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Stories with subject: Economic policy
  • US places 5 countries on trade monitoring list 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 6:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has placed five countries - China, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Taiwan - on a new monitoring list designed to pressure foreign governments to tackle large trade imbalances with the United States.

  • The Latest: Chenault: Panel plans to hear tax credit bill 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 5:09 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - The Latest on legislative happenings as Alaska lawmakers continue to meet in extended session (all times local):

  • Sanders blasts Indiana factory closings at union rally 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 3:06 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Bernie Sanders told a labor union rally outside the Indiana Statehouse that bad international trade policies are enabling corporations to shut down American factories and move work to countries with lower wages.

  • Iran votes in parliamentary runoff as rare shooting wounds 4 story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 12:05 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranians voted Friday in the country's parliamentary runoff elections, a key poll that will decide how much power allies of moderate President Hassan Rouhani will have in the next legislature after the landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

  • Eurozone economy regains size of 2008 but remains shaky story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 10:19 am

    LONDON - It's been a long and tortuous journey, but the eurozone economy is finally back to the size it was before the global financial crisis.

  • Gov. Bullock wants $200M for infrastructure; details to come 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 8:09 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday proposed spending $200 million on roads, bridges, schools and other public works across the state. But he didn't specify any projects or exactly how to pay for them, despite previous plans getting hung up on such details.

  • Former defense secretaries push for trade pact 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 6:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - Eight former secretaries of defense are pushing congressional leaders to back one of President Barack Obama's top priorities and pass a free trade agreement they say is fundamental to national security.

  • US economy struggles at start of election year 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 3:36 pm

    WASHINGTON - It was not a great start for the U.S. economy.

  • Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.66 percent story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-16 11:58 am

    WASHINGTON - Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, lifting from their 2016 lows but remaining historically low during the spring home-buying season.

  • Watertown joins Pierre in selection of air service provider 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 9:46 am

    WATERTOWN, South Dakota - Watertown's City Council has chosen Aerodynamics Inc. as the city's air service provider, two days after Pierre's City Commission decided on the Atlanta-based carrier.

  • Ex-Villanova hoops player convicted in bailout fraud scheme 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 5:52 am

    PHILADELPHIA - Two leaders of a defunct financial holding company, including a former Villanova University basketball player, have been convicted of using a circular loan scheme in an effort to defraud the U.S. Treasury Department's bank bailout program seven years ago.

  • Japan central bank holds fire on fresh monetary stimulus 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 3:59 am

    TOKYO - Japan's central bank stunned financial markets Thursday with a decision not to splash out still more monetary stimulus for the ailing economy - apart from zero-interest loans for an earthquake zone.

  • While leaving US rates unchanged, Fed keeps an eye overseas 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 1:03 am

    WASHINGTON - When the Federal Reserve chose not to raise its key interest rate, it nevertheless made clear that its next move will be another increase. That stance puts it at odds with other major central banks, which are doing the reverse - seeking to ease credit to spur lending.

  • Japan's central bank leaves monetary policy mostly unchanged 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 11:35 pm

    TOKYO - Japan's central bank left its unprecedented monetary stimulus mostly unchanged in a policy meeting Thursday, defying speculation it would open the taps further to boost growth.

  • Federal regulators put brakes on Ohio energy deals 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 11:29 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Two closely watched energy deals in Ohio allowing two utility companies to impose short-term rate increases on electricity customers cannot take effect until federal regulators approve them.

  • Germany to subsidize electric cars to help own auto industry story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 9:13 am

    BERLIN - Germany's auto industry risks being overtaken by foreign competitors unless it receives greater domestic support, the country's economy minister said Wednesday, announcing a 1 billion euro ($1.13 billion) plan to subsidize electric cars that are seen as the technology of the future.

  • McAuliffe visits Germany, announces new trade deal 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 5:09 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new forest products trade deal between companies in Virginia and Germany.

  • Mayor proposes $2B for NYC public hospital system 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 7:08 pm

    NEW YORK - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to spend $2 billion in subsidies to help out the city's faltering public hospital system.

  • US Steel files trade complaint against big Chinese producers 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 7:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with U.S. regulators against the biggest Chinese steel producers, accusing them of conspiring to fix prices, stealing trade secrets and skirting duties on imports in the U.S. with false labeling.

  • Obama boosts Islamic State fight, asks Europe to do the same story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-25-16 7:06 pm

    HANNOVER, Germany - Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to Syria as a bid to keep up "momentum" in the campaign to dislodge Islamic State extremists. He pressed European allies to match the U.S. with new contributions of their own.

  • Lawmakers working on incentive package for Iron Range plant 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 12:02 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - State lawmakers and economic development officials want to craft a multi-million-dollar incentive package to attract a major manufacturing operation to Minnesota's Iron Range.

  • Trans-Atlantic trade deal in focus when Obama visits Germany story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-23-16 11:17 am

    BERLIN - When President Barack Obama opens the world's largest industrial fair in the northern German city of Hannover on Sunday, he'll be leading a delegation of American companies hoping to conquer new markets abroad. He'll also be trying to complete one of his presidency's main pieces of unfinished business - a trans-Atlantic trade pact.

  • Thousands protest trade deal in Germany before Obama visit 
    Updated: Apr-23-16 7:23 am

    HANNOVER, Germany - Thousands of demonstrators have turned out in the German city of Hannover to protest a planned U.S.-Europe free trade agreement, a day before President Barack Obama arrives.

  • Adwatch: Pennsylvania Senate race ad on Wall Street bonuses 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 11:22 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - THEME: Katie McGinty, a Democratic primary candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, is airing a new TV ad attacking a 2009 congressional vote by a rival, Joe Sestak, on a bill to restrict employee bonuses at financial institutions bailed out with taxpayer money. Sestak's campaign is responding with a TV ad of its own.

  • UAE pledges $4B to boost Egypt's economy 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 8:57 am

    CAIRO - The United Arab Emirates' official news agency says the country's ruler has pledged four billion dollars to boost Egypt's economy.