Trump signs executive order allowing federal agencies to bypass environmental laws

Analysts say there's no question this executive order will be challenged in court.
The president says we need to speed up environmental reviews for big infrastructure projects.
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Facebook employees stage virtual protest over inaction on posts from Trump

Jun 2, 2020
CEO Mark Zuckerberg opted not to moderate a comment from Trump that Twitter flagged for glorifying violence.
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Chinese officials accuse Trump administration of double standard when it comes to protests

Jun 1, 2020
They accused the president of praising Hong Kong protesters, but cracking down harshly on demonstrators in the United States.
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Trump's stock market concern could make dealing with COVID-19 tough

Feb 26, 2020
Is that concern misplaced? A New York Times economics writer talks about it.
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Ahead of the State of the Union address, what's the current state of health care?

Feb 4, 2020
The White House says lowering the cost of health care, especially prescription drugs, will be a key theme of the President’s address. What else?
President Donald Trump delivering the 2019 State of the Union address as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence look on.
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Trump says U.S., China have reached a deal; new tariffs are canceled

Dec 13, 2019
The Chinese have agreed to purchases of American manufactured products as part of a so-called Phase 1 deal, according to the president's Twitter account.
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Furious, China summons US ambassador over Hong Kong bills

Nov 28, 2019
The U.S. laws mandate sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials who carry out human rights abuses in Hong Kong.
Pro-democracy protesters take part in a Thanksgiving Day rally at Edinburgh Place on November 28, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.
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The Federal Reserve will have a lot to talk about this week

Sep 16, 2019
The central bankers will decide whether or not to cut interest rates.
Jerome Powell, chair of the Federal Reserve's board of governors, speaks during a conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in June.
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What’s really happening when markets react to trade war news

Aug 26, 2019
When news breaks on the trade war, algorithms and wishful thinking kick in.
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