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UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 11:32 a.m.

Canada announces final list of retaliatory tariffs

Canada announced billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. on Friday in a tit for tat response to the Trump administration’s duties on Canadian steel and aluminum.

Mattis says U.S. will keep current troop levels in South Korea

Carrying a clear message of reassurance to South Korea, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stated flatly Thursday that the U.S. will maintain its current number of troops on the Korean …

U.S. says Russia’s return to fold ‘inevitable’ as summit looms

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that President Donald Trump views Moscow’s return to the international fold as inevitable and that “trade-offs” could allow it to re-enter the Group of …

Orders for U.S. durable goods fall for 2nd straight month

Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods declined for the second straight month in May, as demand for cars, metal products and aircraft fell.

The UN says 18.5 million Americans are in ‘extreme poverty;’ Trump’s team says just 250,000 are

The Trump administration says the United Nations is overestimating the number of Americans in “extreme poverty” by about 18.25 million people, reflecting a stark disagreement about the extent of poverty …

At hub for border crossings, families spread throughout U.S.

Still, McAllen, a city of 130,000 people in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, is just a snapshot of the situation along the border, where Trump’s reversal on family separation has sown …

Trump wants those who ‘invade’ sent right back

President Donald Trump on Sunday compared people entering the U.S. from Mexico to invaders and said they should be immediately sent back without appearing before a judge.

Popularity of tariffs on China may lead to pain

Farmers and workers would be hit hard if China imposes agricultural tariffs, targeting many counties that make up the president’s base.

UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Trump administration pulls U.S. out of UN human rights council

The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It …

UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

Trump raises risk of economically harmful U.S.-China trade war

The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world’s two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing …

Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war.

JetBlue founder raising funds for new U.S. airline, reports say

After a decade of industry consolidation, David Neeleman, one of aviation’s famed entrepreneurs, sees room for a new low-cost U.S. airline focused on reducing travel hassles by using smaller airports, …

UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

China announces equal penalties to retaliate for U.S. tariffs

China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and …

UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Stocks slip after Fed says interest rates will rise faster

U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and said it expects to increase rates two more times by the end of the year. Investors bet that …

UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 1:32 p.m.

U.S. launches bid to find citizenship cheaters

The U.S. government agency that oversees immigration applications is launching an office that will focus on identifying Americans suspected of cheating to get their citizenship and seek to strip them …

Trump dangles White House visit for North Korea’s Kim if summit goes well

The United States hopes to one day normalize relations with North Korea, President Trump said Thursday, adding that he would invite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the United …

U.S. military plans as if Guantanamo won’t close for decades

A new dining hall for guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has a shimmering view of the Caribbean and a lifespan of 20 years. Barracks scheduled to start getting …

UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 12:19 p.m.

More than half of U.S. households have ditched landline phones

The landline telephone – curly corded, cord-free, rotary or with chunky plastic buttons – used to be a fixture of American homes. But like most analog technology, it’s rapidly going …

EU to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports from July

The European Union on Wednesday announced it will start imposing duties from July on a list of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on …

U.S. trade deficit falls for second straight month in April

Record exports shaved the U.S. trade deficit in April for the second straight month. But so far this year, the deficit is up 11.5 percent from a year ago despite …

Syrian Kurds to leave Manbij under delicate U.S.-Turkey deal

An American-backed Syrian Kurdish militia said Tuesday it will leave the strategic town of Manbij under a delicate U.S.-Turkey deal that could ease tensions between the NATO allies and force …

UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

U.N. calls on U.S. to halt separations of migrant families

The U.N. human rights office is calling on the Trump administration to “immediately halt” its policy of separating children from their parents after crossing U.S. border with Mexico.

Putin scoffs at U.S. indictment of Russians in campaign probe

President Vladimir Putin ridiculed the U.S. indictment of 13 Russians in a television interview broadcast Monday, scoffing at the notion that a person described as his chef could interfere with …

Trump urged to raise human rights, regional issues with Kim

Barreling toward a historic summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump has his sights set on a nuclear deal, leaving allies and advocates worried that he may …

Trump says U.S. farmers will be treated fairly in trade talks

President Donald Trump defended his tough trade negotiations with China, Canada and Mexico on Monday, saying that U.S. farmers have been treated “unfairly.” The president vowed to turn the tide …

UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

China warns U.S. trade deals off if tariffs go ahead

China warned Sunday after another round of talks on a sprawling trade dispute with Washington that any deals they produce “will not take effect” if President Donald Trump’s threatened tariff …

UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

U.S. blocks U.N. health panel from backing taxes on sugar drinks

The Trump administration has torpedoed a plan to recommend higher taxes on sugary drinks, forcing a World Health Organization panel to back off the U.N. agency’s previous call for such …

Macron talks to Trump, says tariffs illegal and a mistake

French President Emmanuel Macron has told U.S. President Donald Trump that the new U.S. tariffs on European, Mexican and Canadian goods are illegal and a “mistake.”

UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

U.S. unemployment falls nearly to 1969 levels; hiring is solid

Another month of strong hiring drove the nation’s unemployment rate down to 3.8 percent – tantalizingly close to the level last seen in 1969, when Detroit still dominated the auto …

UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 8:47 a.m.

U.S. construction spending up 1.8 percent in April to record

U.S. construction spending surged 1.8 percent to a record high in April as home building rose by the largest amount in 24 years.