Government policy

Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street as stocks add to the records they've set in the last few days. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 28, 2018 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes wobbled and finished mostly higher Tuesday, led by technology companies and a handful of retailers. The gains were enough to mark more record highs for several of the indexes, though not the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Trading was lighter than usual, and...
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FILE- In this May 21, 2018, file photo Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin arrives to speak with reporters about trade with China outside of the White House in Washington. In an interview with CNBC Tuesday, Aug. 28, Mnuchin says he respects the Federal Reserve's independence. He says he believes Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell understands the need for economic growth and will be careful in implementing monetary policy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 28, 2018 - 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday called Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell a "phenomenal leader." His comments marked the administration's first praise of the central bank since a barrage of criticism by President Donald Trump. In an interview with CNBC, Mnuchin...
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Florida Gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham, left, interacts with Georgina Morgan during a visit to Versailles Restaurant on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Miami. (Roberto Koltun/Miami Herald via AP)
August 28, 2018 - 3:37 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Shadowed by the death of Sen. John McCain, Arizona voters are nominating candidates to replace his seat-mate in a primary contest that lays bare the fissures in a Republican Party dramatically remade by President Donald Trump. Three Republicans vied Tuesday to replace Sen. Jeff Flake...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2018, file photo taken from video provided by the New York City Police Department, members of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit work to safely remove protester Therese Okoumou from the base of the Statue of Liberty in New York. Okoumou appeared on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at federal court in New York, where a judge set a Nov. 5 trial date. She's charged with trespassing and other misdemeanors. (NYPD via AP, File)
August 28, 2018 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A protester who was arrested after climbing the base of the Statue of Liberty to protest America's immigration policies says she wants to go to trial. Therese Okoumou appeared at federal court in Manhattan Tuesday, where a judge set a Nov. 5 trial date. She's charged with...
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FILE- In this April 5, 2018, file photo a sign for a Wall Street subway station is shown. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 28. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 28, 2018 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes shook off a midday stumble and managed tiny gains in afternoon trading Tuesday, led by technology companies and a handful of retailers. The indexes remained near record highs after rallying over the previous two days. Trading volume was lighter than usual...
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August 28, 2018 - 1:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A protester who was arrested after climbing the base of the Statue of Liberty to protest America's immigration policies says she wants to go to trial. Therese Okoumou appeared at federal court in Manhattan Tuesday, where a judge set a Nov. 5 trial date. She's charged with...
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President Donald Trump talks on the phone with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. Trump is announcing a trade "understanding" with Mexico that could lead to an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump made the announcement Monday in the Oval Office, with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto joining by speakerphone. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 28, 2018 - 1:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Canada's minister of foreign affairs is scheduled to hold talks in Washington on Tuesday in hopes of reaching a trade agreement with the United States, an urgent response after President Donald Trump announced a deal with Mexico on Monday that left out Canada. The official,...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 photo, U.S. Senatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., stands at the international border with Mexico, with ranchers Jim Chilton, left, Ted Noon, center, and Tom Kay, right, south of Arivaca, Ariz. In her bid to become the Republican Senate nominee, McSally has tacked hard right after initially keeping her distance from President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Matt York)
August 28, 2018 - 11:04 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Shadowed by the death of six-term Sen. John McCain, Arizona voters are nominating candidates to replace his seat-mate in a primary contest that lays bare the fissures in a Republican Party dramatically remade by President Donald Trump. Three Republicans are vying Tuesday to replace...
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President Donald Trump talks on the phone with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. Trump is announcing a trade "understanding" with Mexico that could lead to an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump made the announcement Monday in the Oval Office, with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto joining by speakerphone. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 28, 2018 - 10:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's declaration of victory Monday in reaching a preliminary deal with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement raised at least as many questions as it answered. Can Canada, the third member country in NAFTA and America's No. 2 trading partner...
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August 28, 2018 - 9:34 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government has announced a program of voluntary retirement funds that is intended to encourage its aging society to make savings and protect low-earners from post-retirement poverty. Under the program, employees, employers and the government will regularly contribute...
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