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President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi is on his way to a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 27, 2017 - 9:14 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank kept its stimulus program and interest rates unchanged Thursday even though it conceded that the economic recovery in the 19-country is becoming stronger. Though a raft of economic indicators in recent weeks have pointed to a strengthening...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, joined by National Economic Director Gary Cohn, speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. President Donald Trump is proposing dramatically reducing the taxes paid by corporations big and small in an overhaul his administration says will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
April 27, 2017 - 7:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code leaves much of the heavy lifting to Congress, while ignoring years of hard work by the guy who will have to do a lot of that lifting: House Speaker Paul Ryan. The one-page proposal outlined by the Trump administration...
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Supporters listen to French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron during an election campaign rally in Arras, northern France, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Battling for France's blue-collar vote and employing all of her political guile, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival Macron by making a surprise campaign stop Wednesday to a home appliance factory threatened with closure. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 27, 2017 - 6:12 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Further evidence emerged Thursday that the economy in the 19-country eurozone has moved up a gear or two in the early months of the year. However, with uncertainties remaining over the outcome of the French presidential election and inflation still low, the European...
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April 27, 2017 - 6:03 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Further evidence emerged Thursday that the economy in the 19-country eurozone has moved up a gear or two in the early months of the year. However, with uncertainties remaining over the outcome of the French presidential election and inflation still low, the European...
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People stand next to an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Share prices were mostly lower in Asia following U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposal for tax cuts, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 index down 0.2 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng 0.3 percent lower. Traders were awaiting the release of a policy statement by the Bank of Japan, though no major changes were expected. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 27, 2017 - 5:04 am
HONG KONG (AP) — World stock indexes were mixed Thursday as investors assessed the scant details of President Donald Trump's U.S. tax overhaul. Japan's central bank kept its monetary policy unchanged and forecasted steady growth for Asia's No. 2 economy. KEEPING SCORE: European shares fell in early...
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People stand next to an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Share prices were mostly lower in Asia following U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposal for tax cuts, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 index down 0.2 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng 0.3 percent lower. Traders were awaiting the release of a policy statement by the Bank of Japan, though no major changes were expected. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 27, 2017 - 2:27 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday as investors assessed the scant details of President Donald Trump's U.S. tax overhaul. Japan's central bank kept its monetary policy unchanged and forecasted steady growth for Asia's No. 2 economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225...
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People stand next to an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Share prices were mostly lower in Asia following U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposal for tax cuts, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 index down 0.2 percent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng 0.3 percent lower. Traders were awaiting the release of a policy statement by the Bank of Japan, though no major changes were expected. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 27, 2017 - 1:22 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian shares were fairly firm Thursday as investors assessed the scant details of President Donald Trump's U.S. tax overhaul and a Japanese central bank report forecasting steady growth for Asia's No. 2 economy. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.2 percent to...
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Trader Luke Scanlon works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Stock markets around the world made only modest moves on Wednesday, waiting to see what the White House has in store for U.S. tax policy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 26, 2017 - 2:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes ticked higher on Wednesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index flirted with its record high, as the White House unveiled a broad outline of its plan to cut tax rates. The market has sprinted higher since November, due in large part to expectations that lower taxes...
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Trader Luke Scanlon works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Stock markets around the world made only modest moves on Wednesday, waiting to see what the White House has in store for U.S. tax policy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
April 26, 2017 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes made modest gains Wednesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index flirted with its record high, as markets wait to see what the White House has in store for U.S. tax policy. Stocks have sprinted higher since November, due in large part to expectations that lower...
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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 26, 2017 - 11:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing dramatically reducing the taxes paid by corporations big and small in an overhaul his administration says will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class. The White House on Wednesday was to release broad outlines of...
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