Economy

FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco ruled Wednesday. Oct. 25, that the government does not have to immediately resume paying "Obamacare" health care subsidies that President Donald Trump cut off. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 25, 2017 - 8:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected a request from 18 states and the District of Columbia to force the Trump administration to resume paying "Obamacare" subsidies right away and scolded the coalition for claiming health care costs would rise without federal help. State attorneys...
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The Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. It’s sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act, but the Trump administration isn’t making it easy _ cutting the enrollment period in half, slashing advertising and dialing back on counselors who help consumers get through the process. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 25, 2017 - 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums for the most popular "Obamacare" plans are going up an average of 34 percent, according to a study Wednesday that confirms dire predictions about the impact of political turmoil on consumers. Window-shopping on HealthCare.gov went live Wednesday, so across the country...
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This Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, photo shows a new home for sale in a housing development in Raeford, N.C. On Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in September. (AP Photo/Swayne B. Hall)
October 25, 2017 - 10:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes jumped last month to the highest level since October 2007, a sign that Americans — unable to find existing homes — are turning to new construction. Damage from last month's hurricanes may have also inflated the data. New home sales leapt 18.9 percent in...
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A currency trader walks by screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Asian markets edged higher on Wednesday amid little leads from news headlines to move the markets while investors watched upcoming corporate earnings reports and U.S. politics for clues about the next leader of the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 25, 2017 - 8:34 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Wednesday amid another string of strong corporate earnings reports and as investors keep an eye out for news about the next U.S. Federal Reserve chair. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 slipped 0.5 percent to 7,492 after the country's...
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This Tuesday, June 13, 2017, photo shows the Mark Miller Toyota dealership in Salt Lake City. On Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, the Commerce Department releases its September report on durable goods. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
October 25, 2017 - 8:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose 2.2 percent in September, the biggest gain in three months, led by a big increase in orders for commercial aircraft. A key category that tracks business investment posted a third straight solid monthly gain. The Commerce Department...
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New members of the Politburo Standing Committee, from left, Han Zheng, Wang Huning, Li Zhanshu, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Wang Yang, Zhao Leji stand together at Beijing's Great Hall of the People Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017. The seven-member Standing Committee, the inner circle of Chinese political power, was paraded in front of assembled media on the first day following the end of the 19th Communist Party Congress. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 25, 2017 - 4:33 am
BEIJING (AP) — Key members of China's Communist Party were determined at the national congress, which is held every five years and concluded this week. On Wednesday, members of the party's highest body, the Politburo Standing Committee were announced, with President Xi Jinping returning for a...
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October 25, 2017 - 4:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — A closely watched survey shows German business optimism hit a new record high in October, buoyed by a strong economy. The Munich-based Ifo institute said Wednesday its business climate indicator climbed to 116.7 points in October, from 115.3 points the previous month. Ifo President...
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President Donald Trump leaves the Capitol after lunch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Republicans to talk about his tax reform agenda, in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 24, 2017 - 7:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a $36.5 billion emergency aid measure Tuesday to refill disaster accounts, provide a much-needed cash infusion to Puerto Rico, and bail out the federal flood insurance program. The 82-17 vote sends the measure to the White House, where President Donald Trump is...
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October 24, 2017 - 4:44 pm
Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar and Post-it note maker 3M led a rally in industrial companies Tuesday after they made strong third-quarter reports. Other U.S. stocks finished the day with smaller gains. On Tuesday: The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 4.15 points, or 0.2...
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The logo for 3M appears on a screen above the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Caterpillar and Post-it note maker 3M lead a rally in industrial companies, while banks are climbing along with interest rates.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 24, 2017 - 4:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar and Post-it note maker 3M led a rally in industrial companies Tuesday after they made strong third-quarter reports. Other U.S. stocks finished the day with smaller gains. Caterpillar and 3M both raised their forecasts for the rest...
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