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Today in History

Oct. 8, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2018. There are 84 days left in the year. Today is Columbus Day in the United States and Thanksgiving in Canada. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 8, 1998, the House triggered an open-ended impeachment inquiry against President Bill Clinton in a...

Trump to nominate economist Nellie Liang for Fed board seat

Sep. 19, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to nominate former Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang to the central bank's board of governors, tapping an official who played a key role at the Fed in dealing with the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters...

Today in History

Sep. 18, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2018. There are 104 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 18, 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. On this date: In...

ECB's Draghi: Trade war chief worry for global economy

Sep. 13, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank pushed forward Thursday with its plan to gradually phase out its monetary stimulus, saying it is confident in the region's growth. But its president, Mario Draghi, warned that the United States' trade dispute with several major powers has become a key...

Born out of the financial crisis, bull market nears record

Aug. 20, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The bull market in U.S. stocks is about to become the longest in history. If stocks don't drop significantly by the close of trading Wednesday, the bull market that began in March 2009 will have lasted nine years, five months and 13 days, a record that few would have predicted when the...