Economy

admin 14th August 2018

Larry Kudlow, the president’s top economic adviser, said the economy is strong enough to beat back Democrats and boost Republicans to victory in November’s midterms. “The great blue wall has crashed,” he said. | Alex Wong/Getty Images NEW YORK — Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, says Republicans will hold the House this […]

admin 29th July 2018

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – As both parties continue pumping funds into the 2018 race, Michigan Democrats hope to cash in on another kind of green. A proposal to legalize marijuana will be on Michigan’s November ballot, putting the state on the cusp of allowing recreational use of the drug for those 21 and older. If […]

admin 27th July 2018

U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in early trading Friday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings reports and new government data showing the U.S. economy surged in the second quarter at the fastest pace since 2014. Losses in technology and health care stocks partially offset gains among retailers, restaurant […]

admin 27th July 2018

President Donald Trump celebrated reductions in U.S. trade deficits that he said are the result of his hardline trade policies. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo President Donald Trump on Friday morning touted a Department of Commerce report estimating that the nation’s gross domestic product grew 4.1 percent in the last quarter. “These numbers are very, very […]

admin 23rd July 2018

BERLIN (AP) – Britain’s top diplomat warned Monday that the country could crash out of the European Union next year without an agreement on future relations with Brussels because of the hard line taken by EU negotiators. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told reporters in Berlin after meeting German counterpart Heiko Maas that “there is now […]

admin 23rd July 2018

SINGAPORE (AP) – Asian markets were mixed on Monday as concerns over trade tensions moved to the forefront at the meeting this weekend of the Group of 20 industrial nations. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 tumbled 1.3 percent to 22,401.08 and South Korea’s Kospi dropped 0.9 percent to 2,269.31. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.3 […]

admin 23rd July 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) – Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals closed out a rainy weekend at home on a high note. Harper homered, Max Scherzer struck out seven in six innings and the Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Sunday in a game hampered by a pair of long weather delays. Anthony Rendon also had […]

admin 23rd July 2018

President Trump offered European nations and other countries a zero-tariff deal as a way out of an escalating trade war, but so far he has no takers despite a zero-tariff agreement signed last week between the European Union and Japan. With a battle over auto tariffs breaking out between the U.S. and Europe, Mr. Trump’s […]

admin 22nd July 2018

SQUEEZING the top 1% ought to be the most natural thing in the world for politicians seeking to please the masses. Yet, with few exceptions, today’s populist insurgents are more concerned with immigration and sovereignty than with the top rate of income tax. This disconnect may be more than an oddity. It may be a […]

admin 22nd July 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Latest on a man who took customers and employees hostage at a Trader Joe’s in Los Angeles (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Police say a gunman who took hostages inside a Los Angeles supermarket has been booked on suspicion of murder. Officer Drake Madison, a police spokesman, says 28-year-old Gene […]