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In this Sept. 8, 2017, photo, visitors view a scale model of the ECRL (East Coast Rail Link) during the launching of the train project in Kuantan, east coast of peninsula Malaysia. Malaysia’s government says it has decided to resume a China-backed rail link project after the Chinese contractor agreed to cut construction cost by one-third. (AP Photo)
April 12, 2019 - 5:15 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government said Friday it has decided to resume a China-backed rail link project, after the Chinese contractor agreed to cut the construction cost by one-third. The deal follows months of vacillating over the East Coast Rail Link, which connects Malaysia's...
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April 05, 2019 - 6:43 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. government to give quicker bond hearings to immigrants caught on the border who pass initial asylum screenings. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman in Seattle granted a preliminary injunction and found the immigration courts should conduct...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2019, file photo visitors to the Pittsburgh veterans job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. On Friday, April 5, the U.S. government issues the March jobs report. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 05, 2019 - 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A month ago, many economists fretted that the 10-year U.S. expansion looked wobbly. But after the government reported Friday that hiring rebounded in March, the economy suddenly looks sturdy again. Growth has weakened since last year to something closer to the modest pace that has...
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FILE- In this March 7, 2019, file photo visitors to the Pittsburgh veterans job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. On Friday, April 5, the U.S. government issues the March jobs report. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 05, 2019 - 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring in the United States rebounded in March as U.S. employers added a solid 196,000 jobs, up sharply from February's scant gain and evidence that many businesses still want to hire despite signs that the economy is slowing. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%, near the...
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European Union Finance ministers prepare for a session at the informal meeting of European Union Economic Financial Affairs in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
April 05, 2019 - 8:34 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's bailout creditors on Friday backed a payout worth more than $1 billion as part of a debt-relief package that is contingent on the government enacting a series of reforms. Mario Centeno, who heads the grouping of the eurozone's 19 finance ministers, told reporters...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington. Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth says he's "not very hopeful" of passing a budget plan through the House. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 27, 2019 - 4:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leaders appear likely to give up on passing a budget this year rather than trying to bridge divisions between progressives seeking more money for domestic programs and more moderate members in swing districts who fear being attacked on tax hikes. Budget Committee...
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FILE- In this March 5, 2019, file photo trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 27. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 27, 2019 - 2:08 pm
Technology and health care companies drove a broad slide in U.S. stocks Wednesday afternoon, erasing some of the market's solid gains from a day earlier. The sell-off, which followed a wobbly start for the market, put the Dow Jones Industrial Average on track to end the month with a loss. The yield...
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FILE- In this March 5, 2019, file photo trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 27. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 27, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Technology and health care companies drove a broad slide in U.S. stocks early Wednesday afternoon, erasing the market's solid gains from a day earlier. The sell-off, which followed a wobbly start for the market, put the Dow Jones Industrial Average on track to end the month with a loss. The yield...
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March 26, 2019 - 8:27 am
In a story March 22 about the financial markets, The Associated Press misspelled the name of asset management company Schroders. A corrected version of the story is below: Stocks, bond yields fall sharply as growth worries spread New signs the global economic growth is slowing roiled Wall Street...
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Asian stock prices rebounded Tuesday after global markets slid on worries about U.S. and European economic growth. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 26, 2019 - 6:09 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock prices rebounded Tuesday a slide on worries about U.S. and European economic growth. In early trading, London's FTSE 100 rose 0.1 percent to 7,187.13 and France's CAC 40 added 0.1 percent to 5,268.04. Germany's DAX was unchanged at 11,335.24. In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei 225...
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