Government finance

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte sits as he attends the parliament debate ahead of confidence vote later at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Conte is pitching for support in Parliament for his new left-leaning coalition ahead of crucial confidence votes. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
September 09, 2019 - 12:01 pm
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte made pro-Europe, pro-growth promises to lawmakers Monday before crucial confidence votes on his new left-tilting coalition. Meanwhile, Matteo Salvini, the right-wing, nationalist leader who brought down Conte's first government, protested outside...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo former Waymo employee Anthony Levandowski, center, leaves a federal courthouse in San Jose, Calif. A federal judge on Wednesday, Sept. 4, rejected a government recommendation that he impose a $10 million bail bond on Levandowski, a former Google engineer. Levandowski is accused of stealing self-driving car technology before joining Uber's effort to build robotic taxis for its ride-hailing service. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
September 04, 2019 - 5:08 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a government recommendation that he impose a $10 million bail bond on a former Google engineer who is accused of stealing self-driving car technology before joining Uber's effort to build robotic taxis. The preliminary ruling issued Wednesday by...
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In this photo released by Lebanon's official government photographer Dalati Nohra, Lebanese President Michel Aoun, center, meets with political leaders with the aim of finding solutions to the country's economic crisis, in the presidential palace, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Aoun said in a speech at the opening of the one-day session that everyone should make "sacrifices" in order to get one of the world's most indebted countries out of its problems. (Dalati Nohra via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 9:50 am
BEIRUT (AP) — An international ratings agency warned Wednesday there is a risk that customer deposit flows, particularly by nonresidents, could continue to decline in Lebanon, resulting in an accelerated drawdown of foreign currency reserves that would test the highly indebted country's ability to...
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In this July 24, 2019 photo, large cranes to unload container ships are shown at PortMiami in Miami. On Wednesday, Sept. 4, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for July. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 04, 2019 - 9:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit declined in July, including the gap with China that has been the focus of President Donald Trump's tariffs. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the gap between the goods and services the U.S. buys and what it sells abroad fell 2.7% to $54 billion in...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2019 photo, construction crews replace a section of the primary wall separating San Diego, above right, and Tijuana, Mexico, below left, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles of President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
September 03, 2019 - 9:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday approved the use of $3.6 billion in funding from military construction projects to build 175 miles of President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border. Pentagon officials would not say which 127 projects will be affected, but said...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday, Sept. 3, amid revived jitters over U.S.-Chinese trade tension, while wrangling by British lawmakers over whether to try to postpone Brexit saw the pound fall further. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
September 03, 2019 - 5:08 pm
Technology companies drove a broad slide in U.S. stocks Tuesday as disappointing economic data and the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China put investors in a selling mood. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped more than 280 points as the market gave back some of its...
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With cloudy skies in Washington, President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he returns to the White House from Camp David, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 01, 2019 - 7:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China on Sunday put in place their latest tariff increases on each other's goods, potentially raising prices Americans pay for some clothes, shoes, sporting goods and other consumer items before the holiday shopping season. President Donald Trump said U.S.-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and businessman Tom Steyer waits to speak at the Des Moines Register Soapbox during a visit to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. Tax records released by Steyer show he made well over a billion dollars over the last decade. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
August 29, 2019 - 7:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer made well over a billion dollars over the last decade from holdings that not only include the hedge fund he founded, but also investments in Chinese private equity firms, tech startups, pharmaceutical companies and nursing homes, his...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007 file photo, then Newark Mayor Cory Booker, answers a question during an interview in his office in Newark, N.J. Months after Cory Booker took office as mayor of Newark, N.J. in 2006, he enabled his law partner to take power at the nonprofit that supplied water to 500,000 state residents. During the ensuing seven years, allies of the two-term mayor wasted millions of dollars in public money at the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation. Booker says he was unaware of the corruption, which ultimately destroyed the nonprofit created to protect one of Newark’s most valuable assets. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
August 29, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Months after Cory Booker took office as mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he cleared the way for his former campaign treasurer and law partner Elnardo Webster to wield influence at the nonprofit that supplied water to the city. Over the next seven years, Booker's allies and others squandered millions of...
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Designate premier Giuseppe Conte delivers his speech after a meeting with President Sergio Mattarella at Rome's Quirinale presidential palace, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Italy's president has given the recently resigned premier, Giuseppe Conte, a fresh mandate to see if he can cobble together a new government backed by the populist 5-Star Movement and center-left Democrats. (Alessandro Di Met/ANSA via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 1:03 pm
ROME (AP) — Ex-Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte accepted the role of premier-designate on Thursday in a bid to cobble together a new government of long-time political foes with the common aim of blocking a power grab by Matteo Salvini, the right-wing leader whose anti-migrant crackdowns and...
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