Fiscal policy

Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of United Nations addresses the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 24, 2019 - 1:55 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The head of the World Trade Organization has applauded signs of progress between the United States and China in their trade standoff. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo pointed to...
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The sun rises behind the buildings of the banking district in Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
January 21, 2019 - 8:58 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Multiple threats stalking Europe's economy mean the European Central Bank could keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels longer than expected, extending skimpy returns for savers — but supporting indebted companies and governments with low borrowing costs. Speculation...
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People stand by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Shares in Asia rose Monday, extending gains on Wall Street last week. Buying enthusiasm has been spurred by renewed hopes for progress on resolving the trade standoff between the U.S. and China. Shares rose in Shanghai and Hong Kong early Monday despite news that China’s economy grew at its lowest pace in three decades last year. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
January 21, 2019 - 6:57 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World stocks were subdued Monday after China reported that its economy expanded by 6.6 percent in 2018, its slowest pace since the slump that followed the crackdown on protests centered on Tiananmen Square in 1989. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 0.5 percent to 11,155 while the CAC...
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In this Jan. 17, 2019, photo, women take a selfie as others tour at the Yu Garden decorated with pig statues for Lunar New Year in Shanghai. China’s 2018 economic growth fell to a three-decade low as activity cooled amid a tariff war with Washington. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 20, 2019 - 11:58 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's 2018 economic growth fell to a three-decade low, adding to pressure on Beijing to settle a tariff war with Washington. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.6 percent over a year earlier, down from 2017's 6.9 percent, official data showed Monday. Growth in the...
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January 20, 2019 - 10:11 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Asia rose Monday, extending gains on Wall Street last week. Buying enthusiasm has been spurred by renewed hopes for progress on resolving the trade standoff between the U.S. and China. Shares rose in Shanghai and Hong Kong early Monday despite news that China's economy grew...
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Katie Barron gestures while looking at a pay increase notice for her children's day care, in her home in Madison, Ala., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Barron's husband is a National Weather Service meteorologist forced to work without pay during the shutdown because his job is classified as essential. They've put off home and car maintenance, but the $450-a-week bill for day care still has to be paid, as do the mortgage and utility bills. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
January 11, 2019 - 10:41 am
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Once known for its cotton trade and watercress farms, Huntsville, Alabama, is now the ultimate government town: About 70 federal agencies are located at the Army's 38,000-acre Redstone Arsenal. More than half of the area's economy is tied to Washington spending. As the...
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January 09, 2019 - 6:12 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show that unemployment across the 19-country eurozone fell in November to a decade-low rate of 7.9 percent but worries over the economic outlook have stoked concerns that it may not fall much lower. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, said Wednesday...
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Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives for a cabinet meeting in Downing street in London, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 08, 2019 - 5:24 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Parliament narrowly approved financial roadblocks that are designed to make it more difficult for the country to leave the European Union without a Brexit deal, giving a defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May's government Tuesday. Lawmakers voted 303-296 to back a Finance Bill...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 03, 2019 - 2:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a partial government shutdown over money for President Donald Trump's border wall (all times local): 7:45 p.m. President Donald Trump says he remains "ready and willing" to work with Democrats to pass a government spending bill even as he refuses to budge over...
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This photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 15 2018, shows an exhibition in Tallinn presenting Estonia's digital achievements. The Baltic nation of 1.3 million people are engaged in an ambitious project to make government administration completely digital to reduce bureaucracy, increase transparency and boost economic growth. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
December 26, 2018 - 12:55 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — In the Estonian capital of Tallinn, three-day-old Oskar Lunde sleeps soundly in his hospital cot, snuggled into a lime green blanket decorated with red butterflies. Across the room, his father turns on a laptop. "Now we will register our child," Andrejs Lunde says with...
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