Economy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech about the Brexit ahead of a meeting of the European council, at the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
March 21, 2019 - 10:12 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:30 a.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European Union leaders could approve a short delay to Brexit in principle so long as Britain's Parliament passes a twice-rejected withdrawal deal next week. She says that if that doesn't happen,...
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A woman stands in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Shares in Asia are mostly higher after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 21, 2019 - 4:41 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares advanced across Asia on Thursday after the Federal Reserve said it has ruled out interest rate increases for this year. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.9 percent to 3,119.72 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.2 percent to 29,371.12. South Korea's Kospi climbed 0.5...
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March 21, 2019 - 4:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's commerce ministry says U.S. officials will be in Beijing next week for the next round of high-level trade talks. Ministry spokesman Gao Feng says U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will be in China next Thursday and Friday for...
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A screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the rate decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The Federal Reserve is leaving its key interest rate unchanged and projecting no rate hikes in 2019, dramatically underscoring its plan to be "patient" about any further increases. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 21, 2019 - 3:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — So much for those worries about rising interest rates. Just a few months ago, rising rates were bearing down on everyone from home buyers to stock investors after the Federal Reserve put through seven quarter-point increases in 2017 and 2018. But some rates began easing early this...
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A screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the rate decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The Federal Reserve is leaving its key interest rate unchanged and projecting no rate hikes in 2019, dramatically underscoring its plan to be "patient" about any further increases. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 21, 2019 - 1:48 am
U.S. stocks erased an early loss and turned higher in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors welcomed the Federal Reserve's decision to rule out interest rate increases this year. That's a marked change from three months ago, when the central bank projected two rate hikes this year. The Fed...
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FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on monetary policy on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, March 20, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
March 20, 2019 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is expected to end its latest policy meeting Wednesday by refining its new overarching message that it plans to be "patient" about any further interest rate hikes. The Fed is all but sure to keep its key short-term rate in a range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent...
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Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Markets in Asia are mostly lower after a lackluster day of trading on Wall Street.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 20, 2019 - 8:44 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy statement. Fresh news on China-U.S. trade talks raised spirits, helping Chinese benchmarks to trim early losses. The Shanghai Composite was flat at 3,090.62 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.2 percent to 29,...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2019, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington. The Fed has made clear that with a dimmer economic picture in both the United States and globally, it no longer sees the need to keep raising rates as it did four times in 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 20, 2019 - 5:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 4:45 a.m. Stock markets are subdued ahead of a monetary policy statement by the U.S. Federal Reserve in which the central bank is expected to say it will be patient about raising interest rates further...
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro speaks at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Monday, March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 19, 2019 - 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Brazil made an unusual visit to CIA headquarters and later spoke of his admiration for the United States on the second day of a trip that reflected his country's shift to a more pro-American stance. President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician who succeeded a...
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March 19, 2019 - 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. trade and economic officials will visit China late next week for another round of negotiations, a White House official says. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will lead the delegation, Trump administration officials say. The...
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