Government debt

People walk outside the Zappeion conference hall in central Athens, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. The Zappeion was used as the main fencing hall in the first modern Olympic games in 1896 and later as the Olympic Village.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
March 04, 2019 - 5:54 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says it is planning a benchmark 10-year bond issue, in its second market test since the country officially exited its international bailouts in August. The Public Debt Management Agency said Monday that the issue would be launched "in the near future" subject to market...
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European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici talks to journalists at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The European Union says it's concerned about Italy's debt and is warning the government in Rome to shore up its public finances. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 27, 2019 - 8:38 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union expressed concern about Italy's debt levels Wednesday and warned the government in Rome to push through measures to shore up the public finances. In a review of Italy's economic performance — one of the 28-nation bloc's biggest economies — the European Commission...
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FILE - This June 8, 2017, file photo shows the U.S. Treasury Department building in Washington. The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time. The Treasury Department's daily statement shows that total outstanding public debt stands at $22.01 trillion. It stood at $19.95 trillion when President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
February 12, 2019 - 8:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time. The Treasury Department's daily statement showed Tuesday that total outstanding public debt stands at $22.01 trillion. It stood at $19.95 trillion when President Donald Trump took office on Jan...
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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte delivers his speech during the inauguration ceremony of the ACSD (Africa Center for Climate and Sustainable Development) in Rome, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. (Maurizio Brambatti/ANSA Via AP)
January 31, 2019 - 9:38 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy has fallen back into recession, intensifying concerns about the 19-country eurozone economy and a possible flare-up in the debt market jitters that haunted the bloc in recent years. The Italian economy, the third-largest in the eurozone, contracted by a quarterly rate of 0.2...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, file photo, Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad arrives for meeting at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria. On Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, Mahathir says that proceeding with a multi-billion-dollar rail link project backed by China will “impoverish” the country, saddling it with heavy debts for the next 30 years. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
January 29, 2019 - 8:57 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Tuesday that proceeding with a multibillion-dollar China-backed rail link project would impoverish the country, saddling the government with excess debt for the next 30 years. Since winning a historic vote last May,...
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FILE- In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo specialist Michael Pistillo works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 25, 2019 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Friday, recovering a chunk of their losses from earlier in the week. Technology and industrial companies jumped. Traders took a brighter view on the economy, and U.S. companies continued to report solid results for the fourth quarter. Energy and...
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A man receives a money transfer in Lebanese currency from a Western Union shop, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Earlier this month, Lebanon's central bank announced that all money sent through transfer services must now be collected in Lebanese pounds. Lebanon's finance minister says a report by Moody's Investors Service that downgraded the country's long-term investment ratings reflects the need for quickly forming a new government and implementing reforms. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
January 22, 2019 - 10:44 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A report by Moody's Investors Service that downgraded the country's long-term investment ratings reflects the urgent need for quickly forming a new government, implementing reforms and reducing budget deficit, Lebanon's finance minister and experts said Tuesday. The statement by Ali...
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January 16, 2019 - 4:28 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A court hearing on a major restructuring of Puerto Rico's mammoth debt opened Wednesday, with protesters warning the deal would further indebt the U.S. territory and supporters arguing it would secure funds urgently needed by the government. The hearing involves more...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, listens as Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, talks about border security after making a surprise visit to the press briefing room of the White House in Washington. Trump and Judd share an ominous view of the southern border and a certainty that a wall along the boundary is urgently needed to stop what they’ve described as a humanitarian crisis. Judd, a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol, has helped to validate Trump’s fiery immigration rhetoric and affirm the president’s conviction the border with Mexico is a frequently lawless place. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 14, 2019 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brandon Judd, president of the union that represents thousands of border patrol agents, has flipped the axiom that there are no winners in a government shutdown. His proximity to President Donald Trump has elevated the union leader's profile while burnishing the image of the U.S...
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December 24, 2018 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Stocks plunged Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling 653 points following President Trump's tweet attacking the Federal Reserve and its independence. The Dow Jones lost 2.9 percent and the...
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