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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 - 1:37 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More than 7 million Venezuelans cast symbolic votes rejecting President Nicolas Maduro's 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 reshape the...
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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 - 1:27 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More than 7 million Venezuelans cast symbolic votes rejecting President Nicolas Maduro's plan to retool the constitution in a strong but not overwhelming showing that left the opposition facing tough strategic choices two weeks before the socialist leader tries to reshape...
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Opposition members dance outside of a poll station during a symbolic referendum in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, July 16, 2017. Venezuela's opposition called for a massive turnout Sunday in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that's escalating tensions in a nation stricken by widespread shortages and more than 100 days of anti-government protests.(AP Photo/Jesus Hernandez)
July 16, 2017 - 11:12 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — 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 Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that's raising tensions in a nation battered by...
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July 16, 2017 - 10:52 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter, boosted by unexpectedly strong trade and consumer spending, despite fears tighter lending controls aimed at cooling a surge in debt are weighing on commercial activity. Output rose 6.9 percent in the three months ending in...
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Opposition members dance outside of a poll station during a symbolic referendum in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, July 16, 2017. Venezuela's opposition called for a massive turnout Sunday in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that's escalating tensions in a nation stricken by widespread shortages and more than 100 days of anti-government protests.(AP Photo/Jesus Hernandez)
July 16, 2017 - 10:46 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — 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 Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that's raising tensions in a nation battered by...
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July 16, 2017 - 10:05 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's economic growth held steady in the latest quarter, boosted by unusually strong trade, despite concerns about a possible impending slowdown. Government data on Monday showed output rose 6.9 percent in the three months ending in June compared with a year earlier. China's...
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Opposition leader Henrique Capriles casts his ballot during a symbolic referendum in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, July 16, 2017. Venezuela's opposition called for a massive turnout Sunday in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that's escalating tensions in a nation stricken by widespread shortages and more than 100 days of anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
July 16, 2017 - 5:14 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — 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 Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that's raising tensions in a nation battered by...
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A chart on the impact on jobs by the "Taylor Rule" is projected behind Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as Democratic members of the House Financial Services Committee question her during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 12, 2017 - 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen raised the possibility Wednesday that the Fed would consider slowing the pace of its interest rate increases if inflation remained persistently below its target level. For the moment, Yellen signaled no change in policy, indicating that the three...
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FILE - This is a Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 file photo of People as they walk past one of the headquarters buildings showing the logo of the Royal Bank of Scotland in London. Royal Bank of Scotland said wednesday july 12, 2017 that it has reached a $5.5 billion settlement in the United States over mortgage-backed securities issued before the financial crisis. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant/File)
July 12, 2017 - 3:59 pm
LONDON (AP) — Royal Bank of Scotland said Wednesday it has reached a $5.5 billion settlement in the United States over the mis-selling of mortgage-backed securities before the financial crisis — a key milestone in the institution's efforts to put its past sins behind it. The deal with the Federal...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 23, 2017, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen looks at documents while waiting to speak at the Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference in Washington. Beginning Wednesday, July 12, 2017, Yellen speaks to Congress about monetary policy and the state of the economy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
July 12, 2017 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress on Wednesday that the central bank expects to keep raising a key interest rate at a gradual pace and also plans to start trimming its massive bond holdings this year. In her semiannual testimony on the economy, Yellen took note of a...
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