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Trade Impasse for World Economy Sees Central Banks Prime Engines Trade
Trade Impasse for World Economy Sees Central Banks Prime Engines

HONG KONG — As central banks show increasing alarm about the world economy and a willingness to increase stimulus, finance ministers from the Group of 20 nations made little progress in curing the main threat of deepening trade tensions. Talks... Read More

GOP Senators Exhale After Considering Crossing Trump on Tariffs Congress
GOP Senators Exhale After Considering Crossing Trump on Tariffs

Senate Republicans who faced the unwelcome prospect of attempting to overturn President Donald Trump’s use of tariffs on Mexico are praising his deal to avert them, even if they’re still wary of the duties. Trump had threatened to impose 5%... Read More

Congressman Vows to Pursue Regulation of Big Tech With Open Mind Technology
Congressman Vows to Pursue Regulation of Big Tech With Open Mind

WASHINGTON — Legislation and more regulation of technology companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. is possible, but lawmakers are approaching scrutiny with an open mind, the federal lawmaker leading an antitrust investigation of the industry said. “This... Read More

Republicans, Democrats Both Treating Ohio Like a 2020 Battleground 2020 Elections
Republicans, Democrats Both Treating Ohio Like a 2020 Battleground

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohioans barely had time to can their yard signs for midterm candidates before political parties began descending on their neighborhoods in preparation for 2020. Both parties are building up their staffs and ranks of volunteers in the... Read More

Children’s Climate Change Lawsuit Considered by Appeals Court for Constitutionality Litigation
Children’s Climate Change Lawsuit Considered by Appeals Court for Constitutionality
2019-06-07 21:35:36
by Tom Ramstack

A federal appeals court in Portland, Oregon heard arguments this week in a lawsuit that accuses the Trump administration of endangering the future of children by its environmental policies that do little to avoid climate change. The lawsuit was filed... Read More

Committee Chairs Seek Answers On Delayed Notice of Defects on Boeing 737 MAX Transportation
Committee Chairs Seek Answers On Delayed Notice of Defects on Boeing 737 MAX
2019-06-07 21:32:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representatives Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Rick Larsen, D-Wash., chairman of that body's Aviation Subcommittee, want to know when Boeing and others first learned of a serious defect in the... Read More

Plummeting New Job Numbers in May Economy
Plummeting New Job Numbers in May
2019-06-07 21:19:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Employers added just 75,000 new jobs in May, the Labor Department said Friday, a stunning development that took many economists by surprise. In a recent survey by Dow Jones, the consensus among economists was that the job gain... Read More

New York a Signature Away From Becoming the First State to Ban Cat Declawing State News
New York a Signature Away From Becoming the First State to Ban Cat Declawing
2019-06-07 21:16:57
by Dan McCue

New York is poised to become the first state in the U.S. to ban the declawing of cats under legislation that sailed through the state legislature with bipartisan support. The bill, which would subject veterinarians to a $1,000 fine for... Read More

Median Home Prices Continue to Surge in DC Suburbs in Wake of Amazon HQ2 News Economy
Median Home Prices Continue to Surge in DC Suburbs in Wake of Amazon HQ2 News
2019-06-07 21:12:28
by HJ Mai

Rising home prices in some of the country's largest urban centers have put the America Dream of owning a home out of reach for many middle- to low-income families. While the nation’s capital and its surrounding suburbs are regularly ranked... Read More

NASA Opens International Space Station to Space Tourists, New Commercial Ventures NASA
NASA Opens International Space Station to Space Tourists, New Commercial Ventures
2019-06-07 21:07:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - NASA announced Friday it plans to open the International Space Station to businesses and even tourists in a bid to "accelerate a thriving commercial economy in low-Earth orbit." The space agency is not selling trips to the space... Read More

US Trade Deficit With China Grew in April Despite Narrowing Elsewhere Trade
US Trade Deficit With China Grew in April Despite Narrowing Elsewhere
2019-06-07 21:03:48
by Dan McCue

The United States' trade deficit with China widened in April, despite Trump administration tariffs on thousands of Chinese goods, and even as the gap between the U.S. and other countries narrowed. Since taking office in 2017, President Donald Trump has... Read More

North Carolina's GOP-led House Fails to Override Governor's Veto of Abortion Bill State News
North Carolina's GOP-led House Fails to Override Governor's Veto of Abortion Bill
2019-06-07 21:00:23
by Dan McCue

North Carolina's Republican-led House on Thursday failed to override Democratic Governor Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that would require doctors to try to preserve the life of an infant born alive during an attempted abortion. To override Cooper's veto... Read More

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