Steven Mnuchin

Thunberg brushes off mockery from US finance chief

DAVOS, Switzerland — Climate activist Greta Thunberg on Friday brushed off criticism and mockery from U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, saying t...
10:41 24 January 2022

‘Who is she?’ - US Treasury chief takes swipe at Thunberg

DAVOS, Switzerland — As one of the executive producers of the last Mad Max movie, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin might have been interested in...
10:59 23 January 2022

US-French tax truce a respite in tense relations with EU

DAVOS, Switzerland — France will delay its tax on big tech firms like Google and Facebook in exchange for the United States's promise to hold off reta...
18:05 22 January 2022

World shares slip on jitters over China-US trade deal

BANGKOK — World shares were mostly lower on Wednesday as conflicting reports raised concerns over the likely outcome of a trade deal to be signed by t...
9:40 15 January 2022

China welcomes currency decision ahead of trade deal with US

BEIJING — China on Tuesday welcomed a U.S. decision ahead of the signing of a trade deal with Beijing to drop it from a list of governments accused of...
11:22 14 January 2022

US announces new sanctions on Iran after missile strikes

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday announced a new wave of sanctions on Iran following this week's missile strikes by the Islamic Republi...
17:00 10 January 2022

World shares mixed as US says trade deal with China ready

TOKYO — Global shares meandered in a narrow range on Friday despite another session of record highs on Wall Street.
8:55 20 December 2021

Asian shares mixed as markets yawn at Trump’s impeachment

Stocks were mixed in early trading in Asia on Friday after Wall Street posted more record highs, extending the market's gains for the week.
1:25 20 December 2021

Budget deal puts access to health care above curbing costs

WASHINGTON — The bipartisan budget deal announced in Congress protects access to health care under the Affordable Care Act but it also ditches one of ...
20:13 16 December 2021

US hits Iran-backed Iraqi militia leaders with sanctions

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday slapped sanctions on three Iran-backed Iraqi militia leaders for violent suppression of protests that ...
18:33 6 December 2021

House passes short-term spending measure as talks falter

WASHINGTON — The House has passed a short-term spending bill to keep federal agencies running for another month. The hope is that the additional time ...
20:21 19 November 2021