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China says it has filed a WTO challenge to Washington's threat to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:30am

China says it has filed a WTO challenge to Washington's threat to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods.

Jared Kushner's family firm accused of pushing out tenants

Bernard Condon and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:27am

The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

EU official urges Trump, Putin not to destroy global order

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:29am

A senior European official on Monday urged U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and China to work with Europe to avoid trade wars and prevent conflict and chaos.

Putin: 25 million cyberattacks thwarted during World Cup

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:25am

President Vladimir Putin says Russian and other security services thwarted nearly 25 million cyberattacks linked to the World Cup.

Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:07am

Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods. Shoppers will have plenty of sales to choose from as other retailers offer promotions to try to take a share of the spending.

Asian shares drift lower as China data, trade cast shadows

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:07am

Shares were lower in Asia on Monday after China reported its economy grew at a lackluster 6.7 percent annual rate in the last quarter. Geopolitical and trade tensions were weighing on sentiment despite gains last week on Wall Street.

AP Analysis: Billionaires fuel powerful state charter groups

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:11am

Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates.

China's economic growth cools amid trade tensions

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:57pm

China's economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing as its tariff battle with Washington escalates.

Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:07pm

Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them.

US firm tried to enlist ambassadors to help Russian company

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:29pm

A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington.

Asian shares drift lower as China data, trade cast shadows

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:27pm

Shares edged lower in Asia early Monday after China reported lackluster growth data in line with expectations. Geopolitical and trade tensions were weighing on sentiment despite gains last week on Wall Street.

Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:06pm

Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them.

Puerto Ricans cheer return of electricity but remain wary

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:05pm

It was finally a night to celebrate in this village tucked into the mountains of central Puerto Rico.

Kushner tenants: We were pushed out for luxury condo buyers

Bernard Condon and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:01pm

The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

EU chief Donald Tusk urges US, Russia and China not to start trade wars and destroy world order that has brought peace

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:23pm

EU chief Donald Tusk urges US, Russia and China not to start trade wars and destroy world order that has brought peace.

China's economic growth edged down to 6.7 percent in latest quarter amid mounting trade tension with Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 8:04pm

China's economic growth edged down to 6.7 percent in latest quarter amid mounting trade tension with Washington.

US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:57pm

Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years.

CVS apologizes after managers call cops on black customer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 3:00pm

CVS Health is apologizing after a black customer says white store managers in Chicago accused her of trying to use a phony coupon.

C'est la vie: Canadians still visiting US despite trade flap

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 2:31pm

The United States and Canada are engaged in a trade dispute, angering Canadians, but it doesn't seem to be having an impact on tourism. Not yet, anyway.