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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- There is no chance the U.S. Congress would approve a planned U.S.-British trade deal if Britain's exit from the European Union undermines the landmark 1998 Good Friday peace agreement for Northern Ireland, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday. The Good Friday agreement, which helped end three decades of violence...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • HONG KONG, Aug 13- China's foreign ministry on Tuesday told the United States to stay out of its internal affairs after some U.S. lawmakers, including House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, condemned what they called acts of violence by police against protesters in Hong Kong. But China's foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the lawmakers'...

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris gesture on the second night of the second 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential debate in Detroit, Michigan, July 31, 2019.

    "While GOP leaders do not see drug pricing reform as a top priority, both Pelosi and Trump are very committed to having policy change," RBC's Brian Abrahams says.

  • A split image of President Donald J. Trump (L) and U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.)

    Cummings issued a statement about the incident, which occurred hours before Trump launched a Twitter attack on the House Oversight Committee chairman and Baltimore that Democrats have blasted as racist.

  • Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said that a new U.S.- Mexico- Canada trade deal needs to be approved without delay, but Democrats and organized labor said certain provisions must first be improved. "Canada has already begun to make it through the legislative process, Mexico has already begun making changes that we asked for.... The agreement, which leaders from...

  • A pharmacy technician fills a prescription inside a Wal-Mart store in Trevose, Pa.

    "We could cap that forever. And what we get is less innovation and still have growing health-care costs," argues Eli Lilly CEO David Ricks.

  • U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) during a news conference to introduce H.R.1, the 'For the People Act,' on the U.S. Capitol on Friday, January 4, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

    Cummings, responding to Trump, said he has a "constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the executive brand" and has a "moral duty to fight for my constituents."

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- The Democratic head of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee on Friday called for "good faith" negotiations with the Trump administration to address concerns about the new U.S.- Mexico- Canada trade agreement and pave the way for its passage. Representative Richard Neal, chairman of the powerful committee, said Democrats had clearly...

  • WASHINGTON, July 26- The Democratic head of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee on Friday called for "good faith" negotiations with the Trump administration to address concerns about the new U.S.- Mexico- Canada trade agreement. The timeline for Congress to consider ratifying the deal depends on the administration's willingness to negotiate in good faith,...

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- Approval and implementation of the U.S.- Mexico- Canada trade agreement will provide a major boost to the U.S. economy and help stave off a recession, Thomas Donohue, chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said on Thursday. Donohue, whose organization is spearheading a major campaign to win passage of the trade agreement, said moving...

  • 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...

  • Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.

    "I've been pretty impressed with the way Speaker Pelosi has negotiated with Secretary Mnuchin," Sen. Kevin Cramer says.

  • 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...

  • CHANTILLY, France/ WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that the Trump administration and congressional leaders have agreed on broad spending levels for the next two fiscal years, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would not confirm there was a deal. The White House and congressional negotiators have been talking about a...

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she would like to have a proposal on raising the U.S. debt ceiling on the House floor by July 25.

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- President Donald Trump and his top advisers on Monday stepped up their drive to win congressional passage of a trade deal with Canada and Mexico, as the administration's top trade official prepared to meet with Democratic lawmakers again this week. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow lauded...

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- President Donald Trump and his top advisers on Monday stepped up their drive to win congressional passage of a trade deal with Canada and Mexico, as the administration's top trade official prepared to meet with Democratic lawmakers again this week. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow lauded...