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Voters register with the ruling United Socialist Party after casting their ballots in the presidential election in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018, at a so-called "red point" set up outside a voting center to confirm peoples' cards which are needed to access government-run social programs. President Nicolas Maduro is seeking a second, six-year term despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 20, 2018 - 1:48 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Voting centers across Venezuela's capital city appeared largely empty during elections on Sunday despite assurances from government officials that millions had turned out to vote by mid-morning. President Nicolas Maduro is expected to handily win a second term despite the...
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Trader Edward Curran works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, May 18, 2018. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up in early trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 18, 2018 - 3:51 pm
U.S. stock indexes edged mostly lower in late-afternoon trading Friday, placing the market on track to extend losses from a day earlier. Banks and technology companies fell, offsetting gains by industrial and health care stocks. Energy companies also declined as crude oil prices closed lower. Bond...
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May 17, 2018 - 7:14 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is attempting to create a first-in-the-nation program to allow the wholesale importation of prescription drugs from Canada, but first the state needs approval from skeptical White House officials. Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill Wednesday that passed with...
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In this May 11, 2018 photo, Vaceliza Villa holds a bag of raw chicken skin in an outdoor market, as a boisterous electoral campaign marches past, in Caracas, Venezuela. “I really don’t care what happens on Sunday,” said Villa, 47, holding up her bag of raw chicken skins to feed herself and her 6-year-old daughter for the week. “My priority is paying for this.” (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
May 17, 2018 - 11:35 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's presidential candidates are making their last-minute pitches before Sunday's election, though many people are hardly noticing as they struggle to find their next meal and pay for it with money that is next to worthless under runaway inflation. Pausing on a...
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May 15, 2018 - 4:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Clarida, President Donald Trump's nominee for the No. 2 post at the Federal Reserve, pledged support Tuesday for the Fed's twin goals of stabilizing inflation and maximizing employment while also declaring the importance of the central bank's independence. Clarida, an...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, Jesus Reyes pushes a television down an aisle as he shops at a Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store in Overland Park, Kan. On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for April. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 15, 2018 - 11:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace in April, a sign that consumers may be rebounding from weak spending earlier this year and driving stronger economic growth. Retail sales increased at a 0.3 percent rate in April, the Commerce Department said Tuesday, down from a 0.8 percent...
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Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, addresses the media during the quarterly Inflation Report press conference in London, Thursday, May 10, 2018. Carney said the Bank of England has pulled back from a predicted rate hike, blaming some weaker than expected growth and inflation data.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, pool)
May 15, 2018 - 7:18 am
LONDON (AP) — The cost-of-living squeeze that many in Britain have experienced since the country voted to leave the European Union in 2016 eased further in March, official figures showed Tuesday. The Office for National Statistics said average earnings for workers, excluding bonuses, were up 2.9...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2018 file photo, Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, speaks during a campaign rally in Baghdad, Iraq. Four years in office, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has racked up a list of achievements to make most politicians green with envy. He prevailed over an Islamic State insurgency that at its peak controlled one-third of the country. He steered Iraq's economy through a collapse in global oil prices. And he foiled a Kurdish bid for independence. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
May 11, 2018 - 5:32 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — During four years in office, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has racked up a list of achievements that would make most politicians envious. He prevailed over an Islamic State insurgency that at its peak controlled one-third of the country. He steered Iraq's economy through a...
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A woman rides a bicycle past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, May 11, 2018. Asian stock markets rallied on Friday, tracing gains on Wall Street after weaker than expected inflation figures soothed concerns about a possible acceleration of interest rate hikes. Oil prices were hovering at a fresh multiyear high. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 10, 2018 - 11:55 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets rallied on Friday, tracing gains on Wall Street after weaker than expected inflation figures soothed concerns about a possible acceleration of interest rate hikes. Oil prices were hovering at a fresh multiyear high. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 8, 2016 file photo, a prescription is filled at a pharmacy in Sacramento, Calif. On Friday, May 11 2018, Trump is scheduled to give his first speech on how his administration will seek to lower drug prices. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 10, 2018 - 8:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before taking office, President Donald Trump railed against the pharmaceutical industry and accused it of "getting away with murder." The populist rhetoric appears to be giving way to a more nuanced strategy focused on making the pharmaceutical market more open and competitive,...
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