Fiscal policy

Vice President Mike Pence, second from right, walks with incoming White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, center, and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, second from left, after meetings to pass a bill that would pay for President Donald Trump's border wall and avert a partial government shutdown, on Capitol Hill, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 22, 2018 - 6:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts to avoid a government shutdown (all times local): 12:40 Democratic leaders say the government has shut down because President Donald Trump threw a "temper tantrum." Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi say Trump "has...
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December 21, 2018 - 8:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a solid 3.4 percent annual rate in the third quarter, slightly slower than the previous estimate as consumer spending and exports were revised lower. The economy is expected to slow further in the current quarter. The Commerce Department said Friday...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., top, is met by reporters at the Capitol after he and Speaker Paul Ryan returned from the White House as Congress tries to pass legislation that would avert a partial government shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 21, 2018 - 2:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts to avoid a government shutdown (all times local): 7:58 p.m. The Republican-led House has approved funding for President Donald Trump's border wall in legislation that pushes the government closer to a partial government shutdown. The House voted 217-185,...
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The U.S. Capitol is seen as Congress and President Donald Trump move closer to a deadline to fund parts of the government, in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 19, 2018 - 10:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to temporarily fund the government, a key step toward averting a federal shutdown after President Donald Trump backed off his demand for money for a border wall with Mexico. Senators passed the measure, which would keep government running...
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December 17, 2018 - 7:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Office of National Statistics says it is changing the way it accounts for student loans in a decision that will add 12 billion pounds ($15 billion) to the country's budget deficit. The statistics agency said in a statement Monday that the design of the system means much of...
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In this Dec. 11, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s border. But you wouldn’t know it by the schedule. Lawmakers are away until next week. The ball is in Trump’s court, both sides say. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 15, 2018 - 12:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown next Friday over President Donald Trump's border wall. But you wouldn't know it by the schedule, as lawmakers left town waiting for the White House's next move. The House is taking an extended five-day weekend, returning...
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In this Dec. 11, 2018 photo the European Central Bank sits next to the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, where ECB president Mario Draghi will hold a news conference on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
December 13, 2018 - 10:21 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is ending the stimulus program that helped nurse the eurozone economy back to health over the past four years — despite the emergence of new risks including a global trade war and Brexit. Thursday's decision to stop the bank's monthly bond...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018 file photo the President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi waits for the beginning of a press conference following the meeting of the governing council in Frankfurt, Germany. Draghi will hold a press conference on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
December 13, 2018 - 8:58 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:55 p.m. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says strong domestic demand and low interest rates are supporting the economy in Europe despite a recent moderation in growth. Draghi...
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School children demonstrate in Bayonne, southwestern France, Tuesday Dec.11, 2018. Macron has acknowledged he's partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
December 11, 2018 - 9:43 am
PARIS (AP) — Tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by French President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost 8-10 billion euros ($9-$11 billion), the government said Tuesday. In parliament, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe went to bat for Macron's measures, calling...
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December 11, 2018 - 7:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — A painful contraction in China's auto market deepened in November as sales fell for a fifth month amid an economic slowdown and consumer anxiety over a tariff fight with Washington. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the global industry's biggest market plunged 16 percent from a...
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