Economy

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, workers tend to oil pump jacks behind a natural gas flare near Watford City, N.D. Since Donald Trump took office, America’s exports of liquid natural gas and crude oil have surged, rivaling the likes of Saudi Arabia and Russia. To achieve “energy dominance,” the Trump administration has taken its cues from an unlikely source: the Obama administration. (AP photo/Eric Gay, File)
October 16, 2018 - 5:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry's keynote speech at the World Gas Conference in June opened with a marching band and ended with an exhibition by the Harlem Globetrotters. It was a spectacle befitting the industry symposium. "We're sharing our energy bounty with the world," Perry...
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An investor sits at private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, though Chinese benchmarks fell after the government reported inflation rose for the fourth straight month. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
October 16, 2018 - 3:37 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, though Chinese benchmarks fell after the government reported inflation rose for a fourth straight month. Hopes that President Donald Trump may meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in November lifted sentiment...
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Trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Stocks are opening mostly lower as technology companies continue to fall. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 15, 2018 - 3:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — US stock indexes are on track for modest gains Monday as increases for industrial and high-dividend companies make up for declines in the technology sector. Defense contractors L3 and Harris are sharply higher after announcing a deal to combine. Bank of America is sinking after...
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October 15, 2018 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit has surged to $779 billion in fiscal 2018, its highest level in six years as President Donald Trump's tax cuts caused the government to borrow more heavily in order to cover its spending. The Treasury Department said Monday that the deficit climbed $113...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, a mining dumper truck hauls coal at Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek strip mine near Decker, Mont. The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
October 15, 2018 - 2:09 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia, as officials seek to bolster the domestic energy industry and circumvent environmental opposition to...
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October 15, 2018 - 10:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As demand for small businesses increases, so do their selling prices, a sign that owners are reaping the rewards of keeping companies lean and healthy since the recession. BizBuySell.com, an online marketplace for small businesses, counted 2,685 closed sales of companies during the...
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A worker stands in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank In Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
October 15, 2018 - 4:15 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks slipped Monday as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 lost 0.3 percent in early trading to 5,079.25, while Britain's FTSE 100 was down less than 0.1 percent at 6,995.44. U.S. shares were...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2008, file photo, a Saudi trader reacts as looks at the stock market monitor in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi stock market sharply fell Sunday after President Donald Trump threatened "severe punishment" over the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar/File)
October 14, 2018 - 9:03 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Sunday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves "severe punishment" if it is responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Washington Post contributor...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2008 file photo, the shadow of a Saudi trader is seen on a stock market monitor in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi stock market sharply fell Sunday after President Donald Trump threatened "severe punishment" over the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
October 14, 2018 - 6:37 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): ___ 9:10 p.m. A member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee says the U.S.-Saudi relations may need "to be...
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President Donald Trump prays with American pastor Andrew Brunson in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday October 13, 2018, in Washington. Brunson returned to the U.S. around midday after he was freed Friday, from nearly two years of detention in Turkey. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 14, 2018 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Freed American pastor Andrew Brunson fell to one knee in the Oval Office and placed his hand on President Donald Trump's shoulder in prayer before asking God to provide Trump "supernatural wisdom to accomplish all the plans you have for this country and for him." Trump welcomed...
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