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Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 05:01 PM CDT

Trump Promotes Job Training as Employers Search for Workers

Trump Promotes Job Training as Employers Search for Workers

Promoting a robust economy, President Donald Trump pressed U.S. companies and trade associations on Thursday to enhance their job training programs as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 02:03 PM CDT

Trump Lays Into the Federal Reserve, Says He's 'Not Thrilled' About Interest Rate Hikes

Trump Lays Into the Federal Reserve, Says He's 'Not Thrilled' About Interest Rate Hikes

In a stinging and historically rare criticism, President Donald Trump expressed frustration with the Federal Reserve and said the central bank could disrupt the economic recovery. Presidents rarely intercede...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 02:08 PM CDT

Trump Calls Biden 'Dream' 2020 Democratic Opponent

Trump Calls Biden 'Dream' 2020 Democratic Opponent

So which Democrat would President Donald Trump most like to run against in 2020? He says it's Joe Biden. Trump tells CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday that "I dream about Biden." Biden, who was vice...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 06:04 PM CDT

White House Invites Putin to Washington for Fall Meeting

White House Invites Putin to Washington for Fall Meeting

Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Cleanup from the first...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 10:46 AM CDT

Mueller's Investigation Not a Witch Hunt, Spicer Says

Mueller's Investigation Not a Witch Hunt, Spicer Says

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said during an interview with “Today” on Thursday that he doesn’t believe Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential Russian meddling in the 2016...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 03:48 PM CDT

Coats Says He Wishes Trump Hadn't Met Alone With Putin

Coats Says He Wishes Trump Hadn't Met Alone With Putin

Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, said Thursday he wished President Donald Trump had not met alone with Vladimir Putin of Russia. In an extraordinary acknowledgement, the nation's spy chief said...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 10:02 AM CDT

EU Preparing to Hit Back If US Puts Tariffs on Car Imports

EU Preparing to Hit Back If US Puts Tariffs on Car Imports

The European Union says it is already preparing measures to retaliate against the United States if President Donald Trump puts tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. The auto industry is a big employer and...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 07:31 AM CDT

Rauner Signs Laws to Speed Up Quincy Vets' Home Construction

Rauner Signs Laws to Speed Up Quincy Vets' Home Construction

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a law Tuesday to speed up reconstruction of the troubled state-run veterans home in Quincy.

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 06:58 AM CDT

Putin Chides Trump's Opponents, Calls Summit a Success

Putin Chides Trump's Opponents, Calls Summit a Success

Russian President Vladimir Putin called his first summit with President Donald Trump a success — but warned Thursday that Trump's opponents in the U.S. are hampering any progress on what they discussed, such as...

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 at 06:25 AM CDT

Governor's Race Spending Could Have a Negative Impact

Governor's Race Spending Could Have a Negative Impact

More than $79 million has been spent since January by candidates Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker in the Illinois governor’s race. The spending orgy though could leave the November winner hurting for political...

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