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WASHINGTON | US steps up scrutiny of funds for asbestos exposure victims

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has stepped up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds, concerned that the pots of money intended to help people exposed to the hazardous substance are being depleted by fraudulent claims, harming victims, businesses and the government. The Justice Department in the last two months has demanded trust documents as part of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US steps up scrutiny of funds for asbestos exposure victims

The Latest: Trump defends plan to impose tariffs

WASHINGTON/March 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and trade (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Facing criticism from allies overseas and members of his own party, President Donald Trump is signaling he is not backing down from his plan to place tariffs on imports of aluminum and steel. Trump tweets Sunday night … Continue reading The Latest: Trump defends plan to impose tariffs