Economy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The Trump administration announced that it's allowing lawsuits against foreign companies operating in properties seized from Americans in Cuba, a major policy shift that has angered European and other allies.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 17, 2019 - 7:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday opened the door for lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from Americans after the 1959 revolution. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he won't renew a bar on litigation that has been in place for two decades,...
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European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom talks to journalists during a news conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 17, 2019 - 6:57 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has drawn up a list of $20 billion worth of U.S. products it could tax in an escalating feud over plane industry subsidies, the EU's executive commission said Wednesday. The commission said the EU could tax the products , which range from aircraft parts to frozen...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, container ships docked at the Port of Oakland wait to be unloaded in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, April 17, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for February. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
April 17, 2019 - 6:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell for the second straight month in February, and the politically sensitive deficit in the trade of goods with China narrowed. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the gap between the goods and services that the United States sells and what it buys...
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People stand in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Shares were mixed in a narrow range Wednesday as China announced its economy grew at a 6.4 percent annual pace in the last quarter. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 17, 2019 - 5:09 am
TOKYO (AP) — Stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after news that China's economy grew at a better than expected 6.4% annual pace in the last quarter failed to entice wary investors focused on weaker U.S. corporate earnings. Germany's DAX was up 0.3% at 12,137 and the CAC 40 in France edged 0...
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German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier briefs the media about German government's economic growth forecast for 2019, during a news conference in Berlin, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The German government has slashed its 2019 economic growth forecast for the country for the second time this year. (Foto: Joerg Carstensen/dpa via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 3:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday slashed its 2019 economic growth forecast for the country for the second time this year, halving its outlook to a meager 0.5%. The update came less than three months after the government cut its forecast to 1% from 1.8% in late January. Weaker growth...
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Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh listens during an interview with The Associated Press, at his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Stayyeh accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be "born dead." (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
April 17, 2019 - 12:19 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The new Palestinian prime minister on Tuesday accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be "born dead." In his first interview with international media since taking office over...
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In this Tuesday, April 9, 2019, photo, workers sewing clothing for export at an garment factory in Donghai county in east China's Jiangsu province. China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter despite a tariff war with Washington, suggesting Beijing's efforts to reverse a slowdown might be gaining traction. (Chinatopix via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 8:25 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter despite a tariff war with Washington, in a reassuring sign that Beijing's efforts to reverse a slowdown might be gaining traction. The world's second-largest economy expanded by 6.4% over a year earlier in the three months...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2019, file photo, national security adviser John Bolton speaks to the Venezuelan American community in Miami. The Trump administration is poised to step up pressure on Cuba by allowing lawsuits against foreign companies doing business in properties seized from Americans after the island’s 1959 revolution. The move marks a change in more than two decades of U.S. policy on Cuba. It could deal a severe blow to Cuba’s efforts to draw foreign investment, and spawn international trade disputes between the U.S. and Europe. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez, File)
April 16, 2019 - 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Cuba, the Trump administration will allow lawsuits against foreign companies doing business in properties seized from Americans after the island's 1959 revolution, a senior administration official said Tuesday. The move marks a change in more than two...
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Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh listens during an interview with The Associated Press, at his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Stayyeh accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be "born dead." (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
April 16, 2019 - 1:23 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The new Palestinian prime minister on Tuesday accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be "born dead." In his first interview with the international media since taking office...
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French President Emmanuel Macron sits at his desk after addressing the French nation following a massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, at Elysee Palace in Paris, Tuesday, April 16 2019. Macron said he wants to see the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral to be rebuilt within five years. (Yoan Valat, Pool via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 12:43 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is promising not to let the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral diminish his commitment to respond to the economic inequality concerns raised by the yellow vest protest movement. Macron said during a short national address on Tuesday he plans to outline his...
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