Economy

In this Sept. 24, 2017, photo, National Guard Soldiers arrive at Barrio Obrero in Santurce to distribute water and food among those affected by the passage of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Federal aid is racing to stem a growing humanitarian crisis in towns left without fresh water, fuel, electricity or phone service by the hurricane. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
September 25, 2017 - 7:59 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Every night since Hurricane Maria hit, Miguel Martinez and his family have slept on mattresses on the porch to escape the heat inside their dark, stifling home. But it's nearly impossible to sleep with temperatures in the mid-80s. At least once a night they climb to the...
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Former Word of Faith Fellowship church member Rachael Bryant poses for a photo with her tax records at her home in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. She and 10 other members of the evangelical North Carolina-based church say their leader, Jane Whaley, coerced congregants into filing false unemployment claims after the faltering economy threatened weekly tithes from church-affiliated companies. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 25, 2017 - 1:46 pm
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — When Randy Fields' construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce the amount of money he was required to tithe every week. To his shock, Fields said church founder Jane Whaley...
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Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, right, speaks to Dutch Finance Minister and chair of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem during a press conference in Athens, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Dijsselbloem is in Greece on a one day official visit. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
September 25, 2017 - 1:25 pm
KAVOURI, Greece (AP) — The eurozone's top official said Monday that Greece and its European creditors are on a good path to completing the latest round of bailout talks, with a view to a "clean exit" from strict fiscal supervision. Jeroen Dijsselbloem said the recession-battered country is...
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September 25, 2017 - 1:05 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks are opening modestly lower NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are down today after losses for technology companies overshadowed gains for energy producers and elsewhere. At 12:54 p.m. Eastern time, the Standard & Poor's 500 fell 8 points, to 2,494. The Dow Jones...
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Frauke Petry, co-chairwoman of the AfD, right, stands with top candidates Alexander Gauland, left, and Alice Weidel, center, prior to a press conference of the Alternative for Germany, AfD, in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, the day after the nationalist party was elected first time into the German parliament. Petry declared later that she won't be part of the party's faction and left the press conference after the statement. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
September 25, 2017 - 12:52 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the outcome of Germany's national election (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Israel's prime minister has congratulated Chancellor Angela Merkel on securing a fourth term while not mentioning the rise of a far-right party in Germany's election. Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed...
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks during a press conference in Sydney, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Australia announced on Monday it would create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy. Turnbull said the agency would be part of Australia's development of an innovation and science economy. But the government has provided few specifics. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
September 25, 2017 - 10:45 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced on Monday it will create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the agency would be part of Australia's development of an innovation and science economy. But the government has...
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks during a press conference in Sydney, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Australia announced on Monday it would create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy. Turnbull said the agency would be part of Australia's development of an innovation and science economy. But the government has provided few specifics. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
September 25, 2017 - 10:45 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced on Monday it will create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the agency would be part of Australia's development of an innovation and science economy. But the government has...
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Former Word of Faith Fellowship church member Rachael Bryant poses for a photo with her tax records at her home in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. She and 10 other members of the evangelical North Carolina-based church say their leader, Jane Whaley, coerced congregants into filing false unemployment claims after the faltering economy threatened weekly tithes from church-affiliated companies. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 25, 2017 - 9:33 am
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — When Randy Fields' construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce the amount of money he was required to tithe every week. To his shock, Fields said church founder Jane Whaley...
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September 25, 2017 - 7:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says Washington is hoping for concrete progress during President Donald Trump's planned trip to China amid rising trade tensions. Ross met Monday with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, the country's top economic official, during a three-nation Asian tour...
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September 25, 2017 - 3:22 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines says it respects Malaysia's decision to dissociate itself from a statement on Myanmar's Rakhine state issued by the Filipino chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Malaysia said Sunday the statement misrepresents the reality of the...
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