Economic policy

May 01, 2017 - 1:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on new nutrition standards for school lunches (all times local): 1 p.m. Schools won't have to cut the salt in kids' meals just yet. And they can skip the whole grains and replace the non-fat milk with 1 percent. That's the word from the Trump administration on Monday...
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Youths shield behind a banner as Paris police are firing tear gas, during the May Day demonstration, Monday May 1, 2017, in Paris. Scores of hooded youth have thrown Molotov cocktails at security forces who fired back with tear gas during the May Day workers' march in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 01, 2017 - 12:08 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Workers and activists marked May Day around the world Monday with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions. Police detained 70 people in Istanbul as they tried to march. Garment workers in Cambodia defied a government ban to demand higher wages, and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference in Washington. With the U.S. economy on solid footing and unemployment at a near-decade low, the Federal Reserve remains in the midst of a campaign to gradually raise interest rates from ultra-lows. But during the first week of May 2017, the Fed is widely expected to keep its key short-term rate unchanged after having raised it in March for the second time in three months. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 01, 2017 - 12:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the U.S. economy on solid footing and unemployment at a near-decade low, the Federal Reserve remains in the midst of a campaign to gradually raise interest rates from ultra-lows. But this week, it's all but sure to take a pause. The Fed is widely expected to keep its key...
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Youths shield behind a banner as Paris police are firing tear gas, during the May Day demonstration, Monday May 1, 2017, in Paris. Scores of hooded youth have thrown Molotov cocktails at security forces who fired back with tear gas during the May Day workers' march in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 01, 2017 - 10:40 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Workers and activists marked May Day around the world Monday with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions. Police detained 70 people in Istanbul as they tried to march. Garment workers in Cambodia defied a government ban to demand higher wages, and...
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Youths shield behind a banner as Paris police are firing tear gas, during the May Day demonstration, Monday May 1, 2017, in Paris. Scores of hooded youth have thrown Molotov cocktails at security forces who fired back with tear gas during the May Day workers' march in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 01, 2017 - 9:56 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Workers and activists marked May Day around the world Monday with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions. Police detained 70 people in Istanbul as they tried to march. Garment workers in Cambodia defied a government ban to demand higher wages, and...
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Bangladeshi garment workers shout slogans as they participate in a May Day rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, May 1, 2017. Thousands of workers and activists marched during International Workers Day demanding higher wages and better work conditions. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
May 01, 2017 - 9:27 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Workers and activists marked May Day around the world Monday with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions. Police detained 70 people in Istanbul as they tried to march, garment workers in Cambodia defied a government ban to demand higher wages, and...
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Bangladeshi garment workers shout slogans as they participate in a May Day rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, May 1, 2017. Thousands of workers and activists marched during International Workers Day demanding higher wages and better work conditions. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
May 01, 2017 - 7:33 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Workers and activists marked May Day around the world Monday with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions. Police detained 70 people in Istanbul as they tried to march, garment workers in Cambodia defied a government ban to demand higher wages, and workers...
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Police arrest demonstrators as they march during May Day, in Istanbul, Monday, May 1, 2017. Security forces prevented leftist groups trying to reach city's iconic Taksim Square to celebrate May Day. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
May 01, 2017 - 6:33 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Workers and activists marked May Day on Monday with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions. Some countries celebrate International Workers' Day with a public holiday, though others restrict activities, which can lead to confrontations. Some of the events...
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Police arrest demonstrators as they march during May Day, in Istanbul, Monday, May 1, 2017. Security forces prevented leftist groups trying to reach city's iconic Taksim Square to celebrate May Day. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
May 01, 2017 - 4:25 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Workers and activists marked May Day with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions Monday. Some countries celebrate International Workers' Day with a public holiday though others restrict activities, which can lead to confrontations. Some of the events...
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President Donald Trump waves as he walks across the south lawn of the White House in Washington late Saturday night, April 29, 2017, on this return from a rally in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
April 30, 2017 - 11:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump would get additional military funds, but no border wall dollars under a massive spending bill that Congress agreed to Sunday night. The $1 trillion plus spending agreement — which would fund virtually every federal agency through September — came just after...
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