Government policy

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo trader Sal Suarino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov 6. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 06, 2019 - 12:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks pulled back from record highs in early afternoon trading Wednesday following a report that a U.S.-China trade deal may not get signed until next month. The potential delay reported by Reuters would mean cutting a deal closer to the Dec. 15 date when new tariffs are supposed...
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In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, photo with Mount Rainier in the background, cranes and a cargo container ship are shown at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, the Labor Department issues revised data on productivity in the second quarter. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 06, 2019 - 12:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — American workers were less efficient in the July-September quarter, pushing down productivity for the first time since late 2015. With economic growth slowing, in part because the stimulus from Trump administration tax cuts is fading, many economists worry that worker productivity...
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Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, right, smiles during her meeting with members of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Swedish Crown Princess Victoria has urged Bosnian leaders to commit to tackling the climate change and environmental pollution, saying it was one of the key challenges they will have to address if they want to bring their country into the European Union. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)
November 06, 2019 - 8:53 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Swedish Crown Princess Victoria has urged Bosnian leaders to tackle their country's environmental problems, saying it's a key challenge they'll have to confront if the Balkan country wants to join the European Union. Princess Victoria spoke at a climate...
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US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, center, walks to a secure area of the Capitol to testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 06, 2019 - 7:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — "I now do recall." With that stunning reversal, diplomat Gordon Sondland handed House impeachment investigators another key piece of corroborating testimony Tuesday. He acknowledged what Democrats contend was a clear quid pro quo, pushed by President Donald Trump and his personal...
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US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, center, walks to a secure area of the Capitol to testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 06, 2019 - 7:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — "I now do recall." With that stunning reversal, diplomat Gordon Sondland handed House impeachment investigators another key piece of corroborating testimony Tuesday. He acknowledged what Democrats contend was a clear quid pro quo, pushed by President Donald Trump and his personal...
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ADDS TRANSLATION - SoftBank founder and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son speaks during a news conference in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. said Wednesday, it has tumbled into losses for the second quarter over money-losing investments, including a bailout for office-space sharing startup WeWork. The letter reads: Deficit. (Kyodo News via AP)
November 06, 2019 - 5:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. tumbled into losses in the last quarter as its earnings were hammered by money-losing investments, including a bailout for office-space sharing startup WeWork. SoftBank's founder, Masayoshi Son, said he was regretting "mistaken...
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ADDS TRANSLATION - SoftBank founder and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son speaks during a news conference in Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. said Wednesday, it has tumbled into losses for the second quarter over money-losing investments, including a bailout for office-space sharing startup WeWork. The letter reads: Deficit. (Kyodo News via AP)
November 06, 2019 - 4:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. tumbled into losses in the last quarter as its earnings were hammered by money-losing investments, including a bailout for office-space sharing startup WeWork that SoftBank's founder, Masayoshi Son, said he was regretting. The Tokyo-...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, photo, a woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, after investors were rattled by a possible snag in a U.S.-Chinese trade truce following reports Beijing wants Washington to life punitive tariffs. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 06, 2019 - 4:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after investors were rattled by a possible snag in a U.S.-Chinese trade truce following reports Beijing wants Washington to lift punitive tariffs. Germany and Paris opened higher and London was unchanged. Tokyo rose while Shanghai...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 25, 2012, file photo, a small crowd protests at the Arizona State Building in Tucson, Ariz., during a rally after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Arizona SB1070. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, residents voted not to designate Tucson a “sanctuary city” with further restrictions on how and when police officers can enforce immigration laws. The initiative explicitly aimed to neuter the 2010 Arizona immigration law known as SB1070, which drew mass protests and a boycott of the state. Courts threw out much of the law but upheld the requirement for officers to check immigration papers when they suspect someone is in the country illegally. (David Sanders/Arizona Daily Star via AP, File)
November 06, 2019 - 3:46 am
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — After Arizona passed a law that required local police to check the immigration status of people suspected to be in the country illegally, the state's second-largest city wanted to send a message. The Democrats who control Tucson designated their town an "immigrant welcoming...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 25, 2012, file photo, a small crowd protests at the Arizona State Building in Tucson, Ariz., during a rally after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Arizona SB1070. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, residents voted not to designate Tucson a “sanctuary city” with further restrictions on how and when police officers can enforce immigration laws. The initiative explicitly aimed to neuter the 2010 Arizona immigration law known as SB1070, which drew mass protests and a boycott of the state. Courts threw out much of the law but upheld the requirement for officers to check immigration papers when they suspect someone is in the country illegally. (David Sanders/Arizona Daily Star via AP, File)
November 06, 2019 - 3:34 am
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — After Arizona passed a law that required local police to check the immigration status of people suspected to be in the country illegally, the state's second-largest city wanted to send a message. The Democrats who control Tucson designated their town an "immigrant welcoming...
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