Economy

Average US mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.53 percent

Aug 16, 2018

Average US mortgage rates fall for second straight week; 30-year at 4.53 percent

July housing starts up a slight 0.9 percent as tariffs bite

Aug 16, 2018

US housing starts ticked up just 0.9 percent in July, a sign that higher costs might be weighing on homebuilders

European stock markets pick up after losses in Asia

Aug 16, 2018

Stock markets are higher in European trading after Turkey's currency crisis abated somewhat and a downbeat day in Asia

Asian stocks slide as investors fret over China's economy

Aug 16, 2018

Global stock indexes fall as investors fret over outlook for growth, especially in China.

China sending trade envoy to Washington for talks

Aug 16, 2018

China sending trade envoy to Washington for talks amid spiraling tariff dispute

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on black unemployment

Aug 15, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and aides take unjustified credit for recent job gains by black Americans

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Aug 15, 2018

Deepening worries about global economic growth, particularly in China, set off a rout in riskier assets including technology stocks, copper and crude oil

Brazil's economy contracts almost 1 percent in 2nd quarter

Aug 15, 2018

Brazil's Central Bank says the country's economy contracted nearly 1 percent in the second quarter due to a trucker strike

The Latest: White House says Turkey treated pastor 'badly'

Aug 15, 2018

The White House says "we won't forget" how Turkey has treated a detained American pastor, after a court rejected his appeal for release

New president takes over in Paraguay, vows to cut poverty

Aug 15, 2018

Mario Abdo Benitez has taken over as Paraguay's new president, vowing to combat poverty and corruption

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