PHUKET, Thailand | 33 dead in boat accident off Thai resort island, all Chinese

PHUKET, Thailand— Thai authorities on Friday evening suspended the search for missing tourists who were on a boat that sank during a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket, as the death toll rose to 33, all of them Chinese nationals. The search for another 23 people still missing will resume at 5 a.m. … Continue reading PHUKET, Thailand | 33 dead in boat accident off Thai resort island, all Chinese

WASHINGTON | US added 213,000 jobs in June; unemployment rose to 4 pct.

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a trade war with China. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent from 3.8 percent as more people began looking for work and not … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US added 213,000 jobs in June; unemployment rose to 4 pct.

WASHINGTON | US trade deficit drops to $43.1 billion in May

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit dropped in May to the lowest level in 19 months as U.S. exports rose to a record level. But the trade gap between the United States and China increased sharply, underscoring the economic tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. The Commerce Department says the May trade deficit — … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US trade deficit drops to $43.1 billion in May

The Best Flipping Markets for Self-Directed IRAs

  CHARLOTTE, NC/ July 06, 2018 (STL.News) Property flippers who know their craft can generate a lot of wealth in a relatively short amount of time. But is every flipping market the same? Not according to a recent post at the American IRA website. Self-Directed IRAs are seen as a great way to build wealth … Continue reading The Best Flipping Markets for Self-Directed IRAs

VATICAN CITY  | The Latest: French court says helping migrants not illegal

VATICAN CITY  — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 2 p.m. France’s Constitutional Council has issued a decision in the case of a farmer convicted for helping migrants who entered the country illegally, saying “fraternity” is a principle “of constitutional value” and should not be prosecuted. French activist farmer … Continue reading VATICAN CITY  | The Latest: French court says helping migrants not illegal

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: EU moves to limit fallout from US-China tariffs

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the U.S. increase in tariffs on Chinese imports and Beijing’s countermoves in the trade and technology dispute between the world’s two biggest economies that President Donald Trump says he is prepared to escalate. 8:00 a.m. (8:00 p.m. Beijing time) The European Union says it will soon take action to prevent … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: EU moves to limit fallout from US-China tariffs

WARSAW, Poland  | Polish state bank funds publication of Holocaust statement

WARSAW, Poland — A Polish state-run bank says it has funded the publication in international newspapers of a Polish-Israeli government statement that criticizes those who blame Poland for the Holocaust crimes of Nazi Germany. The statement, published last week, was signed by the Israeli and Polish prime ministers and came just as Poland scrapped potential … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland  | Polish state bank funds publication of Holocaust statement

LOS ANGELES  | ‘Maze Runner’ author Dashner says he’s working on new book

LOS ANGELES  — “The Maze Runner” author James Dashner says he’s working on a new book. Dashner tweeted late Thursday that he was working on new material and wasn’t using notes as a guide for his new project, which would be the first since he was dropped by publisher Three Penguin Random House imprints over … Continue reading LOS ANGELES  | ‘Maze Runner’ author Dashner says he’s working on new book