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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:49 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:49 PM ET

    Stock market slips as geopolitical tensions show signs of putting pressure on economic growth Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters after yields fall to record lows Wal-Mart uses a test-and-learn approach to rolling out new products and services Apple's diversity numbers show most US tech jobs held by white and Asian men, mirroring peers US budget deficit through 10 months totals $460.5 billion, 24.2 percent below last year US employers advertised 4.67 million job openings in June, most since February 2001 Japan's economy shrinks April-June as tax raise slams private spending amid revival efforts Fitch gives negative outlook Dean Foods, citing raw milk costs that led to 2nd- quarter loss FDA approves device that can preserve lungs for hours outside the body Mild goose chase: 1 Ohio airport's creative experiment to ensure birds, planes don't collide

  • AP Top Financial News At 10:49 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:49 PM ET

    US stocks fall as geopolitical risks remain Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters Wal-Mart: Try, try again Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men US budget deficit running 24.2 percent below 2013 US job openings in June hit 13- year-plus high Japan's economy shrinks April-June on tax raise Fitch lowers outlook on Dean Foods, citing costs FDA approves lung preservation machine Airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:16 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 9:16 PM ET

    Stock market slips as geopolitical tensions show signs of putting pressure on economic growth Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters after yields fall to record lows Wal-Mart uses a test-and-learn approach to rolling out new products and services Apple's diversity numbers show most US tech jobs held by white and Asian men, mirroring peers US budget deficit through 10 months totals $460.5 billion, 24.2 percent below last year US employers advertised 4.67 million job openings in June, most since February 2001 Japan's economy shrinks April-June as tax raise slams private spending amid revival efforts Fitch gives negative outlook Dean Foods, citing raw milk costs that led to 2nd- quarter loss FDA approves device that can preserve lungs for hours outside the body Mild goose chase: 1 Ohio airport's creative experiment to ensure birds, planes don't collide

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:39 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 8:39 PM ET

    Stock market slips as geopolitical tensions show signs of putting pressure on economic growth Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters after yields fall to record lows Wal-Mart uses a test-and-learn approach to rolling out new products and services Apple's diversity numbers show most US tech jobs held by white and Asian men, mirroring peers US budget deficit through 10 months totals $460.5 billion, 24.2 percent below last year US employers advertised 4.67 million job openings in June, most since February 2001 Japan's economy shrinks April-June as tax raise slams private spending amid revival efforts Fitch gives negative outlook Dean Foods, citing raw milk costs that led to 2nd- quarter loss FDA approves device that can preserve lungs for hours outside the body Mild goose chase: 1 Ohio airport's creative experiment to ensure birds, planes don't collide

  • US budget deficit running 24.2 percent below 2013 Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    The Congressional Budget Office expects this year's deficit to total around $500 billion, down from $680.2 billion last year. The yearly deficit peaked at $1.4 trillion in 2009 and remained above $1 trillion for each of the next three years, finally falling to $680.2 billion last year.

  • U.S. budget deficit falls to $95 billion in July Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 12- The U.S. budget deficit was $95 billion at the end of July, down 3 percent from the same period last year, according to data released by the Treasury Department on Tuesday.

  • US budget deficit running below last year Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 6:20 AM ET

    The Treasury Department issues its report Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eastern. JULY DEFICIT: The Congressional Budget Office expects the July deficit to total $96 billion, compared with a deficit of $97.6 billion a year earlier.

  • APNewsBreak: New Kansas figures show shortfalls Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    TOPEKA, Kan.— Kansas will face a budget shortfall of $238 million by the end of July 2016, the Legislature's nonpartisan research staff said Friday in a new forecast predicting that the gap will emerge a year sooner than it had anticipated.

  • JAKARTA, Aug 5- Indonesia's economy in the second quarter grew at the slowest annual rate since the last quarter of 2009, the statistics bureau said on Tuesday. Southeast Asia's biggest economy has experienced slower growth due to tightening in both monetary and fiscal policy. Indonesia on Monday reported a trade deficit of $305 million in June.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 1- Chicago said its budget deficit was on track to shrink to just below $300 million in 2015, but a state-mandated increase in pension payments would expand gaps in the future.

  • SOFIA, July 29- Bulgaria's outgoing parliament voted on Tuesday to widen the 2014 fiscal deficit target and raise 3.4 billion levs in new debt, giving the next government some of the tools needed to solve the country's banking crisis.

  • *France has until 2015 to bring its deficit to 3 pct of GDP. PARIS, July 22- France will not accelerate cuts in public spending even though disappointing growth could make it difficult to meet EU fiscal targets, President Francois Hollande said.

  • NEW DELHI, July 12- India's top finance ministry official said that plans announced in this week's budget to stick to a fiscal deficit target of 4.1 percent of GDP are "very credible", despite criticism from ratings agencies that the number is optimistic.

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- The White House lowered its U.S. federal deficit forecast for the 2014 fiscal year by $66 billion to $583 billion on Friday on the basis of gathering economic momentum as evidenced by gains in hiring.

  • NEW DELHI, July 10- India's new government on Thursday unveiled a first budget that seeks to revive growth and curb borrowing, but left open questions on how it will reduce the fiscal deficit and restore investor confidence.

  • NEW DELHI, July 10- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government on Thursday unveiled a first budget of structural reforms aimed at reviving growth, winning praise from investors despite a lack of clarity over how he would cap the big fiscal deficit.

  • NEW DELHI, July 10- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new government on Thursday unveiled a budget it said can revive growth after the longest slowdown in a quarter of a century even while curbing borrowing.

  • *Growth seen at 5.4-5.9 pct for year ending March 2015. NEW DELHI, July 9- India's fiscal situation is worse than it appears, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government said in an economic report on Wednesday that called for tough measures to shore up public finances and reduce inflation.

  • Egypt raises taxes on cigarettes and alcohol Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    CAIRO, July 6- Egypt raised the sales tax on cigarettes by up to 120 percent on Sunday and doubled the tax on alcohol as part of a series of measures to curb the budget deficit and reform the economy. Egypt is trying to reduce its deficit to 10 percent of gross domestic product in the next fiscal year, from an expected shortfall of 12 percent in 2013/ 14..

  • SANTIAGO, July 4- Chile's Finance Ministry said on Friday that the government's target of reducing the fiscal structural deficit to zero by 2018 is conditional on the approval and implementation of President Michelle Bachelet's tax reform package. It is currently being debated in Senate.