Government policy

Trader Robert Charmak, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. U.S. stocks are lower Thursday morning as losses from the previous day continue. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 08, 2018 - 3:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are sinking again Thursday, extending a streak of losses that has yanked the market away from record highs. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped more than 600 points. The tumult started last Friday as investors worried about signs of rising inflation. The market fell...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. answers a question during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 08, 2018 - 1:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers pushed to enact a massive budget deal Thursday along with a stopgap temporary measure to prevent a government shutdown at midnight. GOP leaders tried to shore up support among conservatives for a plan that would shower the Pentagon with the billions they favor but also...
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Koji Tsuruoka, Japanese Ambassador to Britain, speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London, after representatives from Japanese investors, including top bosses from over 20 Japanese companies held talks with the British Government amid concerns that billions in investment are at risk because of Brexit Thursday Feb. 8, 2018. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 12:46 pm
LONDON (AP) — Japan's ambassador to Britain said Thursday that Japanese businesses in the U.K. expect continued access to the European Union market after Brexit. Koji Tsuruoka said Japanese firms "have a high stake" in the outcome of divorce negotiations between Britain and the EU. Speaking after a...
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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks during the central bank's quarterly inflation report press conference in the City of London, Thursday Feb. 8, 2018. The British pound has risen sharply after the Bank of England indicated it could raise interest rates again as soon as May. (Victoria Jones/Pool Photo via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 10:35 am
LONDON (AP) — With the global economy growing strongly, the Bank of England has become more confident about Britain's prospects and indicated it could raise interest rates in coming months — even in the face of the welter of uncertainties related to the country's exit from the European Union...
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Poland's Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz gestures during a joint press conference together with his Romanian counterpart Teodor Melescanu in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
February 08, 2018 - 10:33 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's foreign minister and a top European Union official have praised their meeting as helpful in easing an unprecedented dispute over some of Poland's domestic policies. Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and EU Commissioner Frans Timmermans met Thursday in Brussels to discuss...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks to reporters after she staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 08, 2018 - 10:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants — and to demonstrate to increasingly angry progressives and Democratic activists that she has done all she could...
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February 08, 2018 - 10:18 am
MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP) — A Catskills casino promoted as economic boost to this old resort area has opened in an increasingly competitive regional market. Resorts World Catskills debuted Thursday in the heart of the old "Borscht Belt." It features more than 150 table games and 2,150 slot machines...
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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks during the central bank's quarterly inflation report press conference in the City of London, Thursday Feb. 8, 2018. The British pound has risen sharply after the Bank of England indicated it could raise interest rates again as soon as May. (Victoria Jones/Pool Photo via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 10:12 am
LONDON (AP) — With the global economy growing strongly, the Bank of England has turned more confident about Britain's prospects and indicated it could raise interest rates in coming months — even in the face of the welter of uncertainties related to the country's exit from the European Union...
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A man walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday with some benchmarks erasing early morning gains. Investors remained skittish after this week's financial turmoil and overnight losses on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
February 08, 2018 - 8:14 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Thursday, with European stocks declining after gains in Asian, as investors appeared skittish after this week's financial turmoil. The pound rose sharply after the U.K. central bank signaled it could raise interest rates soon. KEEPING SCORE:...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, North Korea's Mangyongbong-92, right, carrying North Korea's members of art troupe is escorted as it approaches to Mukho Port in Donghae, South Korea. From smartphones to boat fuel, South Korea is wrestling how to balance international sanctions on North Korea with its desire to show the Olympic spirit as it welcomes hundreds of North Koreans to the country for the Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
February 08, 2018 - 8:08 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — From smartphones to ship fuel, South Korea is wrestling how to balance international sanctions on North Korea with its desire to show the Olympic spirit as it welcomes hundreds of North Koreans for the Winter Games. Spearheaded by the U.S., the international community has...
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