• Top economies yield to US, drop no-protectionism pledge

    BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — The world’s top economic powers dropped a pledge to oppose trade protectionism amid pushback from the Trump administration, which wants trade to more clearly benefit American companies and workers.

  • US, global partners wrestle over trade stance

    BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — Top finance officials including new U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are debating what stance to take on free trade at a meeting that will help set the tone for the global economy.

  • Wheels spinning as GOP looks for traction on health bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump agreed to add fresh Medicaid curbs to the House Republican health care bill Friday, bolstering the measure with support from some conservative lawmakers but leaving its prospects wobbly. House leaders discussed other amendments calibrated to round up votes and scheduled a showdown vote Thursday.

  • The Latest: ‘No palace intrigue,’ Ryan says of health bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican legislation to overhaul the health care law (all times EDT):

  • US stock indexes hold steady while overseas markets rally

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Friday, weighing prospects that the U.S. Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates as many times as some investors expect.

  • House panel approves troubled GOP health care bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Short of votes for their health care bill, Republican congressional leaders turned to President Donald Trump on Thursday to wrangle support for the divisive legislation they hope to push through Congress before Easter.

  • Trump suffers second defeat as revised travel ban on hold

    SEATTLE (AP) — Federal law gives the president broad authority over immigration. Jimmy Carter used it to deny some Iranians entry to the U.S. during the hostage crisis, Ronald Reagan to bar Cubans who didn’t already have relatives here and President Obama to keep out North Korean officials.

  • Trump budget: Defense spending a priority over agency money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s new $1.15 trillion budget would reshape America’s government with the broad, conservative strokes he promised as a candidate, ordering generous increases for the military, slashing domestic programs and riling both fellow Republicans and Democrats by going after favored programs.

  • US to confront trade partners at global finance meeting

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to get tough on trade partners like China, Mexico and Germany. Now his Treasury chief, Steven Mnuchin, will get his first opportunity to confront them all in one room.

  • Economist: Trump policies likely to drive up dollar

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — When President Donald Trump this year said the dollar might be “too strong,” he added a new twist to how the U.S. government talks about its currency.