economics

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: The U.S. Capitol is seen on February 4, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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Kristen Johanson
March 25, 2020 - 7:34 pm
The $2 trillion stimulus package would give money directly to taxpayers, expand unemployment benefits, support small businesses and aid hospitals throughout the Philadelphia-area. Read more here.
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United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin walk on Pennsylvania Avenue back to the White House after meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He for trade talks Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Washington.
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May 09, 2019 - 11:22 pm
By Paul Wiseman and Kevin Freking WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators met Thursday just hours before the United States was set to raise tariffs on Chinese imports in a dramatic escalation of tensions between the world's two biggest economies. China has threatened to retaliate if...
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A man looks at his smartphone near a display showing stock prices at a brokerage house in Shanghai Monday, May 6, 2019.
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May 06, 2019 - 5:14 pm
By Joe McDonald and Paul Wiseman BEIJING (AP) — By threatening to raise taxes on Chinese imports, President Donald Trump is throwing down a challenge to Beijing: Agree to sweeping changes in China's government-dominated economic model — or suffer the consequences. The unexpected ultimatum,...
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An ATM is displayed at a Wells Fargo bank, in Atlanta.
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March 18, 2019 - 9:30 pm
(AP) — Fidelity National Information Services is buying Worldpay for about $35 billion to combine forces as financial transactions increasingly move online. The payment service industry works behind the scenes to help complete the process for purchases. It was a simpler exercise when those...
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The laureates of the Nobel Prize in Economics displayed on the screen, William Nordhaus, left, and Paul Romer during a press conference at the The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Monday Oct. 8, 2018.
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October 08, 2018 - 9:18 am
By David Keyton and Jim Heintz, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for studying a pressing issue facing the global economy: how to deal with pollution and climate change and how to foster the innovation needed to tackle such problems. William...
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