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Charles Koch Says Trump Tariffs Could Trigger U.S. Recession

Charles Koch Says Trump Tariffs Could Trigger U.S. Recession

Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, who leads a powerful policy and political network, said Sunday he worries President Donald Trump’s actions on trade and tariffs put the booming U.S. economy at
Powell to Duck Trump Jabs and Let Economy Justify Fed Rate Pause

Powell to Duck Trump Jabs and Let Economy Justify Fed Rate Pause

President Donald Trump is casting a long political shadow over this week’s meeting of the Federal Reserve.
Trump Says He Had ‘Very Nasty’ Relationship With Special Counsel

Trump Says He Had ‘Very Nasty’ Relationship With Special Counsel

President Donald Trump said he had a nasty and contentious business relationship with Robert Mueller, and he called on the special counsel to disclose such “conflicts of interest” in one of his most
Mnuchin Suggests Fed Rate Rises Are OK After Trump Attacked Them

Mnuchin Suggests Fed Rate Rises Are OK After Trump Attacked Them

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested on Sunday it was fine for the Federal Reserve to be raising interest rates, after his boss, President Donald Trump, recently criticized the central bank for
Trump Willing to 'Shut Down" Government Over Border Security

Trump Willing to 'Shut Down" Government Over Border Security

Trump is willing to "shut down" government over border security, he said on Twitter #tictocnews (Source: Bloomberg)
Trump Says He's Open to Closing Government Over Wall Money

Trump Says He's Open to Closing Government Over Wall Money

President Donald Trump on Sunday again floated the idea shutting down the government if he doesn’t get his way on immigration measures, including funding for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.
Ex-President Mugabe Bats for Opposition in Zimbabwe Election

Ex-President Mugabe Bats for Opposition in Zimbabwe Election

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said he’ll back the main opposition in Monday’s elections, which come eight months after the military briefly seized control and the ruling Zimbabwe African
Mnuchin Outlook for Sustained 3% Growth at Odds With Forecasters

Mnuchin Outlook for Sustained 3% Growth at Odds With Forecasters

The second-quarter surge shows the U.S. economy is “well on the path” for four or five years of sustained annual growth of 3 percent, said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin -- a rosy outlook at odds
Trump Meeting With New York Times Publisher Prompts Public Spat

Trump Meeting With New York Times Publisher Prompts Public Spat

A recent meeting between Donald Trump and the publisher of the New York Times became a public spat Sunday when the president characterized it as a discussion of “fake news,” and Times Publisher A.G.
Italy Offers May Brexit Olive Branch as Grassroots Tories Revolt

Italy Offers May Brexit Olive Branch as Grassroots Tories Revolt

Theresa May was given fresh hope of getting a post-Brexit trade deal from outside the U.K., even as members of her Conservative Party back home vented their anger at her proposals.
Zimbabwe Holds First Post-Mugabe Election With Revival at Stake

Zimbabwe Holds First Post-Mugabe Election With Revival at Stake

Zimbabweans lined up outside polling stations from before dawn on Monday to choose a new leader in a too-close-to-call contest that comes eight months after Robert Mugabe was forced to quit.
Russia May Have One More Rate Cut Left Up Its Sleeve This Year

Russia May Have One More Rate Cut Left Up Its Sleeve This Year

Russia’s central bank may have veered ever so slightly off its hawkish line to leave some wiggle room for another cut in interest rates this year even as the prospect of easing remains dim.
Greece's Plan to Return to Markets While Viable Faces Risks

Greece's Plan to Return to Markets While Viable Faces Risks

Greece is planning a return to the markets in a bid to regain its status as a “normal” country.
Mali Voting Stations Close After Attacks Disrupt Key Election

Mali Voting Stations Close After Attacks Disrupt Key Election

Voting stations in Mali’s presidential election closed after a poll that was marred by attacks and disruptions in regions where the West African nation is battling an Islamist insurgency.
Australia's Turnbull Dealt Blow as Opposition Sweeps Elections

Australia's Turnbull Dealt Blow as Opposition Sweeps Elections

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was dealt a blow by Australian voters in by-elections held Saturday that boosted the main opposition Labor Party.
U.K. Democracy 'Facing a Crisis' From U.S. Social Media Giants

U.K. Democracy 'Facing a Crisis' From U.S. Social Media Giants

The U.K.’s political system cannot cope with the threats from fake news, according to a panel of British lawmakers investigating the impact of social media on recent elections.
U.S. Farmers Eligible for Aid in September: Perdue

U.S. Farmers Eligible for Aid in September: Perdue

U.S. farmers will become eligible by September at the earliest for the first payments of a $12 billion subsidy program designed to shield them from a burgeoning trade war starting, Agriculture
Koch Network Says Trump Trade Moves Causing Long-Term Damage

Koch Network Says Trump Trade Moves Causing Long-Term Damage

The conservative political network led by billionaire Charles Koch opened a conference in Colorado with sharp criticism of President Donald Trump’s trade policies and leadership style, as it sought to
Nafta Talks Are Now Making ‘Amazing’ Progress, Trump Aide Says

Nafta Talks Are Now Making ‘Amazing’ Progress, Trump Aide Says

The U.S. is now making “absolutely amazing’’ progress toward renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, and a deal could come as early as this fall, according to White House Council of
Trump Auto Plan Would Increase Fuel Use by 500,000 Barrels a Day

Trump Auto Plan Would Increase Fuel Use by 500,000 Barrels a Day

A draft proposal by federal regulators to roll back U.S. automobile efficiency requirements contends that their preferred plan would reduce “societal costs” by roughly half a trillion dollars through