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Census Case Judge Rejects Trump Plan to Switch Legal Team

A federal judge in New York on Tuesday rejected the Trump administration’s plan to switch legal teams in the census case, throwing another wrench into the government’s drive to overcome a Supreme Court ruling that blocked its plan to ask every U.S. household how many residents are citizens.The Justice Department announced on Sunday it was…


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Dow Flinches as Walmart-Led Lobby Demands Probe of Amazon & Google

The stock market’s trade war jubilee doesn’t look poised to carry over into a second day, as the Dow struggled to build on yesterday’s triple-digit gain.Rather, the index teetered sideways after a Walmart-backed retail coalition demanded that the Trump administration target Amazon and Google for anticompetitive practices.Dow Teeters in Wake of G-20 EuphoriaAll of Wall…



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Dow Ekes Out Gains Without Rate Cut as Defiant Powell Defends His Job

Published: 19/06/2019 16:05 EST. Journalist: By CCN Markets: The Dow Jones Industrial Average was meandering in and out of positive territory as investors digested a fascinating Federal Reserve meeting. In the end, stocks managed to hold onto gains, with the Dow closing at 26,504, up fractionally. By keeping rates on hold, Chairman Jerome Powell faced…


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Trump’s China Feud Threatens 5G Growth in U.S.

The Trump administration’s offensives aimed at frustrating the 5G ambitions of China and mobile-technology giant Huawei Technologies Co. might end up impeding America’s wireless ambitions, too. Recent White House actions land as China and the U.S. race to launch the superfast cellular networks, with Huawei and its Chinese customers targeting a nationwide 5G rollout next…


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State Abortion Curbs Stoke Partisan Tensions in Washington

WASHINGTON—The passage of a number of state laws severely restricting abortion is intensifying a national fight over the issue on Capitol Hill and in the 2020 battle for control of Congress.Abortion supporters are using the state actions, including an Alabama law effectively outlawing abortion, to mobilize Democratic voters for the congressional elections next year. Democrats…




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The gloves are coming off in Congress as Democrats and Republicans fight over the Mueller report and impeachment

More and more Democrats are ramping up calls for impeachment and harsher punishments for top Trump officials. At the same time, Democratic leaders are trying to tamp down on calls for Trump’s impeachment and advocate a “go-slow” strategy. Republicans are saying the Mueller investigation’s conclusion that Trump campaign officials did not engage in a conspiracy…


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Trump’s top trade negotiator confirms the China tariffs will increase on Friday, accuses Beijing of walking back on trade deal

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer confirmed US tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods would increase on Friday at 12:01 a.m. ET. The confirmation comes after President Donald Trump tweeted a threat to escalate the trade war. Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told reporters the increase was in response to China’s sudden…