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Stories with subject: Economic policy
  • Iran lures foreign investors with new oil contracts 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 2:26 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year, and said U.S. companies would be welcome to participate.

  • Cuomo, de Blasio clash again, this time on NYC homelessness 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 4:48 pm

    NEW YORK - The feud between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not taking a break for the holidays.

  • Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate, story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 2:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country.

  • Feeling the pinch of Indiana's new food stamp rules 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 5:01 am

    MISHAWAKA, Indiana - After more than three years in jail, Bonita Richards works at temp jobs, piecing together 20 hours of work each week at various factories.

  • Russia strikes back at Turkey with economic sanctions story has photos
    Updated: Nov-26-15 11:59 am

    MOSCOW - Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major investment projects.

  • Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece? story has photos
    Updated: Nov-26-15 11:43 am

    LISBON, Portugal - An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye.

  • How to make sure your green home upgrades pay off 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:34 pm

    Investing in making your home more energy efficient can help the environment, lower your utility bills and possibly help you fetch a higher sale price.

  • Signs of steady US economy: Rising pay and solid job market 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - Americans' pay is up, fewer people need unemployment aid, more are buying new homes and business spending is rebounding.

  • American Airlines stops taking payment in Argentine currency 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:58 pm

    FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines says it has stopped taking Argentine pesos as payment for tickets because of limits on its ability to convert the money into dollars.

  • Fund manager Q&A: USAA's Matt Freund defends holding cash 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 11:05 am

    NEW YORK - Sometimes the best choice is to make none at all, particularly when all the options look risky.

  • Texas' Abbott will be next US governor to visit Cuba 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:22 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he will travel to Cuba after the Thanksgiving holiday, becoming the latest U.S. governor to pursue economic development possibilities with the island nation amid easing trade restrictions.

  • Stenehjem kicks off campaign for North Dakota governor 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 1:53 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - Republican North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem kicked off his campaign for governor Tuesday while Democrat and former state Agriculture Commissioner Sarah Vogel began laying the groundwork for a potential bid.

  • Iran seeks revival of caviar industry in post-sanctions era 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 12:43 pm

    GOLDASHT, Iran - On the shores of the Caspian Sea, an ambitious project is underway to produce a pricey delicacy that could boost Iran's economy as sanctions ease: caviar.

  • Portugal's Socialists to take power, backed by radicals story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 9:40 am

    LISBON, Portugal - An anti-austerity alliance led by the moderate Socialist Party and including the Communist Party and radical left Bloc is taking power in Portugal after the eurozone country's president on Tuesday set aside fears about those parties' economic and foreign policies.

  • Fed Chair Yellen defends Fed's low-rate policies 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 5:29 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says while many savers have been frustrated by years of low interest rates, the rock-bottom rates were needed to boost the economy after the Great Recession.

  • Argentina's president-elect inherits large economic problems story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 3:55 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentine President-elect Mauricio Macri on Monday prepared to confront myriad problems in Latin America's third largest economy, including soaring prices and high government spending that are a legacy of outgoing President Cristina Fernandez.

  • French economy already hurting from attacks, survey finds 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 6:43 am

    LONDON - The attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more are hurting the French economy at a time when the wider 19-country eurozone appears to be growing at the fastest pace in four and a half years, a survey showed Monday.

  • Retired truck drivers face sharp pension cuts 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 11:33 am

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Dave Grant is a 69-year-old retired truck driver who lives near Davey, and he's about to get hammered.

  • Experts foresee big premium increases for Medicare drug plan 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 9:52 am

    WASHINGTON - With time running out on open enrollment season, many seniors are facing sharply higher premiums for Medicare's popular prescription drug program. The reason: rising drug costs have overtaken a long stretch of stable premiums.

  • The Latest: Myanmar leader thanked for move toward democracy story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 7:27 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Ten Southeast Asian heads of state and nine world leaders, including President Barack Obama, are meeting in Malaysia to discuss trade and economic issues. Terrorism and disputes over the South China Sea are also on the agenda. (All times local.)

  • In Asia, Obama takes softer tone on human rights, corruption story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 4:12 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - In Southeast Asia, President Barack Obama has taken a softer tone on human rights and corruption in a part of the world that rights groups claim is rife with abuses.

  • Obama hails 'very strong' relations with Singapore 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 2:18 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - President Barack Obama says relations between the U.S. and Singapore are strong and that the Asian nation is an excellent international partner.

  • SE Asia creates Economic Community, but challenges remain story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 11:39 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Thirteen years after the idea was mooted, Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday formally created a unified economic community in a region more populous and diverse than the European Union or North America, and with hopes of competing with China and India.

  • Argentina runoff election could bring big changes in economy story has photos
    Updated: Nov-20-15 12:29 pm

    CAPILLA DEL SENOR, Argentina - Marcelo Cervigni watches a huge tractor planting soybeans on his farm while flipping through smartphone photos of neighboring canola fields pummeled by a hail storm the night before.

  • US eyes food exports to growing Asia under TPP trade pact story has photos
    Updated: Nov-20-15 6:21 am

    TOKYO - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack defended Friday a recently agreed-to 12-nation Pacific trade pact, saying the Trans-Pacific Partnership would provide a counterbalance to China's growing influence in the region while also opening up promising Asian markets with their burgeoning middle class.