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University of California regents ban political statements on university online homepages

Jul. 18, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California Board of Regents voted Thursday to ban employees from posting political statements on the homepages of university websites, saying such comments could be interpreted as the university system's official view. Political statements...

China Communist Party policy meeting endorses leader Xi's high-tech vision for economy

Jul. 18, 2024 11:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s ruling Communist Party wrapped up a top-level meeting on Thursday by endorsing policies aimed at advancing the country’s technological power and fortifying its national security. A statement released when the four-day meeting ended provided only a...

FACT FOCUS: A look at Biden's economic policies related to rising prices

Jul. 18, 2024 08:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's economic policies have been slammed by several speakers at the Republican National Convention. But some of the criticism was off base. Here's a look at the facts. ___ North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on the economy:...

Biden and Trump accuse each other of weakening America's foreign policy. Here are the facts

Jul. 17, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a relative rarity for presidential elections, both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have long records on foreign policy and clearly stated positions on many of the world's hot spots. Trump's allies at the Republican National Convention are...

What to watch as the Republican National Convention enters its third day in Milwaukee

Jul. 17, 2024 12:45 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The third day of the Republican National Convention kicks off Wednesday with Republicans — led by the newly nominated Donald Trump and JD Vance — shifting to issues of national security and foreign policy. Republicans are expected to focus on Democratic...

Stock market today: Asian stocks are mixed after Dow sets a new record

Jul. 16, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday as investors grappled with the weak economic data from China and waited to see the outcome of a top Communist Party policy meeting in Beijing. U.S. futures rose while oil prices fell. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 rose 0.6% to...

Trump's economic plans include proposed tariffs, tax cuts and no taxes on tips. Details are scarce

Jul. 15, 2024 23:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first night of the Republican National Convention kept its official focus on the economy Monday even after Saturday’s shooting at a rally in Pennsylvania in which former President Donald Trump was injured. Speakers argued that Trump would fix inflation and...

Estonia's Prime Minister Kaja Kallas steps down to become EU's top diplomat

Jul. 15, 2024 08:59 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia’s Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has stepped down as the leader of the Baltic country to become the foreign policy chief of the European Union later this year. Kallas, Estonia’s first female prime minister, handed in her formal resignation to President Alar...

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

Jul. 15, 2024 06:50 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party started 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...

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

Jul. 15, 2024 00:42 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — China's economy expanded at a slower-than-forecast 4.7% annual rate in the last quarter, the government reported Monday, while emphasizing signs of improvement in factory output, income and investment. The expansion was sharply below the 5.3% annual pace of growth...