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Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi shake hands with bystanders as he arrives for a event in Tunis, Tunisia, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Tunisian authorities announced plans to boost aid to the needy in a bid to placate protesters whose demonstrations over price hikes degenerated into days of unrest across the North African nation, which is marking seven years on Sunday since its long-time autocratic ruler was driven into exile.(Slim Abid/Tunisian Presidency via AP)
January 14, 2018 - 2:15 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — More than 2,000 Tunisians rallied Sunday for the North African nation's leaders to do away with punishing price hikes that triggered days of unrest and to respect the goals of the revolution that drove out the country's autocratic ruler seven years ago. To placate protesters...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, a trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, led by gains in banks and retailers. Banks were benefiting from higher bond yields. Facebook dropped after saying it would make significant changes to user feeds that will result in fewer posts from brands. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 12, 2018 - 6:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rising retailers pushed U.S. stock indexes further into record territory on Friday, as the market's fabulous start to 2018 carried through its second week. Interest rates also climbed after a report showed that a key component of inflation accelerated last month. But stocks absorbed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2015 file photo, a motorist refuels his vehicle at a Westar gas station in Miami. Consumer inflation slowed in December 2017 to a tiny 0.1 percent gain as the cost of energy products tumbled after a big jump in November. The Labor Department says the December increase in consumer prices followed a much bigger 0.4 percent jump in November and was the smallest advance since a similar 0.1 percent rise in October. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
January 12, 2018 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer inflation slowed in December to a tiny 0.1 percent gain as the cost of energy products tumbled following a big jump in November. The Labor Department said Friday that the December increase in consumer prices followed a much bigger 0.4 percent jump in November and was the...
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Men walk past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Share prices were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday despite Wall Street’s extended winning streak. Chinese shares were buoyed by surging oil prices. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 10, 2018 - 1:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — Share prices were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday as the afterglow from Wall Street's extended winning streak faded. Chinese shares were buoyed by surging oil prices. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.3 percent to 23,788.20 and the Kospi in South Korea lost 0.3 percent...
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A woman checks stock index through her smartphone at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 8, 2017. Asian stock markets rose Monday following Wall Street's strong week as traders looked ahead to data releases from China, Japan and the Eurozone. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 08, 2018 - 1:14 am
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Monday following Wall Street's strong week as traders looked ahead to data releases from China, Japan and the Eurozone. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3 percent to 3,402.92 and Seoul's Kospi advanced 0.6 percent to 2,511.40. Sydney's S...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, photo, two Iranian women make their way in a square while one of them wears the chador in downtown Tehran, Iran. Anger and frustration over the economy has been the main fuel for the surprise eruption of protests that began on Dec. 28, 2017. President Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate, had promised that the lifting of most international sanctions under Iran’s landmark 2015 nuclear deal with the West would revive the long-suffering economy. The end of sanctions did open up a new influx of cash from increased oil exports, but little of that has trickled down to the wider population. At the same time, Rouhani has enforced austerity policies that hit households hard.(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
January 06, 2018 - 6:06 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Iranian town of Doroud should be a prosperous place — nestled in a valley at the junction of two rivers in the Zagros Mountains, it's in an area rich in metals to be mined and stone to be quarried. Last year, a military factory on the outskirts of town unveiled production of an...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, file photo, job candidates are processed during a job fair at the Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J. On Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, the U.S. government issues the December jobs report. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
January 05, 2018 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring by U.S. employers slowed a bit as 2017 ended and pay growth was sluggish. Yet that's actually how investors, at least, like it. The modest but steady pace of hiring is a reassuring sign for investors who have been buoyed by the just-passed Republican tax plan and have been...
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In this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, university students attend a protest inside Tehran University while a smoke grenade is thrown by anti-riot Iranian police, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran's weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic's clerical establishment. (AP Photo)
January 01, 2018 - 11:44 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Protests across Iran saw their most violent night as "armed protesters" tried to overrun military bases and police stations before security forces repelled them, killing 10 people, Iranian state television said Monday. The demonstrations, the largest to strike Iran since its...
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Iranian protesters chant slogans at a rally in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Iranian hard-liners rallied Saturday to support the country's supreme leader and clerically overseen government as spontaneous protests sparked by anger over the country's ailing economy roiled major cities in the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
December 30, 2017 - 9:22 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran's weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic's clerical establishment. The...
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December 29, 2017 - 11:32 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians protesting the country's strained economy gathered in Tehran and another major city on Friday, for the second day of spontaneous, unsanctioned demonstrations placing pressure on President Hassan Rouhani's government. The semi-official Fars news agency reported that...
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