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  • U.S. trade delegation member Clete Willems leaves a hotel for talks with Chinese officials in Beijing, China on February 13, 2019.

    If the U.S. doesn't work with other countries, these same Chinese companies "can just get listed in London or Tokyo or Hong Kong" and still raise capital, warns Clete Willems.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, center, Senator Roy Blunt, a Republican from Missouri, right, and Senator John Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming, listen to a question during a news conference after a weekly conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

    "I hope we can get a conclusion to this sometime soon because rural America really needs it," says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

  • Worries over global economic growth were set to thwart Wall Street's run to record highs on Monday.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on August 23, 2019 in New York City.

    U.S. stock futures are modestly higher, with the S&P 500 just a little more than 20 points away from July's all-time high ahead of Friday's open on Wall Street.

  • Traders work after the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on August 12, 2019 at Wall Street in New York City.

    Dow set to drop; bonds flash recession signal; Chinese economic data weakens; China blames the US for Hong Kong protests; mortgage refinances surge

  • "I can assure you that if China comes down hard on the protesters that there will be action in Congress to enforce the autonomy agreements that were entered into that are part of the special recognition of Hong Kong," Senator Ben Cardin told Reuters. "If China interferes with the autonomy of Hong Kong, then it does affect our agreements in regard to Hong Kong as far as...

  • President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the situation in Hong Kong was tricky, but he hoped it would work out for everybody, including China, and "for liberty" without anyone getting hurt or killed. Trump cited U.S. intelligence as saying that China's government was moving troops to its border with Hong Kong, and urged calm as clashes continued between protesters...

  • President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the situation in Hong Kong was tricky, but he hoped it would work out for everybody, including China, and "for liberty" without anyone getting hurt or killed. Trump cited U.S. intelligence as saying that China's government was moving troops to its border with Hong Kong, and urged calm as clashes continued between protesters...

  • President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the situation in Hong Kong was tricky, but he hoped it would work out for everybody, including China, and "for liberty" without anyone getting hurt or killed. "The Hong Kong thing is a very tough situation- very tough," Trump told reporters during a visit to Morristown, New Jersey. I hope it works out for everybody, including China.

  • *Airport authority works to resume flights from 6 a.m. Tuesday. *China says protests show signs of emerging terrorism. HONG KONG, Aug 12- Hong Kong's airport halted flights on Monday, blaming demonstrators for the disruption, while China said the anti-government protests that have swept the city over the past two months had begun to show "sprouts of terrorism".

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- Former U.S. Mattis, a retired Marine general, had served on General Dynamics' board but resigned in 2017 to take the top job at the Pentagon after being nominated by U.S. Mattis resigned from the Defense Department in December after clashing with Trump on issues such as the president's abrupt decision to pull troops out of Syria and Afghanistan.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday aimed to pass legislation touted by President Donald Trump that would accelerate rising federal budget deficits and suspend limits on Washington's borrowing powers over the next two years. Altogether, the bill would allow Washington to spend $2.75 trillion over the next two years on a range of...

  • A JUUL vape 

    The House Committee on Oversight and Reform's Economic and Consumer Policy subcommittee is examining Juul's marketing and health claims in a two-part hearing on Wednesday and Thursday titled "Examining Juul's Role in the Youth Nicotine Epidemic."

  • The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act would remove pot from the Controlled Substances Act.

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- President Donald Trump and U.S. congressional leaders said on Monday they reached a deal on a two-year extension of the debt limit and federal spending caps through Sept. 30, 2021. "I am pleased to announce that a deal has been struck with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by October 2025, a big win for workers and labor groups, even as it remained unlikely the bill would pass a Republican-controlled Senate. The move comes at a time when the $15 minimum wage fight, first started by fast-food workers in...

  • A man displays medical marijuana from a Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensary in Salem.

    U.S. lawmakers weighed reforming pot laws in what advocates called a "historic" hearing Wednesday, with numerous members of Congress saying they wanted to loosen federal laws, even legalize marijuana.

  • Amy McGrath address supporters after her loss during her Election Night Event at the EKU Center for the Arts on November 6, 2018 in Richmond, Kentucky.

    Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath raised more than $2.5 million in the first 24 hours of her campaign against Mitch McConnell.

  • *Iran says "spy" drone downed over Iranian province on Gulf. President Donald Trump approved military strikes against Iran on Friday in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, but called off the attacks at the last minute, the New York Times reported. After weeks of rising tension amid a spate of attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf, Iran said on...

  • *Iran says' spy' drone downed over Iranian province on Gulf. While the comments appeared to suggest Trump was not eager to escalate the latest in a series of incidents with Iran, he also warned: "This country will not stand for it." "I think probably Iran made a mistake.