Financial crisis

This July 31, 2017 photo, shows the heavily polluted Jacarepagua lagoon, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In it's Olympic bid, Rio promised to clean up the bay and up its treatment of sewage, promises that were not kept. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
August 05, 2017 - 6:30 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Environmental activists sailed across Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay on Saturday to protest pollution in the city's waterways and broken promises to clean them up around the 2016 Olympics. The silent flotilla coincided with the one-year anniversary of the start of the Rio...
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This July 31, 2017 photo, shows the heavily polluted Jacarepagua lagoon, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In it's Olympic bid, Rio promised to clean up the bay and up its treatment of sewage, promises that were not kept. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
August 05, 2017 - 5:48 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Environmental activists sailed across Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay on Saturday to protest pollution in the city's waterways and broken promises to clean them up around the 2016 Olympics. The silent flotilla coincided with the one-year anniversary of the start of the Rio...
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August 04, 2017 - 11:56 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's crisis-wracked finances announced Friday that it will impose furloughs for the first time in the U.S. territory's history. Furloughs of up to two days a month will start Sept. 1 and apply to all government employees...
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August 04, 2017 - 11:26 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's crisis-wracked finances announced Friday that it will impose furloughs for the first time in the U.S. territory's history. Furloughs of up to two days a month will start Sept. 1 and apply to all government employees...
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August 04, 2017 - 10:49 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's crisis-wracked finances is imposing furloughs for the first time in the U.S. territory's history. Board Executive Director Natalie Jaresko said Friday that furloughs of up to two days a month would start Sept. 1 and apply...
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August 03, 2017 - 7:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's choice to head the federal agency overseeing some of the riskiest corners of the financial world. Former brokerage firm executive J. Christopher Giancarlo was approved Thursday as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading...
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July 28, 2017 - 2:27 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia said Friday it will grant temporary legal status to more than 150,000 Venezuelans who entered the country legally and overstayed their visas, due to the deteriorating political and economic crisis in their home country. The measure is meant as a relief for those who...
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July 28, 2017 - 12:50 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Colombia says it will grant temporary legal status to more than 150,000 Venezuelans who have overstayed visas due to the deteriorating political and economic crisis in their home country...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2017 file photo, the President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is likely to tread softly on Thursday, July 20, 2017 as the bank inches toward bringing an end to its monetary stimulus efforts. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
July 20, 2017 - 10:49 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi did his best Thursday to give no clear signal about the eventual withdrawal of a massive bond-purchase stimulus program, lest markets overreact. Draghi said the bank's 25-member governing council was unanimous in not even setting a...
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Opposition members shout slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro as they waits for the results of a of a symbolic referendum in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, July 16, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans lined up across the country and in expatriate communities around the world Sunday to vote in a symbolic rejection of President Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that's raising tensions in a nation battered by shortages and anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Jesus Hernandez)
July 17, 2017 - 7:13 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Foes of President Nicolas Maduro said more than 7 million Venezuelans cast symbolic votes rejecting his plan to retool the constitution in a strong but not overwhelming showing that left the opposition facing tough choices two weeks before the socialist leader seeks to...
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