Government policy

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at JLS Automation in York, Pa., Thursday, June 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 06, 2019 - 5:04 pm
YORK, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence dropped in Thursday on the presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania, where he toured a maker of packaging robots and urged Congress to pass a new trade pact with Canada and Mexico to benefit Pennsylvania's manufacturing sector. Pence predicted the...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2019 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador answers questions from journalists at his daily 7 a.m. press conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Tuesday. Obrador is planning to hold a "unity" rally on the border in Tijuana on Saturday, June 8, to "defend the dignity of Mexico." (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
June 06, 2019 - 11:46 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president said Thursday he will hold a "unity" rally on the border in Tijuana two days before the U.S. is set to impose tariffs on all Mexican imports. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced a demonstration will be held Saturday to defend Mexico's "dignity" amid...
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President Donald Trump speaks before he departs Shannon Airport, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 06, 2019 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Mexican-U.S. talks on President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee says he will move to block President Donald Trump if Trump follows through on his threat to impose tariffs on...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2019, file photo specialists Michael Pistillo, left, and David Haubner confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 6. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 06, 2019 - 10:41 am
Major U.S. stock indexes edged mostly higher in afternoon trading Thursday as investors await signs of progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and Mexico. The muted trading followed two days of gains driven by investors betting that the Federal Reserve could cut interest rates this year...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, cargo containers are staged near cranes at the Port of Tacoma, in Tacoma, Wash. On Thursday, June 6, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for April. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
June 06, 2019 - 5:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit shrank in April, but the politically sensitive deficit with China moved higher. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the gap between the goods and services the U.S. buys and those it sells abroad fell 2.1% to $50.8 billion in April from March. Exports...
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June 06, 2019 - 4:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a pharmaceutical firm improperly used a charity to pay kickbacks that subsidized Medicare patients' copayment obligations, allowing the firm to keep raising prices for the drug. The suit filed Wednesday claims the scheme was designed to enable...
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European flags blow in front of the European Central Bank as the sun rises in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 06, 2019 - 4:51 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The European Central Bank has taken action to support the economy in the 19 countries that use the euro, responding to fears about global trade conflicts. The ECB said Thursday...
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The bull and bear in front of the stock market are painted all green in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, June 3, 2019. They were painted on occasion of the upcoming "Green Sauce" week when Frankfurt celebrates its most popular dish. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 06, 2019 - 1:31 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is weighing what to do about growth worries and sluggish inflation, just two days after the U.S. Federal Reserve opened the door to more stimulus. Speculation has grown that the bank could act to boost the economy against a background of sagging...
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Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs, speaks during a news conference at the Embassy of Mexico, Wednesday June 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 06, 2019 - 12:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Straining to stave off threatened U.S. tariffs, Mexican and American officials claimed progress in White House talks, but President Donald Trump declared it was "not nearly enough" to halt the import taxes he is holding out as a way to force Mexico to stanch the flow of Central...
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An investor reacts as he monitors stock prices at the brokerage house in Beijing Thursday, June 6, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as traders kept a close watch on impending U.S. tariffs on Mexico amid a standstill in its talks with China. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 05, 2019 - 11:51 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as traders kept a close watch on impending U.S. tariffs on Mexico while trade talks with Beijing remained at a standstill. Japan's Nikkei 225 index was almost flat at 20,774.04 and the Shanghai Composite index lost 1% to 2,831.75. The...
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