Government policy

FILE- In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo specialist Anthony Matesic, left, and trader Anthony Carannante work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 13. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 13, 2018 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made solid gains Thursday as Apple and Qualcomm led a rally in technology companies. Drugmakers and health insurers also rose. Apple changed course and rose a day after it introduced three new iPhone models and updates to the Apple Watch. Chipmakers recovered after a...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. As a potentially catastrophic hurricane heads for the Carolinas, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 13, 2018 - 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a potentially catastrophic hurricane heads for the Carolinas, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. The House is set to vote Thursday on a $147 billion package to...
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FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo Joseph Lawler, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 13, 2018 - 8:34 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Many global markets climbed Thursday following a report that the U.S. has proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China before going ahead with plans to slap tariffs on $200 billion or more in Chinese goods. Investors also appeared heartened by an interest rate increase by...
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September 13, 2018 - 3:57 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish central bank is discussing possible changes to its monetary policy amid concerns over the weakening Turkish currency. The bank said earlier this month that it would adjust its monetary policy, raising hopes that it will increase interest rates on Thursday...
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September 13, 2018 - 1:04 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is expected to ratchet back its stimulus efforts again on Thursday as it gingerly phases out extraordinary support for the economy left over from the Great Recession and the euro currency union's debt crisis. The bank's 25-member governing council...
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FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo Joseph Lawler, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 12. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 12, 2018 - 11:23 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday after a report that the U.S. had proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China quelled fears that a dispute between the world's two largest economies was spiraling out of control. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2018 photo, people walk past a mural displaying world currency symbols on the outside of a bank in Beijing. Amid a worsening tariff battle, China is putting off accepting license applications from American companies in financial services and other industries until Washington makes progress toward a settlement, an official of a business group said Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
September 12, 2018 - 9:47 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Two-thirds of American companies in China say they have been hurt by the spiraling tariff war between Beijing and Washington, two business groups reported Thursday, and they appealed for a resumption of negotiations aimed at a settlement. Additional U.S. companies say they will...
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Members of the European Parliament applaud Dutch MEP Judith Sargentini, third right in green, second row from top, after members of the European Parliament after a vote in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Sept.12, 2018. EU lawmakers have voted in favor of launching action against the Hungarian government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban for allegedly undermining the bloc's democratic values and rule of law. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
September 12, 2018 - 2:30 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban suffered a rare political setback Wednesday as European Union lawmakers voted to pursue unprecedented action against his government for allegedly undermining the bloc's democratic values and rule of law. Hungary called the action fraudulent and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017 photo, residents past through one of the many security check points in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region. Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the extension of American export restrictions to prevent sales of equipment that could be used in China’s massive security clampdown targeting the Xinjiang region’s native Muslim population. Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Chris Smith said in a letter, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, to the U.S. commerce secretary that they want foreign entities, including businesses, research institutions, government and private organizations, and individuals seen as profiting from the clampdown added to a watch list. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
September 12, 2018 - 1:07 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the extension of tougher American export restrictions to prevent sales of equipment that could be used in China's massive security clampdown targeting the Xinjiang region's native Muslim population. Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Chris Smith want foreign...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Asian shares fell on Wednesday as China delayed issuing licenses to American businesses hoping to operate in the country, as the threat of more trade tariffs from Washington loomed. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
September 12, 2018 - 5:26 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets were mixed on Wednesday as China delayed issuing licenses to American businesses hoping to operate in the country ahead of expected trade tariffs from Washington. European indexes mostly rose after a downbeat Asian session. British treasury chief Philip Hammond's...
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