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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives for a Libya conference in Palermo, Italy, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Representatives of Libya's quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation started meetings in Sicily Monday, as Italy encourages a political settlement that could bolster the fight against Islamic militants and stop illegal migrants from crossing the Mediterranean to Europe's southern shores. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
November 13, 2018 - 10:01 am
MILAN (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has warned the Italian government that its plan to sharply increase spending carries "substantial" risks and would leave the country vulnerable to market turmoil. Hours before the Italian populist government was due to submit a revised budget draft to...
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November 13, 2018 - 1:48 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Higher oil prices are helping to offset increases in public spending by the Middle East's oil exporting heavyweights like Saudi Arabia, with these countries narrowing their budget deficit by $77 billion, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. However,...
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The U.S. Medicare Handbook is photographed Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Washington. Seniors in many states will be able to get additional services like help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private ‘Medicare Advantage’ insurance plans. It’s a sign of potentially big changes for Medicare. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 09, 2018 - 11:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is experimenting with a new direction in health care. Starting next year, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores and respite for caregivers through private Medicare Advantage insurance plans. There's a growing recognition...
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An investor walks in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Asian stock markets fell Friday after a post-election Wall Street rally faded amid expectations of U.S. interest rate hikes despite the Federal Reserve's decision to hold off this week. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
November 08, 2018 - 11:15 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Friday after a post-election Wall Street rally faded and the U.S. Federal Reserve suggested it will keep raising interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.3 percent to 2,614.37 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 retreated 0.8 percent to 22,310.16...
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Traders Eric Schumacher, left, and Richard Deviccaro work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Stocks are opening modestly lower on Wall Street as the market gives back some of its big gains from the day before. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 08, 2018 - 9:35 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Friday after a post-election Wall Street rally faded amid expectations of U.S. interest rate hikes despite the Federal Reserve's decision to hold off this week. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.8 percent to 2,614.37 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225...
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FILE- In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, left, and Randal Quarles, vice chair for supervision, gather their things at the end of a Federal Reserve Board meeting at the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. On Thursday, Nov. 8, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 08, 2018 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is leaving its key policy rate unchanged but signaling that it plans to keep responding to the strong U.S. economy with further rate hikes. The next Fed rate hike is expected in December. The Fed left its benchmark rate in a range of 2 percent to 2.25 percent...
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A woman walks past as she looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Asian markets rose on Thursday after the U.S. midterm elections went as expected, soothing fears of a sudden shift on trade and economic policies.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 08, 2018 - 5:03 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. midterm elections quelled fears of a drastic shift in policies. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX fell back, losing 0.3 percent to 11,548.69 and the CAC 40 in France slipped 0.2 percent to 5,127.63. Britain's FTSE 100 gained...
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FILE- In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, left, and Randal Quarles, vice chair for supervision, gather their things at the end of a Federal Reserve Board meeting at the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. On Thursday, Nov. 8, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 08, 2018 - 2:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates once more this year but will likely hold off on any action when its latest policy meeting ends Thursday. Still, investors will be parsing the statement the Fed will issue after its meeting for any sign that it might be...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, file photo specialist Dilip Patel, left, and trader Michael Urkonis work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Nov. 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 07, 2018 - 8:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are climbing in early trading on Wall Street as results of the U.S. midterm elections came in as investors had expected. Technology and health care companies rose broadly in early trading Wednesday,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2016, file photo, a clerk counts Chinese currency notes at a bank outlet in Huaibei in central China's Anhui province. China's foreign currency reserves declined in October, 2018, suggesting Beijing might be intervening in market to keep its yuan's politically sensitive exchange rate from falling to far against the dollar. Central bank data on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, showed the reserves, the world’s biggest, contracted by about $34 billion to just over $3 trillion.(Chinatopix via AP, File)
November 07, 2018 - 5:22 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign currency reserves declined in October in a sign Beijing might be intervening in the market to keep its yuan from falling too far against the dollar and triggering a possible U.S. backlash amid a tariff battle. The reserves, the world's largest, declined by about $34...
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