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FILE- This March 5, 2018, file photo show the East Front of the U.S. Capitol at sunset in Washington. On Friday, Aug. 10, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for July. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 10, 2018 - 2:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government racked up a $76.9 billion deficit in July, with increased government spending and tax cuts keeping the country on track to record its biggest annual deficit in six years. The Treasury Department reported Friday that in the first 10 months of this budget year...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Shares were lower in Asia on Friday, tracking losses on Wall Street, despite the release of data showing Japan’s economy resumed its longtime expansion in the last quarter. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 10, 2018 - 7:36 am
BANGKOK (AP) — World stock markets fell Friday, particularly in Europe, as investors worried about the financial stability of Turkey, where the currency has nosedived. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX fell 1.7 percent to 12,466 and the CAC 40 in France fell 1.2 percent to 5,436. Britain's FTSE 100 sank...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Shares were lower in Asia on Friday, tracking losses on Wall Street, despite the release of data showing Japan’s economy resumed its longtime expansion in the last quarter. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 10, 2018 - 1:12 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were lower in Asia on Friday, tracking losses on Wall Street, despite the release of data showing Japan's economy resumed its longtime expansion in the last quarter. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.7 percent 22,444.10 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gave up 0.5...
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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, China, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 09, 2018 - 7:48 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Thursday with European stocks trading lower after Chinese markets finished with sharp gains, as investors focus on developments in the trade dispute between the United States and China. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.7 percent to 7...
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FILE- In this April 24, 2018, file photo, an American flag flies outside the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug 8. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 08, 2018 - 11:15 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed on Thursday with Chinese stocks outperforming the region, as investors watched the latest developments on trade. Prices of oil stabilized. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.3 percent to 22,584.18 while South Korea's Kospi inched down 0...
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A man walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Shares are mostly higher in Asia after the U.S. followed through with plans to put higher tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese exports. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 08, 2018 - 5:21 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Europe and Asia on Wednesday after the U.S. followed through with plans to put higher tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese exports. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.3 percent to 7,737.56. In Germany, the DAX slipped 0.1 percent to 12,636.05 and the French...
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Traders Edward Curran, left, and Peter Mancuso work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as technology companies and banks put up some solid gains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2018 - 12:39 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after the U.S. followed through with plans to put higher tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese exports. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4 percent to 22,749.27 and the Shanghai Composite index fell 0.3 percent to 2,770.49...
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In this July 25, 2018 photo, Andrew Craig Brunson, an evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, arrives at his house in Izmir, Turkey. Brunson, who had been jailed in Turkey for more than one and a half years on terror and espionage charges was released and will be put under house arrest as his trial continues. The White House is announcing that the Treasury Department is imposing sanctions on two Turkish officials over a detained American pastor who is being tried on espionage and terror-related charges. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)
August 07, 2018 - 10:24 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say a government delegation will travel to the United States for talks aimed at ending a rift between the NATO allies over the detention of an American pastor. The United States last week imposed sanctions on two Turkish Cabinet ministers over the treatment...
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2016 file photo, a currency exchange bureau owner counts U.S. dollars in downtown Tehran, Iran. Iran's Central Bank has allowed money exchange offices across the country to resume work after a ban imposed in March 2018 amid the country's economic troubles. The bank's governor, Abdolnasser Hemmati, told sate TV late on Sunday, Aug 5, 2018, that "money exchangers are allowed to sell and buy foreign currencies." (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
August 07, 2018 - 6:00 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Money exchange shops across Iran cautiously reopened on Tuesday after being shut for five months amid economic turmoil fanned by America's withdraw from the nuclear deal. Shops opened their doors in the Iranian capital, Tehran, though some displayed no exchange rates late into...
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In this Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, photo, a woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, as strong corporate profits helped to defuse fears over U.S.-China trade tensions. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 07, 2018 - 5:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets followed Wall Street higher Tuesday as strong corporate profits helped to defuse fears over U.S.-China trade tensions. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX rose 1.0 percent to 12,726.57 and France's CAC 40 advanced 0.9 percent to 5,526.12. London's FTSE...
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