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U.S.-China Trade Standoff Weighs on Global Shares

U.S.-China Trade Standoff Weighs on Global Shares

As trade tensions continue to rise between two of the world’s biggest economies, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.9%, […]

Pompeo: U.S. Wants ‘Major Disarmament’ of North Korea During Trump’s Term

Pompeo: U.S. Wants ‘Major Disarmament’ of North Korea During Trump’s Term

At an unprecedented summit in Singapore, President Trump and Kim Jong Un displayed friendliness, but talks offered few specifics on […]

Goodbye to net neutrality. Hello to an even-bigger AT&T?

Goodbye to net neutrality. Hello to an even-bigger AT&T?

Two pivotal developments this week could dramatically expand the power and footprint of major telecom companies, altering how Americans access […]

Roy Cooper Vetoes State Budget

Roy Cooper Vetoes State Budget

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday he has vetoed the state budget proposal passed by the legislature. As long as Republicans […]

Mexico and Canada Add to Nations Striking Fear in U.S. Farmers

Mexico and Canada Add to Nations Striking Fear in U.S. Farmers

Mexico joins China in imposing tariffs on imports of U.S. food and farm goods as Canada, Europe consider similar moves. […]

Conservative Koch Groups Plan Pro-Trade Blitz, as the Issue Splits Republicans

Conservative Koch Groups Plan Pro-Trade Blitz, as the Issue Splits Republicans

Koch political network announced yesterday that it would begin a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign promoting free trade that would sharpen a […]

U.S. Stocks Rise, Unfazed by Trade Worries

U.S. Stocks Rise, Unfazed by Trade Worries

Recent activity in the technology sector has helped buoy markets while the NASDAQ is on course for a record high […]

Should the Fed Create ‘FedCoin’ to Rival Bitcoin? A Former Top Official Says ‘Maybe’

Should the Fed Create ‘FedCoin’ to Rival Bitcoin? A Former Top Official Says ‘Maybe’

Central banks are met with the issue of cryptocurrencies. If a central bank like the Fed entered the game with […]

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney: Economy is doing better than we expected

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney: Economy is doing better than we expected

Mick Mulvaney, White House budget director, says that economic growth is higher than the Trump administration anticipated. When asked about […]

China makes trade concession to US by opening car industry to foreigners

China makes trade concession to US by opening car industry to foreigners

The first sign that China is willing to bend to US policy demands came yesterday when Beijing lifted ownership rules that […]