalition government has been hailed as good news for Europe, as a more Brussels-friendly lineup replaces the populist coalition in which right-wing leader Matteo Salvini and his euro-skeptic League held considerable sway. But unless European countries lend a strong hand to...
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September 05, 2019 - 7:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly higher Thursday as investors cheered plans for the U.S. and China to meet in October in an attempt to reconcile their longstanding trade dispute. Financial markets were also bolstered by positive economic data showing that U.S. companies are still hiring at...
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September 04, 2019 - 1:18 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a government recommendation that he impose a $10 million bail bond on a former Google engineer. The engineer, Anthony Levandowski, is accused of stealing self-driving car technology before joining Uber's effort to build robotic taxis for its ride...
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In this photo released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Lebanese President Michel Aoun, center, meets with political leaders with the aim of finding solutions to the country's economic crisis, in the presidential palace, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Aoun said in a speech at the opening of the one-day session that everyone should make "sacrifices" in order to get one of the world's most indebted countries out of its problems. (Dalati Nohra via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 6:50 am
BEIRUT (AP) — An international ratings agency warned Wednesday there is a risk that customer deposit flows, particularly by nonresidents, could continue to decline in Lebanon, resulting in an accelerated drawdown of foreign currency reserves that would test the highly indebted country's ability to...
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In this July 24, 2019 photo, large cranes to unload container ships are shown at PortMiami in Miami. On Wednesday, Sept. 4, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for July. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 04, 2019 - 6:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit declined in July, including the gap with China that has been the focus of President Donald Trump's tariffs. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the gap between the goods and services the U.S. buys and what it sells abroad fell 2.7% to $54 billion in...
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With cloudy skies in Washington, President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he returns to the White House from Camp David, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 01, 2019 - 11:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China on Sunday put in place their latest tariff increases on each other's goods, potentially raising prices Americans pay for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer items before the holiday shopping season. President Donald Trump said U.S.-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and businessman Tom Steyer waits to speak at the Des Moines Register Soapbox during a visit to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. Tax records released by Steyer show he made well over a billion dollars over the last decade. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
August 29, 2019 - 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer made well over a billion dollars over the last decade from holdings that not only include the hedge fund he founded, but also investments in Chinese private equity firms, tech startups, pharmaceutical companies and nursing homes, his...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007 file photo, then Newark Mayor Cory Booker, answers a question during an interview in his office in Newark, N.J. Months after Cory Booker took office as mayor of Newark, N.J. in 2006, he enabled his law partner to take power at the nonprofit that supplied water to 500,000 state residents. During the ensuing seven years, allies of the two-term mayor wasted millions of dollars in public money at the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation. Booker says he was unaware of the corruption, which ultimately destroyed the nonprofit created to protect one of Newark’s most valuable assets. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
August 29, 2019 - 10:16 am
Months after Cory Booker took office as mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he cleared the way for his former campaign treasurer and law partner Elnardo Webster to wield influence at the nonprofit that supplied water to the city. Over the next seven years, Booker's allies wasted and stole millions of...
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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, attends a joint press conference with OECD chief Angel Gurria to plan for international taxes on digital giants like Amazon and Google at Bercy Economy ministry in Paris, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. France recently introduced a 3% tax on the companies' French revenues, prompting U.S. President Donald Trump to threaten tariffs on French wine in response. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 29, 2019 - 6:39 am
PARIS (AP) — France and the United States are taking leading roles in talks aimed at reaching a deal on a global digital tax by mid-2020. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday that both countries will be working in a task force with the Paris-based Organization for Economic...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Matesic, center, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 28. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 28, 2019 - 7:30 am
Stocks are mostly higher in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday as gains in health care and other sectors outweighed losses in technology companies. Investors continued to shift money into U.S. government bonds, driving long-term bond yields further below short-term ones. The so-called inversion...
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