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Congress' rescue aid: A dose of support, but is it enough?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $900 billion economic relief package that emerged from Congress over the weekend will deliver vital aid to millions of households and businesses that have been struggling for mon...

Mnuchin denies he's trying to hinder incoming administration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denied that he is attempting to limit the choices President-elect Joe Biden will have to promote an economic recovery by ending several emergency lo...

5 takeaways from NY Times report on Trump's tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New York Times report that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax the year he entered the White House — and, thanks to colossal losses, no income tax at all in...

Fed's Main Street pandemic support program off to slow start

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says that its Main Street Lending Program designed to help small and medium-sized companies get through the pandemic has managed to make just eight loans in its f...

2014 Fed conundrum: How to alert markets rates were going up

WASHINGTON (AP) — In her first year as Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen presided over a policy panel divided over the issue of how much longer the central bank could afford to keep its benchmark in...

Fed plans more Treasury purchases to control lending rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says it will buy roughly $60 billion a month in Treasury bills through mid-2020 to inject cash into the banking system and make it easier to control overnight len...

Trump's tariffs: What are they? How do they work?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has once again turned to tariffs to try to get his way with a U.S. trading partner. This time, the target is Mexico: Trump plans to impose 5%...

Trump's tariffs: What are they? How do they work?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has once again turned to tariffs to try to get his way with a U.S. trading partner. This time, the target is Mexico: Trump plans to impose 5%...

US, China trade conflict was 20 years in the making

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-China trade blowup was a long time coming. And it won't be easily resolved, not even if U.S. and Chinese negotiators reach a truce in the next few weeks th...

Game of Thrones: Managing a merger as the zombies close in

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was never going to be easy to pull together a motley band of warrior eunuchs, Wildling anarchists, nomadic horse lords, fire-belching dragons and, most of all, north country folk ...

Why a meaningful US-China trade deal could be hard to reach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under President Donald Trump, America's trade deficit with China has so far worsened. That gap represents an unfulfilled Trump pledge just as talks between the world's two largest ec...

For US-China trade talks, hopes are high, expectations low

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators start two days of high-level talks Wednesday aimed at settling a six-month trade war that has weakened both sides, shaken financial markets and clouded t...

For US-China trade talks, hopes are high, expectations low

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators start two days of high-level talks Wednesday aimed at settling a six-month trade war that has weakened both sides, shaken financial markets and clouded t...

Trump team predicts an economic boom, defying most analysts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the latest pickup in U.S. economic growth destined to slow in the years ahead as most analysts say? Or, as the Trump administration insists, is the economy on th...

Where White House touts a boom, most economists see a blip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the latest pickup in U.S. economic growth destined to slow in the years ahead as most analysts say? Or, as the Trump administration insists, is the economy on th...