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Dismissed employee kills five co-workers in Illinois factory shooting
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 03:13:17 -0500 - A gunman opened fire at an Illinois factory just after receiving notice of termination from his job there on Friday, killing five fellow workers and wounding five policemen before he was slain by police, authorities said.
Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 03:12:16 -0500 - President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Gunman in Aurora, Illinois, shooting described as 'loner'
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 23:55:13 -0500 - When Gary Martin came to work at the Henry Pratt valve manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, he was told he was being terminated from his job. Shortly thereafter, Martin pulled out his Smith & Wesson revolver and opened fire.
U.S.-China trade talks to resume next week, Trump hints at extension
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:44:11 -0500 - The United States and China will resume trade talks next week in Washington with time running short to ease their bruising trade war, but U.S. President Donald Trump repeated on Friday that he may extend a March 1 deadline for a deal and keep tariffs on Chinese goods from rising.
China-U.S. trade talks 'making a final sprint': state media
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 22:43:41 -0500 - Chinese state media on Saturday expressed cautious optimism over trade talks between the United States and China, a day after President Xi Jinping said a week of discussions had produced "step-by-step" progress.
Automakers brace for U.S. government report on import tariffs
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:56:44 -0500 - A confidential Commerce Department report due to be sent to Donald Trump on Sunday is widely expected to clear the way for the U.S. president to threaten tariffs on imported autos and auto parts by designating the imports a national security threat, auto industry officials said on Friday.
Mueller seeks tough sentence for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:56:43 -0500 - Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to impose a strict prison sentence for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after a jury last year convicted him on eight counts of bank and tax fraud.
Legal challenges to Trump emergency declaration face uphill battle
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:56:17 -0500 - Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the conservative-majority Supreme Court, legal experts said.
U.S. to slash payouts from 9/11 victims fund
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:49:57 -0500 - The special master overseeing a U.S. government fund to compensate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Friday said future awards will be significantly reduced, typically by at least 50 percent, because the fund is running short of money.
Mueller says searches yielded evidence of Stone-WikiLeaks communications
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:31:02 -0500 - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller disclosed for the first time on Friday that his office has evidence of communications between Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, and WikiLeaks related to the release of hacked Democratic Party emails.
Mexico to inject $3.9 billion in Pemex, seeks to prevent credit downgrade
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:44:16 -0500 - Mexico will inject $3.9 billion into ailing state oil company Pemex, officials said on Friday, promising to strengthen its finances and prevent a further credit downgrade, although investors saw the plan as only a short-term fix.
Analyst View: Investors divided over Mexico's bailout of state oil company
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:44:16 -0500 - The Mexican government promised on Friday to do what it takes to strengthen the finances of ailing state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos with an injection of at least $3.6 billion to prevent a further credit downgrade.
U.S. raises pressure on Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:29:03 -0500 - The United States ratcheted up pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by sanctioning some of his top security officials and the head of the state oil company, and unveiling plans to airlift over 200 tons of aid to the Colombian border.
California, New York promise legal challenges to Trump's emergency declaration
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 20:10:43 -0500 - California and New York suggested on Friday they would take legal action against President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars in funds to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
Fed policymakers see one U.S. rate hike, or none, as growth slows
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:31:48 -0500 - When the Federal Reserve last month adopted a new "patient" approach to monetary policy, it gave no specific guidance about how long its policy pause would last, or how many more interest-rate increases, if any, were in the offing.
U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of census citizenship query
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:51:24 -0500 - The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of a fiercely contested plan by President Donald Trump's administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, agreeing on Friday to an expedited review of a judge's ruling blocking the plan.
Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez for tour, calls worker claims untrue
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:33:03 -0500 - A senior Inc executive on Friday disputed claims raised by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that Amazon workers face "dehumanizing conditions" as being untrue and invited her to take a tour of company facilities.
Wall Street rallies on trade optimism
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:21:10 -0500 - Wall Street rallied on Friday, with the Dow and the Nasdaq posting their eighth consecutive weekly gains as investors grew hopeful that the United States and China would hammer out an agreement resolving their protracted trade war.
House panel announces emergency declaration probe in letter to Trump
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:51:19 -0500 - A key committee in the U.S. House of Representatives announced on Friday it was launching an immediate investigation into President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration, saying his move to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border raised constitutional and statutory issues.
Progress in U.S.-China trade talks sparks world stock rally
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:34:43 -0500 - Progress in the U.S.-China trade talks helped send world stock markets broadly higher on Friday and pulled investors out of the safety of government bonds.

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