Doubts grow over stock market's Trump-inspired surge
NEW YORK (AP) -- How much more can the "Trump Bump" lift the stock market?...
US factory CEOs to Trump: Jobs exist; skills don't
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump brought two dozen manufacturing CEOs to the White House on Thursday and declared their collective commitment to restoring factory jobs lost to foreign competition....
Landowners say EPA botched cleanup, now they want a shot
OPPORTUNITY, Mont. (AP) -- George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why his 22 acres have been marked as an unblemished island surrounded by a sea of contamination....
Royal Bank of Scotland has lost money for 9 straight years
LONDON (AP) -- Royal Bank of Scotland has lost money for nine consecutive years after it set aside another 4 billion pounds ($5 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2016 to cover the costs of misconduct during the financial crisis and targeted a return to profits in 2018....
Global stocks fall amid Trump trade policy fears, strong yen
TOKYO (AP) -- Global markets slipped in muted trading Friday amid worries over U.S. trade policies that may affect regional economies. A stronger yen weighed on Japan's exporters....
Kenya cleared for direct flights to the US after a decade
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says Kenya has complied with international safety standards and can have direct flights to the U.S. after waiting for more than a decade....
Lawmakers renew push for drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Former U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski in 2001 gave a speech urging colleagues to approve oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge. The Alaska Republican held up a blank sheet of paper to illustrate his point....
China, France overtake US as top German trade partners
President Trump revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of his predecessor. President Obama last May gave the bathroom directive to public schools for transgender students threatening to withhold funding for schools that did not comply. The Trump administration rescinded those guidelines arguing states and public schools should make their own decisions without federal interference. Transgender legal advocates criticized the states' rights argument, saying it's a civil rights issue under the purview of federal government enforcement.
Do you agree with the court's decision to have removed the Ten Commandments monument from outside a local high school gymnasium?