Economy

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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FILE - This Nov. 28, 2018 file photo shows Clifford Goff, a bezel assembler, transferring a front end of a General Motors Chevrolet Cruze during assembly at Jamestown Industries, in Youngstown, Ohio. On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for March. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 16, 2019 - 7:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production fell in March, pulled down by a drop in mining output. Factory output remained weak amid a slowing global economy and trade tensions with China. The Federal Reserve says industrial output — combining production at factories, utilities and mines — slipped...
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Police officers and soldiers escort electoral workers using horses to distribute ballot boxes and other election paraphernalia to polling stations in remote villages in Tempurejo, East Java, Indonesia, Monday, April 15, 2019. The world's third largest democracy is gearing up to hold its legislative and presidential elections that will pit the incumbent Joko Widodo against his contender former special forces general Prabowo Subianto. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)
April 16, 2019 - 5:01 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In the final moves of Indonesia's presidential campaign, one candidate dashed to Saudi Arabia to meet its king and perform a minor pilgrimage. The other attended a feline photography exhibition and giggled with delight at a giant photo of his own pet cat. For the world's...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Shares were mixed Tuesday in Asia in mostly narrow trading in the absence of any major market-driving news.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 16, 2019 - 3:49 am
TOKYO (AP) — World stock markets advanced Tuesday on upbeat economic data for China and Germany and as investors keep an eye on U.S. corporate earnings reports, which have been mixed so far. Germany's DAX rose 0.6% to 12,097 after a measure of investor confidence, the ZEW index, rose for a sixth...
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The Sylphy Zero Emission, an all-electric model designed for China is displayed at the Nissan booth during the Auto Shanghai 2019 show in Shanghai on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Automakers are showcasing electric SUVs and sedans with more driving range and luxury features at the Shanghai auto show, trying to appeal to Chinese buyers in their biggest market as Beijing slashes subsidies that have propelled demand. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
April 15, 2019 - 11:46 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — Automakers are showcasing electric SUVs and sedans with more driving range and luxury features at the Shanghai auto show, trying to appeal to Chinese buyers in their biggest market as Beijing slashes subsidies that have propelled demand. Communist leaders wanting China to lead in...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, April 15, 2019. Asian markets were broadly higher Monday on signs that the U.S. and China were closing in on a trade deal after months of negotiations. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 15, 2019 - 8:00 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mixed Tuesday in Asia in mostly narrow trading in the absence of any major market-driving news. The Nikkei 225 index added 0.2% to 22,208.70. China's Shanghai Composite index lost 0.6% to 3,158.76 and the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong lost 0.3% to 29,736.05. South Korea's...
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People hold a Venezuelan flag and the Spanish message: "Venezuelans demand military intervention," on the sidelines of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in La Parada near Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, Sunday, April 14, 2019. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, April 10 to the U.N. Security Council that the Trump administration is determined to remove Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power, preferably through diplomatic and economic pressure, but repeated the apparent threat of military action by adding that "all options are on the table." (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
April 15, 2019 - 3:43 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Canada on Monday imposed more sanctions on the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who it blames for the country's deteriorating political and economic situation. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland announced sanctions against 43 high-ranking Venezuelan...
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In this undated photo provided by Best Buy, the company's chief financial and strategic transformation officer, Corie Barry, poses for a portrait. Best Buy announced that Barry, 43, will become the company's CEO effective June 11, taking over from current CEO Hubert Joly, who will become executive chairman of the board after stepping down. (Best Buy via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 10:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The executive credited with reviving a struggling Best Buy is stepping aside. Hubert Joly, 59, is handing leadership of the reinvigorated electronics retailer to longtime executive Corie Barry, 43, as part of the company's succession plan effective June 11. Barry, who is currently...
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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 15, 2019 - 7:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union approved Monday its terms for negotiating a new trade deal with the United States, but set up a possible show-down with Washington by refusing to include agricultural products in the talks. Making public the mandate for the EU's executive commission to conduct...
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FILE - In this Feb.23, 2019 file photo, a protester wears a a yellow vest with a drawing depicting French President Emmanuel Macron and the word "target" during a de demonstration in the streets of Paris. French President Emmanuel Macron will speak to the nation Monday April 15, 2019 to lay out his responses to the yellow vest crisis after three months of national debate meant to encourage ordinary people to propose changes to the country's economy and democracy. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)
April 15, 2019 - 7:25 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will be laying out his responses to the yellow vest crisis after three months of a national debate that aimed to encourage ordinary people to propose changes to France's economy and democracy. Macron will announce a series of measures in a televised...
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