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The Queensbridge Houses sit beneath the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, upper right, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in New York. Like most New York City housing projects, Queensbridge residents complain of poor conditions, lacking heat or hot water, or rats and roaches. The city has come under sharp criticism for the conditions of its public housing. Amazon is proposing to build a new headquarters nearby. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 17, 2018 - 11:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Shawn Smith has heard the promises before. When new hotels sprang up near the public housing complex in Queens where he's lived for 17 years, residents were told they would bring jobs and economic opportunity. He hasn't seen any of it. So he's cynical about the announcement this...
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Demonstrators block a motorway exit to protest fuel tax, in Marseille, southern France, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2018. France is bracing for a nationwide traffic mess as drivers plan to block roads to protest rising fuel taxes, in a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
November 17, 2018 - 8:05 am
PARIS (AP) — One protester was killed and 47 others were injured during roadblocks set up around France to demonstrate against rising fuel taxes, a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron. The protester was killed when a driver caught in traffic accelerated in a panic at Pont-de-...
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A former dock facility is shown with old transfer bridges, with "Long Island" painted in large letters at Gantry State Park in the Long Island City section of Queens Borough in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Amazon announced Tuesday it has selected the Queens neighborhood as one of two sites for its headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 14, 2018 - 1:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Much of the New York City neighborhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters is in a federal "opportunity zone," a designation created by President Donald Trump's tax overhaul that offers developers potentially millions of dollars in capital gains tax breaks to invest...
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FILE- In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo the rising sun silhouettes the U.S. Capitol dome at daybreak in Washington. The Treasury Department issues a report Tuesday, Nov. 13, on how much money Uncle Sam took in and paid out last month. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 13, 2018 - 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a deficit of $100.5 billion in October, a big increase from a year ago that was primarily caused by quirks in the calendar. The Treasury Department says the deficit shot up 59 percent from the same month a year ago. Last year's October deficit was...
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November 13, 2018 - 12:56 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A city in New York state has found a novel way of motivating residents to pay their back taxes: personal notes handwritten by city officials. The idea stemmed from an experiment on late-tax payments, in which the city of Syracuse partnered with researchers at Syracuse University...
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, photo, a rusting ferryboat is docked next to an aging industrial warehouse on Long Island City's Anable Basin in the Queens borough of New York. Across the East River is midtown Manhattan, top left. Long Island City is a longtime industrial and transportation hub that has become a fast-growing neighborhood of riverfront high-rises and redeveloped warehouses, with an enduring industrial foothold and burgeoning arts and tech scenes. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 13, 2018 - 12:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amazon's second headquarters (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Not everyone in New York and Virginia is happy about being chosen to become the spot for new Amazon headquarter locations. Some see the billions in tax breaks as corporate welfare while others are worried about...
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Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria listens to reporters' questions during a joint press conference with Portuguese Finance Minister and head of the Eurogroup Mario Centeno, in Rome, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Tria told lawmakers Friday that Italy will stick to its 2019 budget plan, despite EU officials' concerns about a big increase in spending. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
November 13, 2018 - 11:15 am
MILAN (AP) — The International Monetary Fund has warned the Italian government that its plan to sharply increase spending carries "substantial" risks and would leave the country vulnerable to market turmoil. Hours before the Italian populist government faced a deadline to submit a revised budget...
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November 13, 2018 - 1:18 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Higher oil prices are helping to offset increases in public spending by the Middle East's oil exporting heavyweights like Saudi Arabia, with these countries narrowing their budget deficit by $77 billion, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The...
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In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 photo, teachers hold banners during a protest against the high cost of living, in Zimbabwe's capital Harare. One year ago the unthinkable happened in Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe fell from power. A year later Zimbabwe's economic problems have worsened and restrictions on basic freedoms remain, bringing some Zimbabweans to ask 'What has changed?' (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
November 12, 2018 - 7:58 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — One year ago the unthinkable happened in Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe fell from power. Tanks rolled in the streets of the capital, Harare, on Nov. 14, 2017, and the military put Mugabe under house arrest, in reaction to Mugabe's firing of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 file photo, West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry leaves the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse in Charleston, W.Va. after a federal jury was selected for his criminal trial. On Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, the office of Gov. Jim Justice said that he has accepted the resignation of the suspended state Supreme Court justice recently convicted of federal charges, days ahead of a legislative session set to consider the justice’s removal amid an ongoing scandal involving the court. (Craig Hudson/The Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
November 10, 2018 - 8:53 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's governor said Saturday that he has accepted the resignation of a suspended state Supreme Court justice convicted of federal charges, days ahead of a special legislative session set to consider the justice's removal amid a scandal involving the court. In a...
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