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Container trucks leave a cargo terminal at a port in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Japan's trade surplus fell by 25 percent in 2017 from a year earlier though a recovery in exports to China and the U.S. helped provide a strong tailwind for the economy, preliminary data released Wednesday. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
January 24, 2018 - 2:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade surplus fell by 25 percent in 2017 from a year earlier though a recovery in exports to China and the U.S. helped provide a strong tailwind for the economy. Preliminary data released Wednesday showed exports rose 11.8 percent in 2017 to 78.3 trillion yen ($712 billion)...
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January 24, 2018 - 2:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Leaders of countries in a Pacific Rim trade pact rejected by President Donald Trump are welcoming progress on a final agreement to press ahead without U.S., saying it shows a resolve against protectionism. The accord reached in Tokyo clears the way for possibly signing a Trans-Pacific...
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Trinh Xuan Thanh, a former chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam's construction arm, appears in court in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Thanh, accused of embezzling $622,000 from a property project, was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for embezzlement in thermo power plant. Germany in August accused Vietnamese agents of snatching Thanh from a Berlin park, a charge Vietnam denied. The incident strained relations between the two countries. (An Dang/ Vietnam News Agency via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 1:18 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The embezzlement trial began Wednesday for a former executive at Vietnam's state oil giant who Germany said was kidnapped from there by Vietnamese agents last year. Trinh Xuan Thanh was the former chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam's construction arm and is accused of...
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January 24, 2018 - 1:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — Leaders of countries in a Pacific Rim trade pact rejected by President Donald Trump are welcoming progress on a final agreement to press ahead without U.S. Officials said Wednesday that the accord reached in Tokyo clears the way for signing a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal by early...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2013 file photo, former Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt participates in a news conference near the steps of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The Trump administration’s embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative holdout states to reconsider expanding the program. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 24, 2018 - 12:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor. Trump's move has been widely criticized as threatening the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2013 file photo, former Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt participates in a news conference near the steps of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. The Trump administration’s embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative holdout states to reconsider expanding the program. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 24, 2018 - 12:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative state lawmakers who have resisted expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are re-thinking that stance now that the Trump administration is allowing work requirements for low-income recipients. Expanding Medicaid to cover more low-income adults has meant...
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FILE- In this Nov. 28, 2017, file photo, Jerome Powell, President Donald Trump's nominee for chairman of the Federal Reserve, sits in the audience before being called to testify during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, approved Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve beginning next month. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 24, 2018 - 12:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It would seem like a pretty good time to take over as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Jerome Powell has won Senate confirmation to head the U.S. central bank, inheriting an economy on a roll, a booming stock market and unemployment at a 17-year low. He will succeed Janet Yellen,...
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January 23, 2018 - 11:53 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade surplus fell by 25 percent in 2017 from a year earlier though a recovery in exports to China and the U.S. helped provide a strong tailwind for the economy. Preliminary data released Wednesday showed exports rose 11.8 percent in 2017 to 78.3 trillion yen ($712 billion)...
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Trinh Xuan Thanh, center, is led into a courtroom by police in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Thanh, former chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam's construction arm, is accused of embezzling $622,000 from a property project. Thanh was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for embezzlement in thermo power plant. Germany in August accused Vietnamese agents of snatching Thanh from a Berlin park, a charge Vietnam denied. The incident strained relations between the two countries. (An Dang/Vietnam News Agency via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 10:58 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The embezzlement trial began Wednesday for a former executive at Vietnam's state oil giant who Germany said was kidnapped from there by Vietnamese agents last year. Trinh Xuan Thanh was the former chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam's construction arm and is accused of...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are mixed, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, as technology and consumer-focused companies rise but consumer goods makers like Johnson & Johnson take losses. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 23, 2018 - 10:51 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower on Wednesday, as Japan's benchmark took a rest from a spate of recent jumps. Worries over a resurgence of trade tensions overshadowed regional markets. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.6 percent to 23,989.08, while Hong Kong's Hang...
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