Government debt

January 24, 2020 - 6:50 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Fitch ratings agency on Friday raised Greece's credit rating by one notch to BB with a positive outlook, implying that a further upgrade could come in the future. The country emerged from a ten-year financial crisis in 2018, and its credit is still rated between two and four...
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People stand in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Shares are mostly higher in quiet trading as China closes down for its week-long Lunar New Year festival. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 24, 2020 - 9:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are leading U.S. stocks higher at the open Friday, led by a sharp gain for chipmaker Intel. Investors continue to monitor developments in the international effort to contain the deadly new virus outbreak in China. The S&P 500 rose 4 points, or 0.1%, to 3,330...
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Currency traders watch monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Shares advanced in early Asian trading after a slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
January 21, 2020 - 11:07 pm
Shares mostly rose in early Asian trading on Wednesday after a slide in U.S. stocks overnight as a virus outbreak in China rattled global markets. Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.6% to 24,013.15 and the Kospi in South Korea surged 0.8% to 2,256.95. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng jumped 0.8% to 28,...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2014 file photo, BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence Fink is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network's "Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo," in New York. BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, is making climate change central to its investment decisions going forward. Fink, who oversees the management of about $7 trillion in funds, said in his influential annual letter to CEOs Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, that he believes we are “on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance” because of a warming planet. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 14, 2020 - 8:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, will make climate change central to its investment decisions going forward. Founder and CEO Laurence Fink, who oversees the management of about $7 trillion in funds, said in his influential annual letter to CEOs Tuesday that he believes...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo trader James MacGilvray works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Monday, Dec. 30. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 30, 2019 - 4:06 pm
Stocks are closing broadly lower on Wall Street as the market gives back some of its recent gains. The benchmark S&P 500 index is coming off five straight weeks of gains and multiple all-time highs. It's on track to end the month 2.6% higher. Technology, health care and communication services...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2019, file photo, Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida speaks during a press conference at the automaker's headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Japanese securities regulators are recommending that automaker Nissan be fined 2.4 billion yen ($22 million) for the under-reporting of compensation of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. The Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission said Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, it made the recommendation to the government's Financial Services Agency. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
December 10, 2019 - 7:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese securities regulators are recommending that automaker Nissan be fined 2.4 billion yen ($22 million) for under-reporting compensation for its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. The watchdog, the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission, said Tuesday it made the...
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December 09, 2019 - 2:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is expected to send a clear message when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday: Interest rates will likely stay ultra-low for the foreseeable future. Behind that message is a view that has gained support at the Fed as the U.S. economic expansion has entered...
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November 21, 2019 - 9:32 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government has pledged to exceed the strict surplus targets demanded by its former bailout lenders for this year and next. In the 2020 budget submitted to Parliament Thursday, the government says it will outperform its primary surplus target— the annual balance...
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FILE - This June 12, 2019, file photo shows the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for August. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 13, 2019 - 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government, which ended the 2019 budget year with its largest deficit in seven years, began the new budget year with a deficit in October that was 33.8% bigger than a year ago as spending hit a record. The Treasury Department said Wednesday that the deficit last month...
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Republican presidential candidate former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford speaks during a news conference in front of the Statehouse, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Concord, N.H., where he announced he is ending his longshot 2020 presidential bid. Sanford centered his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on warnings about the national debt. But he struggled to gain traction since announcing his run in September. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
November 12, 2019 - 2:41 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mark Sanford dropped his challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, saying the focus on impeachment has made it difficult for his campaign to gain traction. "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire...
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