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Under pressure from Florida lawmakers, the Trump administration is taking steps to protect domestic tomato growers from Mexican competition.
The Commerce Department says the U.S. economy picked up steam in the first three months of the year. GDP grew at an annual rate of 3.2% in the first quarter, up from 2.2% at the end of 2018,
In a turnaround, congressional analysts are no longer recommending a phaseout of paper dollars in favor a dollar coin. Paper money is lasting longer because of cashless transactions.
Employers added 196,000 jobs in March, bouncing back from February’s weak growth, the Labor Department said Friday. The jobless rate was unchanged at nearly 50-year lows.
President Trump has threatened to close the U.S. border with Mexico in response to a large number of illegal crossings. A closure would likely hit a wide range of industries, from produce to autos.
The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged Wednesday and signaled that no more rate hikes may be necessary this year amid signs of economic slowing.
President Trump used his veto pen for the first time Friday. GOP senators who bucked the president in Thursday’s vote said they did so to preserve congressional control over government spending.
President Trump’s 2020 budget proposal, released on Monday, calls for $8.6 billion in new border wall funding, along with increased military spending and deep cuts to domestic programs.
President Trump has suspended a planned increase in tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars in Chinese imports, after what he called “very productive” trade talks in Washington this weekend.
President Trump is hunting for his third chief of staff in less than two years. So far, he is not finding many takers. “You have to wonder who would want to take this job,” said one scholar.