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Cities like Springfield struggle to combat urban blight

Jan. 22, 2019 1:36 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — In the wealthy Boston suburbs, housing prices are skyrocketing and affordable housing is hard to find, even for working families. But travel west to Springfield, and the picture is different. Housing prices, measured by median price per square foot, are among the lowest in the...

Signs of a weaker global economy send stocks sharply lower

Jan. 22, 2019 1:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks across the world are down Tuesday following new signs the global economy is weakening. The International Monetary Fund trimmed its economic forecasts for 2019 and 2020 and pointed to risks including trade tensions and rising interest rates. China's government said its economy grew in...

Zimbabwe leader: Violence by security forces 'unacceptable'

Jan. 22, 2019 12:53 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday said "unacceptable" violence by security forces will be investigated after a days-long crackdown on economic unrest, while a doctor said the 12 documented deaths and more than 300 people wounded are likely "are just a fraction of the actual victims."...

The Latest: Zimbabwe troops assaulting people in capital

Jan. 22, 2019 12:51 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's deadly unrest (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Witnesses say Zimbabwean soldiers are still roaming the streets of the capital and assaulting people, even after the president denounced violence by security forces as "unacceptable." Soldiers in two army trucks...

Zimbabwe's president returns amid economic crisis, crackdown

Jan. 21, 2019 7:45 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Harare late Monday after cutting short his fund-raising trip in order to address the country's economic crisis and crackdown. Mnangagwa was welcomed at Harare International Airport by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, former army...

Wisconsin producers worry over hay shortage, high prices

Jan. 19, 2019 11:59 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin livestock owners and feed suppliers are growing concerned about hay shortages this winter, which some say have contributed to a spike in prices. New Lisbon farmer Connie Wastlund told Wisconsin Public Radio that she's feeding her horses in smaller quantities because she can't...

Zimbabwe in 'total internet shutdown' amid deadly crackdown

Jan. 18, 2019 3:08 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe imposed a "total internet shutdown" for most of Friday in what critics called an attempt to hide growing reports of a violent crackdown on protests against a dramatic fuel price increase. Badly injured people streamed into a hospital in the capital, and rights groups said...

What to buy every month in 2019

Jan. 18, 2019 10:47 AM EST

A new year brings an expectation to set the perfect resolution. Here's an idea: Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them. Sound difficult? It's actually not. Here's how to maximize sales and plan your shopping for 2019. We listed the best products to buy each month, plus the...

The Latest: UK minister summons Zimbabwe's ambassador

Jan. 17, 2019 1:33 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe unrest (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The UK's minister for Africa says she has summoned Zimbabwe's ambassador to discuss the country's growing crisis and "disturbing reports of use of live ammunition, intimidation and excessive force" against protesters....

BOJ warns Japan faces new risks as population shrinks

Jan. 17, 2019 2:48 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan faces unforeseen risks in guiding economic policy as its population of about 126 million ages and declines, the governor of its central bank said Thursday. Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda told fellow financial leaders Thursday that policies must be devised to prevent the shrinking...