Government debt

A currency trader talks on the phone at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 18, 2018. Asian stock markets trade marginally higher as U.S. and Chinese officials are holding a new round of talks to avert a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 18, 2018 - 7:46 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed on Friday as U.S. and Chinese officials held a new round of talks seeking to avert a trade war between the world's two largest economies. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.2 percent to 7,773 a day after closing at a record high, while...
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An elderly man passes by homeless men in Athens, Monday, April 23, 2018. Greece has beaten its bailout budget targets for a third successive year and eased its massive debt burden by a fraction as the country prepares to exit its international rescue program in four months. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
April 23, 2018 - 9:20 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has beaten its budget targets for a third year and trimmed its massive debt burden, according to data released Monday. But the economy has not yet grown back to its level of 2014, before its last recession. As the country prepares to exit its international bailout...
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April 19, 2018 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance ministers from several Latin American nations as well as the U.S. and Europe have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize the proceeds arising from corruption by Venezuelan government insiders, two U.S. Treasury officials said Thursday. The decision came at a Washington...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo, a copy of the $1.3 trillion spending bill is stacked on a table in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington. A new analysis says President Donald Trump's tax cuts and last month's big spending bill will send the federal deficit toward $1 trillion. The Congressional Budget Office says tax and spending bills will push the deficit to $804 billion this year and nearly $1 trillion for 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 09, 2018 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The combined effect of President Donald Trump's tax cuts and last month's budget-busting spending bill is sending the government's budget deficit toward the $1 trillion mark next year, according to a new analysis by the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO report says the twin tax...
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, left, is welcomed by France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian before the international CEDRE conference in Paris Friday, April 6, 2018.France is holding an international conference devoted to debt-ridden Lebanon to bring in funds and lay groundwork to ensure money is well spent. (Eric Feferberg, Pool via AP)
April 06, 2018 - 6:28 am
PARIS (AP) — France opened an international conference on Friday devoted to helping debt-ridden Lebanon bring in funds and lay the groundwork to ensure the money is well spent in a country hit hard by the Syrian war next door. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri outlined his country's grim...
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In this Monday, April 2, 2018 photo, a bank advertisement with Arabic that reads, "Keep your home in Lebanon," is on display, in Hamra Street, in Beirut, Lebanon. Some 50 countries and international organizations are expected at the CEDRE (Cedar) conference that begins Friday, in Paris, where Beirut will request up to $22 billion for an eight to 12 year investment program as it grapples with low growth and soaring debt. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
April 05, 2018 - 2:29 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon hopes to secure billions of dollars for infrastructure this week at an international donor conference in Paris, as it grapples with low growth and soaring debt. Some 50 countries and international organizations are expected at the CEDRE (Cedar) conference that begins Friday,...
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Specialist Jason Hardzewicz works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Stocks are falling sharply and bond prices are climbing after the Trump administration moved to place tariffs on some goods imported from China and restrict Chinese investment. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 22, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks plunged, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 700 points, as investors feared that trade tensions will spike between the U.S. and China. The Trump administration announced trade sanctions...
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March 20, 2018 - 2:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Peter G. Peterson's family says the billionaire and philanthropist who raised awareness about U.S. debt has died at 91.
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In this March 7, 2018 photo, Gabriel Jimenez poses for a portrait at his office in Caracas, Venezuela. Jimenez is the chief strategist of Venezuela’s government-backed cryptocurrency. He is also a former U.S. congressional intern who organized protests against the same administration he’s now helping to circumvent U.S. financial sanctions. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
March 19, 2018 - 5:42 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A chief strategist of Venezuela's government-backed cryptocurrency is a former U.S. congressional intern who once organized protests against the same socialist administration he's now helping to circumvent U.S. financial sanctions. Gabriel Jimenez, 27, was catapulted to...
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FILE - This Oct. 8, 2014, file photo shows a Wall Street address carved in the side of a building, in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, March 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 09, 2018 - 9:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks and bond yields rose in early trading on Wall Street after the government reported a surprisingly big increase in hiring last month. The Labor Department reported early Friday that U.S. employers...
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