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World trade forecasts slashed again amid US-China standoff

Tue, Apr 2, 2019 at 7:41 am

The World Trade Organization has cut its forecast for trade growth this year by more than a percentage point, to 2.6-percent. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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US construction spending up strong 1 percent in January

Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 10:19 am

U.S. construction spending rose a solid 1 percent in February, led by a strong gain in spending on government projects, which hit an all-time high. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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US retail sales declined 0.2 percent in February

Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 9:10 am

U.S. retail sales fell in February, Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Brexit stockpiling boosts production in UK

Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 6:49 am

Further evidence has emerged that British manufacturers are building up their cushions against the possibility the country crashes out of the European Union without a deal. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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A battle over some of the technology used in iPhones has become even more muddled as a federal trade agency has handed separate victories to the embittered foes, Apple and Qualcomm.

Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 12:26 pm

A battle over some of the technology used in iPhones has become even more muddled as a federal trade agency has handed separate victories to the embittered foes, Apple and Qualcomm.

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European Union lawmakers have approved a copyright directive intended to give writers and artists more protection of their creative rights and incomes.

Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 12:25 pm

European Union lawmakers have approved a copyright directive intended to give writers and artists more protection of their creative rights and incomes.

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Tough times for Wall Street workers!

Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 12:24 pm

Tough times for Wall Street workers!

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The Attorney General expects to release the Mueller report by mid-April.

Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 5:54 pm

Attorney General William Barr says he will send a redacted version of the Mueller report to Congress by mid-April at the latest.

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GEORGIA PASSES FETAL HEARTBEAT ABORTION BAN.

Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 5:48 pm

The Georgia House has given final approval to a “fetal heartbeat” abortion ban outlawing almost all abortions in the state. The bill passed Friday now goes to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, who has committed to sign it.

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Huawei says 2018 sales top $100B despite US pressure

Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 10:30 am

Chinese tech giant Huawei says its 2018 sales surged above $100 billion. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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US approves deals to share nuclear tech with Saudi Arabia

Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 10:27 am

Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he has approved six applications for U.S. companies to sell nuclear power technology and provide assistance to Saudi Arabia. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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PRESIDENT TRUMP APPROVAL AGAIN AT 50%

Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 9:21 pm

According to the Rasmussen poll, President Trump’s approval rating again reaches 50%, outpacing former President Obama at a comparable point.

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Trump approval rate hits 50%

Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 9:18 pm

In the wake of the Mueller Report, President Trump’s approval rating again reaches 50%

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EPA: No toxic releases at Superfund sites in flooded Midwest

Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 10:13 am

Federal regulators say flooding in the Midwest temporarily cut off a Superfund site in Nebraska that stores radioactive waste and explosives, inundated another one storing toxic chemical waste in Missouri, and limited access to others. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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Lyft hikes IPO target to $70-$72 a share as excitement rises

Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 10:11 am

Lyft is lifting the price target for its initial public offering in a sign of the excitement surrounding the stock market debut of a ride-hailing service that’s gaining ground on its rival Uber. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Icelandic budget airline WOW Air ceases operations

Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 10:10 am

Icelandic budget airline WOW Air has ceased operations, stranding passengers across two continents. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story.

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Opening Day

Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 8:21 pm

It’s Opening day for Major League Baseball with a few twists. Keith Peters has more.

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Media Mueller Ratings

Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 8:20 pm

Rachel Maddow’s ratings have dropped in the two days since some results of Robert Mueller’s probe were made public, along with other MSNBC and CNN prime-time hosts. More from Keith Peters

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PENCE CHALLENGES NASA TO RETURN TO MOON

Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 2:57 pm

Vice President Mike Pence is calling on NASA to resume manned-lunar missions.

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Centene to buy WellCare for $15-billion creating ACA powerhouse

Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 10:52 am

With the Trump administration again taking aim at the Affordable Care Act, Centene will spend more than $15 billion on rival WellCare Health Plans, both big players in the ACA market. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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Volkswagen to network factories in the cloud with Amazon

Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 10:50 am

Volkswagen says it is partnering with Amazon to develop cloud computing capacity aimed at improving efficiency and coordination across the automaker’s global factory network. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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US trade gap falls 15 percent to $51.1 billion in January

Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 10:48 am

The U.S. trade deficit tumbled nearly 15 percent in January as imports fell and exports rose. Correspondent Jeremy House has more on the story

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Appalachia Resolution

Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 8:16 pm

FYI, it’s pronounced “app-uh-latch-uh,” not “app-uh-lay-sha.” Keith Peters reports

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China ex-internet czar sentenced to 14 years for corruption

Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 9:00 am

China’s former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison on corruption charges. Correspondent Jeremy House has details

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