Financial crisis

A black-and-white depiction of Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, attracts signatures and comments of support from residents amid a diplomatic crisis between Qatar and neighboring Arab countries in Doha, Qatar, on Monday, July 3, 2017. A group of Arab nations has extended a deadline for Qatar to respond to their list of demands in a diplomatic crisis roiling the Gulf by 48 hours, saying Kuwait's emir requested the delay as part of his efforts to mediate the dispute. (AP Photo/Maggie Hyde)
July 05, 2017 - 10:52 am
CAIRO (AP) — Foreign ministers from four Arab nations seeking to isolate Qatar over its alleged support for extremist groups met on Wednesday in the Egyptian capital, just hours after they said they had received Doha's response to their demands for ending the diplomatic crisis roiling the Persian...
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Former Barclays chief executive John Varley arrives for a hearing for charges of fraud at Westminster Magistrates Court, London, Monday, July 3, 2017. Barclays and four of its former executives, including its former CEO, are set to appear in court on charges of conspiracy to commit fraud connected with efforts to raise funds at the height of the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
July 03, 2017 - 11:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Barclays and four of its former executives, including the ex-CEO, appeared in court in Britain on Monday on charges of conspiracy to commit fraud connected with efforts to raise funds from Qatar and avoid a bailout during the 2008 financial crisis. The charges are the first in Britain...
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July 03, 2017 - 5:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Barclays and four of its former executives — including its former CEO — are set to appear in court on charges of conspiracy to commit fraud connected with efforts to raise funds at the height of the 2008 financial crisis. The charges are the first in Britain against a bank and former...
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June 28, 2017 - 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve has given the green light to all 34 of the biggest banks in the U.S. to raise their dividends and buy back shares, judging their financial foundations sturdy enough to withstand a major economic downturn. It was the first time in seven years of annual "stress...
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U.S. Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a discussion with Lord Nicholas Stern, President of the British Academy, at Carlton House Terrace of the British Academy in London, Tuesday, June 27, 2017.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 27, 2017 - 3:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen relayed her hope that another repeat of the financial crisis will not occur "in our lifetimes." Addressing an audience at the British Academy in London on Tuesday, Yellen said the banking reforms put in place in recent years have made the financial...
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U.S. Fed Chair Janet Yellen smiles as she arrives for a discussion with Lord Nicholas Stern, President of the British Academy, at Carlton House Terrace of the Britsih Academy in London, Tuesday, June 27, 2017.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 27, 2017 - 2:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that banking reforms now in place have made the financial system safer, and the world should be able to avoid the type of devastating crisis that struck the global economy in 2008. Speaking at the British Academy in London, Yellen said...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2017 file photo, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang listens to questions during a media conference at the conclusion of an EU-China summit in Brussels. China's top economic official tried to quell fears surging debt might threaten growth, saying Tuesday, June 27, 2017, financial risks are "generally under control" and Beijing can achieve this year's development targets. Speaking at a meeting of the World Economic Forum in the northeastern city of Dalian, Premier Li also gave a ringing endorsement of free trade and said China will stick to its commitments to fight climate change. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
June 27, 2017 - 3:14 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's top economic official tried to quell fears surging debt might threaten growth, saying Tuesday financial risks are "generally under control" and Beijing can achieve this year's development targets. Speaking at a meeting of the World Economic Forum in the northeastern city of...
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June 27, 2017 - 1:24 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's top economic official tried to quell fears surging debt might threaten growth, saying Tuesday financial risks are "generally under control" and Beijing can achieve this year's development targets. Speaking at a meeting of the World Economic Forum in the northeastern city of...
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This cover image released by Random House shows "Behold the Dreamers," a novel by Imbolo Mbue and Oprah Winfrey’s latest selection for Oprah's Book Club. (Random House via AP)
June 26, 2017 - 9:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Imbolo Mbue, whose debut novel "Behold the Dreamers" is Oprah Winfrey's latest selection, owes her career in part to the talk-show host. "Years ago, I went to the library one day in Falls Church, Virginia, to borrow a book and saw a shelf that only had Oprah book club picks," Mbue,...
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FILE - This is a Monday, July 27, 2009 file photo of John Varley, the Group Chief Executive of Barclays Bank as he leaves after attending a meeting at the Treasury in London,  Britain’s Serious Fraud Office on Tuesday June 20, 2017 charged Barclays Plc, and John Varley and three other former executives with conspiracy to commit fraud when they sought investment from Qatar in 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham/File)
June 20, 2017 - 12:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — British regulators charged Barclays bank and four former executives, including then-CEO John Varley, with conspiracy to commit fraud when they asked Qatar for a cash infusion to avoid a government bailout at the height of the financial crisis in 2008. The Serious Fraud Office...
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