Financial markets

A currency trader watches monitors near screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Asian stocks marched higher on Wednesday as expectations for the impending tax cuts by U.S. President Donald Trump and the record-breaking gains overnight on Wall Street boosted investor sentiment. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
April 26, 2017 - 5:19 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Shares were mixed in Europe on Thursday after another day of gains in Asia as investors awaited U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement on tax cuts that could give a boost to U.S. companies and household spending. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.1 percent to 7,...
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A currency trader watches monitors near screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Asian stocks marched higher on Wednesday as expectations for the impending tax cuts by U.S. President Donald Trump and the record-breaking gains overnight on Wall Street boosted investor sentiment. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
April 26, 2017 - 3:17 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Shares rose in Asia on Wednesday after hopes for tax cuts by President Donald Trump drove record-breaking gains overnight on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 1.1 percent to 19,289.43 and South Korea's Kospi rose 0.5 percent to 2,207.84. Hong Kong's...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 22, 2016, file photo, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, speaks to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Lew testified before the committee's hearing on the state of international finance. Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans in Congress are moving to unwind the Dodd-Frank law, the stricter regulations that took effect after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. The sweeping legislation rolled out by Hensarling, a Texas Republican who is Dodd-Frank's fiercest foe and heads the House Financial Services Committee, could dismantle the financial law. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 25, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans in Congress are moving to unwind the stricter regulations that took effect after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. A House committee takes up legislation Wednesday that would defang the tighter rules. While...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin smiles while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 25, 2017 - 8:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the "massive" tax cut he promised without also...
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech during the "Ancient Civilizations Forum" (ACForum) at Zappeio Conference Hall in Athens, Monday, April 24, 2017. Foreign Ministers and top officials from various countries attended the forum being held in the Greek capital. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
April 25, 2017 - 6:49 am
LONDON (AP) — Following years of strict budget restraint, particularly in Greece, the level of government borrowing across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since before the most acute phase of the global financial crisis, official figures showed Tuesday. According to...
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April 25, 2017 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Following years of strict budget restraint, particularly in Greece, the level of government borrowing across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since before the most acute phase of the global financial crisis, official figures showed Tuesday. According to...
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April 25, 2017 - 5:02 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Following years of often strict budget austerity, the level of government borrowing in the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level since early 2008. Official figures Tuesday show the deficit in the eurozone was at 1.4 percent of annual gross domestic product in the fourth...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin smiles while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 25, 2017 - 3:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the "massive" tax cut he promised without also...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, as health care companies including Biogen and Celgene rise, but airlines continue to take steep losses as investors worry about rising costs and the possibility of falling fares. The dollar is weakening further as the U.S. currency remains at three-year lows. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 24, 2017 - 4:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Vive le rally. U.S. stocks joined a worldwide surge higher Monday after the first round of France's presidential election raised expectations that the European Union will hold together. A candidate seen as pro-business won the most votes Sunday, and many investors expect him to win...
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April 24, 2017 - 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — MetLife is asking a federal appeals court to put on hold a ruling on whether the government can tag the insurance giant as a potential threat to the financial system. The insurer says in a court filing that the case should be halted pending a government report requested by...
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