Economy

A motorcycle police officer passes by broken glass doors of a shop in the aftermath of a protest against the Lebanese government in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. The blaze of protests was unleashed a day earlier when the government announced a slate of new proposed taxes, including a $6 monthly fee for using Whatsapp voice calls. Arabic on the wall reads "Revolution, left, Leave." (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 19, 2019 - 8:54 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's influential Hezbollah leader said he is against the government's resignation amid a deepening economic crisis and nationwide protests that entered their third day Saturday, calling for the removal of the country's political elite. Hassan Nasrallah said it would be "a waste...
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In this Wednesday. Oct. 16, 2019, photo, a vendor talks to a customer as he cleans a portrait of Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Vice President-elect Ma'ruf Amin, bottom, displayed at his stall in Jakarta, Indonesia. Known for his down-to-earth style with a reputation for clean governance, Widodo's signature policy has been improving Indonesia's inadequate infrastructure and reducing poverty, which afflicts close to a tenth of Indonesia's nearly 270 million people. But raising money would be harder at a time of global economic slowdown, major trade conflicts and falling exports. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 18, 2019 - 10:29 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In fisherman Saimin's fly-strewn riverside slum, less than an hour's drive from Indonesia's presidential palace, much of the age-old problems President Joko Widodo has promised to fix are a stark day-to-day reality. Well-paved avenues crisscrossing the capital, Jakarta,...
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Attorney Ernest Lew sits with his dog, Emma, in a Financial District plaza Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in San Francisco. California's jobless rate has fallen to a record low 4% and in San Francisco it's dropped under 2%, a level economists once thought impossible to reach. "Why are there so many homeless people if this economy is booming? That's crazy!" said Lew, an estate planning attorney, when told about the report. Lew has practiced law for 30 years and said he is doing very well because a lot of his clients work at Google, Facebook and other tech companies. (AP Photo/Olga Rodriguez)
October 18, 2019 - 7:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's economy kept humming in September, dropping the unemployment rate to a record low 4% statewide and under 2% in San Francisco and some of its neighboring counties, a level that economists once thought impossible. "That is almost unthinkable," said Sung Won Sohn,...
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White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney announces that the G7 will be held at Trump National Doral, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 18, 2019 - 5:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Get on board, world. That's the message from the White House as it starts shaping plans for next year's Group of Seven summit in Florida. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney this week outlined the priorities the administration would like America's strongest allies to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo specialist William Geier works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 18, 2019 - 4:54 pm
The S&P 500 index closed out an uneven week of trading on Wall Street with its second straight weekly gain, even though stock indexes ended lower Friday. Technology companies led the slide, erasing some of the market's gains from a day earlier. Communication services, industrials and health...
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A woman walks by burning tires that were set fire to block a road during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. The protests erupted over the government's plan to impose new taxes during a severe economic crisis, with people taking their anger out on politicians they accuse of corruption and decades of mismanagement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 18, 2019 - 1:23 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations against proposed new taxes amid economic crisis in Lebanon (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Lebanese security forces fired tear gas at protesters outside government headquarters in central Beirut shortly after Prime Minister Saad Hariri gave a long-awaited...
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Lebanese riot police fire tear gas during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Lebanon erupted in protests Thursday over the government's plans to impose new taxes amid a severe economic crisis, taking their anger on politicians they accuse of widespread corruption and decades of mismanagement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 18, 2019 - 12:49 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister gave his political adversaries a 72-hour ultimatum to agree on "convincing" serious reforms amid escalating nationwide protests over the country's worsening economic crisis. In an address to the nation and with hundreds of rowdy protesters camped outside his...
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A woman walks by burning tires that were set fire to block a road during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. The protests erupted over the government's plan to impose new taxes during a severe economic crisis, with people taking their anger out on politicians they accuse of corruption and decades of mismanagement. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 18, 2019 - 12:15 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations against proposed new taxes amid economic crisis in Lebanon (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Lebanon's prime minister has given his political adversaries a 72-hour ultimatum to back his reform agenda amid growing nationwide protests over the country's worsening...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2019, file photo specialist William Geier works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 18, 2019 - 11:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slipping in midday trading on Wall Street Friday, weighed down by losses in technology companies. The market is still on track for its second weekly gain after three straight losing weeks. Investors are also absorbing the latest economic data showing that growth in China...
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An anti-government protester makes victory sign, as he holds a Lebanese national flag and walks fire of tires that sits to block a road during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Demonstrators in Lebanon are blocking major roads across the country in a second day of protests against proposed new taxes, which come amid a severe economic crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 18, 2019 - 11:23 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Nationwide protests paralyzed Lebanon on Friday as thousands of demonstrators blocked major roads in a second day of rallies against the government's handling of a severe economic crisis and the country's political class they perceive as being corrupt. The protests are the largest...
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