Economic policy

FILE- In this July 18, 2018, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell put on his glasses while testifying during a House Committee on Financial Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Powell gives the keynote address Friday, Aug. 24, at an annual conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 23, 2018 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two top Federal Reserve officials said Thursday that President Donald Trump's complaints that the Fed's interest rate increases risk hurting the U.S. economy won't affect their decisions on whether to raise rates. Esther George, president of the Fed's Kansas City regional bank,...
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FILE - This March 4, 2013, file photo shows a sign for Wall Street on the side of a building near the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 23, 2018 - 1:45 pm
Stocks veered mostly lower on Wall Street Thursday as losses in banks and energy companies offset gains elsewhere in the market. Homebuilders also declined following new data showing sales of new U.S. homes slumped in July. Technology stocks moved higher, adding to recent gains. Investors had their...
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FILE - This May 8, 2018, file photo Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun thanks supporters after winning the republican primary in Whitestown, Ind. One of the chief suppliers for a line of trademarked auto parts sold by Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun laid off more than 200 American workers and shipped their jobs to Asia. Braun has ignored outsourcing questions. Instead, he attacks his rival, Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, for once owning stock in a family business that has a factory in Mexico. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
August 23, 2018 - 12:40 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One of the chief suppliers for a line of trademarked auto parts sold by Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun laid off more than 200 American workers and shipped their jobs to Asia. The layoffs by Westin Automotive a decade ago puts the Republican in a delicate spot. That's...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 24, 2018 file photo, President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi arrives for an eurogroup meeting at the Europa building in Brussels. A German news media report has stirred new speculation about who will succeed Mario Draghi as head of the European Central Bank, one of the globe’s most powerful economic policy jobs. The Handelsblatt business publication citing government sources reported Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 that Chancellor Angela Merkel is willing to drop plans to push for Jens Weidmann, the head of Germany’s national central bank, the Bundesbank. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, file)
August 23, 2018 - 11:18 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German news media report has stirred new speculation about who will succeed Mario Draghi as head of the European Central Bank, one of the world's most powerful economic policy posts. Citing unnamed government sources, the Handelsblatt business publication reported...
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August 23, 2018 - 9:59 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank policymakers are viewing slower than expected growth as a temporary hiccup and believe that the 19-country eurozone's upswing remains solid amid strengthening wage growth. The written account of the bank's July 26 meeting, released Thursday, says...
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In this Aug. 15, 2018, photo, a visitor talks on his smartphone in front of a display of manufacturing robots from Chinese robot maker Honyen at the World Robot Conference in Beijing, China. The United States and China imposed more tariff hikes on billions of dollars of each other's automobiles, factory machinery and other goods Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in an escalation of a battle over Beijing's technology policy that companies worry will chill global economic growth. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 23, 2018 - 5:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China went ahead with tariff hikes on billions of dollars of each other's automobiles, factory machinery and other goods Thursday in an escalation of a battle over Beijing's technology policy that companies worry will chill global economic growth. The increases...
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President Donald Trump gives thumbs up after speaking during a rally Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 22, 2018 - 3:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will rally supporters in Indiana next week as Republicans seek to unseat vulnerable Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly. Trump's campaign announced Wednesday that he will hold a rally in Evansville on Aug. 30. He previously appeared in the state in May. The...
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FILE- In this July 17, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on 'The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress', at Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, Aug. 22, the Federal Reserve releases minutes from its August meeting when it left rates unchanged. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
August 22, 2018 - 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials earlier this month said that a strong economy meant that it would "likely soon be appropriate" to boost their benchmark interest rate for a third time this year. But minutes of their discussions released Wednesday also revealed deepening concerns that...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Asian stocks are mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 20, 2018 - 5:33 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks were mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported the countries hope to have a resolution by November. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 edged up nearly 0.6 percent in...
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FILE- In this April 23, 2018, file photo a car is filled with gasoline at a station in Windham, N.H. Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
August 20, 2018 - 12:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. The position was outlined in a memo...
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