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Farming family balances rural past and suburban present

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jerry Rohwer takes one hand off the steering wheel and points out his truck window. We used to farm this ground for the Warren family, he says. Now it's a water treatment plant. He drives a while and points again. Used to farm...

 

Forgotten no more: Shell Oil preserves slave cemeteries

CONVENT, La. (AP) — A major oil company is taking steps to honor once-forgotten slaves buried on its land west of New Orleans in an area where sugar plantations once abounded, an effort that some hope will grow into a larger movement to recognize...

 

Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the...

 

House GOP unveils bill for young immigrants, $25B for border

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a "discussion draft" of a sweeping immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for young immigrants, $25 billion in border security — including advance funds for President Donald Trump's wall...

 

X-rays and soy on front lines of US-China trade spat

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump is hiking the price of Chinese-made forklift trucks and X-ray machines for American buyers. They are part of a $50 billion list of Chinese exports targeted for a 25 percent tariff hike in response to...

 

Cheney bill proposes fee for fed land oil and gas protests

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A bill sponsored by Wyoming U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney would impose fees on protests against oil and gas projects on federal land. The Republican introduced the bill in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, saying it aims...

 

Trump's tariffs: What they are and how China is responding

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump just imposed tariffs on hundreds of Chinese products — from X-ray tubes to incinerators. And Beijing is striking back by targeting U.S. soybeans, beef, seafood and other products. The p...

 

Stocks slip after Fed says interest rates will rise faster

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and said it expects to increase rates two more times by the end of the year. Investors bet that several huge deals are more likely to happen after a...

 

Trump declares oil prices too high, blames OPEC

President Donald Trump blames OPEC for oil prices that he says are too high, and no doubt many Americans feel the same way. But it's more complicated than that. Crude has more than doubled since bottoming out below $30 a barrel in early 2016,...

 

Producer prices up 0.5 pct from April, 3.1 pct in past year

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices last month posted the biggest 12-month gain since January 2012, a sign that the strong economy is beginning to rouse inflation. The Labor Department said Wednesday that its producer price index— which...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump partly right on Canada's dairy tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a point when he lambastes Canada for protecting its dairy farmers with hefty tariffs. But the United States is hardly innocent when it comes to farm protectionism. And the very real difficulties that U.S...

 

After AT&T's win, here comes the expected Comcast-Fox bid

NEW YORK (AP) — After AT&T-Time Warner comes the deluge. Comcast bid $65 billion for Fox's entertainment business on Wednesday, a day after a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. If Comcast succeeds in outbidding...

 

Worker protections seen at risk in Trump health care shift

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's latest move against "Obamacare" could jeopardize legal protections on pre-existing medical conditions for millions of people with employer coverage, particularly workers in small businesses, say law and...

 

GOP leaders sell immigration bills, with Trump's blessing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders began the problematic task of finding support for an immigration compromise Wednesday, telling lawmakers that President Donald Trump was backing the still-evolving bill. But cracks within the party were on full...

 

Fed raises key rate and sees possible acceleration in hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve took note of a resilient U.S. economy Wednesday by raising its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year and signaling that it may step up its pace of rate increases. The Fed now foresees four rate...

 

US, global stock markets mixed after Trump-Kim summit

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and global stock markets were mixed in late-afternoon trading Tuesday, as investors reacted calmly to the outcome of a meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and turned to this week's trio...

 

Energy regulators: No immediate threat to power grid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Tuesday disputed the Trump administration's claim that struggles facing the coal and nuclear industries threaten the reliability of the nation's power grid. "There is no immediate calamity or threat," the Rep...

 

US consumer prices up 0.2 pct. in May, 2.8 pct. annually

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in May, with surging gasoline costs driving much of the increase. The Labor Department said Thursday that the consumer price index climbed 2.8 percent last month from a year earlier, putting...

 

Fate of massive AT&T-Time Warner merger in US judge's hands

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of the AT&T-Time Warner merger, a massive media deal opposed by the government that could shape how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies, rests in the hands of a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon...

 

Federal judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge approved the $85 billion mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner on Tuesday, a move that could usher in a wave of media consolidation while shaping how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies. U.S. District Judg...

 

Charitable giving in US tops $400 billion for first time

NEW YORK (AP) — Fueled by a surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in 2017 topped the $400 billion mark for the first time, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving...

 

Pope to oil execs: Energy needs mustn't destroy civilization

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis told leading oil executives Saturday that the transition to less-polluting energy sources "is a challenge of epochal proportions" and warned that satisfying the world's energy needs "must not destroy civilization."...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's bottom-line stats on trade are wrong

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is using some goosey numbers to rationalize his aggressive rhetoric on trade, disregarding strong points in U.S. competitiveness to paint a dark portrait of a world taking advantage of his country....

 

Exposing human trafficking darkness

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The traps of human trafficking exist in Kootenai County and a pair of nonprofits are reaching out to all areas of the state to expose the manipulative crime. "It typically starts online with a shower of grooming and...

 

Justice Department move on health law has risks for GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to stop defending in court the Obama health law's popular protections for consumers with pre-existing conditions could prove risky for Republicans in the midterm elections — and nudge...

 

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