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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he did not know whether lawmakers would be able to resolve divisions over lowering prescription drug prices, a priority raised by President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address last week. McConnell did not commit to bringing to the Senate floor an existing bipartisan bill...

  • National Security Advisor John R. Bolton listens as President Donald J. Trump meets with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte in the Oval Office at the White House on Thursday, July 18th, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    The reported account in an unpublished manuscript by the former national security adviser counters the White House's defense of the president.

  • A trader works on the floor at the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange, December 30, 2019.

    The Dow tries to avoid a three-session losing streak Thursday. But U.S. stock futures were pointing to a lower open on Wall Street.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to his office at the U.S. Capitol on January 16, 2020 in Washington, DC.

    Opening arguments begin Wednesday on a compressed timeline, which Democrats protested along with the decision not to automatically admit House evidence.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 16- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a revamp of the 26- year-old North American Free Trade Agreement that includes tougher rules on labor and automotive content but leaves $1.2 trillion in annual U.S.- Mexico- Canada trade flows largely unchanged. The Senate vote came a day after Trump signed a long-awaited Phase 1 trade deal with China, and...

  • Jan 15- Puerto Rico will be allowed access to $8.2 billion in delayed disaster-aid funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the island's non-voting member of the U.S. House of Representatives Jenniffer Gonzalez said in a statement. President Donald Trump threatened to divert disaster-recovery funds from Puerto Rico to help pay for a...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- China has pledged to buy almost $80 billion of additional manufactured goods from the United States over the next two years as part of a trade war truce, according to a source, though some U.S. trade experts call it an unrealistic target. Under the trade deal to be signed on Wednesday in Washington, China would also buy over $50 billion more in...

  • JP Morgan, Trader, NYSE

    U.S. stock futures were steady Tuesday morning, helped by an over 1% premarket advance in Dow stock J.P. Morgan on strong earnings.

  • Jan 13- The United States is planning to lift its designation of China as a currency manipulator, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter, as leaders of the two economies are set to sign a Phase 1 trade deal this week. U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, a fierce critic of China's currency and trade practices, on Monday blasted...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 3- The Trump administration took measures on Friday to crimp exports of artificial intelligence software as part of a bid to keep sensitive technologies out of the hands of rival powers like China. Under a new rule which goes into effect on Monday, companies that export certain types of geospatial imagery software from the United States must...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 3- The Trump administration will make it more difficult to export artificial intelligence software as of next week, part of a bid to keep sensitive technologies out of the hands of rival powers like China. Under a new rule that goes into effect on Monday, companies that export certain types of geospatial imagery software from the United States...

  • (L-R) Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research John Dinger, CIA Director Leon Panetta, National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair, and FBI Director Robert Mueller, testify during a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    President Donald Trump named Robert Blair to be the special representative for international telecommunications policy and work on the administration's 5G efforts under White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow.

  • A bulletin issued by the Navy on Tuesday showed up on a Facebook page serving military members, saying users of government issued mobile devices who had TikTok and did not remove the app would be blocked from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet. The Navy would not describe in detail what dangers the app presents, but Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Uriah...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 20- The White House is expected to nominate a Democratic attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Caroline Crenshaw, to fill a seat being vacated next year by Democratic Commissioner Robert Jackson, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 17- The Trump administration is finalizing a set of narrow rules to limit exports of sophisticated technology to adversaries like China, a document seen by Reuters shows, in a boon to U.S. industry that feared a much tougher crackdown on sales abroad. The Commerce Department is putting the finishing touches on five rules covering products like...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 17- The Trump administration is finalizing a set of narrow rules to limit exports of sophisticated technology to adversaries like China, a document seen by Reuters shows, in a boon to U.S. industry that feared a much tougher crackdown on sales abroad. The Commerce Department is putting the finishing touches on five rules covering products like...

  • Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the closing bell, June 18, 2019 in New York City. U.S. markets surged on Tuesday after President Donald Trump announced that he plans to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss a trade deal at next week's G-20 summit in Japan.

    U.S. stock futures were pointing to an advance for the Dow at Wall Street's open on Monday.

  • Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., arrives for the House Republican Conference meeting in the basement of the Capitol on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

    King, a former chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, becomes the 20th House Republican to announce that he won't seek reelection in 2020.

  • NEW YORK/ BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Nov 1- The U.S. government has launched a national security review of TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co's $1 billion acquisition of U.S. social media app Musical.ly, according to three people familiar with the matter. About 60% of TikTok's 26.5 million monthly active users in the United States are between the ages of 16...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 25- U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Tom Cotton on Wednesday asked intelligence officials to investigate whether the popular Chinese-owned app TikTok poses national security risks. In a letter http://bit.ly/2BEFX3r to Joseph Macguire, acting director of national intelligence, the senators raised concerns about...