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This means trade war: Is Trump's economic team up for it?

Josh Boak, Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 4:37pm

Facing a trade war against China that has shaken the global economy, President Donald Trump gathered his most trusted economic aides in the Oval Office.

Oklahoma City mulls vote on MAPS 4 sales tax extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 4:27pm

The Oklahoma City council is expected to set a citywide vote for a one-cent sales tax that would generate nearly $980 million over eight years to fund dozens of city projects, including money for social services like mental health and homelessness.

IMF dispatches technical staff team to Argentina

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:34pm

The International Monetary Fund is sending a technical team to Argentina on Saturday to discuss the policy plans of President Mauricio Macri's administration.

New 'Moana' attraction, 'Star Wars' hotel at Disney World

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:34pm

Disney officials say they plan to open an attraction based on the animated film "Moana" at Walt Disney World, and they announced the name of a "Star Wars"-themed hotel being planned for the Florida resort.

West Virginia AG sues opioid makers, says they hid risks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:18pm

West Virginia's top prosecutor filed suits Friday against the major opioid makers Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA for misrepresenting the risks of their painkilling drugs.

Trump announces new retaliatory tariffs against China, bumping up taxes by 5 percentage points

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:11pm

Trump announces new retaliatory tariffs against China, bumping up taxes by 5 percentage points.

Fitch Ratings downgrades Lebanon, S&P maintains its ratings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:09pm

Fitch Ratings downgraded Lebanon's long-term foreign currency issuer default rating to CCC from B- Friday, while Standard & Poor's Global Ratings affirmed its long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings for Beirut at B-/B, saying the country's outlook remains negative.

US to open Greenland consulate amid increased interest

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:07pm

The Trump administration is planning to open a U.S. consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades amid increased strategic and economic interest in the Danish territory.

As Gannett, GateHouse merge, newspaper cost-cutting persists

Tali Arbel and Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:03pm

Just a week after announcing its $1.4 billion acquisition of Gannett , GateHouse Media was again laying off journalists and other workers at its newspapers, possibly foreshadowing the future awaiting employees of what will become the largest U.S. newspaper company.

Chinese embassy says the US is trying to suppress Huawei

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 3:00pm

China's embassy in Canada said Friday the U.S. is trying to suppress a Chinese tech giant with unwarranted charges in what it calls "typical bullying behavior."

Salesforce, Intuit rise while Hasbro, Foot Locker stumble

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:28pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:

The Latest: CDC: Nearly 200 in 22 states sick after vaping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:14pm

The Latest on a possible vaping-related illnesses around the U.S. (all times local):

Hearing ordered as miners protest by blocking coal trains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:07pm

A judge has ordered an evidentiary hearing within two weeks on a protest involving coal miners who have blocked trains transporting coal.

Dow Jones Industrial Average closes down 620 points as escalation of US-China trade dispute rattles investors

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 2:06pm

Dow Jones Industrial Average closes down 620 points as escalation of US-China trade dispute rattles investors.

The Latest: Woman in Capital One case to stay in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:54pm

The Latest on a hearing involving a data breach at Capital One (all times local):

The Latest: Fed vice chairman made no time for Trump tweet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:42pm

The Latest on the gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (all times local):

US stocks fall sharply as US-China trade war escalates

Alex Veiga, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:38pm

including the U.S. — just hours after Beijing announced new tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods.

Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits federal program

Lindsay Whitehurst and David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:28pm

Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in an abortion dispute with the Trump administration.

Trump raises tariffs on Chinese goods as trade war escalates

Paul Wiseman, Jill Colvin and Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 1:28pm

President Donald Trump angrily escalated his trade fight with China on Friday, raising retaliatory tariffs and ordering American companies to consider alternatives to doing business there.

Feds settle with supermarket group over clean air violations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 23rd - 11:39am

A supermarket company has agreed to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting gases from refrigeration equipment at more than 500 stores in seven southeastern states, federal authorities said Friday.