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  • Why one Republican said no to the border bill

    A key House Republican who did not support a GOP bill to address the border crisis had three problems with it.

  • 2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Two Americans charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea say in a video that they expect to be tried soon and possibly receive long prison terms, and appeal for help from the U.S. government. The two men, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle, also...

  • 2 Americans detained in North Korea say they will be tried soon, appeal for US help

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — 2 Americans detained in North Korea say they will be tried soon, appeal for US help.

  • Construction spending falls 1.8 percent in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell in June by the largest amount in more than three years as housing, non-residential construction and government spending all weakened. The Commerce Department says construction spending dropped 1.8 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis...

  • Construction spending falls 1.8 percent in June, biggest decline in more than 3 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction spending falls 1.8 percent in June, biggest decline in more than 3 years.

  • US manufacturing expands again in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US manufacturing expanded for the 14th straight month in July. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reports that its manufacturing index rose to 57.1, up from 55.3 in June. Anything above 50 signals that manufacturing is growing. New...

  • Survey: US manufacturing expands strongly in July, 14th straight monthly gain

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Survey: US manufacturing expands strongly in July, 14th straight monthly gain.

  • Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying the measure is illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. Activists erupted in cheers after the court ruled the law "null and void,"...

  • P&G to shed up to 100 brands

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co. is dramatically pruning its product lineup to focus on the most popular of its household staples. The world's largest consumer products maker said it will shed about 90 to 100 brands around the globe over the next year or two, leaving it with about 70 to...

  • This GOP governor wants to halt offshore oil and gas exploration

    Three West Coast Democratic governors came out against offshore drilling this week, but it's a Republican governor's moves on the Atlantic Ocean that have drawn some attention.

  • 12,000 evacuees return after Taiwan gas explosions

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — The 12,000 people who fled in fear of more gas pipeline explosions in Taiwan's second-largest city returned to their homes Friday after authorities said there was no more risk of blasts like the series that ripped apart streets overnight, killing 26 people and injuring...

  • The GOP is blowing a big opportunity to do something about immigration reform

    "Are we going to go into recess?" Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., asked as she stepped into a crowded U.S. Capitol elevator with Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas. "We don't know what will happen."

  • US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery. Still, July's gain was less than in...

  • US consumer spending up 0.4 percent in June

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year. Consumer spending increased 0.4 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis following slower increases of 0.3 percent in May...

  • Slow, steady progress: U.S. economy adds 209,000 jobs in July, unemployment ticks up to 6.2 percent

    The U.S. labor market may finally be gathering momentum. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the economy added 209,000 payroll jobs in July.



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