Trump said he will raise tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods to 30% and hike duties on another $300 billion in products to 15%.Politicsread more
Stocks dropped after Donald Trump ordered that U.S. manufacturers find alternatives to their operations in China.US Marketsread more
The final week of August could be highly volatile as markets fret over the economy and the latest developments in trade wars.Market Insiderread more
Federal Reserve Vice Chair Richard Clarida said Friday that the global economy has deteriorated in the past month.Marketsread more
The latest escalation in the trade war ups the odds the economy will fall into recession and that the Fed will aggressively cut rates.Market Insiderread more
Here are the products that stand to be the most affected by China's new tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods.Marketsread more
"We don't need China and, frankly, would be far better off without them," Trump tweeted.Politicsread more
Recent trade friction between the two Asian powerhouses has morphed into a dispute with political implications that go far beyond the region.Asia Politicsread more
"My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?" Trump wrote amid a series of tweets that rattled markets Friday.Politicsread more
"I would love this to be clarified. We come to a deal on trade, boy, this market is up 10 to 15%, but without it's going to be worrisome," Jeremy Siegel says.Marketsread more
Tesla solar energy systems reportedly ignited at an Amazon warehouse in Redlands, California last June, and the Seattle e-commerce titan confirmed that it has no further plans...Technologyread more
THE VILLAGES, Fla. – At the center of almost every political conversation this campaign season is a single question: President Donald Trump – for him, or against him?
Learn the answer to that, and you'll nearly always know whether someone's voting Republican or Democrat in midterm elections. The answer can also signal who someone's friends are because in our polarized country, the political increasingly intertwines with the personal.
We traveled here to central Florida to watch those dynamics in actions at The Villages, a retirement community about an hour northwest of Orlando. With more than 120,000 residents, it's massive enough to be its own census-designated place.
Residents move around these sunny streets in golf-carts. They play plenty of golf. But they also have lots of time to talk politics – and to vote.
Florida famously tipped the balance in the photo-finish presidential election of 2000 between George W. Bush and Al Gore. And it has sided with the winning candidate in every presidential contest since, backing Trump over Hillary Clinton by less than two percentage points two years ago.
Across the state, there are enough senior citizens to tip all the crucial contests Florida faces this year. Floridians 65 and over cast one in four votes in the midterm elections in 2014 – above the national average.
Their choices include eight battleground races for the House. In a volatile governor's race, Trump-loving Republican Ron DeSantis faces Democrat Andrew Gillum, who seeks to become the state's first African-American chief executive.
For the U.S. Senate, longtime Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson battles for re-election against current GOP Gov. Rick Scott, former CEO of a major hospital company. Nelson must win for Democrats to have any realistic shot at ousting Republicans and replacing Mitch McConnell with Charles Schumer as Senate majority leader.
Like the state as a whole, senior citizens are split. In a poll last month by Quinnipiac University, likely voters 65 and older favored the Democratic gubernatorial candidate by the narrowest possible 49 percent to 48 percent edge, and favored the Republican Senate candidate by 50 percent to 48 percent.
That made the divisions we found at The Villages no surprise. Trump supporters gave virtually no ground, hailing him as the greatest president of their lifetimes despite his many scandals and provocations.
Trump antagonists gave him virtually no credit, notwithstanding the robust U.S. economy. And in that way, the two sides at The Villages mirror the nation as a whole less than three weeks before Election Day.