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US business economists fret over Trump policy agenda

US business economists worry about the prospects for President Donald Trump's policy agenda, and the potential damage to the economy from his trade and immigration policies, according to a survey released on Monday.

Apple under pressure to dazzle as market slows

As Apple and Samsung gear up to launch new flagship smartphones, the market leaders are seeking a wow factor that can help them fend off challenges from rising Chinese-based manufacturers.

Los Angeles at war over gentrification

One morning, Los Angeles businesswoman Eva Chimento was about to open her art gallery in the city's Hispanic enclave of Boyle Heights when she found the door slightly open.

How to safely watch an eclipse

Everyone who plans to look skyward when the solar eclipse sweeps across the United States on Monday should have the proper protective eyewear, or risk lasting blind spots, experts warn.

Canada struggles with refugee surge from US

Soldiers busily assemble tents with wooden floors, lighting and heating in Canada's Quebec province near the US border to temporarily house a surge in asylum seekers from the United States.

Simpson, Armour tied for Wyndham lead

Former US Open winner Webb Simpson fired a six-under 64 on Friday to grab a share of the lead with fellow American Ryan Armour at the halfway stage of the US PGA Tour Wyndham Championship.

Trump mulls new US strategy in Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump assembled his national security team at the Camp David presidential retreat Friday to forge a way ahead in Afghanistan, almost 16 years after the war began.

US launches formal trade investigation into China

The United States on Friday formally launched a trade investigation into China's intellectual property practices and forced transfer of American technology, which President Donald Trump had called for this week.

Steve Bannon, Trump's «Great Manipulator»

When Steve Bannon gave a free-wheeling interview to a small left-wing magazine this week, he spoke as if he -- the White House's «great manipulator» -- was back on top.

Opioid drug maker settles US lawsuit for $4.5 million

Opioid drug maker Insys agreed to pay $4.5 million Friday to end a lawsuit in which it was accused of deceptive marketing, one of the first settlements of civil suits that drug manufacturers face over a US overdose epidemic.

Tennis star Oudin retires at age of 25

American Melanie Oudin announced her retirement from tennis on Friday, ending a career hindered by injury and illness at the age of 25.

Jesse Jackson slams US president over rally response

American civil rights pioneer Jesse Jackson on Friday slammed President Donald Trump for insisting anti-racism protesters were equally to blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally last weekend.

Trump heads to Camp David for Afghanistan talks

US President Donald Trump is assembling his national security team at the Camp David presidential retreat Friday to forge a way ahead in Afghanistan, almost 16 years after the war began.

Fiat Chrysler an enticing takeover target for China

Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would be an alluring takeover target for a Chinese company, instantly putting it at the top rung of the US auto industry, analysts say.

NFL player charged with assault and battery

National Football League veteran Sean Smith was charged with assault and battery on Thursday for allegedly beating his sister's boyfriend in downtown Pasadena, California.

First eclipse in 99 years to sweep North America

The first total solar eclipse to sweep North America in nearly a century will march across the continent August 21, casting a shadow over millions of people from coast to coast.

«Star Wars» Obi Wan spin-off in the works

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct a «Star Wars» spin-off about Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi, US media reported on Thursday.

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