Economic policy

FILE- In this June, 19, 2018, file photo, an Ever Green Line refrigerated container is delivered to a ship to shore crane working the container ship Ever Linking at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. On Thursday, Sept. 27, the Commerce Department issues the final estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the April-June quarter. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
September 27, 2018 - 7:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter, the best performance in nearly four years, though economists believe growth has slowed in the current quarter partly because of a drag from trade. The performance of the gross domestic product, the...
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Currency traders work near screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve lifted its key interest rate as expected for the third time this year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
September 27, 2018 - 5:34 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European and Asian markets fell Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve tightened its monetary policy and raised interest rates for the third time this year. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 shed 0.2 percent to 5,499.30 and Germany's DAX fell 0.4 percent to 12,340.45...
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President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Joseph Kabila Kabange addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 26, 2018 - 10:22 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Congo says it has decided to boycott two planned U.N. events focusing on the central African nation because it was not consulted on the agenda or expected outcome. Barnabe Kikaya Bin Karubi is the...
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President Donald Trump participates in a United Nations Security Council briefing on counterproliferation at the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at U.N. Headquarters. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 26, 2018 - 1:59 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's appearance at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 2:55 p.m. At the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he thinks the current tensions with China will be overcome because both countries value the relationship. He said he...
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FILE- In this July 17, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on "The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress," at Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, the Federal Reserve issues its latest policy statement and updates its interest-rate and economic projections before Powell holds a news conference. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, FIle)
September 26, 2018 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that Fed policymakers' decisions haven't been affected by political considerations. President Donald Trump expressed concern last month with the Fed...
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FILE- In this July 17, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on "The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress," at Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, the Federal Reserve issues its latest policy statement and updates its interest-rate and economic projections before Powell holds a news conference. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, FIle)
September 26, 2018 - 1:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has modestly raised a key interest rate for the third time this year in response to a strong U.S. economy and signaled that it foresees another rate hike before the year ends. The Fed on Wednesday lifted its short-term rate — a benchmark for many consumer and...
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FILE- In this May 10, 2018, file photo signs for the New York Stock Exchange hang above the trading floor. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 26. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 26, 2018 - 10:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes around the world held steady on Wednesday as markets awaited a Federal Reserve decision on interest rates scheduled for the afternoon. Economists are nearly certain that the Fed will raise short-term rates by a quarter of a percentage point, the third such increase...
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September 26, 2018 - 7:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — China has announced a new cut in import tariffs but no action on U.S. complaints about its technology policy that are fueling an escalating trade battle with Washington. The announcement Wednesday is the second cut in import taxes in less than a year in what the government says is an...
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An investor walks in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Asian markets rose on Wednesday as traders waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates for the third time this year, a signal that the country’s economic growth was on track. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
September 26, 2018 - 4:29 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European markets were flat Wednesday following a day of gains in Asia as traders awaited an expected interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 5,488.09 and Germany's DAX fell 0.1 percent to 12,363.79. Britain's...
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This combination of file photos show, from left to right; then Malaysia’s President-elect Mahathir Mohamad, Maldives President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Pakistan politician Imran Khan. The three Muslim-majority South Asian countries have recently elected leaders who campaigned on promises to move away from China’s growing sphere of influence. The surprising elections of nonagenarian Mahathir Mohamad in Malaysia, cricketer Imran Khan in Pakistan and longtime opposition lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the Maldives could signal problems for the continued development of Beijing’s “Belt and Road” initiative to build ports, highways and other trade-related infrastructure. (AP Photo, File)
September 26, 2018 - 2:31 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Three Muslim-majority Asian countries have elected leaders who campaigned on a promise to temper China's growing influence, but analysts say reducing the foothold of the world's second-largest economy won't be easy because of the billions of dollars in development projects that are...
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