Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 23rd - 12:20pm
Chester Trahan's grandchildren are working, so he's feeling better about the economy these days. But his view of the country's overall direction is pretty grim, darkened by what he sees as a surge in racism and violence fueled by President Donald Trump.
AP Economics Writer, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 23rd - 12:18pm
The Federal Reserve says it expects that the ongoing strength of the U.S. economy will warrant gradual increases in interest rates this year, delivering the same steady-as-it-goes message under new leader Jerome Powell as it had provided under Janet Yellen.
Matthew Pennington and Zeke Miller, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 23rd - 11:42am
The Trump administration escalated pressure on North Korea Friday by slapping sanctions on scores of companies and ships accused of illicit trading with the pariah nation. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. has now blacklisted virtually all ships being used by the North.
A political watchdog organization says U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke appears to have violated a conflict of interest law by meeting with executives of a Montana firearms company in which he holds stock.
Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 23rd - 11:38am
Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they're done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as they roam the aisles.
Tom Hays, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 23rd - 11:06am
"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli appeared in court Friday for the first time since a judge locked him up for his online antics, hearing the government argue that he's on the hook for more than $7 million for his securities fraud conviction.
An attorney for a private Baptist college in Louisiana and the school's president disputes a lawsuit's claims that they refused to hire an applicant for a football coaching job because of his Jewish heritage.