Economy & Business

A man walks past boxes of USAID humanitarian aid at a warehouse at the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, Feb. 21, 2019, on the border with Venezuela. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said he’s weighing whether to shut down the border with Colombia, where the bulk of aid meant for Venezuela is being stockpiled and exiled leaders have been gathering ahead of a fundraising concert Friday. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
The United States has created a new agency to promote development around the globe, with a particular emphasis on Latin America
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August 20, 2019
FILE - A fisherman dangles his line to catch fish in polluted water off Beirut's seaside Corniche, Lebanon, June 23, 2019.
A World Bank report warned of the ripple effects of water pollution on the health, economies, education and agriculture of rich and poor countries alike
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By Reuters
August 20, 2019
FILE - U.S. dollar bills and Argentine pesos are displayed for the photographer on a table at a currency exchange business in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jan. 23, 2014.
In three interventions in the foreign exchange market, the bank acted in concert with statements from officials saying the government's top priority was to stabilize the peso after it lost 18% of its value against the US dollar last week
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By Reuters
August 20, 2019
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington.
Administration officials have said they are reviewing State Department and USAID spending with eye to using budget process known as 'rescission' to slash up to $4.3 billion in spending that had already been approved by Congress
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By Reuters
August 20, 2019
President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington.
But, US leader says that for continued economic growth, the independent Federal Reserve needs to cut its benchmark interest rate by another full percentage point
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August 20, 2019
Nigerian Government Ban on Imported Furniture Boosts Local Industry
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The government imposed the restriction in an effort to improve on local business and boost production
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August 20, 2019
A woman carries signs as children hold an EU flag as they attend a protest against Brexit on the border crossing between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in Carrickcarnon, Ireland, March 30, 2019.
US Democrats warn they will oppose any US-Britain trade deal that imposes a hard border across the island of Ireland
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August 20, 2019