Fiscal policy

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 12, 2019 - 12:32 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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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2018 photo, a U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat passes President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. A government watchdog says President Donald Trump’s four trips to Mar-a-Lago in early 2017 cost taxpayers nearly $14 million. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
February 05, 2019 - 7:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's four trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in early 2017 cost taxpayers nearly $14 million, a watchdog report Tuesday said. The Government Accountability Office said travel and accommodations, Secret Service expenses, deployment of bomb-sniffing dogs and other...
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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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FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo Michael Northern, vice president of WJP Restaurant Group, stands next to an empty table at dinnertime at Rocket City Tavern near numerous federal agencies in Huntsville, Ala. Businesses that count heavily on federal employees as customers are feeling the punishing effects of the government shutdown. Northern said business is down 35 percent. “People are just going home and nesting, trying to conserve resources,” said Northern. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
January 24, 2019 - 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — From power restaurants in Washington and a belt-buckle maker in Colorado to a brewery in California, businesses that count heavily on federal employees as customers are feeling the punishing effects of the government shutdown. In many cases, it's forcing them to cut workers' hours...
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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 - 1:01 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 7 p.m. The head of the Hong Kong stock market says the rest of the world proved ungrateful after a massive Chinese stimulus program helped revive the global economy during the Great Recession...
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