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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 18- A new round of talks between the United States and China to resolve their trade war will take place in Washington on Tuesday, with follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week, the White House said. The talks are aimed at "achieving needed structural changes in China that affect trade between the United States and China.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 18- A new round of talks between the United States and China to resolve their trade war will take place in Washington on Tuesday, with follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week, the White House said on Monday. The talks are aimed at "achieving needed structural changes in China that affect trade between the United States and China.

  • PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb 16- President Donald Trump received an update on trade talks with China on Saturday at his Florida retreat after discussions in Beijing saw progress ahead of a March 1 deadline for reaching a deal. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and trade expert Peter Navarro,...

  • The Republican president's move to circumvent Congress represented an escalation in his efforts to make good on a 2016 presidential campaign pledge to build a wall to halt the flow into the country of illegal immigrants, whom Trump says bring crime and drugs. The funding bill represents a legislative defeat for him since it contains no money for his proposed...

  • New hospital payment terms from Medicare, the federal government healthcare program for the elderly and disabled, are expected later in the year. "Today's proposed coverage decision would improve access to this therapy while deepening CMS's understanding of how patients in Medicare respond to it," CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a statement.

  • The Republican president's move to circumvent Congress represented a new approach to making good on a 2016 presidential campaign pledge to halt the flow of undocumented immigrants into the country, whom Trump says bring crime and drugs. He was also expected later on Friday to sign a bipartisan government spending bill Congress approved on Thursday that...

  • ORLANDO, Fla., Feb 15- NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against further delays in the launch systems being developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX and Boeing Co.. The U.S. space agency has since had to rely on Russia's Roscosmos program to ferry astronauts to the orbital space...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- The number of U.S. homeowners who fell behind on their mortgage payments dropped to the lowest levels in 18 years in the final quarter of 2018, the Mortgage Bankers Association said on Friday. On the other hand, the number of homeowners who saw their loans go into foreclosure rose slightly in the prior quarter, the Washington- based industry group...

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  • BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Feb 15- Talks between China and the United States to resolve their bruising trade war will resume next week in Washington, with both sides saying this week's negotiations in Beijing made progress. The White House stood by its March 1 deadline for reaching a deal or raising tariffs on certain Chinese goods, despite U.S. China and the United...

  • *China, U.S. yet to offer details on outcomes. BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Feb 15- Talks between China and the United States to resolve their bruising trade war will continue next week in Washington, with both sides saying this week's negotiations in Beijing made good progress. Still, Washington appeared committed to a March 1 deadline to reach a deal or raise tariffs on...

  • President Donald Trump was poised on Friday to declare a national emergency at the U.S.- Mexico border, a move that Democrats vowed to challenge as an unconstitutional attempt to fund his proposed border wall without approval from Congress. Trump was also expected to sign a bipartisan government spending bill approved by Congress on Thursday that would...

  • BEIJING, Feb 15- Talks between China and the United States this week made important progress, President Xi Jinping told top U.S. trade negotiators on Friday, adding that efforts would continue in Washington next week to resolve their bruising trade war. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin after a full week of trade negotiations at senior and deputy levels in...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 15- President Donald Trump was poised on Friday to declare a national emergency at the U.S.- Mexico border, a move that Democrats vowed to challenge as an unconstitutional attempt to fund his proposed border wall without approval from Congress. The bill, lacking any money for his wall, is a defeat for Trump in Congress, where his demand for $5.7...

  • *China said to pledge end to distorting subsidies, won't say how. WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, Feb 14- The Trump administration's top two negotiators in trade talks with China will meet on Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but there has been no decision to extend a March 1 U.S. deadline for a deal, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday.

  • Republican Senator Marco Rubio said on Thursday that he could be ready in the next couple of weeks to introduce legislation that would treat corporate stock buybacks as dividends for tax purposes. The write-off provision was included in President Donald Trump's 2017 tax overhaul as a measure that could drive economic growth and job creation.

  • As the government seeks to rapidly expand the sites capacity, it has waived a federal requirement at Homestead meant to ensure children receive sufficient health care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which cares for the children, previously required Homestead to maintain a clinician-to-child ratio of 1 to 12 to provide mental health...

  • Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump announcing policy changes he is making toward Cuba at the Manuel Artime Theater in the Little Havana neighborhood on June 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

    "We have a lot of people here from other countries under a temporary protective program. Why don't we have a permanent solution for that?" Scott says.

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    Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the fight over the border wall, the on-going debate over taxes and what he thinks about Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) plan to discourage buybacks.

  • ITTA BENA, Miss. Feb 14- Heres what has happened in Leflore County, Mississippi, since the end of the U.S. recession in 2009.. The United States' record-setting and near-decade-long recovery from the 2007 to 2009 recession has restored many measures of the national economy back to or better than what they were. But it has done little for Leflore County, or for many...