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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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UK leader in peril after Treasury chief axes ‘Trussonomics’

LONDON — The U.K.’s new Treasury chief ripped up the government’s economic plan on Monday, dramatically reversing most of the…

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UK prime minister calls press conference amid U-turn calls

LONDON — Embattled British Prime Minister Liz Truss scheduled a hastily arranged news conference on Friday, after her Treasury chief…

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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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New Zealand proposes taxing cow burps, angering farmers

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s government on Tuesday proposed taxing the greenhouse gasses that farm animals make from burping…

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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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US shift away from coal hits tribal community in New Mexico

KIRTLAND, N.M. — The clamor of second graders breaking away from lessons to form lunch lines has gotten quieter in…

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Asian stocks follow Wall St. higher after UK calms markets

BEIJING — European stocks tumbled Thursday and Asian markets were mixed after British Prime Minister Liz Truss defended a tax-cut…

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OU Health ceasing some gender care after funds threatened

OKLAHOMA CITY — The University of Oklahoma Medical Center confirmed Wednesday it is planning to stop offering some gender-affirming medical…

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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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