Government policy

President Donald Trump holds hands with first lady Melania Trump as they return to the White House, Friday June 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 08, 2019 - 5:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has put on hold his plan to begin imposing tariffs on Mexico on Monday, saying the U.S. ally will take "strong measures" to reduce the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. But the deal he announced Friday night, after returning from a...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, delivers a speech during the G20 Ministerial Symposium on International Taxation in the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Fukuoka, southern Japan Saturday, June 8, 2019. Finance chiefs of the Group of 20 major economies meeting in the Japanese city of Fukuoka are debating how to revise tax systems to ensure big companies pay their fair share and support economies as global growth slows. (Toshifumi Kitamura/Pool Photo via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 9:51 pm
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Finance chiefs of the Group of 20 major economies meeting in the Japanese city of Fukuoka debated Saturday over how to revise tax systems to ensure big companies pay their fair share and support economies as global growth slows. One aim is to prevent a "race to the bottom" by...
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President Donald Trump gives thumbs up before departing Shannon Airport, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 07, 2019 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. threats to impose tariffs on Mexico (all times local): 9:50 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is thanking his Mexican counterpart for his "hard work" after the two nations reached an agreement Friday to try to stem the flow of Central American migrants...
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Police officers stand guard to check the vehicles near the venue of G20 Finance Ministers' and Central Bank Governors' Meeting Friday, June 7, 2019, in Fukuoka, western Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 07, 2019 - 4:41 pm
FUKUOKA, Japan (AP) — Finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Japan this weekend will try to make headway on longstanding issues such as how much global giants like Facebook and Amazon should pay in taxes. They're likely to end up focusing a large share of their attention, however,...
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President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, waves as they depart Shannon Airport, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 07, 2019 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump threatening to slap tariffs on goods from Mexico, his transformation of Republican Party trade policy is nearly complete. Republican lawmakers usually don't like tariffs. They're viewed as a tax on consumers and unwanted government intervention in free...
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Trucks line up to cross into the United States at the border in Tijuana, Mexico, Friday, June 7, 2019. Companies have been rushing to ship as many goods as possible out of Mexico to get ahead of possible tariffs threatened by President Donald Trump, hurriedly sending cars, appliances and construction materials across the border to beat Monday’s deadline. (AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik)
June 07, 2019 - 3:52 pm
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Companies are rushing to ship as many goods as possible out of Mexico to get ahead of the tariffs threatened by President Donald Trump, hurriedly sending cars, appliances and construction materials across the border to beat Monday's deadline. Mexican-made tiles are piled up...
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June 07, 2019 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the May U.S. jobs report (all times local): 8:30 a.m. U.S. hiring slowed in May as employers added just 75,000 jobs, a sign that businesses may have become more cautious in the face of slowing global growth, trade fights and the fading stimulus from tax cuts and...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo trader Craig Esposito, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 07, 2019 - 9:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly higher for a fourth consecutive day Friday as investors look to start June with a strong weekly gain after a downturn in May. Investors bought stocks and bonds after a report showing weaker than expected hiring in the U.S. in May appeared to increase the...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2019, file photo trader Craig Esposito, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 07, 2019 - 6:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are rising Friday as a lackluster report on hiring increases the odds the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates in the coming months. Investors also bought bonds in anticipation of lower rates. The...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 07, 2019 - 5:42 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the United States for using pressure and sanctions to maintain its economic supremacy, hurting international trade and eroding global stability. Speaking Friday at an investment forum in St. Petersburg, the Russian leader...
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