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Impeachment dominates, but much other work awaits Congress

Oct 13, 2019

Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators _ and they're returning to work this coming week with mixed hopes of success.

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The Latest: Germany to curtail arms exports to Turkey

Oct 12, 2019

Germany's foreign minister has announced that the country will curtail its arms exports to Turkey, which has started a military offensive into northeastern Syria against Syrian Kurdish fighters

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Retiree checks to rise modestly amid push to expand benefits

Oct 10, 2019

Social Security says millions of retirees will get a modest 1.6% cost-of-living increase in 2020 _ and that comes to about $24 more a month more the average retired worker

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Serbia, Albania, North Macedonia pledge to open borders

Oct 10, 2019

The leaders of Serbia, North Macedonia and Albania have pledged to lift barriers to free trade and travel between the three Balkan countries as they all seek entry into the European Union

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Markets Right Now: Stocks extend losses on Wall Street

Oct 8, 2019

Stocks are ending lower on Wall Street as tensions rachet up again between the U.S. and China just before the two sides are set to meet again to discuss trade.

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Kosovo election winner in no rush to restart Serbia talks

Oct 8, 2019

A left-wing party leader poised to become Kosovo's next prime minister said Tuesday he isn't in any rush to restart formal talks intended to normalize relations with Serbia and won't lift a 100% tariff on Serb imports from the previous government

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Fed's odd dilemma: Low unemployment but pressure to do more

Oct 8, 2019

The Fed's odd dilemma: Ultra-low unemployment and inflation but pressure to do more

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Protests squeezing Hong Kong economy, tourism, leader says

Oct 8, 2019

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam says the city's economy is being battered by months of increasingly violent protests

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Budget office estimates US deficit just under $1 trillion

Oct 7, 2019

The U.S. government ran a budget deficit of just under $1 trillion in the just-closed fiscal year

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US signs limited deal with Japan on ag, digital trade

Oct 7, 2019

The United States and Japan have signed a limited trade agreement, a deal that would win back benefits American farmers lost when President Donald Trump pulled out of a broader Asia-Pacific pact his first week in office

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