Economy

Chinese visit to Italy seeks closer ties, stirs suspicions

Mar 21, 2019

Chinese Premier Xi Jingping's visit to Rome will see the two countries sign a deal making Italy the first major democracy to join China's ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project.

Poll: More Americans say too little spending on health

Mar 21, 2019

A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being driven by both Democrats and Republicans

Consumers should soon see benefit of Fed's patience on rates

Mar 21, 2019

It was only a few months ago that interest rates were marching higher and bearing down on everyone from home buyers to stock investors

Export slump deepens for American whiskey producers

Mar 21, 2019

For American whiskey producers, their tariff-induced hangover became more painful in late 2018 when a downturn in exports accelerated, especially in the European Union _ the industry's biggest overseas market, an industry trade group said Thursday

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely says Mueller appointment biased

Mar 21, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: President Trump attacks the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller by falsely claiming it was biased and conflicted

UK firms step up preparations for a 'no-deal' Brexit

Mar 21, 2019

The U.K. central bank says that companies have ratcheted up their preparations for a disorderly "no-deal" Brexit over the past couple of months

European shares shaken by Brexit jitters after gains in Asia

Mar 21, 2019

European shares mixed on Brexit jitters after Fed says it will hold off on rate hikes

Bank of England warns that Brexit uncertainties continue to weigh on confidence and short-term economic activity in UK

Mar 21, 2019

Bank of England warns that Brexit uncertainties continue to weigh on confidence and short-term economic activity in UK

Merkel: Germany risks been viewed as unreliable on arms

Mar 21, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that her country risks being viewed as an unreliable partner in joint European defense industry projects

US trade negotiators to visit China for talks next week

Mar 21, 2019

China's commerce ministry says U.S. officials will visit Beijing next week for the next round of high-level trade talks

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