U.S. Secret Service shoots gun-wielding man near White House

May 21, 2016

U.S. Secret Service shoots gun-wielding man near White House

A Secret Service agent shot a man who brandished a gun near the White House on Friday while President Barack Obama was out golfing, and the man was taken to a hospital in critical condition, officials said. The Secret Service, which protects the president ...

May 20, 2016

Myanmar gets democracy dividend

In recognition of Myanmar's transition toward democracy, the U.S. is lifting some of its economic sanctions against businesses and individuals.

May 19, 2016

Contentious TPP will only bring modest gains to U.S., report concludes

A contentious trade deal between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations would give the U.S. economy a modest boost, an independent federal agency reported Wednesday. The U.S. International Trade Commission said the Trans-Pacific Partnership would increase economic growth and create jobs. But ...

May 18, 2016

U.S. affirms China and Japan cold-rolled steel dumping margins

The U.S. affirmed the level of dumping margins it found on cold-rolled steel imports from China, paving the way for permanent duties on the product used in cars and appliances. Dumping margins were 266 percent for Chinese imports and 71 percent for Japanese cold-rolled ...

U.S. trade chief hoping for TPP approval despite negative rhetoric

May 18, 2016

U.S. trade chief hoping for TPP approval despite negative rhetoric

The top U.S. trade official is not losing hope for congressional approval of a sweeping pan-Pacific free trade agreement this year despite strong anti-trade rhetoric in the U.S. presidential campaign that may be influencing reluctant lawmakers. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters in ...

Sanders wins Oregon, battles Clinton in Kentucky

May 18, 2016

Sanders wins Oregon, battles Clinton in Kentucky

Bernie Sanders has won Oregon’s presidential primary and battled Hillary Clinton to a razor-thin margin in Kentucky, vowing to stay in the race until the end as Clinton aimed to blunt his momentum and prepare for a fall campaign against Republican Donald Trump. Tuesday’s ...