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Trump Says He Will Raise Existing Tariffs on Chinese Goods to 30%
The president said he would raise tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports to 30 percent and would start the next $300 billion at a rate of 15 percent.

POSTED AUGUST 24, 2019 1:24 AM
Never Mind Brexit. Peppa Pig and British Pubs Are Attracting Buyers.
As the British economy contracts, overseas businesses and investors are still looking to make deals.

POSTED AUGUST 24, 2019 12:35 AM
Court Hints at a Range of Paths in Fight Over Trump Records
Two congressional committees have asked Deutsche Bank and Capital One for Trump family financial records. A judge said the fight does not have to be all or nothing.

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 10:03 PM
Your Long-Term Care Insurance Rate Spiked. Now What?
Long-ago miscalculations by insurers have led to policyholders’ facing steep premium increases. But there are ways to keep costs down.

POSTED AUGUST 24, 2019 2:59 AM
Powell Highlights Fed’s Limits. Trump Labels Him an ‘Enemy’
Fed Chair Jerome H. Powell says the central bank will do what it can to sustain the expansion

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 11:34 PM
Facebook Bans Ads From The Epoch Times
The social network has struggled to implement a consistent political advertising policy as groups appear able to get around its transparency rules.

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 9:07 PM
S&P, Dow and Nasdaq Slide After China Tariff Threat and Trump Twitter Response
Stocks fell to a fourth-straight weekly loss after Beijing vowed new tariffs on the U.S. and President Trump demanded that companies leave China.

POSTED AUGUST 24, 2019 12:22 AM
Hiring Is Very Hard for Restaurants These Days. Now They May Have to Fire.
Amid a severe labor shortage and a renewed U.S. crackdown on undocumented immigrants, owners are facing a choice: fire workers or risk prosecution.

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 10:44 AM
Marriott and Hilton Sued Over ‘Resort Fees,’ Long a Bane for Travelers
The attorneys general of Washington, D.C., and Nebraska accused the hotel chains of deceiving travelers by failing to include the fees in their published room rates.

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 10:55 PM
Gerard O’Neill, Boston Globe Investigative Reporter, Dies at 76
Mr. O’Neill’s biggest quarry was Whitey Bulger, Boston’s most notorious mobster, whom he helped expose as an F.B.I. informant.

POSTED AUGUST 24, 2019 12:51 AM

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45 Mississippi Counties Declared Primary Agriculture Disaster Areas Due to Weather
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has named 45 Mississippi counties primary natural disaster areas because of freezing, flooding, flash flooding and excessive rain. Producers who had losses from those causes since Jan. 15 may be eligible for Farm Service Agency …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 4:56 PM
Austin Association of Insurance Professionals Supports Schools
The Austin Association of Insurance Professionals made their annual donation of school supplies to Wooten Elementary in August. School supply delivery was handled by AAIP 2019 President Lindsey Burton on Aug. 2. In addition to the supplies donated by members, …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:35 PM
Twister in Iowa Had Winds of 150 MPH, Weather Service Reports
The National Weather Service says the tornado that damaged or destroyed several buildings in rural Warren County was rated at EF3, with peak winds of 150 mph. It touched down near Lacona a little before 6 a.m. Tuesday and ran …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:28 PM
678 Citations in 1st Week of Minnesota’s Hands-Free Law
Minnesota Department of Public Safety officials say officers cited 678 drivers across the state during the first week of the new hands-free cellphone law. The Star Tribune reports that officers handed out 286 citations in Hennepin County, or about 40 …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:25 PM
Fire Station in Texas Latest Recovery From Hurricane Ike
Galveston, Texas has a new main fire station as recovery continues since Hurricane Ike swamped parts of the city in 2008. The Galveston County Daily News reports the $9.6 million Fire Station No. 1 was one of the last large …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:24 PM
Union Pacific Worker In Texas Dies, Pinned Between Tankers
Investigators say a Union Pacific worker has died after being pinned between two railway tanker cars in Southeast Texas. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says 39-year-old Travis Andrepont of Louisiana was killed before dawn Tuesday in Beaumont. Officials didn’t immediately …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:22 PM
Japan’s Tepco to Propose Decommissioning 5 Nuclear Reactors: Media
Tokyo Electric Power will submit to a municipal official on Monday a plan regarding the decommissioning of five reactors at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear station, the world’s biggest atomic plant, Jiji Press said. Japan suffered its worst energy crisis since the …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:20 PM
California Utility Wants Help Paying Wildfire Victims
A troubled California utility company is asking the state Legislature to let it borrow money without paying taxes so it can compensate victims of a devastating wildfire caused by its equipment. Pacific Gas & Electric is facing up to $30 …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:09 PM
Fake Claims, Price Gouging, Bogus Contractors: How Fraudsters Steal Disaster Aid
As the scale and frequency of major disasters escalate, millions of dollars in federal, state and insurance payments intended for recovery efforts are being stolen by fraudsters taking advantage of chaos and the pipeline of aid flowing into the stricken …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 3:01 PM
Motor Vehicle Accident Fatalities Decline
The four-year upward trend in motor vehicle deaths that began in 2015 is ebbing, with the number of fatalities in the first six months of 2019 dropping 3% compared to the same six-month period in 2018. Preliminary estimates from the …

POSTED AUGUST 23, 2019 1:57 PM

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