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Economy Aug 21U.S. home sales rose in July, aided by low mortgage rates
Cheaper borrowing costs have enabled sales to rise 0.6% from a year ago, ending 16 consecutive months of annual sales declines.
Politics Aug 20WATCH: Trump acknowledges China polices may mean U.S. economic pain
Asked if his trade war with China could tip the country into recession, Trump brushed off the idea as "irrelevant" and said it was imperative to "take China on."…
Nation Aug 13WATCH: Trump promotes turning natural gas into plastics in Pennsylvania
Trump visited Shell's soon-to-be completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex, which will turn the area's vast natural gas deposits into plastics. The facility, which critics claim will become the largest air polluter in western Pennsylvania, is being built in an area hungry…
Economy Aug 02U.S. adds 164,000 jobs, unemployment holds steady at 3.7 percent
The pace of hiring has slowed this year, but one reason is that a growing share of Americans already have jobs.
Economy Aug 01Fed chief struggles to manage a wild card: Trump trade wars
After the Federal Reserve cut interest rates Wednesday for the first time in a decade, Chairman Jerome Powell made a striking acknowledgement: In the Trump era, the Fed faces a steep learning curve.
Economy Jul 05U.S. employers add robust 224,000 jobs in June
The unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 3.7 percent, according to the monthly jobs report.
Politics Jun 26AP fact check: Trump falsely accuses Mueller of a crime
The provocative allegation of a "crime" by Robert Mueller was one in a series of distorted claims made by the president in an interview on Fox Business Network and on Twitter on Wednesday.
Nation Apr 19U.S. home construction slips 0.3% in March
Years of price gains eclipsing income growth has left many buyers unable to afford a home, possibly suppressing construction activity.
Economy Mar 22Trump nominates economic analyst Stephen Moore to Federal Reserve
Moore served as an economic adviser to Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, helping to draft his tax cut plan.
Economy Mar 06U.S. trade deficit hits record high. Does it matter?
The government said Wednesday that the U.S. trade gap in goods and services reached $621 billion last year, its highest total since 2008.