About 1.5 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, a historically high number, even as the economy increasingly reopens and employers bring some people back to work.
By Paul Wiseman, Associated Press
The Trump administration plans to carry on with its confrontational approach to world trade, pressuring other countries to lower their tariffs on U.S. products and perhaps making it harder for imports to enter the United States duty free.
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
Washington, D.C., officials are targeting next Monday for the start of phase two of reopening the nation's capital after months of social restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The Senate has approved a bipartisan bill that would double spending on a popular conservation program and devote nearly $2 billion a year to improve and maintain national parks.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
In a major legal setback for President Donald Trump on a high-profile consumer issue, a federal appeals court has ruled that his administration lacks the legal authority to force drug companies to disclose prices in their TV ads.
By Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press
More Louisiana residents will have access to medical marijuana under a significant expansion of the state's therapeutic cannabis program that Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed into law.
By Associated Press
A festival-like atmosphere has emerged in the area, now called the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest,” with participants painting a Black Lives Matter mural on the street and planting a community garden.
By Josh Boak, Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press
U.S. retail sales jumped by a record 17.7% from April to May, with spending partially rebounding after the coronavirus had shut down businesses, flattened the economy and paralyzed consumers during the previous two months.
By Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will present the semi-annual monetary policy report June 16 before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
The Supreme Court is siding with energy companies and the Trump administration in paving the way for a critical permit for a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross under the Appalachian Trail.
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