Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump 'order' on trade
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to U.S.
Economic storm clouds hovering over Trump and global leaders
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Under the threatening clouds of a global economic slowdown, President Donald Trump is confronting the consequences of his preference to go it alone, with low expectations that the leaders of the richest democracies can make substantive progress on an array of issues at their summit in France.
Even before photo op of G-7 allies, sharp elbows come out
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo.
Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates
WASHINGTON (AP) — Escalating his trade fight with China, President Donald Trump has raised retaliatory tariffs and ordered American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there.
After underwhelming first year, can casino improve fortunes?
BOSTON (AP) — Aerosmith, New England Patriots cheerleaders and a five-tier birthday cake: Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style casino is throwing itself an indulgent birthday bash Saturday.
Books not bets: Nevada casino hotel to serve as college dorm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — University of Nevada, Reno officials knew it was a bit of a gamble when they agreed to lease a downtown casino hotel tower for a year and turn it into a college dormitory.
Frustrated with event ticketing? New ventures try to help
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Event organizers hoping to eliminate ticket scams and huge markups in the secondary market are increasingly turning to companies that use technology to allow fans to buy and resell their tickets while putting caps on prices.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's swerves on economy, guns and migrants
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can't seem to get his facts straight when it comes to Barack Obama. From the economy to veterans and immigration, Trump routinely claims achievements of the former president as fully his own or distorts the truth to undermine the Democrat's legacy.
Obi-Wan, Lizzie McGuire join new Disney Plus platform
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ewan McGregor is reprising his "Star Wars" role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new series, one of the many splashy projects that Disney is banking on to make its new streaming platform competitive.
Is Trump's economic team up for a trade war?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a trade war against China that has shaken the global economy, President Donald Trump gathered his most trusted economic aides in the Oval Office.
'Our bigger enemy': Trump escalates attack on Fed chief
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched a furious and highly personal Twitter attack Friday against the Federal Reserve and Chairman Jerome Powell, fuming that the Fed once more "did NOTHING!" and wondering who is "our bigger enemy" — Powell or China's leader.
US stocks tumble as US-China trade war rattles investors
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Friday after the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S.
Judge orders woman in Capital One case to remain in custody
SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday ordered a woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations to remain in custody pending trial because she is a flight risk and poses a physical danger to herself and others.
As Gannett, GateHouse merge, newspaper cost-cutting persists
NEW YORK (AP) — Just a week after announcing its $1.4 billion acquisition of Gannett , GateHouse Media was again laying off journalists and other workers at its newspapers, possibly foreshadowing the future awaiting employees of what will become the largest U.S.
Billionaire conservative donor David Koch dies at 79
NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother Charles poured a fortune into right-wing causes, transforming the American political landscape and shaping U.S.
Markets Right Now: Markets shudder as trade tensions flare
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4:00 p.m. Markets are closing sharply lower after the latest escalation of the U.S.-China trade dispute.
The Latest: France halts Brazil trade deal over Amazon fires
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the reaction to the fires in the Amazon (all times local): 2:30 p.m. In a sharp escalation of tensions with Brazil, France is accusing President Jair Bolsonaro of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and says it now opposes a trade deal with the South American bloc Mercosur because of his environmental back-peddling.
Walmart, Tesla pause in legal fight over fiery solar panels
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart said Friday that is working on a resolution with Tesla after the retailing giant sued the electric car company's energy division for installing rooftop solar panels that caught fire.
Appeals court insulates Qualcomm from FTC's antitrust win
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is temporarily protecting Qualcomm from an antitrust ruling that would have forced the mobile chipmaker to drastically change how it licenses key technology for connecting smartphones to the internet.
Nebraska court upholds state's approval of pipeline path
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's highest court lifted one of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL pipeline in the state on Friday when it rejected another attempt to derail the project by opponents who wanted to force the developer to reapply for state approval.
Trump vows response to China tariffs on $75B of US goods
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday that he had "hereby ordered" American companies with operations in China "to immediately start looking for" an alternative after Beijing announced a series of retaliatory tariffs.
Pilots union announces dates for British Airways strikes
LONDON (AP) — British Airways pilots will go on strike for three days next month in a long-running pay dispute with the airline. Pilots' union Balpa announced Friday that the pilots will strike Sept.
The Latest: Some see signal in Powell speech of rate cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (all times local): 12 noon. Some economists saw Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's speech in Jackson Hole as setting the stage for further interest rate cuts this year.
US new home sales slid 12.8% in July
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes fell a steep 12.8% in July, but the drop came after revisions to June sales showed the sales highest growth in 12 years.
The Latest: Trump attacks Powell Fed after chairman's speech
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (all times local): 11 a.m. Reacting to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, President Donald Trump, who has relentlessly attacked Powell and the Fed for its rate policies, kept up his verbal assaults on Twitter: "As usual, the Fed did NOTHING!" Trump tweeted.