Economic policy

A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday with narrow trading ahead of a key statement by the Bank of Japan, which could indicate a tightening of its monetary policy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 31, 2018 - 4:36 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stock markets lost some of their gains Tuesday after economic releases for China and the 19-country eurozone showed a small slowdown amid concerns about U.S. tariffs. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 was up 0.6 percent to 7,745 while Germany's DAX fell almost 0.1 percent to...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the White House, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 30, 2018 - 6:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unnerving fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump declared Monday he would have "no problem" shutting down the federal government this fall if Congress won't come up with more money for border security. Trump's threat, his second in two days, put him further at odds with his...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2018, file photo President Donald Trump hugs Senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., during a campaign rally in Fargo, N.D. The conservative Koch brothers' network declared July 30, that it will not help elect Cramer, the Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota, turning its back on the GOP in a marquee election — at least for now — after determining that the Republican challenger is no better than the Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 30, 2018 - 1:59 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The conservative Koch brothers' network declared Monday that it will not help elect the Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota, turning its back on the GOP in a marquee election — at least for now — after determining that the Republican challenger is no better...
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Trader Michael Capolino, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 30, 2018. Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street as gains in banks and energy companies are offset by losses in other sectors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 30, 2018 - 8:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology stocks fell once again on Monday and deepened their steep losses from the end of last week. It's a sharp turnaround for a group that had long been the stock market's undisputed leader. A jump for energy stocks helped to offset the losses, but U.S. indexes were modestly...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, left, and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney listen as President Donald Trump delivers remarks about the economy on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 29, 2018 - 9:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top economic policymakers insisted that the robust growth marked in the April-June quarter will maintain its pace and that he respects the Federal Reserve's independence despite his condemnation of the central bank for raising interest rates. "We as an...
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July 29, 2018 - 7:01 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch warned Sunday that Trump administration trade policies could trigger a recession. The conservative activist lashed out at the Republican president's brewing international trade war as hundreds of donors gathered for a private...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, left, and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney listen as President Donald Trump delivers remarks about the economy on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 29, 2018 - 8:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) is insisting that President Donald Trump "absolutely" supports the independence of the Federal Reserve. Mnuchin tells "Fox News Sunday" that Trump's recent statements questioning whether the central bank should increase interest...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, a truck carries a load at the Nucor Steel plant in Seattle. U.S. companies pursuing exemptions from President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported steel are accusing American steel manufacturers of spreading inaccurate and misleading information, and they fear it may torpedo their requests. The president of one company calls objections raised by U.S. Steel and Nucor to his waiver request “literal untruths.”(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 29, 2018 - 5:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies seeking to be exempted from President Donald Trump's tariff on imported steel are accusing American steel manufacturers of spreading inaccurate and misleading information, and they fear it may torpedo their requests. The resentment illustrates a backlash over how...
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In this July 26, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump acknowledges the audience after speaking at the United States Steel Granite City Works plant in Granite City, Ill. Trump's trade policies are turning long-established Republican orthodoxy on its head. There are tariff fights, and there’s now $12 billion in farm aid that represents the type of government intervention GOP voters railed against a decade ago. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 28, 2018 - 3:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's trade policies are turning long-established Republican orthodoxy on its head, marked by tariff fights and now $12 billion in farm aid that represents the type of government intervention GOP voters railed against a decade ago. President George W. Bush...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the economy from the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 27, 2018 - 10:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy accelerated last quarter at an annual rate of 4.1 percent, the government estimated Friday, as consumers spent tax-cut money, businesses stepped up investment and exporters rushed to ship their goods ahead of retaliatory tariffs. President Donald Trump said he was...
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