Saturday, July 22, 2017

Steven Mnuchin

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, walks past an honour guard before a meeting with his Brazilian counterpart Michel Temer at the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has voiced regret about the new U.S. sanctions against Russia and warned of possible retaliation. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday that the U.S. move wasn’t constructive, adding that “various options are being ...
In this April 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump signs a memorandum on Orderly Liquidation Authority at the Treasury Department in Washington.

BY MARCY GORDON WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing to curb the authority of the consumer finance watchdog created following the economic crisis as it drives toward easing restrictions on banks and financial institutions. The Treasury Department issued ...
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 18, 2017, to testify before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on tax overhaul. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BY STEVE PEOPLES and KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — Business leaders began an aggressive lobbying effort Thursday to ensure that their vision for overhauling the U.S. tax system isn’t lost in the chaos consuming President Donald Trump’s administration. The Koch ...
United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, is flanked by Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso, following their bilateral talks, at the G7 of Ministers of finance, in Bari, southern Italy, Friday, May 12, 2017.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

BARI, Italy (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says major trading partners “are much more comfortable” with the Trump administration’s trade policies and understand U.S. growth will benefit them. Mnuchin spoke after face-to-face meetings with major trade partners such ...
United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, smiles as he takes a walk in the Puglian town of Bari, southern Italy, which is hosting a G7 of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting, Thursday, May 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

BY DAVID McHUGH BARI, Italy (AP) — Top finance officials from seven advanced economies have gathered to hear more about U.S. President Donald Trump’s economic policies on taxation and trade as well as to look for ways to promote growth, ...
From left, German Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble, Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People's Bank of China, Chinese Finance Minister Xiao Jie and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde gather for the Family Photo during the G20 at the 2017 World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

BY PAUL WISEMAN and MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance leaders are downplaying differences over free trade with President Donald Trump, saying there is wide agreement that globalization delivers stronger economic growth. But officials gathered for the spring meetings ...
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during the 2017 World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER and PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance leaders on Thursday defended globalization against an assault from President Donald Trump and European populists. They argued that blocking free trade would hobble economic growth instead of saving jobs ...
German Federal Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, left, and US Finance Minister, Steven Mnuchin interact during a joint press conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, March 16, 2017. (Soeren Stache/dpa via AP)

BY DAVID McHUGH BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin headed into a tussle over free trade Friday at a summit that will help set the tone for the global economy. The Group of 20 gathering will be ...
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble attends the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

BY DAVID McHUGH FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany’s finance minister is denouncing trade protectionism ahead of a meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and a summit where global finance officials are expected to tussle over how strongly to support ...
In this Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Steven Mnuchin, talks with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

BY DAVID McHUGH and MARTIN CRUTSINGER FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to get tough on trade partners like China, Mexico and Germany. Now his Treasury chief, Steven Mnuchin, will get his first opportunity to confront ...
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