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How's he doing? Americans weigh in on Biden's performance

President Joe Biden took office at a particularly polarized time in American history, so it's not surprising that citizens are divided on his performance at the one-year mark. A Geor...

EXPLAINER: Why US inflation is so high, and when it may ease

WASHINGTON (AP) — At first, it didn’t even register as a threat. Then it seemed like a temporary annoyance. Now, inflation is flashing red for the Federal Reserve's policymakers — an...

UN seeks $5B to aid millions of Afghans as country struggles

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Tuesday launched its biggest ever appeal -- for over $5 billion to help 22 million Afghans whose country is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and econom...

US announces $308 million in aid for Afghans as crisis grows

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Tuesday announced $308 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan, offering new aid to the country as it edges toward a humanitarian crisis si...

Inflation up, virus down as priorities in US: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into a critical midterm election year, the top political concerns of Americans are shifting in ways that suggest Democrats face considerable challenges to maintaining their c...

Venezuela's revolution divided in the cradle of Chavismo

SABANETA, Venezuela (AP) — Nancy Mora yearns for the affection she says late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez showed his people. She touches her heart when she talks about the man she still calls her ...

EXPLAINER: What does record inflation mean for the eurozone?

LONDON (AP) — Inflation in the 19 countries that use the euro currency hit its highest level on record, led by surging food and energy costs, figures released Friday show. Here's a ...

Taiwan inflation rate reaches highest level in 13 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) reached 1.96% in 2021, its highest level since 2009, but still below the psychological barrier of 2%, the government announced T...

Taiwan cracks down on price gouging ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A special task force is continuing its search for price gouging by food suppliers and restaurant chains in the run-up to the Lunar New Year, reports said Tuesday (Jan. 4)....

Sri Lanka leader sacks minister who criticized farm policy

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa sacked a government minister on Tuesday after he criticized a now-abandoned government decision to ban chemical fertilizers. ...

Business Highlights: Prices for used cars, Biden on prices

___ $29,000 for an average used car? Would-be buyers are aghast DETROIT (AP) — Prices for used cars are soaring so high, so fast, that buyers are being increasingly...

Turkey's inflation hits a 19-year high of 36%

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s yearly inflation climbed by the fastest pace in 19 years, jumping to 36.08% in December, official data showed on Monday. The Turkish Statistical Instit...

Biden to meet with farmers as he seeks to cut meat prices

President Joe Biden will meet virtually with independent farmers and ranchers to discuss initiatives to reduce food prices by increasing competition within the meat industry, part of a broader effort ...

Turkey: Inflation hits Erdogan-era high of 36%

Turkey saw consumer prices jumping 13.6% in a single month, from November to December last year, according to official statistics published on Monday. That means inflation reached 36.08% over the pas...

Consumer prices up 5.7% over past year, fastest in 39 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose 5.7% over the past year, the fastest pace in 39 years, as a surge in inflation confronts Americans with the holiday shopping season under way. ...