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1 year 8 months ago

President Obama lays out foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) - From Egypt to Syria to Iraq and beyond, the Obama administration is determined to show it will only go so far to help save nations in chaos from themselves. President Barack Obama has long made it clear that he favors a foreign policy of consultation and negotiation,...

3 years 4 months ago

Michael Douglas backs State Dep't in budget battle

WASHINGTON (AP) - The actor who once declared "greed is good" is telling Congress to remain generous with foreign aid. Michael Douglas visited the State Department on Thursday to discuss nuclear disarmament efforts and speak out against congressional efforts to slash billions of dollars in foreign assistance. The 67-year-old Oscar-winning...

5 years 2 months ago

Colorado spent $58M jailing foreign-born in FY '08

The Colorado Department of Corrections estimates the state spent almost $58 million incarcerating foreign-born inmates in fiscal 2008 and received about $3.3 million in federal reimbursement for those costs. The statistics for the year ending June 30, 2008, didn't note the immigration status of the inmates. Colorado Attorney General John...

5 years 3 months ago

US trade deficit widens in Third Quarter

The deficit in the broadest measure of foreign trade posted a sharp increase in the July-September quarter, a sign that the U.S. economy was beginning to rebound as demand for foreign goods increased. The Commerce Department said Wednesday the current account deficit rose to $108 billion in the third quarter,...

5 years 3 months ago

Mexican remittances tumble 36 percent

The money Mexican migrants sent home fell nearly 36 percent in October compared to the same month last year, Mexico's central bank said Tuesday. It's the largest drop since records began to be kept in 1996. The Bank of Mexico says Mexicans abroad sent home $1.69 billion in October...

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