Economic policy

In this photo taken Friday, May 5, 2017, Vitor Rodrigues picks up a book titled "Vencer o Medo", or "To Defeat Fear", by union leader Manuel Carvalho da Silva, while posing for photos at his bookshop in Lisbon. Rodrigues remembers when they told him in the 1990s that the euro would bring affluence. The owner and only full-time employee of the Leituria bookstore said he believed it. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
May 09, 2017 - 6:28 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Vitor Rodrigues remembers when they told him in the 1990s that the euro would bring affluence. The owner and only full-time employee of the Leituria bookstore on a leafy street in Lisbon's Estefania district says he believed it. "Now I feel very disenchanted," the 47-year-...
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French President-elect Emmanuel Macron, left, and outgoing President Francois Hollande, attend a ceremony to mark the end of World War II at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, Monday, May 8, 2017. Macron defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen handily in Sunday's presidential vote, and now must pull together a majority for his year-old political movement by mid-June legislative elections. (Philippe Wojazer, Pool via AP)
May 08, 2017 - 9:38 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French presidential election (all times local): 2:20 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is "very happy" that Emmanuel Macron has won the presidential election in France. Speaking at a party event Monday in Berlin, Merkel said Macron bears the hopes of many...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, flanked by then-Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross, left, and Harley Davidson President and CEO Matt Levatich, talks to media before a lunch meeting with Harley Davidson executives and union representatives in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump says labor unions have an open door to his White House, but so far, he is holding it a little more ajar for some organizations than others. Trump has put out the welcome mat for the nation’s construction trades, with whom he’s had relationships during decades of building office towers and hotels. Also invited in have been auto, steel and coal workers who backed him during the 2016 election. But there’s been no White House invitation for other unions representing the nation’s sprawling _ but shrinking _ pool of 14.6 million workers who collectively bargain with employers in the labor movement. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 07, 2017 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says labor unions have an open door to his White House, but so far, he's holding the door a little more ajar for some organizations than others. Trump has put out the welcome mat for the nation's construction trades, with whom he's had relationships during...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 file photo, demonstrators hold signs during a healthcare rally in Salt Lake City. Utah's all-Republican House delegation voted Thursday in favor of a health care overhaul that could impact people with pre-existing conditions, triggering serious worries from people who fit that category. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 07, 2017 - 11:16 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Even as the Republican health care overhaul remains a work in progress, states are planning for big changes that could swell the ranks of the uninsured and hit them with higher costs. A key tenet underlying the GOP plan is to give states more authority over how to structure...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, flanked by then-Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross, left, and Harley Davidson President and CEO Matt Levatich, talks to media before a lunch meeting with Harley Davidson executives and union representatives in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump says labor unions have an open door to his White House, but so far, he is holding it a little more ajar for some organizations than others. Trump has put out the welcome mat for the nation’s construction trades, with whom he’s had relationships during decades of building office towers and hotels. Also invited in have been auto, steel and coal workers who backed him during the 2016 election. But there’s been no White House invitation for other unions representing the nation’s sprawling _ but shrinking _ pool of 14.6 million workers who collectively bargain with employers in the labor movement. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 07, 2017 - 8:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says labor unions have an open door to his White House, but so far, he's holding the door a little more ajar for some organizations than others. Trump has put out the welcome mat for the nation's construction trades, with whom he's had relationships during...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by House GOP members, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 06, 2017 - 11:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — They promised you a rose garden, from the Rose Garden. This past week, President Donald Trump and Republicans legislators celebrated passage of a House bill seeking to replace the Affordable Care Act. At a White House event, they heaped praise on their effort and brushed off...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by House GOP members, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 06, 2017 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — They promised you a rose garden, from the Rose Garden. This past week, President Donald Trump and Republicans legislators celebrated passage of a House bill seeking to replace the Affordable Care Act. At a White House event, they heaped praise on their effort and brushed off...
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May 05, 2017 - 4:54 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's often uncertain April 15 tax collections didn't yield much of a surprise this year for lawmakers drawing up the next state government budget. The new consensus forecast by economists at the General Assembly and the state budget office predicts a $581 million...
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President Donald Trump talks with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 05, 2017 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are claiming a triumph by pushing their legislative centerpiece scuttling much of President Barack Obama's health care law through the House. It was a perilous journey, and its Senate pathway will be at least as bumpy with little doubt the measure will change, assuming...
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President Donald Trump talks with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. is at left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas is at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 05, 2017 - 3:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are claiming a triumph by pushing their legislative centerpiece scuttling much of President Barack Obama's health care law through the House. It was a perilous journey, and its Senate pathway will be at least as bumpy with little doubt the measure will change, assuming...
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