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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, leaves his hotel in Beijing, Friday, May 4, 2018. A high-powered U.S. delegation met for a second day of talks with Chinese officials on defusing tensions that are propelling the world's largest two economies toward a trade war. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 04, 2018 - 9:25 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A list of hard-line demands that the Trump administration handed China this week could make it even more difficult to resolve a trade conflict between the world's two largest economies. That's the view of trade analysts who say the U.S. insistence that Beijing shrink America's gaping...
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FILE- In this Oct. 30, 2015, file photo John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, is interviewed by The Associated Press in Washington. Williams, currently president of the Fed’s San Francisco regional bank, said that he still expects a gradual pace of three to four increases in the Fed’s key interest rate this year. He spoke in an interview with CNBC after the government reported that the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in April, the lowest level in more than 17 years, with 164,000 jobs created. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
May 04, 2018 - 6:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With steady growth, low unemployment and tame inflation, the U.S. is experiencing a "Goldilocks" economy: Not too hot. Not too cold. But just right. So says a top Federal Reserve official, who on Friday suggested that the unemployment rate could fall further to 3.5 percent with...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2015, file photo, Arkansas state Rep. Clarke Tucker, is seen at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. A year ago Friday, Republicans muscled legislation scuttling the “Obamacare” health care law through the House. Now, Democrats are trying to weaponize that vote into an issue for this year’s congressional campaigns. Tucker says he’ll “stand up to anyone who tries to take your health insurance” as he competes for the Democratic nomination for a seat surrounding Little Rock. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
May 04, 2018 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year ago Friday, Democrats sarcastically serenaded Republicans with chants of "Nah nah nah nah, hey hey, goodbye" as the GOP shoved legislation through the House scuttling the Obamacare health care law. Now, Democrats battling to capture House and Senate control in November's...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, center, leaves his hotel in Beijing, Friday, May 4, 2018. A high-powered U.S. delegation met for a second day of talks with Chinese officials on defusing tensions that are propelling the world's largest two economies toward a trade war. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 04, 2018 - 12:32 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A list of hard-line demands that the Trump administration handed China this week could make it even more difficult to resolve a trade conflict between the world's two largest economies. That's the view of trade analysts who say the U.S. insistence that Beijing shrink America's gaping...
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, center, leaves his hotel in Beijing, Friday, May 4, 2018. Chinese and U.S. officials met face-to-face Thursday to try and resolve a dispute over technology that has taken the world's two largest economies the closest they've ever come to a trade war. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 04, 2018 - 11:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing (all times local): 11:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says there's a need to "bring fairness to trade between the U.S. and China" and his administration will be "doing something one way or the other." He tells reporters the Trump...
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, center, leaves his hotel in Beijing, Friday, May 4, 2018. Chinese and U.S. officials met face-to-face Thursday to try and resolve a dispute over technology that has taken the world's two largest economies the closest they've ever come to a trade war. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 04, 2018 - 6:24 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The Trump administration wants China to reduce the trade deficit with the U.S. by $200 billion by the end of 2020. A U.S. official confirmed the authenticity of a document making that and other requests...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2015, file photo, Arkansas state Rep. Clarke Tucker, is seen at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. A year ago Friday, Republicans muscled legislation scuttling the “Obamacare” health care law through the House. Now, Democrats are trying to weaponize that vote into an issue for this year’s congressional campaigns. Tucker says he’ll “stand up to anyone who tries to take your health insurance” as he competes for the Democratic nomination for a seat surrounding Little Rock. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
May 04, 2018 - 5:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republicans muscled legislation scuttling the Obamacare health care law through the House a year ago Friday, Democrats waved sarcastically and giddily serenaded them with chants of, "Nah nah nah nah, hey hey, goodbye." Now, Democrats are trying to make good on their taunts...
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, center, leaves his hotel in Beijing, Friday, May 4, 2018. Chinese and U.S. officials met face-to-face Thursday to try and resolve a dispute over technology that has taken the world's two largest economies the closest they've ever come to a trade war. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 04, 2018 - 4:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China-U.S. trade talks in Beijing (all times local): 4:45 p.m. China's Commerce Ministry says U.S. officials have agreed at trade talks to raise China's objections to sanctions leveled against Chinese telecom gear maker ZTE with President Donald Trump. Ministry...
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, center, leaves his hotel in Beijing, Friday, May 4, 2018. Chinese and U.S. officials met face-to-face Thursday to try and resolve a dispute over technology that has taken the world's two largest economies the closest they've ever come to a trade war. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 03, 2018 - 11:27 pm
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sounded a positive note Friday about talks between U.S. and Chinese officials ahead of a second day of meetings aimed at easing tensions that have taken the world's two largest economies the closest they've ever come to a trade war. "We're...
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U.S. Attorney David Weiss holds a press conference Thursday, May 3, 2018, at his district office in Wilmington, Del., after 11 women and a man returned guilty verdicts for all four defendants in the Wilmington Trust fraud trial. (Suchat Pederson /The News Journal via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 11:15 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — As plans for strip malls and new residential communities stalled in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, with weeds instead of houses sprouting in former farm fields, developers in Delaware were having a hard time paying off millions of dollars in construction loans owed...
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