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Politics May 23WATCH: Trump pledges $16 billion to farmers, markets buckle over trade impasse
President Donald Trump rolled out another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long trade dispute.
Economy May 03U.S. economy adds 263,000 job, unemployment falls to 3.6 percent
The unemployment rate fell to a five-decade low of 3.6 percent, though that drop partly reflected an increase in the number of Americans who stopped looking for work.
Economy Apr 24Trump Fed pick under scrutiny for writings disparaging women
Stephen Moore said in email that the articles published years ago do not reflect his opinions today.
Politics Mar 24AP fact check: McCain can’t respond but his record speaks
President Trump: “We’ve created more than almost 6 million jobs since the election." The facts: He’s not exaggerating on job creation. But that record is not all his, and it’s not remarkable.
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.