Economy

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2017, file photo, United States Ambassador to Canada Kelly Knight Craft speaks after presenting her credentials during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 21, 2019 - 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national...
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In this Jan. 25, 2019 photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks at the State Department in Washington. Pompeo said Thursday that the U.S. will not move to ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident that the nuclear weapons threat from Pyongyang has been “substantially reduced.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 21, 2019 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will not move to ease economic sanctions on North Korea until it is confident that the nuclear weapons threat from Pyongyang has been "substantially reduced," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday. Pompeo didn't elaborate, but his comment seemed to leave open...
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FILE- In this Nov. 21, 2018, file photo a traveler walks with a suitcase through the terminal at Washington Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va. The average fare for airline travel within the United States has hit the lowest level since the government started keeping track in 1995, after adjusting for inflation, the The Bureau of Transportation Statistics said Thursday. However, that doesn't count fees that airlines add for things like checking a bag, getting a better seat, or moving up in the boarding line. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 21, 2019 - 2:53 pm
The average fare for airline travel within the United States has hit the lowest level since the government started keeping track in 1995, after adjusting for inflation. However, that doesn't count fees that airlines add for things like checking a bag, getting a better seat, or moving up in the...
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February 21, 2019 - 2:40 pm
The average fare for airline travel within the United States has hit the lowest level since the government started keeping track in 1995, after adjusting for inflation. However, that doesn't count fees that airlines add for things like checking a bag, getting a better seat, or moving up in the...
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Protestors in costume and wearing Union and EU flags demonstrate about the process of Brexit outside EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May met Wednesday for their latest negotiating session to seek an elusive breakthrough in Brexit negotiations. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
February 21, 2019 - 1:09 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The British government acknowledged Thursday that trade deals with major countries such as Japan and Turkey will not be in place by the planned Brexit day of March 29, while the European Union's chief said he remains downbeat about Britain avoiding a chaotic departure from the bloc...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, photo, firefighters and local people help douse a fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A devastating fire raced through at least five buildings in an old part of Bangladesh's capital and killed scores of people. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
February 21, 2019 - 11:29 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire in Bangladesh that killed at least 67 people in the oldest part of the capital shows the lapses in public safety that continue to plague the South Asian country despite its rapid economic growth. While the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina touts the garment...
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FILE- In this Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, file photo an unsold 2019 Escape sports-utility vehicles sit in a long row at a Ford dealership in Broomfield, Colo. On Thursday, Feb. 21, the Commerce Department releases its December report on durable goods. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 21, 2019 - 11:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted a 1.2 percent advance in December, but much of the strength came from a surge in demand for commercial aircraft, a notoriously volatile sector. In a worrisome development, a key category that tracks business...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, photo a price reduced for sale sign sit in front of a home in north Dallas. On Thursday, Feb. 21, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in January. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
February 21, 2019 - 10:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell 1.2 percent in January to their worst pace in more than three years, as persistent affordability problems have put a harsh chill in the real estate market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of existing homes declined 1.2 percent to...
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FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo trader John Panin works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 21. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 21, 2019 - 10:45 am
U.S. stocks headed lower in early trading Thursday, putting the S&P 500 index on pace for just its fourth decline this month. The losses were widespread, with health care, communications and technology companies accounting for much of the decline. A mixed batch of reports on the U.S. economy...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, photo a price reduced for sale sign sit in front of a home in north Dallas. On Thursday, Feb. 21, the National Association of Realtors reports on sales of existing homes in January. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
February 21, 2019 - 10:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell 1.2 percent in January to their worst pace in more than three years, as persistent affordability problems have put a harsh chill in the real estate market. The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of existing homes declined 1.2 percent to...
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