Economic policy

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, The HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page as seen in Washington. The Trump administration has released limited fixes for shaky Obama-era health insurance markets. At the same time, officials say the administration remains set on repealing the underlying law that created the markets and now covers millions. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 13, 2017 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration released limited fixes Thursday for shaky health insurance markets, but insurers quickly said those actions won't guarantee stability for millions of consumers now covered. While calling it a step in the right direction, the industry is looking for a...
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April 13, 2017 - 5:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is abruptly reversing himself on key issues. And for all his usual bluster, he's startlingly candid about the reason: He's just now really learning about some of them. "After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it's not so easy," the president said after a...
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April 12, 2017 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Backing away from a campaign pledge, President Donald Trump says his administration will not label China a currency manipulator in a report due this week, though he does feel the U.S. dollar "is getting too strong." Trump also says he would prefer that the Federal Reserve keep...
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April 12, 2017 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government ran a budget deficit in March that was sharply higher than a year ago, largely because of a hitch in the calendar. Through the first half of this budget year, the deficit is running almost 15 percent higher than the same period a year ago. The Treasury...
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A U.S. Marine soldier conducts the U.S.-South Korea joint Exercise Operation Pacific Reach in Pohang, South Korea, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. North Korea is vowing tough counteraction to any military moves that might follow the U.S. move to send the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and its battle group to waters off the Korean Peninsula. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 12, 2017 - 2:10 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's parliament convened Tuesday amid heightened tensions on the divided peninsula, with the United States and South Korea conducting their biggest-ever military exercises and the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier heading to the area in a show of American...
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April 09, 2017 - 8:54 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The natural gas boom that has hammered coal mines and driven down utility bills is hitting nuclear power plants, sending multi-billion-dollar energy companies in search of a financial rescue in states where competitive electricity markets have compounded the effect. Fresh off...
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President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, with their wives, first lady Melania Trump and Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan are seated during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago, Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 07, 2017 - 1:03 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he has developed an "outstanding" relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping after meeting with the leader of a nation Trump has criticized as a menace to the United States. The widely anticipated meeting of the leaders of the world's...
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Chinese president Xi Jinping waves after arriving at the Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, April 6, 2017. The president will meet with President Donald Trump for a two-day summit at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
April 06, 2017 - 3:37 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump opens a high-stakes summit Thursday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, with the urgent threat of North Korea's nuclear ambitions and tensions over trade on the agenda for the first in-person meeting between the leaders of the world's two largest...
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People seat in a coffee bar in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
April 06, 2017 - 5:16 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi insisted Thursday that the bank's stimulus efforts were still needed, while acknowledging that the risks to the economy across the 19-country eurozone appear to have diminished. "The recovery is progressing and now may be gaining...
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April 06, 2017 - 4:28 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi insisted Thursday that the bank's stimulus efforts were still needed, while acknowledging that the risks to the economic recovery across the 19-country eurozone appear to have diminished. In a speech Thursday, Draghi said "the...
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