Tag Archives: President Donald Trump

U.S. economic growth revised higher, boosted by consumer spending

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. economic growth slowed less than previously reported in the fourth quarter as robust consumer spending provided a boost that was partially offset by…

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Caterpillar shuts plant in Aurora, Illinois, that employs 800

By Gayathree Ganesan & Akankshita Mukhopadhyay (Reuters) – Caterpillar Inc said on Friday it will shut its Aurora, Illinois, plant, costing approximately 800 employees their jobs as the world's largest…

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Existing home sales fall from 10-year high

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. home resales fell more than expected in February amid a persistent shortage of houses on the market that is pushing up prices &…

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2 reports, 1 conclusion: energy shift must start soon

BERLIN (AP) — The world must swiftly shift energy production away from fossil fuels if it is to prevent a dangerous increase in global temperatures, according to separate reports released…

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Trump’s plan to cut climate programs won’t hurt scientists that much — but it could hurt the economy

Climate scientists recently received some offensive news: The White House released a budget Thursday promising $100 million in cuts to NASA’s Earth Science program, & another $100 million in cuts…

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Venture investor on Trump: 'We are in absolute unmitigated crisis'

Chris Sacca onstage during TheWrap’s 6th Annual TheGrill at Montage Beverly Hills on October 6, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alison Buck/Getty Images for TheWrap) AUSTIN—Chris Sacca showed…

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Top U.S. prosecutor says he is fired by Trump administration

By Andy Sullivan & Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A prominent U.S. prosecutor said he was fired by the Trump administration on Saturday after refusing to step down, adding a…

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Watchdog presses U.S. lawmakers to probe Icahn's role with Trump

By Chris Prentice (Reuters) – A government watchdog group, Public Citizen, said on Wednesday it has asked lawmakers to investigate whether billionaire investor Carl Icahn should have been subject to…

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U.S. Senators draft bill to boost employee private stock ownership

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan pair of lawmakers on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee are planning to introduce a bill that aims to entice private corporations…

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Trump plans to cut funding for most government agencies

President Donald Trump is preparing a “security budget” that will ramp up spending for the Pentagon while slashing funding for most other federal agencies. Trump plans to increase defense spending…

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