Government finance

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during the Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House in Washington. On Monday, Oct. 7 Judge Victor Marrero rejected Trump’s challenge to the release of his tax returns for a New York state criminal probe. The returns had been sought by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. His office is investigating the Trump Organization’s involvement in buying the silence of two women who claimed to have had affairs with the president. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
October 07, 2019 - 10:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge Monday emphatically rejected President Donald Trump's challenge to the release of his tax returns to New York prosecutors, saying the president's broad claim of immunity from all criminal investigations is at odds with the Constitution. But an appeals court blocked...
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Portuguese Prime Minister and Socialist Party leader Antonio Costa, center right, with his wife Fernanda Tadeu, center, and Lisbon Mayor Fernando Medina, left, wave to supporters during an election campaign action in downtown Lisbon Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Portugal will hold a general election on Oct. 6 in which voters will choose members of the next Portuguese parliament. The ruling Socialist Party hopes an economic recovery during its four years of governing will persuade voters to return the party to power. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 05, 2019 - 7:53 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A frequent question asked in Portugal ahead of Sunday's general election is not whether the incumbent Socialist Party will win, but by how big a margin. Recent opinion polls suggest the Socialists enjoy a 10-percentage-point lead. That's largely thanks to an economic...
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Wine bottle are seen in a wine shop in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. The European Union will retaliate against the U.S. decision to slap tariffs on a range of the bloc's exports - from cheese to wine - that are expected to cause job losses, governments and industry groups said Thursday. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
October 03, 2019 - 12:06 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The trade wars threatening to push the global economy into recession are entering a new phase, with the United States and European Union escalating a dispute that endangers the world’s biggest trade relationship. After the Trump administration slapped steep tariffs on $7.5 billion...
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FILE - This Aug. 23, 2019, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 02, 2019 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks tumbled again on Wednesday as worries about a weakening global economy boomeranged around the world. The S&P 500 lost as much as 2.2% in afternoon trading and was on track for its first back-to-back loss of at least 1% since late last year, when fears about a possible...
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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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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi addresses European Parliament members at the European Parliament in Brussels, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 30, 2019 - 9:32 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says that stimulus measures including negative interest rates will have to stay in place longer if governments do not step up spending to help growth. Draghi was quoted Monday by the Financial Times as saying: "Our policies will...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, shakes hands with Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne, left, at EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. (Johanna Geron, Pool Photo via AP)
September 29, 2019 - 10:00 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's prime minister says no European Union member including Hungary and Poland is directly opposing linking the bloc's financial framework to performance on the rule of law in member countries — a proposal that has so far been fiercely opposed in Budapest and Warsaw. Antti...
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FILE - In this file photo provided by the U.S.Air Force, taken July 26, 2017, a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer arrives at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. President Donald Trump is raising a large chunk of the money for his border wall with Mexico by deferring several large military construction projects slated for the strategically important Pacific outpost of Guam. This may disrupt plans to move Marines to Guam from Japan and to modernize important munitions storage for the Air Force. About 7% of the funds for the $3.6 billion wall are being diverted from eight projects in U.S. territory. (U.S. Air Force by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger via The AP, File)
September 28, 2019 - 8:08 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — President Donald Trump is raising a large chunk of the money for his border wall with Mexico by deferring several military construction projects slated for Guam, a strategic hub for U.S. forces in the Pacific. This may disrupt plans to move Marines to Guam from Japan and to...
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President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he arrives for a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. The president was given a plaque of appreciation from America's Sheriffs and Angel Families. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 27, 2019 - 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has said he withheld nearly $400 million in military aid from Ukraine because of corruption in the country, but recently released Pentagon documents undercut that explanation and add fuel to the whistleblower complaint that has launched an impeachment...
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September 27, 2019 - 9:27 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government has pledged to cut taxes for households next year to the tune of 9 billion euros ($9.8 billion), a spending boost that has its roots in the yellow vest movement that broke out last winter. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire presented the 2020 budget to Cabinet on...
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