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Dow Jones industrials sink 425 points, closing out their worst week in two years and extending weekly drop to 1,400

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

Dow Jones industrials sink 425 points, closing out their worst week in two years and extending weekly drop to 1,400.

US Postal Service unveils Mister Rogers postage stamp

Keith Srakocic, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:03pm

It was a beautiful day to honor Mister Rogers with a postage stamp.

United gives $10,000 travel voucher to 'bumped' passenger

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:57pm

a $10,000 travel voucher.

Oregon attorney general considers Facebook investigation

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:57pm

Oregon's attorney general says she is reviewing whether to launch an investigation of Facebook, including whether it violated a state law that protects online customers' private information.

The Latest: Federal arts funding spared in budget bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:53pm

The Latest on the $1.3 trillion spending bill (all times local):

'Business, not charity': 15 trained for AC construction jobs

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:44pm

Four months ago, Shaim Russell knew nothing about carpentry.

Trump draws ire of farmers targeted in Chinese trade dispute

David Pitt and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:37pm

From hog producers in Iowa to apple growers in Washington state and winemakers in California, farmers expressed deep disappointment Friday over being put in the middle of a potential trade war with China by the president many of them helped elect.

US stocks take more losses as investors fear trade war

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:29pm

Stocks are slumping again Friday afternoon as fears of an escalating trade conflict between the U.S. and China rattled investors around the world. U.S. indexes are on track for their worst week in two years.

A swan-song for Toys R Us, the going-out-of-business sale

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:05pm

Toys R Us opened its doors Friday with a going-out-of-business sale, offering clearance discounts at all 735 U.S. stores, including Babies R Us.

Mining companies sue Montana over 'bad actor' decision

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:54pm

Three subsidiaries of Hecla Mining Inc. are suing Montana over its decision that Hecla's president is a "bad actor" who should pay for past cleanup costs before pursuing new mines.

Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto

Jill Colvin, Catherine Lucey, Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:53pm

President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending measure Friday, averting a midnight government shutdown just hours after declaring he was considering a veto.

China targets $3 billion of US goods in tariff spat

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:41pm

China announced a $3 billion list of U.S. goods for possible retaliation in a tariff dispute with President Donald Trump and girded Friday for a bigger battle over technology policy as financial markets sank on fears of global disruption.

Group: Public in dark about cell tower plans in Grand Teton

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:35pm

Grand Teton National Park has inappropriately prevented the public from learning about tentative plans for more than 50 miles of fiber-optic cable and new cellphone towers at 11 locations in the majestic preserve in Wyoming, an environmental group says.

Trump tariffs undermine trust in rules-based global commerce

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:03pm

The Trump administration's move to impose tariffs on countries like China undermines the rules-based system of global commerce that the United States itself helped create after World War II, experts and trading partners say.

Kosovo court releases 7 opposition MPs from detention

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:55am

A Kosovo court has released from arrest seven opposition lawmakers who used tear gas to prevent a vote on border demarcation deal with Montenegro two days earlier.

Trump says South Korea trade deal being updated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:54am

President Donald Trump says the United States is on the verge of amending its trade agreement with South Korea.

Texas adds 7 rigs as US rig count increases to 995

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:53am

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by five this week to 995.

US charges 9 Iranians in massive hacking scheme

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:53am

The Trump administration announced criminal charges and sanctions Friday against Iranians accused in a government-sponsored hacking scheme to pilfer sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and American government agencies.

China's lobster imports keep US price high, but no tariffs

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:47am

China's hunger for American lobsters is helping keep prices high to U.S. consumers, but a tariff on the seafood does not appear imminent.

Shares of Dropbox surge in first day of trading

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:41am

Shares of the digital file storage company Dropbox are soaring after the company set its offering price above expectations.