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Stories with subject: Financial crisis
  • Russian economy hit by Ukraine turmoil 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:28 am
  • MOSCOW - Russia's economy slowed sharply at the start of the year as the crisis in Ukraine spooked investors into pulling money out of the country. But with Russian President Vladimir Putin still enjoying high popularity ratings, the economic damage is not yet likely to soften his politics in the region, analysts say.

  • Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system.

  • EU lawmakers complete financial system overhaul 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:28 am
  • BRUSSELS - The European Union's Parliament on Tuesday completed the biggest overhaul of the bloc's financial system since the introduction of the euro currency, passing laws to minimize the risk and cost posed by failing banks.

  • Greek short-term borrowing costs tumble 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:25 am
  • ATHENS, Greece - Greece's borrowing costs in a short-term debt sale have tumbled, days after the country returned to the international bond markets.

  • Investor sentiment on tech goes from giddy to glum 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:04 am
  • SAN FRANCISCO - The stock market's laws of gravity are ravaging its highest fliers.

  • Merkel, in Athens, praises Greek reform progress 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:55 pm
  • ATHENS, Greece - Greece won praise Friday from German Chancellor Angela Merkel - the lead advocate of eurozone austerity - for its painful economic turnaround and successful return to markets.

  • Spain's deflation not as great as first thought 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:34 am
  • MADRID - Spain's statistics office says prices were 0.1 percent lower in March than the year before, slightly less than the previous estimate of 0.2 percent.

  • Longtime Canadian finance minister dies 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:09 pm
  • TORONTO - Former Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty, a fixture on the world financial stage who stepped down just three weeks ago, has died. He was 64.

  • US Treasury raises $2.38B in Ally stock sale 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:52 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has raised $2.38 billion after selling a large chunk of its stock in Ally Financial Inc. as part of the government's ongoing effort to recoup the billions of dollars spent bailing out companies during the 2008 financial crisis.

  • Regulators act to require stronger bank capital 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:42 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Regulators are acting to require U.S. banks to build a sturdier financial base to lessen the risk that they could collapse and cause a global meltdown.

  • Fed gives banks 2 more years on risky securities 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:22 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve is giving U.S. banks two more years to ensure their holdings of certain complex and risky securities don't put them afoul of the new Volcker Rule.

  • New French finance minister coy on deficit hopes 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:35 am
  • BERLIN - France's new finance minister has stressed the need to strike a balance between stronger economic growth and fulfilling Paris' deficit-cutting commitments.

  • Wis. could add dozens of species to invasive list 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 2:55 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin wildlife officials want to give the state's invasive species list its first overhaul, proposing to relax efforts to eliminate the emerald ash borer but get tougher on nearly 90 other plants and animals.

  • US finally regains the jobs lost in the recession 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 5:50 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession.

  • Biden and Greek leader discuss economy and Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:19 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden has discussed Greece's economic future and the situation in Ukraine with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (ahn-TOH'-nees sah-mah-RAHS').

  • US home market: Few buyers and not enough sellers 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:05 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Entering the 2014 spring buying season, the U.S. housing market faces an unusual dilemma: Too few people are selling homes. Yet too few buyers can afford the homes that are for sale.

  • Minnesota's foreclosure crisis eases 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 11:20 am
  • MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota's foreclosure crisis is easing after eight long years.

  • IMF leader calls for bold policies to aid recovery 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:13 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Wednesday that leading nations need to embrace bold policy steps to accelerate a still-modest and fragile global economic recovery.

  • Italy cracks down on alleged violent secessionists 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 2:18 pm
  • MILAN - Italian special operations forces arrested 24 suspected secessionists Wednesday who were allegedly planning a violent independence campaign for the wealthy northeastern Veneto region.

  • In a surprise, Kazakhstan gets new prime minister 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 10:10 am
  • MOSCOW - The prime minister of Kazakhstan unexpectedly announced his resignation Wednesday and was swiftly replaced by his influential predecessor.

  • Portugal's budget deficit falls, remains on target 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 7:13 am
  • LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's statistics agency says the country's budget deficit fell to 4.9 percent of GDP last year - significantly lower than the 5.5 percent target set by its bailout creditors.

  • Cyprus: Ukraine crisis won't harm economy 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 5:46 am
  • NICOSIA, Cyprus - The Cypriot government said Monday that the crisis in Ukraine isn't likely to harm the bailed-out country's economy, which counts on tourism and business from Russia and the Ukraine for growth.

  • NH water council chair warns of economic crisis 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 11:58 am
  • PLYMOUTH, New Hampshire - The head of a state council says New Hampshire could face an economic crisis if it doesn't revitalize its water system infrastructure.

  • Madison hospital faces financial crisis 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 12:19 pm
  • TALLULAH, Louisiana - Madison Parish Hospital could face a financial emergency if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require reimbursement of $2.5 million in overpayment ties to fraudulent billing by the hospital's former administrator.

  • Correction: Fannie-Freddie Mortgages stories 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:21 pm
  • WASHINGTON - In three stories last fall about regulators' settlements with JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo & Co., The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Federal Housing Finance Agency sued 18 financial institutions in September 2011 over sales of mortgage securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that later soured.