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Fox News Channel chides rivals for not airing Trump speech

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:46pm

Fox News Channel is not content simply to televise President Donald Trump at a campaign-style rally. The network is compelled to point it out when its rivals don't.

Puerto Rico defies board over law protecting workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:44pm

Legislators in Puerto Rico are challenging a federal control board overseeing the island's finances over a law that protects workers from unjust firings.

Suit: Offshore drilling done in absence of required report

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:40pm

Three environmental groups have announced a federal lawsuit saying the government has failed to comply with environmental law governing drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

Family: Kate Spade's father dies on eve of her funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:34pm

The father of fashion designer Kate Spade died on the eve of her funeral, according to a statement released by her family shortly before her service began Thursday in her hometown of Kansas City.

Report highlights lessons learned in Houston from Harvey

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:30pm

An inconsistent regulatory environment and a lack of awareness by residents of the potential flooding dangers in and around Houston were among the factors that contributed to the heavy damage inflicted by Hurricane Harvey, according to a report released Thursday.

The Latest: Kate Spade's father dies on eve of her funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:26pm

The Latest on funeral services for fashion designer Kate Spade (all times local):

What's that extra in my online cart? Soon, maybe a sales tax

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:25pm

Attention shoppers: You may soon be paying more taxes on what you put in your online cart.

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:18pm

The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products.

GOP-led House narrowly passes farm bill

Juliet Linderman and Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:17pm

The Republican-led House has narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients.

US stocks skid as industrials, automakers, tech trade lower

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 3:09pm

Car makers and technology and industrial companies fell Thursday as investors focused on the U.S.-China trade dispute, which could reduce company spending and earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped for the eighth day in a row.

Mexico central bank raises key interest rate to 7.75 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:39pm

Mexico's central bank has decided to raise its key interbank interest rate to 7.75 percent from 7.5 percent.

Tariffs stir unrest among American whiskey producers

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:32pm

Much of the rye whiskey aging in hundreds of barrels at Catoctin Creek Distillery in Virginia could end up being consumed in Europe, a market the 9-year-old distilling company has cultivated at considerable cost.

Fed finds biggest US banks strong enough to survive shock

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:32pm

The Federal Reserve says that all of the 35 largest U.S. banks are fortified enough to survive an economic shock and keep on lending. Banks' losses from credit cards increased in the latest "stress tests," however.

General Motors and Deere slide while Kroger and Darden jump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:31pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday:

Trump jabbed first, and now world hits back in trade fight

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:30pm

The United States attacked first, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from around the globe and threatening to hit tens of billions of dollars in Chinese products.

Trump scraps Obama policy on protecting oceans, Great Lakes

John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:27pm

President Donald Trump has thrown out a policy devised by his predecessor for protecting U.S. oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic growth.

Intel CEO out after consensual relationship with employee

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:26pm

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned after the company learned of what it called a past, consensual relationship with an employee.

UK finance leaders say openness is key to future prosperity

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:26pm

Increased openness, not protectionism, is the best way to ensure Britain's prosperity in a rapidly changing world, the U.K. government's two most powerful money men said Thursday.

Markets Right Now: Trade worries send stocks lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 2:12pm

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 1:56pm

States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states.