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Economy Mar 06Why a meaningful U.S.-China trade deal could be hard to reach
Beijing's longstanding policy of subsidizing its own businesses and charges that it illicitly obtains U.S. technology remain key obstacles.
Politics Feb 25AP fact check: Trump’s repeated fabrications on voting fraud
Asked about ballot malfeasance involving a Republican in North Carolina, the president insisted he condemns voter fraud "of any kind, whether it's Democrat or Republican" and pointed to a "million fraudulent votes" cast in California. But no such case exists.
Politics Feb 11AP fact check: Trump claims he’s vindicated in Russia probe
President Donald Trump is declaring exoneration prematurely in the Russia investigation. Here's a closer look at that claim and more made by the president this past week.
Politics Feb 06AP fact check: President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech
In his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump used information selectively in claiming a drop in drug prices not seen in half a century and promised the nation it would see bountiful benefits from a trade deal that…
Economy Feb 05Trump enjoys solid economy ahead of State of the Union, but threats remain
Despite strong hiring, concerns about headwinds facing the U.S. economy this year have not dissipated.
Economy Jan 24Unemployment benefit applications drop to 49-year low despite shutdown
Total weekly applications for unemployment aid declined by 13,000, but the number of furloughed federal employees requesting benefits more than doubled the previous week.
Economy Jan 23Government shutdown poses increasing risk to the broader economy
The shutdown's biggest effect on the economy is likely to be the cutback in federal spending. But consumer spending is another important factor.
Nation Jan 18Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown
he travel and tourism industries generate about $1.6 trillion in U.S. economic activity — one-twelfth of the economy — and one in 20 jobs, according to the Commerce Department.
Nation Jan 17Federal workers seeking unemployment aid doubles in number
The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5.
Economy Dec 10Job openings rise in October to the second highest on record
The Labor Department said Monday that the number of job openings increased 1.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted 7.1 million.