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Biden's early approach to virus: Underpromise, overdeliver

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a proven political strategy: Underpromise and overdeliver. President Joe Biden, in his first three days in office, has painted a bleak picture of the country'...

Biden's executive actions for economic relief at a glance

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed a pair of executive orders Friday aimed at offering a quick dose of relief to an economy still being hammered by the coronavirus. Both measures were largel...

Biden ordering stopgap help as talks start on big aid plan

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to take executive action Friday to provide a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans while Congress begins to consider his much larger $...

Asian markets step back from stimulus-driven record highs

Asian shares eased from record highs on Friday (Jan. 22) as investors took some money off the table after a recent rally that was driven by hopes a massive U.S. economic stimulus plan by incoming Pres...

Clock ticking for CEOs to grow profits again

NEW YORK (AP) — Are better days ahead for corporate profits? They'd better be. CEOs across America have begun telling shareholders how much profit their companies made during the la...

US jobless claims decline to a still-high 900,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, lowering claims to 900,000, still a historically high level that points to further job cuts in a raging pandemic. ...

European Central Bank leaves key economic stimulus programs unchanged

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank leaves key economic stimulus programs unchanged.

European Central Bank faces gloomier picture for economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank is looking at a darkening picture for the economy as infections and deaths surge. With more than a trillion euros of pandemic stimulus still in the...

Asian shares mostly up on optimism for stimulus from Biden

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly rose Thursday on optimism over the new U.S. administration that earlier set off a rally on Wall Street. Hopes are high that President Joe Biden's ad...

Asian stocks at record highs as Biden inauguration lifts stimulus hopes

Asian stocks rose to new record highs on Thursday (Jan. 21), tracking U.S. markets as investors hoped for more economic stimulus from newly inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden to offset damage wreake...

Business Highlights

___ Wall Street hits records as hopes build for more stimulus NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rallied to record highs on Wall Street as traders hoped that new leadership in ...

How the Joe Biden presidency could impact your money

As you take a closer look at your financial footing amid the headwinds of a pandemic, it’s an excellent time to examine the possible impact of a Joe Biden presidency on money matters. ...

Asian markets gain on hopes Biden will act on economy, virus

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as U.S. president Wednesday, though worries about surging coronavirus cases sapped the Japanese market's early gains. ...

Asian shares hit a record high after Yellen calls for big spending

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares climbed to a record high on Wednesday as U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen advocated for a hefty fiscal relief package to help the world’s largest econo...

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Tuesday, recovering some of last week’s losses and pulling closer to their record highs. Technology, communication services and health care stocks...