AP Exclusive: Kushner Cos. filed false NYC housing paperwork

Kushner Cos False Documents

NEW YORK (AP) — When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying...


The Latest: Senate approves $1.3 trillion spending bill

Budget Battle-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and a $1.3 trillion government spending bill (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Congress has approved a $1.3 trillion measure bestowing hefty increases on military and domestic programs. It gives President Donald Trump just a nibble of the money he’s wanted to...


Senate moves toward final congressional OK of $1.3T budget

APTOPIX Budget Battle-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress was poised to pass a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that would end the budget battles for now, as leaders cleared final Senate obstacles aafter conservatives objected to big outlays on Democratic priorities at a time when Republicans control the House, Senate and White...


Asian shares slump on fears of trade war between US, China

Hong Kong Financial Markets-2

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets slumped Friday after Beijing responded to the Trump administration’s tariff hikes by saying it may order higher import duties on a range of U.S. goods, ratcheting up fears of a trade war. Stocks plunged Thursday on Wall Street after U.S. President Donald Trump...


Communist Party will regulate China's media, film industry

China Politics Media

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media will be getting more propaganda now that the Communist Party has announced it will be in direct control of broadcasters and the regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs. The move is part of a push by President Xi Jinping — emboldened...


Trump orders huge tariffs on China, raises trade war worries

Trump Trade-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — Primed for economic combat, President Donald Trump set in motion tariffs on as much as $60 billion in Chinese imports to the U.S. on Thursday and accused the Chinese of high-tech thievery, picking a fight that could push the global heavyweights into a trade war. China threatened...


As US gets tough with China, Wall Street gets weak-kneed

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The prospect of a full-blown trade war between the world’s two biggest economies rattled investors Thursday, sending stocks to their biggest loss in six weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 700 points, as President Donald Trump announced plans to slap tariffs on...


Trump moves to crack down on China trade with $50 billion in tariffs on imported products

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump embarked Thursday on the sharpest trade confrontation with China in nearly a quarter-century, moving toward imposing tariffs on $60 billion in Chinese goods and limiting China’s freedom to invest in the U.S. technology industry....


Behind Facebook's baby step fixes: Defending its ad business

Facebook Baby Steps

NEW YORK (AP) — Wondering why Facebook seems to be taking baby steps to address the biggest scandal in its history? Stronger safeguards on user data might damage Facebook’s core business of using what it knows about you to sell ads that target your interests. Facebook is proposing only narrow...


Justice Department: AT&T's merger is a 'frontal attack' on the law

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - When the University of Maryland-Baltimore County delivered a historic upset over the University of Virginia’s college basketball team last week, the game was carried on a cable channel owned by a company AT&T is trying to buy for $85 billion - and which...


Zuckerberg can't fix Facebook's quagmire

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. (Bloomberg View) -- I think I understand why Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t publicly responded to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. He’s stuck in a catch-22. Any fix for Facebook’s previous big problem -- fake news -- would make the current big problem...

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