'Maniacal' focus on China takes Trump aide past mainstream

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon isn't alone in pondering a possibly generation-defining question for America: China's emerging superpower status. But his call for an "economic war" on...

The Latest: Wisconsin GOP defends Foxconn ahead of vote

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Wisconsin state Assembly debate of $3 billion Foxconn bill (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Wisconsin Republicans say they are n...

US weekly requests for jobless aid down 12,000 to 232,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits remained close to historic lows. The Labor Department says that weekly u...

5 missing after Army helicopter crashes in ocean off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise. The UH-60 Black Hawk...

Business execs shunned Trump panels before he disbanded them

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump had pushed many of America's top corporate leaders to the breaking point with his inability to decisively condemn white supremacists — so they huddled on an 11...

Kinmen to roll the dice on gambling referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to increase Kinmen's tourism industry and create jobs, a vote on a gambling referendum will take place October 28 this year, reports CNA.  Because...

Business Highlights

___ Corporate chiefs flee Trump; he disbands WH advisory panels NEW YORK (AP) — With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump on Wednesday disbanded a p...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Aug. 15 The Seattle Times on anti-hate protests : The shock...

SBA head sees businesses held back by lack of loans, workers

NEW YORK (AP) — Six months into her tenure as head of the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon sees a split among small business owners — they are increasingly optimistic, she says, but many a...

More departures from Trump business advisory councils

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEO of Campbell Soup is resigning from a White House jobs panel over comments about racism made by President Donald Trump. Campbell CEO Denise Morrison said in ...

The Latest: Hope Hicks to be WH communications director

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:10 a.m. A White House official says President Donald Trump's longtime aide will serve tem...

Union Pacific lays off 500 managers, 250 other rail workers

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific is laying off 500 managers and 250 other railroad workers to reduce costs. The cuts will eliminate about 8 percent of Union Pacific's managers. The r...

Trump renews Twitter criticism of Amazon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, and he says the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers." Trump tweets tha...

5 years after 34 South African miners shot dead, no arrests

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Five years after South African police shot dead 34 striking mine workers, recalling police brutality under apartheid, rights groups say no one has been prosecuted and miners' livin...

Hong Kong's Cathay posts $262M 1H loss on fierce competition

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific is reporting another loss as fierce competition from rivals took a further toll. The airline said Wednesday that it lost 2.1 billion...