Latest Government policy News

China's economy slowed in the last quarter as weak consumer demand dragged on growth

Jul. 14, 2024 22:18 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — China's economy expanded at a slower-than-forecast 4.7% annual rate in the last quarter, the government reported Monday. That was sharply below the 5.3% annual pace of growth seen in the first quarter of the year. Economists say weak consumer demand...

China's Communist Party will signal its approach to the country's challenges at a meeting this week

Jul. 14, 2024 21:57 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party is starting a four-day meeting Monday that is expected to lay out a strategy for self-sufficient economic growth in an era of heightened national security concerns and restrictions on access to American technology. While the meeting...

Delta Air Lines adopts new rules for flight attendant uniforms after Palestinian pin flap

Jul. 13, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines is changing its employee uniform policy following a turbulent ride through a social media storm started by an X user's outrage over two flight attendants who were photographed wearing Palestinian flag pins. The uproar over the July 10 post on X, which...

Steve Garvey visited Israel, but will it win over California voters in Senate race against Schiff?

Jul. 13, 2024 10:02 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Looking to boost his longshot bid for one of California's U.S. Senate seats, Republican Steve Garvey traveled to Israel last month searching for room to run against U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff — a Jewish Democrat known for his support of America's key ally in the Middle...

China’s exports grow 8.6% in June, beating forecasts despite trade tensions

Jul. 12, 2024 03:40 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s exports beat forecasts in June, customs data showed Friday, while imports grew less than expected. Exports grew 8.6% from the same time last year to hit $307.8 billion, according to data released by Chinese customs, beating estimates of about 7.4% to 8%...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

Jul. 11, 2024 22:54 PM EDT

July 5 - 11, 2024 Russian missiles blasted cities across Ukraine damaging the country’s largest children’s hospital and other buildings in a fierce assault that interrupted heart surgeries and forced young cancer patients to take their treatments outdoors. ...

Biden says during news conference he's going to 'complete the job' despite calls to bow out

Jul. 11, 2024 22:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden used his closely watched news conference Thursday to deliver a forceful defense of his foreign and domestic policies and batted away questions about his ability to serve another four years, declaring: “I’m not in this for my legacy. I’m in this to...

Biden administration goes bigger on funding apprenticeships, hoping to draw contrast with GOP

Jul. 11, 2024 05:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Thursday that it's providing $244 million to expand and update the federal government's registered apprenticeship program — an effort to bring more people into higher-paying work that doesn't require a college degree. White House...

Powell stresses message that US job market is cooling, a possible signal of coming rate cut

Jul. 10, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday reinforced a message that the Fed is paying growing attention to a slowing job market and not only to taming inflation, a shift that signals it's likely to begin cutting interest rates soon. “We’re not just an...

Chaos swirling since Biden's debate flub is causing cracks in a White House known for discipline

Jul. 10, 2024 06:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Internal drama. Leaks. Second-guessing. The pressure and chaos swirling since Joe Biden's disastrous debate performance is causing cracks in a White House that until now had been marked by discipline and loyalty. For three-plus years, the Biden administration has...