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Presidential candidate Alberto Fernandez addresses supporters at the "Frente de Todos" party headquarters after primary elections in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. The "Frente de Todos" presidential ticket with former President Cristina Fernández emerged as the strongest vote-getter in Argentina’s primary elections Sunday, indicating conservative President Mauricio Macri will face an uphill battle going into general elections in October. (AP Photo/Sebastian Pani)
August 12, 2019 - 2:46 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine stocks and currency plummeted on Monday after Argentine President Mauricio Macri was snubbed by voters who appeared to hand a resounding primary victory to a populist ticket with his predecessor, Cristina Fernández. The preliminary results from Sunday's...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate in Detroit. Sanders and other progressives seeking the Democratic presidential nomination are zeroing in on pharmaceutical and insurer profits, money they say would be better spent providing health care for everyone under “Medicare for All.” But research by The Associated Press suggests those dollars might not go so far. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)
August 11, 2019 - 7:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders and other progressives seeking the Democratic presidential nomination are zeroing in on pharmaceutical and insurer profits, money they say would be better spent providing health care for everyone under "Medicare for All." Their idea: Health care dollars from...
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A young boy smiles while carrying a basket to a popular market in Harare, Thursday, Aug, 8, 2019. Many Zimbabweans who cheered the downfall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe two years ago have found the country's economy even worse than before.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 11, 2019 - 5:59 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — It is only a few hours since Zimbabwe's schools closed for month-long August holidays, and 13-year-old Tanyaradzwa is already milling outside a bar "doing business," he says. He hawks cigarettes outside a dingy downtown bar in the capital, Harare, and for a fee, helps...
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August 09, 2019 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund sees little evidence that China's central bank has deliberately reduced the value of the nation's currency — a position at odds with the Trump administration's decision this week to accuse Beijing of manipulating the yuan. The IMF said Friday in its...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo trader Tommy Kalikas works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 9. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 09, 2019 - 5:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks stumbled Friday as worries flared yet again that President Donald Trump's trade war with China may be worsening. It was a fitting end to a wild week where markets zoomed down, up and down again as investors recalibrated by the minute how much the tensions will hurt the global...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing the conversion rates of international currencies to Japanese yen at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Asian shares rose Friday as investors bought back stocks following gains on Wall Street, although worries about a trade dispute between the U.S. and China remained. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 09, 2019 - 8:00 am
TOKYO (AP) — European shares slid and U.S. markets looked to open lower on Friday as worries persist about the economic impact of the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The absence of any new escalation in the trade dispute helped power a rally on Wall Street on Thursday that carried to Asia...
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Specialist David Haubner, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Stock prices rose Thursday as investors braced for the next development in the U.S.-Chinese trade war, which has caused volatility in world markets this week, and after Beijing reported a rise in exports, easing some concerns about its economic slowdown. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2019 - 10:55 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Friday as investors bought back stocks following gains on Wall Street, although worries about a trade dispute between the U.S. and China remained. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added nearly 0.6% in morning trading to 20,706.95. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.2%...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2019 photo, a for sale sign is posted in front of a home in Miami. On Thursday, Aug. 8, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
August 08, 2019 - 1:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell sharply this week, with the benchmark 30-year loan touching its lowest level since November 2016. Financial markets around the globe have been whipsawed by anxiety over the U.S.-China trade war, sending investors fleeing from stocks to the safety...
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August 08, 2019 - 5:21 am
BEIJING (AP) — China lowered the trading range for its currency for a fourth day on Thursday, showing its potential for use as a trade weapon against Washington, but the exchange rate steadied following declines that alarmed financial markets. The central bank set the starting point for the yuan's...
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In this Aug. 6, 2019, photo, tugboats manuever a container ship at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. Chinese imports of American goods plunged in July as a tariff war with Washington intensified. (Chinatopix via AP)
August 08, 2019 - 4:15 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese imports of American goods plunged in July as a tariff war with Washington intensified. Imports of U.S. goods fell 19% from a year earlier to $10.9 billion, customs data showed Thursday, though that was an improvement over June's 31.4% fall. Exports to the United States...
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