Economic policy

President Donald Trump steps off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Trump is returning from a trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 11, 2017 - 4:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Start the countdown clock on a momentous two weeks for President Donald Trump and the GOP-run Congress. Republicans are determined to deliver the first revamp of the nation's tax code in three decades and prove they can govern after their failure to dismantle Barack Obama's health...
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The British and EU flags flap in the wind outside EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May, met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk early Friday morning following crucial overnight talks on the issue of the Irish border. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 10, 2017 - 12:04 pm
LONDON (AP) — The likelihood of Britain leaving the European Union without a future trade deal has "dropped dramatically" now that the two sides have reached a preliminary agreement on their divorce terms, the country's Brexit secretary said Sunday. The deal hammered out by Prime Minister Theresa...
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A truck drives past an "anti-Brexit" sign, set up by local activists, on a road on the outskirts of Middletown, Nothern Ireland, Britain, close to the border with Ireland, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Britain and the bloc said Friday they had struck a deal ensuring that there will be no return to a "hard border" between Northern Ireland, which is part of the U.K., and EU member state Ireland after Brexit. That will not erase the fears of thousands who live or work across the currently invisible frontier. (Mstyslav Chernov/AP)
December 09, 2017 - 6:27 am
FLORENCECOURT, Northern Ireland (AP) — Farmer John Sheridan drives his mud-caked Land Rover up and down country lanes and roads, back and forth across the snaking border separating Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. There's little sign he is crossing an international frontier. But...
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December 08, 2017 - 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22. The president signed the two-week spending measure in private at the White House after the House and Senate acted to prevent a government...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker address a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May, met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker early Friday morning following crucial overnight talks on the issue of the Irish border.(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 08, 2017 - 12:19 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union hailed a breakthrough Friday that allows them to begin talks on their post-Brexit relations without answering some key questions about how their divorce will play out. With pressure building on British Prime Minister Theresa May's fragile government,...
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President Donald Trump accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, speaks before a meeting with congressional leaders including House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 07, 2017 - 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 616 p.m. No government shutdown — for now. The Senate has voted 81-14 for a spending bill to keep the government open until Dec. 22. The Senate approval comes about an hour after the House backed the measure. The bill...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2017 file photo, the President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. A key global forum of banking regulators has completed a new set of rules aimed at keeping bad banks from needing taxpayer bailouts and hurting the economy, it was reported on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Under the latest rules, banks must keep at least 7X percent of the capital buffers under their own internal risk calculations, compared to a stricter measure used by regulators.(AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
December 07, 2017 - 12:28 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A global forum of banking regulators has finished its yearslong work on rules that aim to keep weak banks from needing taxpayer bailouts and setting off financial crises like the one that led to the Great Recession. The oversight board of the Basel Committee on Banking...
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From left, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., meet with reporters after House Republicans held a closed-door strategy session as the deadline looms to pass a spending bill to fund the government by week's end, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 06, 2017 - 7:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite incendiary words from President Donald Trump, Congress seemed on track Wednesday to approving legislation that would avert a partial government shutdown over the weekend as all sides seemed ready to avert a confrontation — for now. Increasingly confident House leaders...
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In this Oct. 18, 2017 photo, the Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen in Washington. The government says sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act’s subsidized health insurance are still rising. But with just over a week to go in an enrollment season that was cut in half, experts say the final tally is likely to fall short. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 06, 2017 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are signing up in growing numbers for the Affordable Care Act's subsidized health insurance, the government said Wednesday. But with enrollment season cut in half and just over a week to go, experts say the final tally will likely fall short. About 3.6 million people...
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President Donald Trump with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, right, speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Meeting Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 06, 2017 - 1:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The top House Democrat says President Donald Trump is the "only person talking about a government shutdown." Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in a tweet, responded on Wednesday to Trump's claim that a government...
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