Financial markets

May 02, 2017 - 4:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Republicans eagerly awaited a GOP president so they could take a heavy knife to many of the regulatory requirements for banks, insurers and other financial institutions. Now, they finally get their chance. The House Financial Services Committee is slated to begin work Tuesday...
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DAY 78 - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping pause for photographs at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 02, 2017 - 3:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has presented two arguments about why he's letting China off the hook from his campaign promise to label it a currency manipulator, an action that would have set the stage for a possible trade war if he had done it. One is based on realpolitik — the idea...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, May 1, 2017. Spicer answered questions about the budget agreement, China and other topics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 01, 2017 - 11:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:10 p.m. President Donald Trump wants legislative wins and is poised for one or two. But his recent comments on one bill raise questions about how closely he follows the details. His recent description of the health care...
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White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, May 1, 2017. Spicer answered questions about the budget agreement, China and other topics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 01, 2017 - 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:20 p.m. White House press secretary Sean Spicer is tamping down expectations on passing a Republican-led health care bill through the House. Spicer says, "we're not there yet," but adds that the Trump administration is "...
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People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, May 1, 2017. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday despite worries over regional tensions after North Korea carried out a missile test over the weekend. Many markets in Asia and Europe were closed for Labor Day. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
May 01, 2017 - 5:15 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's index rose Monday, helped by a weaker yen and strong readings in a manufacturing survey, while many markets in Europe and the rest of Asia were closed for holidays. KEEPING SCORE: Many markets in Asia and Europe, including France, Germany and Great Britain, were closed for...
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People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, May 1, 2017. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday despite worries over regional tensions after North Korea carried out a missile test over the weekend. Many markets in Asia and Europe were closed for Labor Day. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
May 01, 2017 - 2:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday despite worries over regional tensions after a North Korea missile launch failed over the weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Many markets in Asia and Europe were closed for Labor Day. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.6 percent to 19,310.52. Australia's...
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People walk past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, May 1, 2017. Asian shares were mostly higher Monday despite worries over regional tensions after North Korea carried out a missile test over the weekend. Many markets in Asia and Europe were closed for Labor Day. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
May 01, 2017 - 12:02 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday despite worries over regional tensions after a North Korea missile launch failed over the weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Many markets in Asia and Europe were closed for Labor Day. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.4 percent in the morning session to...
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April 30, 2017 - 11:44 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday despite worries over regional tensions after a North Korea missile launch failed over the weekend. KEEPING SCORE: Many markets in Asia and Europe were closed for Labor Day. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.4 percent in the morning session to...
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Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala casts his ballot for the Democratic party's primary elections, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, April 30, 2017. The three candidates are former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, Governor of Apulia region, Michele Emiliano, and Justice Minister Andrea Orlando. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP)
April 30, 2017 - 11:26 am
ROME (AP) — Italians voted Sunday for a new Democratic Party chief in a primary that is expected to return Matteo Renzi to its leadership, just as the splintering party ponders how to counter a growing challenge from anti-euro populist politicians. The Democrats are currently the main force in...
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Pope Francis speaks on the occasion of an audience with members of the Catholic Action association, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday April 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
April 30, 2017 - 6:41 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has appealed to leaders of Venezuela's government and society to avoid any more violence as he cited the mounting number of dead, injured and prisoners. Francis told faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square Sunday that, united in sorrow with the families of victims,...
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