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Home Construction Slips Again in March, Putting Pinch on Sales Inventory Economy
Home Construction Slips Again in March, Putting Pinch on Sales Inventory
2019-04-19 19:59:54
by Dan McCue

Home construction declined 0.3 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.14 million units, the Commerce Department said Friday. Within this overall number, single-family starts fell 0.4 percent to 785,000 units. The multifamily sector, which includes apartment... Read More

North Korea Demands Pompeo’s Removal From US Nuclear Talks Foreign Affairs
North Korea Demands Pompeo’s Removal From US Nuclear Talks

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea demanded that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo be removed from direct nuclear negotiations between the countries, turning up pressure after the collapse of a summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in... Read More

US Appeals Court Upholds Most of California’s ‘Sanctuary’ Laws Immigration
US Appeals Court Upholds Most of California’s ‘Sanctuary’ Laws

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court decided unanimously Thursday that most of California’s so-called sanctuary laws can continue to be enforced, rejecting the bulk of a lawsuit brought by the Trump administration. The decision, authored by a Republican appointee... Read More

Study Says Corporations Should Engage In Issues, But Must Explain Positions Media
Study Says Corporations Should Engage In Issues, But Must Explain Positions
2019-04-19 13:33:29
by Dan McCue

A study from Global Strategy Group finds most Americans, regardless of their political leaning, believe corporations should weigh in on political and social issues, despite the fact some of their actions might inspire a temporary backlash. The key, explained Julie... Read More

Retail Sales Surge in March, Reaching Fastest Pace Since 2017 Economy
Retail Sales Surge in March, Reaching Fastest Pace Since 2017
2019-04-18 19:56:41
by Dan McCue

Americans went on a buying binge in March, and their spending on cars, furniture and clothing resulted in the strongest increase in sales since September 2017, the Commerce Department said Thursday morning. Overall, sales increased by a seasonally adjusted 1.6... Read More

Trump Stirs Alarm That He May be Giving China a New Trade Weapon Trade
Trump Stirs Alarm That He May be Giving China a New Trade Weapon

WASHINGTON — High on the list of President Donald Trump’s priorities as he tries to close a trade deal with counterpart Xi Jinping is making sure China faces consequences if it doesn’t live up to its promises. Yet in pursuing... Read More

US Trade Deficit Narrows to Eight-Month Low in February Economy
US Trade Deficit Narrows to Eight-Month Low in February
2019-04-17 21:08:57
by Dan McCue

The U.S. trade deficit dropped 3.4 percent to $49.4 billion in February, driven by a sharp decline in imports from China and a surge in exports of commercial aircraft, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The combined $2.2 billion in sales... Read More

Non-Profit's 10-K For the Federal Government Paints Bracing Picture Budget
Non-Profit's 10-K For the Federal Government Paints Bracing Picture
2019-04-17 21:05:51
by Dan McCue

Think about it. Every public corporation in America is required to make frequent filings to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These reports provide a comprehensive summary of the company's performance, the risks it foresees encountering in the near and... Read More

New Mexico Residents Complain About Oil and Gas Drilling New Mexico
New Mexico Residents Complain About Oil and Gas Drilling
2019-04-16 21:32:34
by Tom Ramstack

Members of a U.S. House committee advocated for stricter oil and natural gas drilling regulations during a hearing Monday in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Democrats on the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources said lax regulations are creating too... Read More

What's In a Name? The Supreme Court Will Decide in ‘FUCT’ Trademark Dispute Supreme Court
What's In a Name? The Supreme Court Will Decide in ‘FUCT’ Trademark Dispute
2019-04-16 21:12:28
by Dan McCue

Perhaps it should have been docketed as the case that dare not speak its name. At least that's how it seemed Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court convened to hear arguments on whether the First Amendment's protection of freedom of... Read More

Mueller and His Investigation Still Largely An Enigma On Eve of Report's Release In The News
Mueller and His Investigation Still Largely An Enigma On Eve of Report's Release
2019-04-16 21:04:13
by Dan McCue

On Thursday, the world will get its first real, if redacted, look at the final report detailing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with those activities. Throughout it... Read More

California Hits Back as Trump Threatens to ‘Dump’ Immigrants in ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Immigration
California Hits Back as Trump Threatens to ‘Dump’ Immigrants in ‘Sanctuary Cities’

LOS ANGELES — California Democrats this week stepped up their attacks on President Donald Trump over his threat to send immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities, even as experts suggested the president’s plan could backfire and lure more migrants to the... Read More

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