As economy slows, new ECB head Lagarde faces big challenges

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economy is losing strength. Top officials at the European Central Bank are at odds over policy. And it's even unclear whether they can do much to help anyway. ...

'Whatever it takes:' Key moments from Draghi's time at ECB

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Here's a look at key moments and decisions from Mario Draghi's eight years at the head of the European Central Bank, the monetary authority for the 19 European Union countrie...

Draghi stepped in during euro's darkest hour

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Mario Draghi leaves as head of the European Central Bank credited with having rescued the eurozone from disaster with a well-timed phrase and bold action to back up his words...

Stocks wobble in early trading on latest batch of earnings

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks wobbled between small gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street Thursday as investors reviewed a mixed batch of corporate profits and financial forecasts. ...

The Latest: ECB sticks to stimulus plans as Draghi bows out

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank and Mario Draghi's last new conference as its president (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The European ...

'Whatever it takes:' Key moments from Draghi's tenure at ECB

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Here's a look at key moments and decisions from Mario Draghi's eight years at the head of the European Central Bank, the monetary authority for the 19 European Union countrie...

Draghi era ends with divisions over latest stimulus

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi, whose vow to do "whatever it takes" is seen as a turning point the eurozone's debt crisis, presides over his last policy meeting and...

Global finance leaders hopeful for modest rebound in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance leaders agree that growth has slowed but they remain hopeful for a modest rebound next year as long as trade and geopolitical tensions do not worsen. ...

EU leaders rubber stamp Lagarde's ECB appointment

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders have approved the appointment of Christine Lagarde as the next president of the European Central Bank. The former International Monetary Fund m...

World finance officials facing host of problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and its sister organization, the World Bank, are laying out their visions for the future, hoping to achieve a world with les...

IMF downgrades outlook for world economy, citing trade wars

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is further downgrading its outlook for the world economy, predicting that growth this year will be the weakest since the 2008 financial crisis primari...

Outgoing ECB head:: EU should heed lessons of global crisis

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Outgoing European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says European Union leaders should apply lessons learned in the decade since the global financial crisis to avoid "foreseeab...

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___ Juul stops advertising e-cigarettes, replaces CEO WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs Inc. says it will stop advertising electronic cigarettes in the U.S. and replace i...

Bulgarian economist selected as new leader of IMF

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Bulgarian economist who grew up when her country was a communist nation has been selected to be the next leader of one of capitalism's premier institutions, the 189-nation Internat...

EU parliament endorses Lagarde as new central bank head

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Parliament has endorsed the nomination of Christine Lagarde to serve an eight-year term as the next president of the European Central Bank. The...