Fiscal Policy - News Headlines

UK wages grow at fastest in a decade but Brexit casts shadow
October 16th, 2018  7:37 AM

Wages in Britain are rising at their highest rate in nearly a decade, which should shore up living standards as the country navigates the final few months of the Brexit discussions.

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European Central Bank confident in plan to remove stimulus
October 11th, 2018  8:43 AM

Top European Central Bank officials expressed confidence at their last meeting that inflation is trending toward levels more consistent with a strong economy after 2.5 trillion euros ($2.9 trillion) in bond-purchase stimulus

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European Central Bank confident in plan to remove stimulus
October 11th, 2018  8:05 AM

Top European Central Bank officials expressed confidence at their last meeting that inflation is trending toward levels more consistent with a strong economy after 2.5 trillion euros ($2.9 trillion) in bond-purchase stimulus

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Eurozone nations sharply criticize Italian spending plan
October 1st, 2018  2:33 PM

Eurozone nations put Italy under immediate pressure over what they see as budget proposals which would pile on even more debt on its own citizens and skirt the rules of good fiscal housekeeping among the 19 nations sharing the currency

Eurozone nations sharply criticize Italian spending plan
US construction spending up slightly 0.1 percent in August
October 1st, 2018  10:24 AM

US construction spending edged up slight 0.1 percent in August, led by government projects

US construction spending up slightly 0.1 percent in August
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's falsehoods on health plan protections
October 1st, 2018  2:40 AM

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims he will 'fight for' health coverage that protects people with pre-existing medical conditions, but that's not what his Justice Department says

Jerome Powell
AP FACT CHECK: The Kavanaugh nomination and the world beyond
September 29th, 2018  3:48 PM

AP FACT CHECK: For once on the sidelines, Trump expounds on interest rates and trade while Kavanaugh judges himself exonerated, prematurely

Donald Trump
US economy grew at robust 4.2 percent rate in Q2
September 27th, 2018  2:10 PM

US economy grew at robust 4.2 percent rate in second quarter but has likely slowed

US economy grew at robust 4.2 percent rate in Q2
The Latest: Powell says tariffs not hurting economy yet
September 26th, 2018  3:02 PM

The Latest: Fed Chairman Powell says tariffs not hurting economy yet

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The Latest: Stocks add modest gains after Fed rate hike
September 26th, 2018  2:53 PM

The Latest: Stocks move slightly higher after Federal Reserve hikes rates for 3rd time this year

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The Latest: US Fed sticks with 3 hikes next year, 1 in 2020
September 26th, 2018  2:10 PM

The Latest: US Federal Reserve sticks with 1 more hike this year, next year and 1 in 2020

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Fed poised to raise rates for third time this year
September 26th, 2018  4:49 AM

The Federal Reserve is set Wednesday to raise interest rates for a third time this year and possibly modify the likely direction of rates in the months ahead.

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Fed seems poised to raise rates for a 3rd time this year
September 26th, 2018  3:28 AM

Fed's 3rd rate hike this year is expected despite rising risks from Trump's trade fights

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Fed's 3rd hike this year expected despite rising trade risks
September 24th, 2018  1:10 PM

Fed's 3rd rate hike this year is expected despite rising risks from Trump's trade fights

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French government to cut taxes on businesses, households
September 24th, 2018  9:10 AM

The French government plans to cut taxes by 24.8 billion euros ($29.2 billion) next year in an effort to boost the economy and create more jobs

French government to cut taxes on businesses, households
Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending
September 18th, 2018  5:16 PM

Senate backs $854B bill to avert shutdown through Dec. 7, boost military spending

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Fed member sees gradual interest rates hikes in short term
September 13th, 2018  6:48 PM

A central banker says he believes growth remains strong despite increasing uncertainty over trade tensions, saying he expects interest rates to continue to rise "over the next handful of quarters."

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Fed member sees more interest rates hikes
September 13th, 2018  6:16 PM

A central banker says he believes growth remains strong despite increasing uncertainty over trade tensions, saying he expects interest rates to continue to rise "over the next handful of quarters."

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Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov't shutdown
September 13th, 2018  5:25 PM

The House has approved a $147 billion package to fund the Energy Department, veterans' programs and the legislative branch, a day after the Senate passed the measure. It now goes to President Trump for his signature.

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European Central Bank to take next step in tapering stimulus
September 13th, 2018  1:04 AM

The European Central Bank is phasing out its extraordinary stimulus efforts left over from the Great Recession and the eurozone debt crisis _ but doing it so gradually and predictably that markets are looking ahead to Thursday's meeting as no big deal

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