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Willingness to fix euro's flaws is fading fast
April 19th, 2018. 5:51 AM

When Angela Merkel was finally re-elected as Germany's leader in March, the way looked open for Europe's leaders to patch the cracks in the shared euro currency _ flaws that threatened to break the euro apart in 2010-12

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Trade disputes, strong euro worrying European Central Bank
April 12th, 2018. 8:05 AM

Top officials at the European Central Bank were concerned about a strengthening euro and the possibility of a global trade war as they decided at their last meeting to go slow in removing economic stimulus.

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McConnell says he's open to paring back US spending bill
April 10th, 2018. 4:18 PM

The Senate's top Republican says he's open to a proposal from the White House to pare back a hard-fought spending package that has come under assault from party conservatives

Mitch McConnell, Cory Gardner, John Barrasso
Business Highlights
March 28th, 2018. 6:33 PM

Business Highlights

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US economic growth in Q4 revised up to 2.9 percent rate
March 28th, 2018. 12:26 PM

US economy grew at revised 2.9 percent rate in Q4, capping fastest stretch of growth in 12 years

US economic growth in Q4 revised up to 2.9 percent rate
Survey of business economists finds growing optimism
March 26th, 2018. 12:17 AM

Business economists raising 2018 forecasts to reflect tax cuts and more government spending

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Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto
March 23rd, 2018. 7:18 PM

President Donald Trump signed the massive spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown after threatening to veto it hours earlier.

Paul Ryan
Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after 'reality show' drama
March 23rd, 2018. 6:06 PM

President Donald Trump signed the massive spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown after threatening to veto it hours earlier.

Rand Paul
The Latest: Ryan urged Trump to sign bill after veto threat
March 23rd, 2018. 5:10 PM

House Speaker Paul Ryan encouraged President Donald Trump to sign the big spending bill into law in a call early Friday

Kellyanne Conway
The Latest: Senate approves $1.3 trillion spending bill
March 23rd, 2018. 12:52 AM

Congress has approved a $1.3 trillion measure bestowing hefty increases on military and domestic programs

Paul Ryan, Mac Thornberry
Highlights of what's in, what's out of vast spending bill
March 22nd, 2018. 12:15 AM

Highlights of what's in, what's out of vast spending bill

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The Latest: Bargainers announce $1.3 trillion budget deal
March 21st, 2018. 8:28 PM

Congressional bargainers have announced a bipartisan $1.3 trillion budget deal financing government agencies for the rest of this federal fiscal year

The Latest: Bargainers announce $1.3 trillion budget deal
Fed raises key rate and foresees 2 more hikes this year
March 21st, 2018. 6:03 PM

Fed boosts key interest rate by quarter-point and sticks with projection of 3 hikes this year

Jerome Powell
Background check measure on guns included in spending bill
March 21st, 2018. 5:48 PM

A measure strengthening the federal background check system for gun purchases will be included in the $1.3 trillion government spending bill being negotiated by congressional leaders, aides say

Background check measure on guns included in spending bill
Fed raises key rate and foresees 2 more hikes this year
March 21st, 2018. 2:50 PM

Fed boosts key interest rate by quarter-point and sticks with projection of 3 hikes this year

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The Latest: Bill has modest gun background check provision
March 21st, 2018. 12:46 PM

Republicans said a gun background check provision will be tucked into the $1.3 trillion government spending bill as congressional leaders race to finish the deal

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Spending talks nearly done, $1.3T bill soon to be unveiled
March 21st, 2018. 11:01 AM

Talks over a $1.3 trillion government spending bill are almost complete as the White House and Capitol Hill Democrats ironed out deals on a first round of funding for President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall

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Talks on spending bill drag on as shutdown deadline nears
March 21st, 2018. 12:19 AM

Talks over a $1.3 trillion government spending bill are dragging on as lawmakers find themselves tangled in side issues ahead of a midnight Friday deadline for avoiding a shutdown

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Border wall, tunnel tussle hold up sweeping spending bill
March 20th, 2018. 10:22 PM

President Donald Trump would reap huge budget increase for the military while Democrats would cement wins on infrastructure and other domestic programs if lawmakers can agree on $1.3 trillion government-wide spending bill

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The Latest: Spending talks drag as deadline approaches
March 20th, 2018. 8:03 PM

Negotiations over a $1.3 trillion government spending bill are dragging as Congress slides closer to an end-of-week deadline to pass legislation or risk a federal shutdown

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