Government finance

November 01, 2018 - 11:40 pm
BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping has promised tax cuts and other help to Chinese entrepreneurs in a renewed effort to revive growth in the country's cooling, state-dominated economy. Xi's comments, reported Friday by state media, follow a decline in Chinese economic growth to a post-global...
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October 30, 2018 - 10:48 am
LONDON (AP) — The head of Europe's largest airport is urging the British government to quickly implement plans allowing more overseas passengers, including Americans, to use the shorter e-passport gates. Under the plan outlined by Treasury chief Philip Hammond in his budget Monday, air passengers...
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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond poses for the media as he holds up the traditional red dispatch box, outside his official residence 11 Downing Street before delivering his annual budget speech to Parliament in London, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
October 30, 2018 - 10:18 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Technology company chiefs have warned that a digital services tax proposed by the European Union would hinder innovation and hurt economic growth. In a letter to finance ministers of the 28-nation European Union, leaders of 16 tech companies including Spotify, Booking...
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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond poses for the media as he holds up the traditional red dispatch box, outside his official residence 11 Downing Street before delivering his annual budget speech to Parliament in London, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
October 29, 2018 - 1:03 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the British government's public spending plans (all times local): 5:00 p.m. British Treasury chief Philip Hammond has said "the era of austerity is finally coming to an end," as he delivered a budget offering a modest uplift in public spending and few major tax increases...
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An investor watches private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
October 28, 2018 - 11:57 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock prices were mixed Monday after Wall Street extended its slide, fueling concern about the global market outlook. KEEPINGS SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.1 percent to 2,570.17 while Tokyo's Nikkei 225 gained 0.5 percent to 21,293.11. Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained...
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October 28, 2018 - 8:47 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Treasury chief says the country would need a new economic strategy if it leaves the European Union without a deal. Speaking the day before he delivers his budget in the House of Commons, Philip Hammond told Sky News the plan is based on the idea there will be a Brexit deal...
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks during a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is holding talks with Russian officials on his first trip to Moscow. (Sergei Chirikov/Pool Photo via AP)
October 27, 2018 - 6:37 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy's premier has welcomed Standard & Poor's decision to maintain Italy's rating while still lowering the financial outlook for the country to "negative" from "stable." Premier Giuseppe Conte said Saturday the decision by the ratings agency was "correct in light of the economic...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows South Dakota gubernatorial candidates in the November 2018 election from left, incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem and Democrat Bille Sutton. (AP Photo/File)
October 25, 2018 - 5:51 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — With a cowboy's appeal and a carefully tailored image as a moderate, Democrat Billie Sutton is waging a surprisingly successful campaign that's put his party within striking distance of winning South Dakota's governorship for the first time in over four decades. Sutton, a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, children hold signs during a rally in support of charter schools at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. On Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, the Washington Supreme Court upheld most of the state's charter school law, eliminating the specter that the classrooms serving more than 3,000 students might have to close. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
October 25, 2018 - 3:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court upheld most of the state's charter school law Thursday, eliminating the specter that a dozen schools serving about 3,400 students might have to close. Teachers unions, civil rights groups and others had challenged the charter school law, arguing that...
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Left to right: vice premier Luigi Di Maio, premier Giuseppe Conte and vice premier Matteo Salvini, pose as they arrive for a press conference at Chigi's Palace, in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 20 2018. Italy's government vowed Saturday to engage in constructive talks with the European Union as it still gave final approval to a rule-busting budget and brushed off a ratings downgrade triggered by its higher-than-expected deficit targets. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 4:41 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union set up a high-stakes battle with Italy, one of the bloc's biggest economies, over who has final control over a member state's budget after the executive Commission took the unprecedented step of ordering the country to revise its public spending plans. In a move...
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