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JUNEAU, Alaska | US House hopeful for Alaska seat has never been to the state

JUNEAU, Alaska — Carol Hafner is on the Democratic primary ballot for an Alaska U.S. House seat. She doesn’t live in Alaska. In fact, she’s never been to the state. Hafner, who listed New Jersey and South Dakota addresses in her candidate filing, says she’s serious about running, though she doesn’t plan to campaign in … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | US House hopeful for Alaska seat has never been to the state

WASHINGTON | In President Trump, Sen. Rand Paul finds a like-minded ally

WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul certainly has his differences with President Donald Trump, a one-time rival for the White House. But on one cornerstone issue, a resistance to U.S. intervention abroad, they are simpatico. Both Trump and the Kentucky senator are inclined to dispense with the traditional U.S. role as the world’s top cop. It’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | In President Trump, Sen. Rand Paul finds a like-minded ally

WASHINGTON | Fed says trade war downturn could pose challenges

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the central bank has tools it can use to cushion the potential economic fallout from a trade war. But he told Congress the effort could be challenging if higher tariffs push inflation up too sharply. If the retaliatory tariffs imposed by other countries slowed U.S. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Fed says trade war downturn could pose challenges

WASHINGTON | Frustrated US lawmakers threaten action on Trump’s tariffs

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are losing patience with the Trump administration’s reliance on tariffs to win trade disputes and are talking increasingly about legislative action to protect U.S. jobs. A senior Republican senator has threatened legislation to curb President Donald Trump‘s trade actions, and other senators joined him on Wednesday in promising a complementary bill. Meanwhile, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Frustrated US lawmakers threaten action on Trump’s tariffs

NEW YORK | Soy “milk” makers may need to find alternative description

NEW YORK  — Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as “milk” may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term. The Food and Drug Administration signaled plans to start enforcing a federal standard that defines “milk” as coming from the “milking … Continue reading NEW YORK | Soy “milk” makers may need to find alternative description

NEW YORK | US stocks edge higher as airlines, railroads and banks jump

NEW YORK — Big gains for banks and transportation companies like airlines and railroads took U.S. stock indexes slightly higher Wednesday. Other parts of the market didn’t move much. United Continental had its best day in two years after it said strong demand is resulting in higher ticket prices, while railroad company CSX said it’s … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks edge higher as airlines, railroads and banks jump

WASHINGTON | Trump says Air Force One to get red, white and blue makeover

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover. Trump says the familiar baby blue color on the presidential aircraft will give way to a red, white and blue color scheme. Updated models could be in service before the end of a potential Trump second term. “Air Force One is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says Air Force One to get red, white and blue makeover

NEW YORK | AmEx 2Q profits rise, but there are worry spots on lending

NEW YORK — American Express says its second-quarter profit rose 21 percent from a year ago, as the credit card giant saw more customers spending on its namesake cards and a much lower tax rate. But it had to set aside more money to cover potential bad loans, and saw its delinquency rate rise noticeably. … Continue reading NEW YORK | AmEx 2Q profits rise, but there are worry spots on lending