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China's economic growth cools amid trade tensions

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:49pm

China's economic growth slowed in the quarter ending in June, adding to challenges for Beijing amid a mounting tariff battle with Washington.

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 - 10:24pm

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

Jared Kushner's family firm accused of pushing out tenants

Bernard Condon and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:21pm

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.

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.

Reports detail Mossad raid on Iranian nuclear documents

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 2:31pm

New details have been leaked of how the Israeli spy agency Mossad smuggled out Iranian nuclear documents earlier this year, but the material does not appear to provide evidence that Iran failed to abide by its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers.

Nation's new aircraft carrier enters next phase at shipyard

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:49pm

The nation's newest aircraft carrier returned to a Virginia shipyard Sunday for a year of planned upgrades and fixes, marking the next phase in the development of the Navy's most advanced and scrutinized warship.

'Hotel Transylvania 3' tops charts, 'Skyscraper' stumbles

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:02pm

"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, "Skyscraper," in the dust.

Average price of US gas slips a penny, to $2.94 a gallon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:18am

The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. fell a penny a gallon over the past three weeks to $2.94.

May reveals Trump Brexit advice: Sue the EU, don't negotiate

Sylvia Hui, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:17am

In the midst of a messy political crisis at home over Britain's impending exit from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May revealed Sunday that Donald Trump gave her this piece of advice: Sue the EU, don't negotiate.

5 years after declaring bankruptcy, Detroit reborn at a cost

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:23am

It's been five years since Detroit bottomed out after decades of decline, admitting in the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy filing ever that the country's one-time industrial engine could no longer pay its bills.

Protests in southern Iraq to demand better services, jobs

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:19am

Iraqis demanding better public services and jobs took to the streets for the sixth day on Sunday in the southern oil-rich province of Basra, as authorities put security forces on high alert and blocked the internet in the country's Shiite heartland.