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How sanctions and tariffs became Trump's weapons of choice

19 minutes ago   |   Al Jazeera

China, European Union are latest targets of US administration's use of economic clout as a political tool to wage trade wars.
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Iran unemployment crisis, rising living costs bite amid sanctions

19 minutes ago   |   Al Jazeera

Economic situation in Tehran continues to deteriorate due to renewed sanctions imposed by the United States.
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Turkey's Losing Economic War

55 minutes ago   |   Foreign Policy

Ankara blames Washington for its financial troubles, but it is fighting the wrong enemy.
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French oil giant Total pulls out of $4.8 billion Iran deal under US pressure

French oil giant Total pulls out of $4.8 billion Iran deal under US pressure

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

French Oil company Total announced it will exit Iran on Monday. The news comes after the US applied pressure on foreign firms doing business with Iran. "Anyone doing business...
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Trump just attacked the Fed again - an ugly economic lesson from the Nixon administration shows why his criticism is so worrying

Trump just attacked the Fed again - an ugly economic lesson from the Nixon administration shows why his criticism is so worrying

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

President Donald Trump has publicly criticized the Federal Reserve's current path of interest-rate hikes for the third time in a month. The criticism revived concerns about the...
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Azealia Banks is demanding Elon Musk return her phone in cryptic Instagram posts

Azealia Banks is demanding Elon Musk return her phone in cryptic Instagram posts

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

US rapper Azealia Banks is demanding Elon Musk return her phone in a series of cryptic Instagram post. In one now-deleted Instagram Story, Banks claimed Musk's attorney was in...
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The Bipartisan Cry of ‘Not in My Backyard'

2 hours ago   |   NY Times

The housing secretary wants to encourage mixed-income, multifamily development as a way of making housing more affordable. But it's a notion homeowners of all political...
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Liz Warren's corporate proposal a pipe dream

3 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has put forward proposed legislation that would profoundly change the U.S. economic system. It is tempting to dismiss her proposal as mere pandering to...
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Nova Scotia report to examine clear cutting and other forestry practices

3 hours ago   |   National Post

HALIFAX - A long-anticipated independent review of Nova Scotia's forestry practices is to be released today in Halifax. University of King's College president Bill Lahey had...
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In the news today, Aug. 21

3 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

Six stories in the news for Tuesday, Aug. 21 -- FEDS TO UNVEIL ANTI-POVERTY PLAN TODAY A new plan to help low-income Canadians will set a lofty goal of lifting more than two...
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13-year-old arrested after allegedly setting 14-year-old on fire

13-year-old arrested after allegedly setting 14-year-old on fire

A 13-year-old boy in Virginia has been arrested after an argument with a 14-year-old during a cookout led to the 13-year-old setting the other on fire. Read more ...

Prosecutors file murder charges against husband in deaths of wife, daughters

Prosecutors file murder charges against husband in deaths of wife, daughters

Charges have officially been filed in the case involving the murders of a pregnant Colorado woman and her two daughters. Read more ...

US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

US deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

NEW YORK - The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his New York City home and spirited early Tuesday morning to Germany, the White... Read more ...

Giuliani clarifies his puzzling ‘truth isn't truth' comment

Giuliani clarifies his puzzling ‘truth isn't truth' comment

President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he wasn't trying to make an existential point about the meaning of veracity when he declared “truth isn't truth.” Read more ...

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Here is what you need to know. Trump doubles down on claims that China and the EU are currency manipulators. "What they're doing is making up for the fact that they're now... Read more ...

Microsoft: Russian Hackers Targeted Conservative Groups

Microsoft: Russian Hackers Targeted Conservative Groups

Microsoft says it has uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting US political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday that a hacking group tied to... Read more ...

Researchers find 3,000-year-old cheese

Researchers find 3,000-year-old cheese

That's *way* more aged than your everyday cheddar. Read more ...

Man charged with murder in deaths of pregnant wife, kids

Man charged with murder in deaths of pregnant wife, kids

DENVER - Prosecutors have charged a Colorado man with murder in the deaths of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters. The charges Monday against 33-year-old... Read more ...

It looks like Elon Musk has deleted his Instagram account

It looks like Elon Musk has deleted his Instagram account

Elon Musk's Instagram account has vanished in the midst of accusations from rapper Azealia Banks. In Banks' Instagram story on Monday, she tagged Elon Musk asking for her phone... Read more ...

First lady says social media can be ‘destructive' days after Trump calls...

First lady says social media can be ‘destructive' days after Trump calls Omarosa a ‘dog' on Twitter

First lady Melania Trump warned against “destructive” social media use during a speech at a cyberbullying summit in Rockville, Maryland on Monday - just days after her husband... Read more ...