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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benitez in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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December 13, 2019 - 12:43 pm
By PAUL WISEMAN and JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. has canceled plans to impose new tariffs on $160 billion worth of Chinese imports Sunday as part of a modest interim agreement that de-escalates a 17-month trade war between the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell addresses a round table discussion. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
(AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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December 11, 2019 - 2:24 pm
By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is leaving its benchmark interest rate alone and signaling that it expects to keep low rates unchanged through next year. The Fed's decision follows three rate cuts earlier this year. It reflects its view that the U.S...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo a cargo ship is docked at the Port of Los Angeles. On Nov. 27, the Commerce Department issues the second estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the July-September quarter. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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November 27, 2019 - 1:13 pm
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of government reports Wednesday cast a picture of a steadily growing U.S. economy, fueled by solid consumer spending and defying threats — at least for now — from a U.S.-China trade war and a global slowdown. The Commerce...
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In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a meeting in Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
(Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
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November 27, 2019 - 9:40 am
By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday claimed without evidence that recent protests across the Islamic Republic over government-set gasoline prices rising were part of a “conspiracy” involving the U.S., as authorities began to...
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October 04, 2019 - 1:44 pm
By TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Microsoft said Friday that hackers linked to the Iranian government targeted a U.S. presidential campaign, as well as government officials, media targets and prominent expatriate Iranians. Overall, the hackers attempted to penetrate 241 accounts...
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October 02, 2019 - 1:29 pm
By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) — The United States got the green light Wednesday to slap $7.5 billion in new tariffs on the European Union, a move that would open a new chapter in the global trade wars that are dragging down the world economy. The World Trade Organization said the U.S...
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Jeff Katz
September 16, 2019 - 3:55 pm
In an interview with Latino USA's Maria Hinjosa on Friday, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Robert Francis O'Rourke confirmed that he is in favor of tearing down existing sections of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Hinjosa asks O'Rourke, "So Beto I just want to be clear. Have you said you want to...
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Jeff Katz
September 16, 2019 - 11:48 am
According to Bloomberg, the recent drone strike on Saudi Arabian oil production facilities was worst fears come true for those monitoring threats to the United States. The small, inexpensive drones that were reportedly used in the strike are able to fly long distances, evade air defense systems and...
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September 13, 2019 - 12:26 pm
By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations. China will suspend tariff hikes on soybeans...
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August 02, 2019 - 12:03 pm
By JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July but still added a solid 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-long expansion. The unemployment rate remained at 3.7% for a second straight month, the government said Friday...
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