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September 14, 2017 - 8:13 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks mostly fell on Thursday after Britain's central bank signaled it could consider raising interest rates in coming months and data showed retail sales and industrial output slowing in China. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.7 percent to 7,328 while...
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September 14, 2017 - 7:02 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Bank of England's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 12: p.m. The Bank of England has opted to keep its main interest rate at the record low of 0.25 percent even though inflation is running way above target. In a statement Thursday, the bank said the Monetary...
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September 13, 2017 - 8:06 am
LONDON (AP) — In spite of what looks like a buoyant labor market, household incomes in Britain are being squeezed by a combination of weak wage growth and high inflation that is expected to prevent the Bank of England from raising interest rates imminently. The Office for National Statistics said...
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September 12, 2017 - 5:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Inflation in Britain spiked up to 2.9 percent in the year to August, official figures showed Tuesday, in a development that has stoked speculation the Bank of England may raise interest rates sooner than expected regardless of how the country's Brexit discussions shape up in coming...
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In this May 23, 2017 photo, U.S. Postal Service worker Dianne Zambelli places a sleeve of newly dedicated Henry David Thoreau postage stamps for purchase in a bag at Walden Pond in Concord, Mass. where the 19th century American philosopher and naturalist spent two years in solitude and reflection. The U.S. Postal Service would need to boost prices for mailing letters and packages by nearly 20 percent if it hopes to have enough cash on hand to avoid bankruptcy. That means the price of a first-class stamp could jump from 49 cents to nearly 60 cents, the biggest one-time increase in its history. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 06, 2017 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 60 cent postage stamp? The U.S. Postal Service would have to boost prices for mailing letters and packages by nearly 20 percent — the biggest one-time increase in its history — to avoid bankruptcy and improve delivery service, an industry analysis says. That means the price of a...
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In this Sept. 1, 2017 photo the sun sets behind the bank skyscrapers in Frankfurt, Germany. Weather forecasts predict changeable weather for Germany, during the next few days. ( Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa via AP)
September 04, 2017 - 9:18 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A strengthening euro is complicating the European Central Bank's efforts to scale back and then exit from its monetary stimulus efforts. For weeks, financial investors had been expecting the bank and its president, Mario Draghi, to give some signal after their policy...
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August 31, 2017 - 5:10 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show that inflation across the 19-country eurozone spiked up to a four-month high of 1.5 percent in the year to August largely because of higher energy costs. The increase from the previous month's 1.3 percent was anticipated in financial markets but still means...
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FILE - This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, as a New Year's rally runs out of gas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 28, 2017 - 4:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished little changed on Monday as investors focused on the effects of Tropical Storm Harvey. Insurance companies and oil drillers stumbled while refineries rose along with gasoline prices. With August coming to a close, Monday was one of the quietest days of the year...
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Aaron Berg fills up a gas can and his portable generator Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Houston as Hurricane Harvey intensifies in the Gulf of Mexico. Harvey is forecast to be a major hurricane when it makes landfall along the middle Texas coastline. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 24, 2017 - 7:21 pm
Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit a refinery-rich stretch of the Gulf Coast and U.S. drivers could soon see the impact at the gas pump. Some refineries are expected to shut down until the storm passes, possibly disrupting gasoline supplies. Wholesale gasoline futures rose Thursday 5 cents, or 3...
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FILE - A Thursday, March 9, 2017, file photo of President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi in Frankfurt, Germany. The eurozone economy is on course for another solid quarter of economic growth, a closely watched survey indicated Wednesday ahead of a keenly awaited speech from the European Central Bank's chief Friday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
August 23, 2017 - 9:07 am
LONDON (AP) — The eurozone economy is on course for another solid quarter of economic growth, a closely watched survey indicated Wednesday ahead of a keenly awaited speech from the European Central Bank's chief. In the run-up to Friday's big speech from ECB President Mario Draghi at Jackson Hole,...
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