Economy

FILE- In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo screens above trading posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange show the NSE logo. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 04, 2018 - 11:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 11:50 a.m. U.S. stocks are lower as technology and health care companies take losses. Facebook lost 2.5 percent Tuesday and drugmaker Amgen lost 2 percent. JD.com fell 5.5 percent after the CEO of the Chinese e-...
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September 04, 2018 - 11:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories grew at a faster pace in August as American industry continues to show robust health. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Tuesday that its manufacturing index jumped last month to 61.3 from 58.1 in July. Anything over 50...
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September 04, 2018 - 11:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 1 about negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Michael Best Strategies is a law firm. It is a consulting company and the lobbying arm of the law firm Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. A...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Mark Carney the Governor of the Bank of England, during a press conference to deliver the Financial Stability Report at the Bank of England in the City of London. Carney all but confirmed Tuesday Sept. 4, 2018, to a committee of lawmakers, that he is to stay at the helm of the central bank for longer than the planned June 2019 departure, to help ensure Britain leaves the European Union as smoothly as possible. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
September 04, 2018 - 11:06 am
LONDON (AP) — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney all but confirmed Tuesday that he is to stay at the helm of the central bank for longer than planned to help ensure Britain leaves the European Union as smoothly as possible. Following days of speculation about an extension beyond his planned June...
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In this July 3, 2018, file photo, a construction worker lowers himself on a forklift at a construction site in Chicago. On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. construction spending in July. (AP Photo/Annie Rice)
September 04, 2018 - 10:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on U.S. construction projects ticked up 0.1 percent in July, led by an increase in homebuilding and the publicly funded building of schools and highways. The Commerce Department says the slight July increase brought total construction spending to a seasonally-adjusted...
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In this Aug. 31, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump holds up a list of his administrations accomplishments while speaking at a Republican fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C. President Donald Trump is starting his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader. Trump tweeted Monday that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka “represented his union poorly on television this weekend.” He added: “it is easy to see why unions are doing so poorly. A Dem!” Trumka appeared on “Fox News Sunday,” where he said efforts to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement should include Canada. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 03, 2018 - 7:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trump tweeted Monday that Trumka "represented his union poorly on television this weekend." He added: "It is easy to see why unions...
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A journalist's phone, showing a pre-recorded video of Argentine President Mauricio Macri giving a message, lies on a chair at the Economy Ministry ahead of a press conference with Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Macri announced a withholding tax on exports and the elimination of several ministries amid economic turmoil that has sent the peso to record lows. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
September 03, 2018 - 11:39 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's President Mauricio Macri announced new taxes on exports and the elimination of several ministries on Monday in a bid to halt economic turmoil that has sent the peso to record lows. Macri said in a televised statement that he will also allocate more...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 25, 2017 file photo British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, left, and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrive for a meeting during the NATO summit of heads of state and government, at the NATO headquarters, in Brussels. British ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has slammed Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit policy, a move likely to fuel speculation that he is seeking to oust her. Johnson wrote in the Daily Telegraph on Monday Sept. 3, 2018 that May's so-called Chequers plan for continued ties with the European Union after Brexit will leave Britain in a weakened position.(Thierry Charlier/Pool Photo via AP, File)
September 03, 2018 - 9:40 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's brief summer holiday from Brexit battles came to a noisy end Monday, as she faced attack from both sides of her divided Conservative Party. Archrival Boris Johnson inflamed speculation that he aims to oust May by branding her plan for Brexit "a...
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Chinese People's Liberation Army honor guard are seen during the welcoming ceremony for Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo, at the Great Hall of the People Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (Nicolas Asfouri/Pool Photo via AP)
September 02, 2018 - 1:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — The chief executive of Africa's largest bank says the continent's leaders are likely to press their Chinese hosts at a conference this week to help narrow their trade imbalances with Beijing by shifting more manufacturing to Africa. China has passed Europe and the United States as...
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President Donald Trump waves to members of the media after arriving on Air Force One, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 at Andrews Air Force Base in Md. Watching is Air Force Col. Samuel Chesnut. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 01, 2018 - 1:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Canada on Saturday that it "will be out" of a revised North American trade agreement unless it's "fair" to the United States, and he threatened to scrap the current deal should Congress "interfere" with the negotiations. "There is no political...
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