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NEW YORK | Company known for deep cost-cutting offers to buy Gannett

NEW YORK —Jan 14, 2019—  A hedge fund-backed bid to buy Gannett Co., the publisher of USA Today and several other major dailies, is renewing fears of consolidation and job losses — as well as a decline in the quantity and quality of news coverage — in the already battered newspaper industry. MNG Enterprises, better … Continue reading NEW YORK | Company known for deep cost-cutting offers to buy Gannett

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false claims on migrant child deaths

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump twisted circumstances behind the deaths of two migrant Guatemalan children to insulate his administration from any blame, contending without justification that they were in dire health before they reached the border. The children cleared initial U.S. health screenings and one of them was in the U.S. for five days before suddenly … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false claims on migrant child deaths

BERLIN | Survey shows German businesses increasingly gloomy

BERLIN— A closely watched survey shows increasing pessimism among German businesses. The Ifo Institute said Tuesday its business confidence index dropped to 101 points for December from 102 points in November as managers’ view of both their current circumstances and their prospects for the next six months fell. That’s the fourth drop in a row. … Continue reading BERLIN | Survey shows German businesses increasingly gloomy

WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP senator praises Zinke for promoting oil, gas

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the departure of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska says she’s disappointed that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is leaving, calling him a “strong partner for Western states.” President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that Zinke would be leaving the administration at year’s end. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP senator praises Zinke for promoting oil, gas

WASHINGTON | Behind closed doors, Pelosi disparages Trump’s ‘manhood’

WASHINGTON— At the dawn of divided U.S. government, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that President Donald Trump‘s threat to shut down the government over a border wall is really about his “manhood.” “It’s like a manhood thing for him. As if manhood could ever be associated with him. This wall thing,” Pelosi privately … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Behind closed doors, Pelosi disparages Trump’s ‘manhood’

WASHINGTON | GM fights government to retain tax credit for electric cars

WASHINGTON  — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation’s largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers. Preserving the $7,500 tax incentive for buyers is crucial for GM as the company … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GM fights government to retain tax credit for electric cars

WASHINGTON | In White House shake-up, Kelly’s departure now seems certain

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats’ investigations once they take control of the House. The biggest piece of the shifting picture: Chief of Staff John Kelly’s departure now appears certain. Trump announced … Continue reading WASHINGTON | In White House shake-up, Kelly’s departure now seems certain

WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House hosts tech execs Thursday

WASHINGTON — The Latest on a White House tech meeting (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The White House is hosting what it calls a listening session to hear from tech leaders including the CEOs of Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm. The Thursday lunch meeting will address efforts to advance American leadership in artificial intelligence, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House hosts tech execs Thursday