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Deficit figures set up competing visions from Biden and GOP

This fiscal year’s budget deficit shrunk in half from last year, but the red ink soared on a monthly basis…

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Empty shelves or unaffordable food: Tunisia’s crisis deepens

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisians have been hit with soaring food prices and shortages of basic staples in recent weeks, threatening…

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UK’s Truss tries to shake off dismal start with party speech

BIRMINGHAM, England — U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss will say Wednesday that all change brings disruption as she tries to…

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Bank of England to buy UK bonds to avert financial risk

LONDON — The Bank of England said Wednesday that it will launch a temporary government bond-buying program to stave off…

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UK slashes personal, corporate taxes in bid to spur growth

LONDON — Britain’s new Conservative government announced Friday it will cut personal income tax, scrap a planned tax hike on…

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EU proposes to suspend billions in funds to Hungary

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s executive branch recommended Sunday that the bloc suspend around 7.5 billion euros (dollars) in funding…

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California launches website promoting abortion services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California launched a publicly funded website Tuesday to promote the state’s abortion services, listing clinics, linking to…

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IRS to the rescue? Tax audits eyed for infrastructure cash

WASHINGTON — Republicans say they won’t raise taxes on corporations. Democrats say they won’t raise taxes on people making less…

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Missouri governor drops voter-approved Medicaid expansion

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has dropped plans to expand the state’s Medicaid program after the Legislature declined to provide money…

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UK sees budget deficit rise to highest rate since 1946

Britain has seen its budget deficit rise during the coronavirus pandemic to its highest level since the year after the…

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