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  • In this photo illustration, the Huawei logo and Chinese flag is seen displayed on an Android mobile phone.

    China's foreign ministry spokesperson brought up old allegations that the U.S. spied on Germany leader Angela Merkel to accuse Washington of hypocrisy over its claims that Huawei is untrustworthy.

  • Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, talks with reporters before the Senate Policy luncheons in the Capitol on June 5, 2018.

    "I'm going to vote for him, and I'm helping him, and I'm endorsing him. I cannot believe the change we have seen in terms of our economic growth," Sen. Rob Portman told CNBC.

  • 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...

  • The budget is largely a political document that serves as a starting point for negotiations with Congress. "We're going to keep proposing these types of budgets and hope that at some point Congress will have some sense of fiscal sanity and join us in trying to tackle our debt and deficits," Russ Vought, acting director of the White House Office of Management and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 7- U.S. job growth accelerated in January, with unseasonably mild temperatures boosting hiring in weather-sensitive sectors, indicating the economy will probably continue to grow moderately despite a deepening slump in business investment. The Labor Department's closely watched monthly employment report on Friday, however, showed the...

  • Alphabet Inc's YouTube said earlier this week it would remove any content that has been technically manipulated or doctored and may pose a "serious risk of egregious harm," while TikTok, owned by China's ByteDance, issued a broad ban on "misleading information" last month. The company sparked outrage among lawmakers when it said the new policy would not be applied...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- U.S. House Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a proposed $760 billion infrastructure spending bill over five years that aims to rebuild sagging roads and bridges and reduce carbon pollution. Trump campaigned in 2016 on boosting infrastructure spending by at least $1 billion over a decade but focused first on tax cuts and health care reform...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 29- President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a new North American trade agreement during an outdoor ceremony at the White House attended by about 400 guests- but not the key Democrats who helped secure congressional passage of the deal. Other guests included lawmakers from around the country, workers, farmers and chief executives, as well as...

  • The content appeals board, which will grow to about 40 members and will be able to overrule Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, is one of the company's high-profile responses to criticism over how it handles problematic content on Facebook and Instagram. Facebook will name board members later in 2020, but it announced that Thomas Hughes, former executive...

  • 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.

  • Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar listens as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech about lowering prescription drug prices from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 11, 2018.

    Health-care costs in 2019 saw their largest gain in 12 years, rising 4.6%, according to a report from the Labor Department this week.

  • *China to buy extra $200 bln in U.S. goods over 2 yrs. BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Jan 16- China will boost spending on U.S. products in exchange for the rolling back of some tariffs under an initial trade deal signed by the world's two largest economies on Wednesday, defusing an 18- month row but leaving numerous thorny issues unresolved. Even so, there was scepticism the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The United States and China signed an initial trade deal on Wednesday that will roll back some tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of U.S. products, defusing an 18- month row between the world's two largest economies but leaving a number of sore spots unresolved. Even so, there was skepticism the U.S.- China trade relationship was now firmly on...

  • A trader works as American flags are displayed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Oil slid below $46 as OPEC members failed to bridge differences on production cuts, while a rally in metals fizzled.

    U.S. stock futures were pointing to a steady Wall Street open ahead of the U.S. and China signing their phase-one trade agreement at the White House.

  • Sen. Rick Scott.

    "We should be doing things that are important, but we're playing this game," said Sen. Rick Scott.

  • Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock futures were higher on Friday after the government issued December jobs growth slightly below expectations.

  • *U.S. non-farm payrolls due at 1330 GMT. Jan 10- Gold prices edged down on Friday, after declining as much as 1% in the previous session, as easing tensions in the Middle East prompted investors to move back to riskier bets. President Donald Trump and Iran pointed to a de-escalation in military tensions, even as the U.S. increased sanctions on Iran.

  • *U.S. non-farm payrolls due at 1330 GMT. Jan 10- Gold prices fell on Friday and were set for their worst week in five as easing tensions in the Middle East prompted investors to move back to riskier bets. Prices fell as much as 1% to their lowest since Jan. 3 at $1,539.78 on Thursday.

  • Traders work on the floor at the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange, December 30, 2019.

    U.S. stock futures pointed to a new intraday high for the Dow at Thursday's open. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit intraday highs Wednesday and the Nasdaq closed at a record.

  • President Donald J. Trump address to the nation from the Grand Foyer at the White House on Wednesday, Jan 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump said no Americans were killed or wounded when Iranian forces launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against two military bases in Iraq early Wednesday local time, marking the most significant Iranian attack in a growing conflict with the United States.

    If tensions between the U.S. and Iran "rise a little bit," it does make President Trump look strong ahead of the elections, Cedric Chehab, global head of country risk at Fitch Solutions, told CNBC.