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Analysis: 3 things revealed by Trump's tweet that he could knock out Biden

On Thursday morning at 6:19 a.m. ET, the President of the United States tweeted this: "Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn't know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don't threaten people Joe!"

Why Trump's tariffs on China are a big deal


China blames U.S. for staggering trade surplus as tariffs loom

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China blamed U.S. export restrictions for its record trade surplus with the United States, but expressed hope that a solution can be found to settle trade issues between the world's two biggest economies as U.S. tariffs loom.


Americans want armed school guards and tighter gun laws: Reuters/Ipsos poll

(Reuters) - A majority of Americans, including Republicans, Democrats and gun owners want stricter laws on gun ownership and armed guards in schools, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national poll taken in early March.


New York building regulator probes Kushner Companies properties

(Reuters) - A New York City regulator is probing 13 buildings controlled by a company formerly run by Jared Kushner, a top aide to U.S. President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, over possible "illegal activity" related to work permits, according to public filings.


BHP sees limited impact on steel market from U.S. new tariffs -exec

TOKYO, March 22 (Reuters) - Global miner BHP anticipates planned new U.S. steel import tariffs will have a limited impact on both the steel market and the firm, and doesn't foresee a chain reaction from other countries, a senior official said on Thursday.

China: We will hit back if US announces new tariffs


China calls U.S. repeat abuser of world trade rules as tariffs loom

BEIJING (Reuters) - China accused the United States of "repeatedly abusing" trade practices, as Beijing braced on Thursday for an imminent announcement from U.S. President Donald Trump slapping more tariffs on Chinese imports.


Facebook scandal could push other tech companies to tighten data sharing

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Big internet companies and small software developers alike are likely to face scrutiny over how they share customer information in the wake of the scandal involving Facebook Inc and the British election consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.


MOVES-Twitter, Google security executives to leave companies

March 21 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc's chief security officer Michael Coates said in a Twitter post on Wednesday that he will be leaving the microblogging site.


BRIEF-American Media Says Has ‍No Interest In Acquiring Former Time Inc Brands For Sale By Meredith Corp


New Tesla pay package could make Elon Musk the richest man alive

Trump, Donald J

Trump Plans to Slap Stiff Tariffs and Investment Restrictions on China

The president, denouncing China’s trade practices, will announce a range of stiff penalties on Chinese imports and investment, sparking concerns of a trade war.


Deere & Co fears hit from Trump tariffs, retaliation: CEO

GRANADERO BAIGORRIA, Argentina (Reuters) - U.S. tractor maker Deere & Co is bracing for a negative financial impact from U.S. tariffs on steel imports and worries that retaliatory tariffs on American agricultural exports could follow, Chief Executive Samuel Allen told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday.


U.S. set for China tariffs by Friday as trade diplomat says has tools

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will likely announce tariffs on Chinese imports by Friday, a source in the administration said, as the top U.S. trade diplomat told lawmakers he had the tools to strike back over Chinese theft of U.S. tech know-how.

Bald Eagles

Trilobites: ‘These Eagles Are More Than Just a Symbol’

Avid bird-watchers come out annually for the counting program in the San Bernardino National Forest and California state parks, where conservation of eagles has largely been a success.

Why Trump's tax cuts could backfire


American teen Anisimova stuns Wang in Miami

(Reuters) - American teenager Amanda Anisimova, fresh off an impressive run at Indian Wells, beat China's Wang Qiang 6-3 1-6 6-2 at the Miami Open on Tuesday to set up a second round clash with Spanish third seed Garbine Muguruza.

How skin care could protect you from pollution

Like many teenagers, Nicolas Travis struggled with severe acne. But he did something about it.

Facebook, the disrupter, could get disrupted

Facebook is under fire for allowing a Trump-affiliated firm, Cambridge Analytica, to access the private information of 50 million users. Facebook did not inform those users that their personal data was being harvested in an attempt to help Donald Trump win the 2016 election.

Trump on Texas bombings: These are sick people

President Trump calls the series of bombings in Texas "terrible" and calls the bomb makers "sick people."

Facebook's data crisis could get even worse

Teachers and School Employees

Their Pay Has Stood Still. Now Oklahoma Teachers Could Be the Next to Walk.

After West Virginia, teachers in some other conservative states are protesting over pay and benefits, with a statewide strike looming in Oklahoma at the start of April.

Advertising and Marketing

Advertising: Air France Reminds Travelers What Their Flight Could Be Like

In a new ad campaign aimed at distinguishing itself from low-cost competitors, the airline is emphasizing the in-flight perks included with a standard ticket.

How your next meal could help fight depression and stress

Do you find that food deeply affects your mood? Science is beginning to back up such gut feelings.

International Trade and World Market

Mnuchin Defends Trump Tariffs as World Economic Leaders Worry

As global finance ministers gather in Argentina, the United States’ protectionist position on trade has consumed the discussions.

United States Economy

Up, Up, Up Goes the Economy. Here’s What Could Knock It Down.

Some economists say the recovery could continue for years. But many see the seeds of the next crisis being sown in government policy choices.


BRIEF-Adtran Says Broad Based Agreement With Sumitomo Electric Industries​ For North American MSO Business



Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry Could Follow N.F.L. to London

A two-game series in 2019 would give baseball a rare chance to showcase itself for a country where the sport is not ingrained into the culture.


More Americans at risk for heart attack and stroke

(Reuters Health) - Most U.S. adults have poor cardiovascular health, and more people are at risk for heart attacks and strokes today than was true a generation ago, a U.S. study suggests.

Stocks and Bonds

Facebook and Other Tech Companies Drag Down Stock Markets

Shares of technology companies plunged as investors fretted that tougher government oversight could hurt the sector’s profits.

Native Americans

There’s Never Been a Native American Congresswoman. That Could Change in 2018.

Native American women are running for office in record numbers. Some are fighting pipelines. Others are fighting environmentalists.


G20 financial leaders seek 'free trade' pledge amid U.S. tariffs concern

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The world's financial leaders were seeking on Monday to clearly endorse free trade and renounce protectionism amid concern that U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum and looming actions against China could trigger a trade war that would hurt global growth.


Tenants group alleges Kushner Companies falsified permits

(Reuters) - A New York tenants rights group and local politician said on Monday they would launch an investigation into the real estate company formerly headed by Jared Kushner, a top aide to President Donald Trump, over alleged falsification of building permits.


Large U.S. retailers urge Trump not to hit China with tariffs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several large U.S. retail companies, including Wal-Mart Inc, Target Corp, Best Buy Co Inc and Macy's Inc, on Monday sent President Donald Trump a letter urging him not to impose massive tariffs on goods imported from China.


REFILE-Large retailers urge Trump against China tariffs

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Several large retail companies, including Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy and Macy's, are making a direct appeal to President Donald Trump not to impose massive tariffs on goods imported from China, in a letter sent to the White House on Monday.


SoftBank could relist British chip designer ARM: FT

(Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp could relist ARM Holdings, the British chip designer it bought two years ago, according to a senior executive at the Japanese conglomerate, the Financial Times reported on Monday.

Americans more politically engaged, poll finds

Majorities of Americans expressed concern about government surveillance and the influence of unelected officials on government policy in a new poll released Monday by Monmouth University.

Defense and Military Forces

Op-Ed Contributor: The Dirty Secret of American Nuclear Arms in Korea

North Korea may be unreliable, but it was America that broke with the Korean armistice by introducing nuclear weapons into South Korea in 1958.

Workplace Hazards and Violations

Deadline Is Today in McDonald’s Labor Case That Could Affect Millions

The National Labor Relations Board’s chief lawyer, a Trump appointee, is reportedly trying to reach a settlement to avert a landmark ruling.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump: The Un-American President

He has damaged the American brand.


Forty-five U.S. trade groups urge Trump to avoid tariffs against China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Forty-five U.S. trade associations representing some of the largest companies in the country are urging President Donald Trump not to impose tariffs on China, warning it would be "particularly harmful" to the U.S. economy and consumers.

International Trade and World Market

‘World Upside Down’: As Trump Pushes Tariffs, Latin America Links Up

The Trump administration’s protectionist policies are prompting governments from Chile to Canada to forge closer ties with one another, and to seek more trade with China and Europe.


Masterpiece Rental: My Life in the ‘American Gothic’ House

I laughed when I saw it, exactly as Grant Wood had depicted it. Now “the world’s second most famous White House” was mine — for $250 a month.


U.S. tariffs, China trade tensions overshadow G20 finance meeting

Buenos Aires (Reuters) - Worries about the potential for a U.S.-China trade war and frustration over U.S. President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs threatened to dominate a gathering of finance leaders this week amid strengthening growth.

Companies are ditching passwords

Sweden to help negotiate release of Americans held in North Korea

Sweden is helping negotiate the release of three Americans held captive in North Korea, sources with knowledge of the negotiations tell CNN.

Could congressman's offer save McCabe's pension?

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe was hours away from retiring and receiving full benefits. Now multiple Democrats are offering McCabe a job and say he could get his pension by working a few more days for the federal government.


Ten years after crash, Americans still have not fallen back in love with stocks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Luke Thomas, 44, an information technology field manager who lives in Miami, began investing in the U.S. stock market in his early 20s, attracted by the prospect of learning “how to grow a little bit of money into a lot,” he said.

Interior Department

Offshore Drilling Companies Want Less Regulation. But Safety Problems Persist.

The Interior Department conducted surprise inspections in the Gulf of Mexico last week after an alert about “potentially catastrophic” crane accidents.


U.S. government to accept metals tariffs exclusion requests from Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department said it will begin accepting requests on Monday for product exclusions from President Donald Trump's new steel and aluminum import tariffs, but it could take up to 90 days for the agency to make determinations.

Jews and Judaism

News Analysis: Anti-Semitism Is Rising. Why Aren’t American Jews Speaking Up?

The leaders of major Jewish organizations have been focused on Israel, not the brewing storm in our own country.


Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee at the highest level in six years: survey

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The number of Americans drinking a daily cup of coffee is at the highest level since 2012, with demand continuing to get a boost from at-home consumption and gourmet drinks, an industry study showed on Saturday.

St Patrick's Day

New Sinn Fein Leader Has a Familiar Task: Wooing Irish-Americans

Meeting American supporters for St. Patrick’s Day, Gerry Adams passed the torch to Mary Lou McDonald, the first woman to lead the party in modern times.


Product exclusions from U.S. metals tariffs may take 90 days: document

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steel and aluminum users that depend on imported products not available from U.S. producers may have to wait up to 90 days for an exclusion from the Trump administration's new metals tariffs, according to a Commerce Department document.

United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Tariffs Set Off Storm of Lobbying

Corporations and foreign leaders are pressing to meet with White House officials and hiring lawyers and lobbyists to push for exemptions that could be worth billions of dollars in trade.


Product exclusions from U.S. tariffs may take 90 days: document

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steel and aluminum users that depend on imported products not available from U.S. producers may have to wait up to 90 days for an exclusion from the Trump administration's new metals tariffs, according to a Commerce Department document.


Mexican election front-runner offers referendums, could end term early

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday he will hold a referendum on his performance every two years if he wins election in July, and would cut his six-year term short if he loses the consultation.


Icahn unveils 6.9 percent stake in Newell, could seek board seat

(Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn on Friday disclosed a 6.86 percent stake in Sharpie pens maker Newell Brands Inc , and said he could seek a board seat at the company, which is already battling another top shareholder over board representation.


Caterpillar's latest restructuring move could cut 880 jobs

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc will close two facilities in Texas and Panama and is also considering shutting its engine manufacturing plant in Illinois as part of a strategy to boost profitability and better handle business cycles, but the move could cut 880 jobs.

I can't say I'm Irish, but I am Irish-American

United States Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Was Elected to Govern Without These People

The duty of the president’s team is not to second guess him or the outcome of the last election.


EU starts retaliation process against U.S. tariffs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission called for industry views on Friday on a list of U.S. products it will subject to import tariffs, the first step towards measures to counter planned U.S. taxes on European steel and aluminum.

St Patrick's Day

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How the Irish Could Still Save Civilization

Ireland’s leader, Leo Varadkar, the gay son of a Hindu father of Indian descent, tries to nudge the United States back to the moral high ground.


UPDATE 1-SunPower, facing tariffs, mulls expanding U.S. manufacturing

March 16 (Reuters) - SunPower Corp said on Friday it was strongly considering expanding its solar panel manufacturing in the United States as it grapples with the Trump administration's tariffs on solar imports.


Caterpillar to close facilities, could cut 880 jobs

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc will close two facilities and is contemplating the closure of its engine manufacturing plant in Illinois, which together could potentially result in about 880 job losses, a company spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday.

United States Economy

Most Americans Produce Services, Not Stuff. Trump Ignores That in Talking About Trade.

The president’s outlook on service workers could have real economic consequences.


Argentina prepares 4G spectrum auction that could raise $800 million: source

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina is preparing to auction 90 megahertz of 4G spectrum to mobile telephone and internet companies in a process that has already attracted interest from Telecom Argentina SA, Telefonica SA and Claro, a government source told Reuters.


Trump's tariffs head for a legal minefield

GENEVA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's announcement last week of a 25 percent tariff on U.S. imports of steel and 10 percent on aluminum caused a global outcry.


Deadly listeria could herald tighter food safety rules in South Africa

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) - A huge and deadly outbreak of listeria in South Africa could alter the country's approach to food-borne disease and prompt improvements in food safety standards, a leading health official said on Friday.


Bike-sharing companies face an uphill ride in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A bike-sharing craze that has swept China over the past two years is picking up speed in cities across the United States, but with a different spin as tough local regulations rein in the roll-out of dockless bikes.

Dating and Relationships

Modern Love: She Was My World, but We Couldn’t Marry

A young lawyer sidelined by a mystery ailment wishes he could plan a full and lasting life with the woman he loves.

2 killed, 2 hurt in series of explosions in Austin, Texas

These Austin residents fear explosions may be racially motivated

Mueller probe could go into summer, NYT reporter says

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tells CNN's Anderson Cooper that Robert Mueller's investigation could last into the summer.


Chamber of Commerce warns Trump against China tariffs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the most influential U.S. business lobbying group warned the Trump administration on Thursday that unilateral tariffs on Chinese goods could lead to a destructive trade war that will hurt American consumers and U.S. economic growth.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Readies Sweeping Tariffs and Investment Restrictions on China

Before the dust has settled on a plan to introduce sweeping tariffs on foreign metals, the White House is readying another major trade action.


U.S. tech companies win changes in bill to limit China access to technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers pushing legislation aimed at preventing China from acquiring sensitive U.S. technology have proposed relaxing elements of the measure after lobbying by high-tech firms but will tighten another portion, according to a draft revision seen by Reuters.


North American 2026 World Cup bid picks 23 potential host cities

(Reuters) - The New York/New Jersey area, Los Angeles, Toronto and Mexico City are among the 23 candidate host cities for the joint United States, Canada and Mexico bid for the 2026 World Cup, bid officials said on Thursday.


U.S. envoy says he urged North Korea to release Americans before summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The State Department's recently retired envoy for North Korea said on Thursday he has urged North Korea to send a positive signal by releasing three American prisoners before a possible summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Interest payments on US debt could top $1 trillion under current policies


Thomas Cole, American Moralist

Why this 19th-century master of the Hudson River landscape, who used his art to argue against industry’s assaults, is politically right for right now.

Andrew McCabe is set to retire Sunday, but could lose his job -- and pension -- if a recommendation is followed

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is currently at the Justice Department meeting with the deputy attorney general's office making his case why he should not be fired days before his 50th birthday and lose his pension, a source familiar with the meeting said.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Columnist: Paul Krugman Explains Trade and Tariffs

Pennsylvania, China, steel and illusions. Here are his answers to some of your questions.

Embargoes and Sanctions

Op-Ed Contributor: Hitting Putin Where It Hurts

To get back at Moscow for attempting an assassination on British soil, Prime Minister Theresa May should go after the oligarchs.


Alexion's second rare blood disorder drug could fortify future revenue

(Reuters) - Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental drug to treat a rare blood disorder showed in an eagerly awaited study that it was not inferior to its flagship drug, Soliris, paving the way for the company to establish a dominant position in the market as competition looms.


Big City: A Helicopter Had a Deadly Crash in the East River. Should These Tourist Flights Finally Be Banned?

Tourist helicopters are unnecessary pollutants but a mayor who imagines himself as a climate-change visionary has done little to stop them.


Rockslide kills one, hurts another beach camper in storm-hit Portugal

LISBON (Reuters) - At least one foreign tourist was killed and another seriously injured by a rockslide that hit their beach camp just off continental Europe's westernmost point in Portugal as a result of a violent storm, authorities said on Thursday.


U.S. solar forecast ratcheted down as tariffs weigh

(Reuters) - U.S. solar energy installations will grow slower than previously expected in the coming years due to the Trump administration's tariffs on panel imports and new federal tax laws that will restrict investment in the clean energy source, according to a report published on Thursday.

United States International Relations

Cabinet Changes Could Delay Planning for Meeting with Kim Jong-un

Mike Pompeo, the new secretary of state, won’t be able to contact South Koreans, let alone North Koreans, until the Senate approves his nomination.


Toys 'R' Us could shut all U.S. stores, risking 33,000 jobs: WSJ

(Reuters) - Toys 'R' Us Inc will sell or close all its U.S. stores in the coming months, risking up to 33,000 jobs, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.


Toys 'R' Us could shut all U.S. stores, risking 33,000 jobs- WSJ

March 14 (Reuters) - Toys 'R' Us Inc will sell or close all its U.S. stores in the coming months, risking up to 33,000 jobs, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

Loophole would protect self-driving car companies from lawsuits

A strong handshake could indicate a healthy heart

Trump's new top economic adviser hates tariffs

Larry Kudlow, President Trump's pick to run the National Economic Council, has been vocal in his criticism of the President's tariffs.

These students didn't walk out to protest tougher gun laws

For 17 minutes, as classrooms across the country emptied and students streamed into school yards, Noah Borba stayed put.

American Idol (TV Program)

An Unwanted Kiss on ‘American Idol’

“I wanted my first kiss to be special,” said the contestant Benjamin Glaze.


Your Money: New U.S. gift tax strategies could alter giving

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Get a big check from a wealthy great aunt every year for your birthday? Parents buying you a car? Grandparents paying for private school tuition?


Rockefeller's Picasso could be part of biggest art collection ever sold

PARIS (Reuters) - A rare Picasso once owned by Gertrude Stein is part of an art trove belonging to the Rockefeller dynasty that could raise half a billion dollars this year, in what auctioneer Christie's says could be the most valuable sale ever of a private collection.

New York Times

The Loneliness of the American Paralympics Reporter

Best I can tell, I’m the only one here from a major American news outlet other than NBC, which broadcasts the Games.


Even backers of Trump's economic policies pan tariffs

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As U.S. President Donald Trump forges ahead with his controversial trade policies, even financial experts who enthusiastically applaud many of Trump's other policies are worried that the protectionist measures could hurt U.S. growth, Reuters interviews with more than two dozen such specialists show.

Stranded American mother of eight issues urgent plea to President Trump

Deana Lynn is a 44-year-old mother from Michigan and she has been trapped in Ghouta, Syria, since 2000 with her husband and eight children. She is calling on President Trump to help Syrian citizens.

Labor and Jobs

As Merkel Begins New Term, Compromises Could Undo Economic Boom

Some experts believe Germany is on the verge of refusing its own medicine on economic reform, a shift that would have major implications for Europe.

International Trade and World Market

Trump’s Tariffs Make Boeing a Potential Target in a Trade War

As a massive manufacturing exporter, the aerospace giant is particularly vulnerable to retaliation from China, a major customer.

These are the victims of the Austin package bombings

Two lives were cut short when explosive packages arrived on their doorsteps in Austin, Texas.


UPDATE 5-Trump eyes tariffs on up to $60 bln Chinese goods; tech, telecoms, apparel targeted

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, March 13 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese imports and will target the technology and telecommunications sectors, two people who had discussed the issue with the Trump administration said on Tuesday.


Trump eyes tariffs on up to $60 billion Chinese goods; tech, telecoms, apparel targeted

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese imports and will target the technology and telecommunications sectors, two people who had discussed the issue with the Trump administration said on Tuesday.


RPT-COLUMN-Aluminium through the looking glass after Trump's tariffs: Andy Home

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - In a little more than a week's time the United States will impose a tariff of 10 percent on all aluminium imports and 25 percent on all steel imports.

United States International Relations

Op-Ed Contributor: Samantha Power: How Mike Pompeo Could Save the State Department

He can’t change the president, but he can get back to trying to solve problems in the real world.


BRIEF-Patterson Companies Elects Robert C. Frenzel To Board Of Directors

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BRIEF-Patterson Companies Board Authorizes New Share Repurchase Program And Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend


EPA's proposed repeal will make Americans sicker

Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is in the midst of a process to repeal the Clean Power Plan, adopted in 2015 as the first national strategy to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. Taking steps to reduce carbon pollution, as outlined in the Clean Power Plan, not only limits this major driver of climate change, but reduces other toxic air pollution from power plants at the same time.


Celebrated dino-bird Archaeopteryx could fly, but not very well

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It may not have been a champion aviator, but the famous dino-bird Archaeopteryx was fully capable of flying despite key skeletal differences from its modern cousins, though not exactly gracefully, according to a new study. Think Wright Brothers, not F-22 fighter jet.

The melting Arctic could make these late winter storms worse

As the Northeast endures its third nor'easter in ten days, winter-weary residents are wondering what's behind the weather chaos.


COLUMN-Aluminium through the looking glass after Trump's tariffs: Andy Home

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - In a little more than a week's time the United States will impose a tariff of 10 percent on all aluminium imports and 25 percent on all steel imports.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Contributor: To Fight China on Trade, We Need More Than Tariffs

Broad tariffs alone won’t do anything to stop China’s unfair practices. The U.S. should use every tool in its arsenal.

Steel district may flip despite Trump tariffs

The United Steelworkers union is applauding President Trump's move to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. But they're supporting Democrat Conor Lamb over Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania's 18th district special election for congress. CNN's Vanessa Yurkevich explores whether workers will vote with union leadership.

Analysis: 3 Republicans who could challenge Trump in 2020

On Sunday, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, was asked whether he thinks someone should challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary.


Europe, U.S. senator push back as Trump seeks lower EU tariffs

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will urge the European Union to lower its trade barriers, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday, calling them unfair to U.S. farmers and industry, a view rejected by the EU and challenged by a Republican senator.


Russia: British threats to boycott World Cup over spy attack hurt ties, sport - Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Monday British threats to boycott the 2018 soccer World Cup over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in England would damage ties with Moscow and hurt world sport, Interfax news agency reported.


Dow, S&P weighed down by tariffs while tech boosts Nasdaq

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped on Monday as the U.S. tariffs signed into law last week by President Donald Trump weighed on industrials, though gains in tech stocks boosted the Nasdaq.

'American Idol' reboot: What's the verdict?

"American Idol" returned Sunday on a new network with new judges, but was there the same old love for the singing competition?


O.J. Simpson gets tongues wagging, but 'American Idol' wins on TV

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (Reuters) - A more than 10 year-old interview in which O.J. Simpson gave a hypothetical account of how he might have murdered his ex-wife fired up social media, but Americans proved more interested in watching the return of "American Idol," television ratings data on Monday showed.

Cooking and Cookbooks

Filipino Food Finds a Place in the American Mainstream

Many Asian cuisines have been part of the landscape in the United States for decades, but only in recent years have Filipino dishes started gaining recognition outside immigrant communities.


U.S. could lift travel ban on 'important partner' Chad: Tillerson

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday Washington was considering lifting a travel ban on Chad, offering an olive branch to a key ally in the fight against Islamist militant groups in West Africa.

Here's how hard President Trump's steel tariffs could hit Ford and General Motors


Commerce secretary to push EU to lower tariffs: Trump

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will urge the European Union to lower its trade barriers, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday, calling them unfair to U.S. farmers and industry, a view the EU firmly rejects.

Americans are having less sex

Today, sex seems more available to us than ever before. With just a swipe on their phones, singles can schedule their next hookup, while committed couples have an apparent "sure thing" every night. This is also known as "the marriage advantage."


EU says expects contacts, no formal talks with U.S. on tariffs this week

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said it expected to be in contact with the United States over steel and aluminum tariffs this week, but added that no formal talks were scheduled.


Trump says Commerce Secretary Ross to speak with EU on tariffs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will speak with European Union representatives about lowering tariffs against the United States, President Donald Trump said on Monday.

How barbershops could help lower blood pressure

Corey Thomas admitted to his pharmacist that he hated the blood pressure medications a previous doctor had prescribed for him. They came with "horrible" side effects, he said, and so he rarely took them.


Innogy asset swap deal could boost competitiveness- German minister

BERLIN, March 12 (Reuters) - The asset swap deal by Germany's top utilities to divide assets of renewable energy provider Innogy could make the sector more competitive, Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said on Monday, signaling Berlin's support for the agreement.

Putin 'couldn't care less' if Russian citizens meddled in US election

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he "couldn't care less" if Russian citizens tried to meddle in the 2016 US election because, he claimed, the perpetrators weren't linked to the Kremlin.


Talk of Trump-Kim summit raises hopes for son of detained American

(Reuters) - The planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has raised a California son's hope that a meeting will lead to the release of his father, held nearly a year by the reclusive state, the son said on Sunday.


RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Trump's tariffs prompting some U.S. fund managers to look overseas

NEW YORK, March 9 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's announcement of import tariffs, and the prospect of retaliation by other countries, is prompting some fund managers to pare their holdings of U.S. stocks and look for opportunities overseas.

One crime impacts every American

Of all the crimes on the books in the United States, there is one kind that impacts every single American citizen.


Campbell Soup shares could be a bargain after decline: Barron's

(Reuters) - Campbell Soup Co faces challenges but with its shares the cheapest they have been in years, the stock may be a bargain, Barron's said in an article on Sunday.


Tariffs should be part of U.S. trade policy, Trump foe Warren says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has traded barbs with President Donald Trump, said on Sunday she's "not afraid of tariffs," but stopped short of endorsing his decision to launch steep tariffs on steel and aluminum.


Trump says North Korea talks could fail or bring 'greatest deal'

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could fizzle without an agreement or it could result in "the greatest deal for the world" to ease nuclear tensions between the two countries.


Trump touts tariffs at rally for embattled Pennsylvania Republican

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday that his controversial tariffs will bring back the U.S. steel industry, as he campaigned in Pennsylvania steel country for a Republican congressional candidate in a tight race.

Most Americans are OK with daylight saving time

You're going to hear a lot of complaints about the switch to Daylight Saving Time, which begins on Sunday. (I hate it too because I enjoy sleep.) It's become so bad that, as my colleague Z. Byron Wolf has written, the state of Florida wants to eliminate the time switch all together.

United States International Relations

Trump’s Abrupt ‘Yes’ to North Korea: The 45 Minutes That Could Alter History

How President Trump threw aside caution and agreed to meet with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in a daring and risky diplomatic gambit to end a nuclear standoff.

How Stormy Daniels could impact the Russia investigation

Porn star Stormy Daniels and special counsel Robert Mueller are among the most talked about figures in Washington these days. At this point, they are central figures in separate stories, but could it be long before their paths intersect?


EU, Japan start push for exemptions from Trump tariffs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and Japan urged the United States on Saturday to grant them exemptions from metal import tariffs, with Tokyo calling for "calm-headed behavior" in a dispute that threatens to spiral into a trade war.

Opinion: God bless these doctors in Canada

When I read that some physicians in the Canadian province of Quebec have signed a petition to halt salary increases, I was in the middle of a busy day seeing patients at my office in southern New Jersey. I turned to the doctor I share an office with and said, "Can you believe this? Doctors in Canada want to give up portions of their salaries," I said. She turned to me looking bewildered. "Why?" she asked. "Well, they want the money to be redistributed to help other health care providers and patients."


Trump's tariffs could hit U.S. state, city budgets: S&P

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could result in economic growth that is slower than states assumed in their budget forecasts, S&P Global Ratings said on Friday.

News and News Media

Steve Bannon Is Done Wrecking the American Establishment. Now He Wants to Destroy Europe’s.

The exiled Trump adviser and former head of Breitbart News is on a new mission: to train Europe’s budding populists to do what he did.


Trump steel tariffs may leave these U.S. steelworkers jobless

FARRELL, Penn. (Reuters) - Mick Lang has been a steelworker for nearly 40 years and voted for businessman Donald Trump in the hopes he would bring about a renaissance for the long-suffering U.S. steel industry - now he worries President Trump's tariffs on imports of the metal will cost him his job.


RPT-Trump steel tariffs may leave these U.S. steelworkers jobless

FARRELL, Penn., March 9 (Reuters) - Mick Lang has been a steelworker for nearly 40 years and voted for businessman Donald Trump in the hopes he would bring about a renaissance for the long-suffering U.S. steel industry - now he worries President Trump's tariffs on imports of the metal will cost him his job.

Trump and Kim: What could go right (or wrong)?

US President Donald Trump has agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. CNN's Will Ripley takes a look at what it all means.

United States Economy

Op-Ed Contributor: Inflation? Bring it on. Workers Could Actually Benefit.

There’s no need to worry that super-low unemployment will set off inflation. This economy can take it.


Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Secret to a Longer Life? Don’t Ask These Dead Longevity Researchers

Some of the biggest names in dieting, organic agriculture and preventive medicine died at surprisingly young ages.


Ex-Model, Mob Suspect and a Murder Could Bring Down Slovakia’s Government

The killing of an investigative journalist, Jan Kuciak, and his fiancée have stirred public anger and intensified scrutiny of government corruption.

These theaters are changing the way we experience film

Inside a shopping mall in the Chinese city of Wuhan, a futuristic movie theater lies in a state of motionless disarray. Pillars are strewn across the foyer beneath a sculptural canopy of angular shards. In the auditoriums, hundreds of acoustic panels have been scattered across the rooms' walls, appearing like piles of bricks and rubble.

Toys 'R' Us could go out of business next week


EMERGING MARKETS-Latin American equities jump on U.S. jobs data

SAO PAULO, March 9 (Reuters) - Latin American equities soared across the board on Friday, with Brazil's benchmark Bovespa index gaining the most intraday in three weeks, after new economic data in the United States eased fears of tighter monetary policy there. The U.S. Labor Department said non-farm payrolls rose by 313,000 jobs in February, the biggest increase in more than 1-1/2 years. Crucially, wage growth was relatively subdued, which tempered concerns that the Federal Reserve

How Republicans tried to change Trump's mind on tariffs

Less than a half hour before President Donald Trump announced at the White House he intended to tack on new tariffs to aluminum and steel coming into the United States, House Speaker Paul Ryan was at a Home Depot in Atlanta telling employees there he was still trying to persuade Trump to scale back his plan.


Trump may exempt more countries from tariffs: Treasury's Mnuchin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump could exempt more countries from trade tariffs, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday.

United States International Relations

Opinion: Donald Trump’s Thoroughly American Foreign Policy

The president isn’t breaking with tradition. He’s exhibiting all of his country’s worst instincts.

International Trade and World Market

U.S. Allies Jostle to Win Exemptions From Trump Tariffs

Countries mixed appeals to friendship with threats of retaliation. But the lobbying frenzy risked undermining the ground rules of world trade.


U.S. allies line up for exemptions from Trump's tariffs

BRUSSELS/SHANGHAI/TOKYO (Reuters) - From Japan and South Korea to Australia and Europe, officials lined up on Friday to seek exemptions from President Donald Trump's tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports, while Chinese producers called on Beijing to retaliate in kind.


German industry warns against "spiral of protectionism" after U.S. tariffs

BERLIN, March 9 (Reuters) - Four German industry groups on Friday warned against a "spiral of protectionism" after U.S. President Donal Trump's imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum, urging the government and the European Union to remain committed to free trade.


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WRAPUP 5-Asia's biggest exporters bristle over U.S. tariffs, fanning trade war fears

TOKYO March 9 (Reuters) - Major Asian nations reacted sharply on Friday to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, warning of damage to relations amid industry calls for retaliation.


German steel body calls on EU to counter U.S. steel tariffs

FRANKFURT, March 9 (Reuters) - Germany's steel association called on the European Union to come up with effective countermeasures to the imposition of U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminum, warning Europe might be forced to absorb more volumes as a result.


Austrian steelmaker Voestalpine plays down impact of U.S. tariffs

ZURICH, March 9 (Reuters) - Austrian steelmaker Voestalpine played down on Friday the potential impact of new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

Europe Edition: International Women’s Day, North Korea, Tariffs: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.


Asia's biggest exporters bristle over U.S. tariffs, fanning trade war fears

TOKYO (Reuters) - Major Asian nations reacted sharply to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports on Friday, warning of damage to relations amid industry calls for retaliation.

Advisers were preparing details of new tariffs when the President made a stunning decision on North Korea

When White House aides arrived at work Thursday, they were prepared for a market-shaking event that would prompt jitters among US allies and cause heartburn among establishment thinkers, even Republicans.

International Trade and World Market

Fact Check: Little Evidence Supports Trump’s Claims Against China on Tariffs and Trade

There is little evidence to validate the president’s concerns that unfair trade practices like transshipping are a widespread problem.


Trump sets steel and aluminum tariffs but exempts Canada, Mexico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressed ahead on Thursday with import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent for aluminum but exempted Canada and Mexico and offered the possibility of excluding other allies, backtracking from an earlier "no-exceptions" stance.


Trump sets steel and aluminum tariffs, Mexico, Canada exempted

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressed ahead on Thursday with import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent for aluminum but exempted Canada and Mexico and offered the possibility of excluding other allies, backtracking from an earlier "no-exceptions" stance.

International Trade and World Market

Op-Ed Contributor: The Case for Trump’s Tariffs and ‘America First’ Economics

The U.S. needs an alternative to a free-trade system that has hollowed out the factory towns that once made America great.

Tariffs, Trump and trade wars: Here's what it all means

Sasse blasts tariffs but insists he has good relationship with Trump

Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse has a blunt assessment of President Donald Trump's new tariff plan: "It's really, really dumb."

Teacher tells class not to date African-Americans because they aren't worth it

A Florida teacher has been suspended after his school district concluded he repeatedly used the N-word in class, and told his 7th and 8th graders not to date African Americans "because they are not worth it," among other violations.

Stormy Daniels could back Trump into a corner

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Trump Authorizes Tariffs in Defiance of Allies at Home and Abroad

The president raises levies on foreign steel and aluminum in hopes of reviving fading domestic industries. But imports from Mexico and Canada will be spared for now.


New tariffs should be narrowed, says leading U.S. lawmaker on taxes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top lawmaker on tax issues in the U.S. House of Representatives cautiously praised President Donald Trump's new aluminum and steel tariffs on Thursday, saying Trump had improved his original proposal by granting some countries and businesses exemptions from the levies.


Trump sets steel and aluminum tariffs; Mexico, Canada exempted

WASHINGTON/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pressed ahead with the imposition of 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent for aluminum on Thursday but exempted Canada and Mexico, backtracking from earlier pledges of tariffs on all countries.


Arming Florida school staff could expose them to suits: experts

(Reuters) - A bill passed by Florida lawmakers empowering some personnel in public schools to carry firearms to guard against attacks like last month's massacre near Miami could expose these employees to potentially costly civil lawsuits, legal experts said.

Jeff Flake threatens bill to nullify Trump's tariffs

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake has threatened to introduce legislation to nullify the President tariffs if they are anything like what Donald Trump is predicting.

These American companies could be hurt by Trump's tariffs


Exclusive: Mexico says U.S. tariffs will not pressure NAFTA talks

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Thursday he would not allow the United States to use planned tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to pressure the country in ongoing NAFTA talks.

Trump: We'll be flexible with tariffs

During a cabinet meeting, President Trump said he is negotiating with Mexico and Canada on trade and that he will be flexible with his proposed tariff plan.

President's demand for tariffs have rattled US allies and prompted his top economist to quit. He doesn't care.

President Donald Trump signaled on Thursday he was intent on slapping new tariffs on steel and aluminum despite lingering legal questions and steep resistance from members of his own party and major US allies.


Indian cotton seed companies threaten supply halt over price cut

NEW DELHI, March 8 (Reuters) - Indian seed companies threatened on Thursday to halt supplies to 8 million cotton farmers in protest against a potential government plan to cut prices by 7.5 percent, the chief of a producers' body said.

Tariffs, Gun Control, International Women’s Day: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

How will Trump's tariffs on imported aluminum and steel affect your state?

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his promised tariffs on steel and aluminum imports -- 25% on steel, 10% on aluminum -- would be applied in a "very loving way."

This is what reforming prison could look like

Norway's humane approach to prison is attracting state leaders who are searching for solutions. North Dakota has gone the farthest in adapting the Norway prison model, including giving some inmates the keys to their own prison quarters.


Lionel Richie Wants to Teach You How to Be a Real ‘American Idol’

He’s been a Commodore, a solo superstar, a parent to children in the public eye. Now the man who made it from Motown to memes will dole out tough love on TV.


Norway's wealth fund may expand emissions blacklist to more companies

OSLO (Reuters) - The ethics watchdog for Norway's $1-trillion sovereign wealth may blacklist more companies that produce too much greenhouse gas by scrutinizing more industry sectors, including shipping and power.


Asian shares find solace in hopes of smaller Trump tariffs

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares found relief on Thursday as fears about a global trade war amid U.S. President Donald Trump's push to introduce protectionist tariffs were tempered by signs the move could include exemptions for key partners.


U.S. space companies aim to help Brazil rocket base lift off

BRASILIA (Reuters) - U.S. companies eager to tap into the fast-growing market for low-cost satellite launches could become the first customers when Brazil's Alcantara space center near the equator opens as a commercial spaceport, executives and Brazilian officials said.

WH in confusion over timing and details of tariffs rollout

Confusion abounded late Wednesday in the West Wing over President Donald Trump's impending trade announcement rolling out tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.


Trump to authorize tariffs as White House opens way for more exemptions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House raised the possibility on Wednesday that impending hefty U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could exclude a clutch of countries besides Canada and Mexico as President Donald Trump looked set to authorize the measures as early as Thursday.


WRAPUP 7-Trump to authorize tariffs as White House opens way for more exemptions

WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) - The White House raised the possibility on Wednesday that impending hefty U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium imports could exclude a clutch of countries besides Canada and Mexico as President Donald Trump looked set to authorize the measures as early as Thursday.


'Death by China' economist ascendant as Trump pushes tariffs, hits China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An economist who believes that Chinese goods are literally poisoning Americans, advocates ending Washington's "One China" policy and says trade deals have weakened the United States economically with the connivance of U.S. business has emerged as the big winner from renewed turmoil in the White House.


U.S. F-35 fighter modernization could cost $16 billion through 2024

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon estimates it will cost nearly $16 billion to modernize the fleet of F-35 jets through 2024, a U.S. lawmaker said on Wednesday, citing information provided by the Pentagon on the stealth fighter jet program.


Four people seriously hurt in knife attacks in Vienna

VIENNA (Reuters) - Four people were seriously wounded in two knife attacks in a district of the Austrian capital, Vienna, on Wednesday evening, but a motive or any connection between the assaults was unclear, a police spokesman said.

Trump's meeting on video game violence could prove contentious

President Donald Trump, as he seeks to respond to gun violence in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, will gather opposing sides at the White House on Thursday to discuss the role of video game violence.