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Today in History

Dec. 8, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2018. There are 23 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. On this date: In 1813, Beethoven's...

Heads of World Bank, IMF say risks of trade tensions growing

Nov. 6, 2018 8:18 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Leaders of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other global financial organizations warned Tuesday that trade tensions pose a growing risk for emerging economies. With the U.S. and China embroiled in their worst trade conflict in decades, global growth has "plateaued and some...

At a glance: Execs bailing on Saudi 'Davos in the Desert'

Oct. 22, 2018 8:56 AM EDT

Top business executives, U.S. and European officials and others have distanced themselves from Saudi Arabia over the disappearance and killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with many canceling their attendance at this week's investment conference that the kingdom had hoped to use to boost its global...

Mnuchin says he will not attend Saudi investment conference

Oct. 18, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he will not attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia. Mnuchin made the announcement on his Twitter account , saying that the decision was made after a White House meeting with President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....

At a glance: Execs bailing on Saudi 'Davos in the Desert'

Oct. 17, 2018 7:37 AM EDT

Top business executives are distancing themselves from Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, with many canceling their attendance at an upcoming investment conference that the country had hoped to use to boost its global image. With reports circulating of the writer's...

Indonesian president says trade wars too destructive

Oct. 12, 2018 5:18 AM EDT

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo added to a chorus of criticism Friday over trade friction between the U.S. and China, telling financial leaders gathered in Bali, Indonesia, that victory in a trade war would be pointless in a "sinking world." Widodo's comments at the...