Fiscal policy

Journalists film Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivering the work reports at the opening session of the China's National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 05, 2019 - 6:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — China announced a robust annual economic growth target and a 7.5 percent rise in military spending Tuesday as it convened an annual legislative session overshadowed by a tariff war with Washington. Seeking to defuse U.S. and European complaints the Chinese system is rigged against...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, construction personnel work on a building project just south of Chicago's Loop. The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of last year to an annual growth rate of 2.6 percent, the slowest pace since the beginning of 2018, as the government shutdown and other factors took a toll on growth. Economists believe growth has slowed even more in the current quarter. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
February 28, 2019 - 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy turned in a solid performance in 2018, boosted in part by tax cuts and higher government spending. But growth slowed by year's end, and most economists envision a weaker outlook for the coming months and probably years. The nation's gross domestic product, the...
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February 25, 2019 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House fired an opening salvo Monday in an upcoming fight with Capitol Hill Democrats over spending on domestic agencies that face sharp budget cuts without a new budget deal. The military faces cuts too, but White House Budget chief Russ Vought writes in a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, people cross a street in Tokyo. Japan’s economic growth for the October-December period rebounded from a slump the previous quarter, growing at an annual rate of 1.4 percent, according to preliminary government data released Thursday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, FIle)
February 14, 2019 - 12:13 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy picked up some momentum in the last quarter of 2018 but still slowed from the growth seen in the previous year. The 1.4 percent rebound in annualized growth for October-December contrasted with a 3.5 percent contraction in the previous quarter, according to preliminary...
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Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, pauses for reporters as he and other senior bipartisan House and Senate negotiators try to strike a border security compromise in hope of avoiding another government shutdown, at the Capitol in in Washington, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 12, 2019 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks. Republicans were...
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Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, pauses for reporters as he and other senior bipartisan House and Senate negotiators try to strike a border security compromise in hope of avoiding another government shutdown, at the Capitol in in Washington, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 11, 2019 - 11:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached agreement Monday night to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks...
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A man walk past a Reserve Bank of India logo at their head office in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. India's central bank has lowered its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 6.25 percent, a step that is expected to boost the economy. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
February 07, 2019 - 4:42 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's central bank on Thursday lowered its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 6.25 percent in a surprise move intended to keep growth on track. The interest rate is what the federal bank charges on lending to commercial banks. Lower interest rates help...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters during a news conference a day after a bipartisan group of House and Senate bargainers met to craft a border security compromise aimed at avoiding another government shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 31, 2019 - 9:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and congressional negotiations on border security (all times local): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says congressional negotiations over border security are a "waste of time," while insisting he has "set the stage" to take action on his own...
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A man walks by a Lunar New Year decoration on display outside a commercial office building in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. China's manufacturing improved in January, a survey showed Thursday, but forecasters said activity remains sluggish as Beijing tries to resolve a tariff battle with Washington. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 31, 2019 - 2:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing improved in January but activity was sluggish, a survey showed Thursday, as U.S. and Chinese negotiators wrangled in Washington over a tariff war. A measure of factory activity issued by the government statistics agency and an industry group rose 0.1 points on a...
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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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