Government budgets

A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Asian markets rebounded on Friday as strong U.S. economic data supported the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 28, 2018 - 5:20 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Friday on worries that the Italian government's budget plans will not align with the European Union's wishes for the country to reduce its debt. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 lost 0.3 percent to 5,523.90. Germany's DAX dropped 0.7 percent to 12,...
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FILE - This Wednesday, June 6, 2018 file photo Italian premier Giuseppe Conte, left, and Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria talk at the Lower House, ahead of a confidence vote on the government program, in Rome, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Italy’s economy minister says that the first budget by Italy’s new government will include a basic income scheme sought by one of the main governing parties, the 5-Star Movement. (Riccardo Antimiani/ANSA via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 9:50 am
MILAN (AP) — Tensions surrounding the spending plans of Italy's new populist government are weighing on the country's stocks and bonds. Some investors appear concerned Italy will break eurozone rules to satisfy election promises. Italy's benchmark stock index was down 2 percent Thursday and the...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., confer during a news conference on a defense funding bill moving in the House today, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 26, 2018 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved a bill keeping the government open through Dec. 7, as lawmakers move to avert a government shutdown looming next week. The $854 billion bill also funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year. The House approved the bill, 361-61, on...
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September 26, 2018 - 8:40 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy's economy minister says the first budget of the new Italian government will include a basic income scheme sought by one of the governing parties, the 5-Star Movement. Giovanni Tria said Wednesday that the scheme would "help manage the social consequences of the transformation...
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President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at U.N. Headquarters. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 25, 2018 - 6:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and his top national security aides lashed out at Iran with unusual venom Tuesday, warning Tehran that it faced severe consequences if it defied the United States. Speeches by the president before the U.N. General Assembly and by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Washington. Behind him are House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., right. Ryan is rejecting President Donald Trump's assertion an official government death toll for last year’s hurricane in Puerto Rico is wrong. The Wisconsin Republican says he has "no reason to dispute" a study that found nearly 3,000 people on the island died from Hurricane Maria last year. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 24, 2018 - 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to pass a crucial spending bill that averts a government shutdown, but there's one potential obstacle: President Donald Trump. Neither party wants the government to close ahead of the midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, but Trump has made...
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September 22, 2018 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers have scuttled a plan to prohibit airlines from charging "unreasonable" fees for changing or canceling tickets. But U.S. House and Senate leaders say they will direct the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum dimensions for passenger seats as part of a new...
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In this Nov. 15, 2016, photo provided by Kenneth Madsen, stadium lights atop tall poles oversee a pedestrian barrier stretching for miles along a section of the border wall between Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, in the Mexican state of Sonora. A new photo exhibit by Madsen opening Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the Ohio State University-Newark campus, "Up Close with U.S.-Mexico Border Barriers,” highlights different types of border wall fencing. (Kenneth Madsen via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A spending plan pushed by congressional Republicans is "ridiculous" because it does not include funding for a border wall with Mexico, President Donald Trump said Thursday. Trump tweeted that he wants to know "where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous...
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From left, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., questions Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about his time in the White House, as Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., center and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., right, listen during the second day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 18, 2018 - 2:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging, $854 billion bill that funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year and provides a short-term fix to keep the government open through early December. The measure includes $675 billion for the Defense Department...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. As a potentially catastrophic hurricane heads for the Carolinas, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 13, 2018 - 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a potentially catastrophic hurricane heads for the Carolinas, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. The House is set to vote Thursday on a $147 billion package to...
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