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Trump Stays Defiant Before New Tariffs, Lashing ‘Weak’ Critics

Trump Stays Defiant Before New Tariffs, Lashing ‘Weak’ Critics

President Donald Trump showed little sign that he’s going to back down from new tariffs on more than $110 billion in Chinese imports set to take effect Sunday, blaming American companies for their
Trump Aid Payments to Boost Farm Profits This Year, USDA Says

Trump Aid Payments to Boost Farm Profits This Year, USDA Says

The Trump administration said farmers are doing better than previously thought, forecasting profits will rise 5% in 2019 to the best in five years because of the president’s trade aid program.
Predatory Lenders Are Barred From Seizures Under New N.Y. Law

Predatory Lenders Are Barred From Seizures Under New N.Y. Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill aimed at preventing predatory lenders from using the state’s court system to seize the assets of small businesses nationwide.
Boris Johnson Is Campaigning Again, But What Exactly Is He Selling?

Boris Johnson Is Campaigning Again, But What Exactly Is He Selling?

Three years after he sold Brexit to the British public, Boris Johnson is back on the campaign trail. The prime minister is still promoting a split from the European Union, but this time without a
2.5% 10-Year Yields 'Quite Possible' by Year-End: CCLA's Bevan

2.5% 10-Year Yields 'Quite Possible' by Year-End: CCLA's Bevan

James Bevan, chief investment officer at CCLA Investment Management, discusses his call for Treasuries yields on "Bloomberg Markets: European Close." (Source: Bloomberg)
Flynn’s Lawyers, Prosecutors Spar Over Whether He’s Ready for Sentencing

Flynn’s Lawyers, Prosecutors Spar Over Whether He’s Ready for Sentencing

With a potential jail term looming, lawyers for Michael Flynn are clashing with federal prosecutors over whether President Donald Trump’s original national security adviser is ready to be sentenced
Wild Weather Has 12 Million Southern Africans Facing Hunger

Wild Weather Has 12 Million Southern Africans Facing Hunger

As many as 9.2 million people in southern Africa face severe food insecurity as a result of extreme weather conditions, and the number is forecast to rise to 12 million by March, according to the
Biden Confounds Critics as Fans Welcome Hugs and Overlook Gaffes

Biden Confounds Critics as Fans Welcome Hugs and Overlook Gaffes

Major Ginger Tate fought back tears as she told Joe Biden how she waited six years to meet him. They exchanged challenge coins -- hers from her service in the South Carolina Army National Guard and
Macri’s Surprise Debt Plan Silences Argentina’s Opposition

Macri’s Surprise Debt Plan Silences Argentina’s Opposition

Since Argentine President Mauricio Macri heeded opposition calls to start negotiations on $101 billion of debt with the International Monetary Fund and private creditors, his political rivals have
Iran Continues Breaching Uranium Stockpile and Enrichment Limits

Iran Continues Breaching Uranium Stockpile and Enrichment Limits

International inspectors reported that Iran continued to exceed nuclear limits imposed under its landmark deal with world powers, a breach that has complicated European efforts to salvage the accord
Trump Rushes to Prepare Federal Response to Hurricane Dorian

Trump Rushes to Prepare Federal Response to Hurricane Dorian

President Donald Trump scrambled Friday to prepare the federal response to Hurricane Dorian, as forecasts said the storm could slam into Florida as soon as Monday, creating a high-stakes test of the
U.S. Chamber Breaks With Trump Plan to Slash Auto Mileage Rules

U.S. Chamber Breaks With Trump Plan to Slash Auto Mileage Rules

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce called on the Trump administration and California officials to find a middle ground on automobile efficiency standards that federal agencies plan to slash, warning of
Trump’s Coattails Tested in North Carolina: Campaign Update

Trump’s Coattails Tested in North Carolina: Campaign Update

President Donald Trump’s coattails could be getting a real stress test in North Carolina.
Brits Protest Boris Johnson’s ‘Attack on Democracy’

Brits Protest Boris Johnson’s ‘Attack on Democracy’

Thousands are taking to the streets after the prime minister announced plans to suspend Parliament.
Italy’s Five Star, Democrats Clash in Search for Common Agenda

Italy’s Five Star, Democrats Clash in Search for Common Agenda

The leader of Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement gave premier-designate Giuseppe Conte a list of policy demands as a condition for a new alliance with the center-left Democratic Party,
Lebanon to Probe Lender Blacklisted by U.S. for Hezbollah Ties

Lebanon to Probe Lender Blacklisted by U.S. for Hezbollah Ties

Lebanon said it will investigate Jammal Trust Bank SAL after the U.S. blacklisted the lender for allegedly facilitating banking for the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement.
U.S. Cracks Down on North Korean Oil Imports With New Sanctions

U.S. Cracks Down on North Korean Oil Imports With New Sanctions

The U.S. cracked down on illicit North Korean oil imports, sanctioning a handful of Taiwan- and Hong Kong-based companies for helping Pyongyang evade international restrictions on its petroleum trade.
Jim Leavelle, Lawman At Lee Harvey Oswald's Side, Dies At 99

Jim Leavelle, Lawman At Lee Harvey Oswald's Side, Dies At 99

Dallas (AP) -- Jim Leavelle, the longtime Dallas lawman who was captured in one of history's most iconic photographs as he escorted President John F. Kennedy's assassin as he was fatally shot, has
Trump Slams GM as U.S. Workforce Shrinks to Detroit’s Smallest Automaker

Trump Slams GM as U.S. Workforce Shrinks to Detroit’s Smallest Automaker

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized General Motors Co. for shrinking its U.S. manufacturing presence, which has reduced the company’s unionized workforce to the smallest among Detroit’s automakers.
White House Objects to Denial of Free Speech: Hong Kong Update

White House Objects to Denial of Free Speech: Hong Kong Update

Tensions spiked in Hong Kong ahead of what could be a 13th straight weekend of protests, as police arrested several top opposition figures including Joshua Wong after banning a mass march scheduled