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EU-UK talks, fishing threat kick Brexit back into high gear

The Brexit brawl has kicked into high gear, almost a year after a deal on a free trade agreement was…

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China-U.S. reps hold meeting on bilateral trade issues

Chinese and U.S. officials have discussed their fraught trading relationship after a lengthy break in negotiations ByThe Associated Press October…

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Senate dodges US debt disaster, voting to extend borrowing

WASHINGTON — The Senate dodged a U.S. debt disaster Thursday night, voting to extend the government’s borrowing authority into December…

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Powell sees inflation cooling, evading ‘difficult situation’

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Thursday that current high levels of inflation are likely to fade next year and…

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China vows to keep Taiwan out of Pacific Rim trade group

Beijing says it will block Taiwan’s application to join an 11-member Pacific Rim trade grouping ByThe Associated Press September 29,…

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What’s the price of Biden’s plan? Democrats drive for zero

WASHINGTON — What will it cost to enact President Joe Biden’s massive expansion of social programs? Congress has authorized spending…

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Chinese builder in debt jam says it will make bond payment

A Chinese real estate developer that is struggling to avoid defaulting on billions of dollars of debt says it will…

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‘Crisis of trust’: France bristles at US submarine deal

UNITED NATIONS — France’s top diplomat declared Monday that there is a “crisis of trust” in the United States after…

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This Week: Fed policy update, Nike earns, new home sales

The Federal Reserve delivers its latest economic and interest rate policy update Wednesday By The Associated Press September 20, 2021,…

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AP FACT CHECK: Biden’s shaky claims on jobs, gasoline

WASHINGTON — Boasting that government policies can make a difference in improving the economy, President Joe Biden went too far…

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