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More big-name Republicans abandon Trump; he just shrugs

Speaker Paul D. Ryan is planning to meet with Donald Trump in Washington on Thursday, just a week after he said he is “not ready” to support or endorse him.


Trump’s national debt plan would send rates soaring, analysis shows

In the event that the U.S. economy crashed, Donald Trump has floated a recovery plan based on his own experience with corporate bankruptcy: Pay America’s creditors less than full value …


Amazon leases 20 more jets for growing air cargo fleet

Amazon will lease 20 cargo planes from Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, a deal that doubles the size of the tech and retail giant’s emerging air force.


ICE backs away from bid for London Stock Exchange

Intercontinental Exchange has jettisoned plans to acquire the London Stock Exchange.


U.S. trade deficit in March smallest in 16 months

The U.S. trade deficit fell in March to the lowest level in 16 months as imports plunged by the largest amount since the depths of the recession seven years ago.


Apple loses Chinese lawsuit over iPhone name

Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on wallets and handbags.


Chevrolet, the ‘Heartbeat of America,’ not coming to Iran

Chevrolet, the U.S. car brand once advertised as the “Heartbeat of America,” won’t be rolling new models through the streets of Iran anytime soon despite the recent lifting of sanctions …


Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to U.S.

The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they “threaten” the Islamic …


Robert J. Samuelson: Britain flirts with economic insanity

Brexit is an absurdity. But it is a potentially destructive absurdity. It creates more uncertainty in a world awash in uncertainty


First U.S. cruise in decades arrives in Havana

The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a …


Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea

The foreign ministers of Russia and China on Friday expressed their joint opposition to the U.S. deployment of an anti-missile system in South Korea and said non-claimants should not take …


Canadian dollar rises above 80 cent U.S. mark

The Canadian dollar has hit the 80 cent U.S. mark for the first time since last summer, trading at its strongest level since last June.


Prost! Germany celebrates 500 years of beer purity law

To some it’s the real deal, to others it’s a bland brew, but thanks to a 500-year-old rule everybody can be sure what’s in German beer. Chancellor Angela Merkel was …


Cuba relents, allows Cuban-born travelers on historic cruise

Cuba has loosened a policy banning Cuban-born people from arriving by sea, allowing Carnival Corp. to go forward with the first U.S. cruise to the island in a half-century, the …


China: Can’t sue Cabinet-level agency over Chinese drywall

China’s Ministry of Justice has sent back a lawsuit in which thousands of U.S. homeowners say a Cabinet-level agency should pay for damage to their homes from defective drywall made …


London mayor tells ‘part-Kenyan’ Obama to butt out

London Mayor Boris Johnson, a leader of the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, faced a flurry of criticism Friday for suggesting U.S. President Barack Obama may have …


Senate OKs bill to promote wide variety of energy sources

The Senate approved a wide-ranging energy bill Wednesday that would promote a variety of energy sources and speed federal approval of projects to export liquefied natural gas to Europe and …


Mexico president’s approval at lowest for last 4 leaders

A new poll says approval for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has fallen to the lowest level for any of the country’s last four presidents.


U.S. budget deficit up sharply to $108 billion in March

The federal government’s budget deficit rose sharply in March, pushing the deficit for the first six months of this budget year above the same period a year ago.


Sue Lani Madsen: Trans-Pacific Partnership will create winners, losers in Washington state

The Trans-Pacific Partnership could help some Washington businesses and industries and hurt others. Sue Lani Madsen is waiting for more information from the U.S. International Trade Commission before deciding whether …


Oil freeze deal likely to be reached, Kuwaiti OPEC official says

Kuwait’s OPEC governor is saying members of the oil cartel and other producing countries likely will reach a deal later this month to freeze production as crude prices sit below …


U.S. trade deficit rises in February to 6-month high

The U.S. trade deficit rose in February to the highest level in six months as the growth in imports outpaced a modest rise in exports.


Presidential campaign roils Obama’s free-trade plans

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on almost nothing. Except for their dislike of a sweeping agreement that would erase most tariffs and other trade barriers among the United States …


Mariners acquires RHP Nick Vincent from San Diego

The Seattle Mariners rounded out their bullpen Wednesday just before the start of the season by acquiring right-hander Nick Vincent from the San Diego Padres for a player to be …


30 deals signed during Chinese president’s visit to Prague

Businesses added a solid 200,000 net jobs this month, according to a closely watched private survey released Wednesday, as the U.S. labor market continued to strengthen even as overall economic …


Michael Senske: TPP paves way for growth at home

TPP strengthens our ties to burgeoning markets, giving our exporters a chance to expand and grow.


Russia’s Gazprom proposes gas deal with Iran

Russian energy minister says Gazprom, Russia’s state gas monopoly, has put forward proposals for the development of oil fields in Iran.


Cuba and Europe sign deal normalizing relations

Cuba and the European Union have signed a deal normalizing their relations after years of tensions spawned by disagreement over human rights on the island.


Chinese inflation accelerates to 2.3 percent

China’s inflation accelerated to 2.3 percent in February, driven by a jump in food prices, but fell below the government’s official target for the year.


Obama cheers economy as ‘pretty darn great’

President Barack Obama says Republicans may be making “doomsday” claims about the economy, but he has another take: “America’s pretty darn great right now.”