Economy

In this Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 photo, Carrie Gross speaks during an interview with The Associated Press along the Mariner East pipeline in Exton, Pa. The pipeline route traverses those suburbs, close to schools, ballfields and senior care facilities. "It's absolutely traumatic and I don't say that to exaggerate or cry wolf," said Gross, referring to the project that runs through backyards in her middle-class Philadelphia suburb of Uwchlan Township. "It's devastated my neighborhood." (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 23, 2019 - 6:52 am
EXTON, Pa. (AP) — For a second time in three months, President Donald Trump is headed to Pennsylvania to promote his support for the natural gas industry, making clear that he sees his pro-industry policies as a boost to his chances of winning the battleground state. As some of his leading...
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A Chinese investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday after major companies reported mixed earnings and an EU leader said he would recommend the trade bloc allow Britain to delay its departure. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 23, 2019 - 6:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global markets mostly dipped Wednesday after more corporate earnings reports weighed and as Brexit seemed due to be delayed again, extending uncertainty. In Europe, Germany's DAX edged down almost 0.1% to 12,752 while France's CAC 40 shed 0.6% to 5,623. London's FTSE 100 rose 0.3% to...
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In this undated photo provided on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, visits the Diamond Mountain resort in Kumgang, North Korea. Kim ordered the destruction of South Korean-made hotels and other tourist facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort, apparently because Seoul won't defy international sanctions and resume South Korean tours at the site, Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
October 23, 2019 - 12:58 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the destruction of South Korean-made hotels and other tourist facilities at the North's Diamond Mountain resort, apparently because Seoul won't defy international sanctions and resume South Korean tours at the site. Pyongyang's...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Zuckerberg is again appearing before Congress to face questions about his company's massive market power, privacy lapses and tolerance of speech deemed false or hateful. Zuckerberg will testify at a hearing Wednesday before the House Financial Services Committee about Facebook's plan to create a global digital currency, which has stirred opposition from lawmakers and regulators in the U.S. and Europe. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 23, 2019 - 12:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is again appearing before Congress to face questions about his company's massive market power, privacy lapses and tolerance of speech deemed false or hateful. Zuckerberg has been summoned to testify at a hearing Wednesday by the House Financial...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo Operation made by Hasbro is displayed shelves in the expanded toy section at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Shares of Hasbro are plunging after the company said the trade war is hammering its supply chain. The toymaker on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $212.9 million, or $1.67 per share. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 22, 2019 - 5:30 pm
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Shares of Hasbro plunged Tuesday after the company revealed that the trade war is wreaking havoc on its supply chain and creating confusion among customers for its toys. The company said price hikes may be on the way for consumers as it offsets rising costs. Hasbro CEO Brian...
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A police water cannon charges a crowd of anti-government demonstrators during a protest in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Chile has been facing days of unrest, triggered by a relatively minor increase in subway fares. The protests have shaken a nation noted for economic stability over the past decades, which has seen steadily declining poverty despite persistent high rates of inequality. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
October 22, 2019 - 5:04 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Rioting, arson attacks and violent clashes wracked Chile for a fifth day Tuesday, as the government raised the death toll to 15 in an upheaval that has almost paralyzed the South American country long seen as the region's oasis of stability. About half of Chile's 16 regions...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks in the House of Commons in London during the debate for the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, Tuesday Oct. 22, 2019. British lawmakers have rejected the government’s fast-track attempt to pass its Brexit bill within days, demanding more time to scrutinize the complex legislation and throwing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s exit timetable into chaos. (Jessica Taylor, UK Parliament via AP)
October 22, 2019 - 4:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — For a brief moment Tuesday, Brexit was within a British prime minister's grasp. Boris Johnson won Parliament's backing for the substance of his exit deal but lost a key vote on its timing, a result that inches him closer to his goal of leading his country out of the European Union —...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2019, file photo picketers carry signs at one of the gates outside the closed General Motors automobile assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio. Many from Lordstown, Ohio, and near Baltimore and Detroit are opposing a deal that could end a 37-day strike that crippled GM’s U.S. production and cost the company an estimated $2 billion. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
October 22, 2019 - 2:51 pm
DETROIT (AP) — If they can close our plant, they can close yours, too. That's the message from workers at three shuttered General Motors factories that didn't get new products under the tentative contract agreement reached last week between GM and the United Auto Workers, who have been on strike...
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FILE - This Aug. 23, 2019, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 22, 2019 - 2:42 pm
The major U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in late-afternoon trading Tuesday as investors weighed a mixed batch of earnings reports from McDonald's, Procter & Gamble and other big companies. Trading was choppy for much of the day, though outside of the Nasdaq, the moves...
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Bolivia's President Evo Morales speaks during a meeting with Organization of American States delegates at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Rioting broke out in parts of Bolivia among opponents of Morales after electoral authorities announced that a resumed vote count after a day-long delay put the leader close to avoiding a runoff in his bid for a fourth term. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
October 22, 2019 - 2:23 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Rioting broke out in parts of Bolivia among opponents of President Evo Morales after electoral authorities announced a quick count of votes that appeared to put the leader close to an outright victory that would avoid a risky runoff in his bid for a fourth term — though more...
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