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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures while speakings during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 17, 2019 - 7:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is plowing ahead with her bill to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices despite a breakdown in relations with her chief bargaining partner on the issue — President Donald Trump. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated the...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Friday on optimism about U.S.-Chinese talks on ending a tariff war.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 11, 2019 - 3:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks followed Wall Street higher Friday on optimism about U.S.-Chinese talks on ending a tariff war, while oil prices spiked 2% after a rocket attack on an Iranian tanker. Market benchmarks in Frankfurt, Paris, Shanghai and Tokyo advanced, while London declined. Sentiments...
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Police held captive by anti-government protesters, are forced to carry a coffin that contains the remains of a companion demonstrator who protesters say died during yesterday's national strike, in a procession inside the Casa de Cultura in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. An indigenous leader and four other people have died in unrest in Ecuador since last week, the public defender's office said Thursday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
October 10, 2019 - 9:04 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Anti-government protesters paraded captive police officers on a stage Thursday, defying Ecuadorian authorities who are seeking dialogue with opponents, particularly indigenous groups, after deadly unrest that was triggered by fuel price hikes. Some of the officers were later...
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Former Ecuador President Rafael Correa answered questions during an interview with Associated Press in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Correa is dismissing as "nonsense" allegations that he is plotting with Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to destabilize the current Ecuador government amid violent unrest sparked by fuel price hikes. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 10, 2019 - 10:01 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Former Ecuador President Rafael Correa on Thursday dismissed as "nonsense" allegations that he is plotting with Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to destabilize the current Ecuador government amid violent unrest sparked by fuel price hikes. In an interview with The Associated Press...
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Anti-government demonstrators push a flaming stop sign towards the police during clashes as they protests against President Lenin Moreno and his economic policies, in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Ecuador has endured days of popular upheaval since President Moreno scrapped fuel price subsidies, a step that set off protests and clashes across the South American country. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
October 09, 2019 - 12:21 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Protesters held anti-government rallies in cities across Ecuador on Wednesday despite a warning by the military to avoid violence after a week of unrest sparked by fuel price hikes. There were scattered clashes between stone-throwing demonstrators and police using tear gas to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee in Washington. On Tuesday, Oct. 8, Powell is scheduled to speak about the Fed’s interest rate policy in Denver at the annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
October 08, 2019 - 3:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that U.S. job growth since early last year was not as robust as thought, a hint that the Fed may be ready to keep cutting interest rates to support the economy. Powell also said the Fed will soon announce plans to buy Treasurys,...
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Protestors calling for the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise march toward the National Palace before being stopped by police in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. While there were sporadic demonstrations on Tuesday, another protest scheduled for Wednesday threatened to once again paralyze Haiti's capital and nearby communities, which have endured violent demonstrations for nearly a month as anger grows over corruption, spiraling inflation and dwindling supplies of food and gasoline. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
October 02, 2019 - 8:48 am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The operation dubbed "Find Jovenel Moïse" organized by opposition leaders demanding the resignation of Haiti's president ended abruptly when he appeared at the National Palace early this week following violent protests in which several people were killed. Haitians had...
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In this Sept. 30, 2019, photo, a signboard says "Consumption tax hike, 8 percent to 10 percent", at a mass home electronics retailer in Tokyo. Japan has raised consumption tax to 10 percent from 8 percent, amid concerns that it could sink the Japanese economy though government officials say ample measures are taken to minimize the impact. (Shinji Kita/Kyodo News via AP)
September 30, 2019 - 10:43 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's national sales tax was raised to 10% from 8% on Tuesday, amid concerns that the long-delayed move could derail the fragile growth path of the world's third largest economy. Officials said ample measures were taken to minimize the impact of the hike after previous tax increases...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives for a closed-door meeting with the House Democratic Caucus, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 19, 2019 - 3:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, trying to seize the agenda on a leading consumer issue, announced an ambitious prescription drug plan Thursday that would allow Medicare to negotiate prices for seniors and younger people. The proposal would direct Medicare to bargain over as many as...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 18, 2019 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year but declined to signal that further rate cuts are likely this year. The Fed's move reduced its key short-term rate — which influences many consumer and business loans — by an...
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