Government finance

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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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 - 4:22 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 - 1:16 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 wasted and stole millions of...
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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, attends a joint press conference with OECD chief Angel Gurria to plan for international taxes on digital giants like Amazon and Google at Bercy Economy ministry in Paris, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. France recently introduced a 3% tax on the companies' French revenues, prompting U.S. President Donald Trump to threaten tariffs on French wine in response. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 29, 2019 - 12:27 pm
PARIS (AP) — France and the United States agreed to take leading roles in talks aimed at reaching a deal on a global digital tax by mid-2020. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday that both countries will be working in a task force with the Paris-based Organization for Economic...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Asian stocks declined Thursday following Wall Street's rebound amid uncertainty about U.S.-Chinese trade tension. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 29, 2019 - 7:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets turned higher on Thursday on hopes for more talks next month on the trade war between the United States and China. European indexes rose after Asian ones closed lower, with futures pointing to gains on Wall Street later in the day. Trade negotiators are due to meet in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019, file photo specialist Anthony Matesic, center, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 28. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 28, 2019 - 2:35 pm
Banks and energy companies helped power U.S. stocks broadly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday as the market clawed back some of its losses from a day earlier. Financial sector stocks accounted for much of the rally, which reversed an early slide. Big banks were among the sector's gainers. Wells...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2016, file photo a flag for Deutsche Bank flies outside the German bank's New York offices on Wall Street. Deutsche Bank revealed in court papers on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, that it has tax records Congress is seeking in its investigation into President Trump's finances. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 28, 2019 - 7:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's longtime bank revealed Tuesday that it has tax records Congress is seeking in its investigation of the president's finances. Deutsche Bank said in court papers it has tax returns responsive to a subpoena sent this year, in which Congress asked the bank for a...
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