Economy

Trump says he might not raise tariffs on China if deal close

Feb 12, 2019

President Donald Trump says if the United States and China are close to a trade deal, he might let slide a March 2 deadline to further boost tariffs on Chinese goods.

JAB seeks to buy controlling stake in CoverGirl maker Coty

Feb 12, 2019

Longtime investor JAB offers to buy majority stake in CoverGirl maker Coty

Bill, Melinda Gates unfazed by criticism of wealthy giving

Feb 12, 2019

Bill and Melinda Gates are pushing back against a new wave of criticism about whether billionaire philanthropy is a force for good

AP FACT CHECK: Trump says no more planes or cows under Dems

Feb 12, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Trump sees a Dem plot to ban cows and planes, exaggerates border perils

A political 'bomb' over drug prices could threaten NAFTA 2.0

Feb 12, 2019

A political 'bomb' over drug prices could threaten Trump's revamped North American trade pact

US job openings jump to record high of 7.3 million

Feb 12, 2019

US job openings soar to record high of 7.3 million, outnumbering the ranks of unemployed

Tariffs take toll on whiskey exports in last half of 2018

Feb 12, 2019

Retaliatory tariffs caused a sharp downturn in American whiskey exports in the last half of 2018 as distillers started feeling the pain from getting caught up in global trade disputes, an industry trade group said Tuesday

Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

Feb 12, 2019

Tentative budget agreement to keep government operating gives Trump far less money than he sought for border wall

Congressional lawmakers reach deal on border wall funding

Feb 12, 2019

Deal reached on border wall funding that would avert a second government shutdown this year

Utah reduces voter-backed Medicaid expansion in rare move

Feb 12, 2019

Utah has passed sweeping changes to a voter-approved Medicaid expansion, slashing the number of people covered and adding work requirements that the Trump administration is expected to approve

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