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From today, March 19, 2018
- White House Names Liddell as a Deputy Chief of Staff
The White House said President Trump has elevated Chris Liddell, who now serves in a White House office aimed at streamlining the federal government, to deputy chief of staff for policy coordination.
- Austin Police Seek 'Serial Bomber' After Fourth Explosion This Month
Police said they were searching for a ?serial bomber? after the fourth explosion to occur in the Texas capital since early March ripped through a residential neighborhood, seriously injuring two men.
- VW Plans $340 Million Expansion at Tennessee Plant
Volkswagen will spend $340 million to manufacture a new sport-utility vehicle at a Tennessee assembly plant, according to a person familiar with the plan.
- For Companies in Puerto Rico, Return to Business as Usual Is Slow
Though economic activity in Puerto Rico has picked up in recent months, businesses large and small are struggling amid electricity woes and an exodus of residents.
- Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates on Board for Legal Marijuana
Across the country, Democrats are promoting legal marijuana as a painless way to raise money while avoiding tax increases. In Illinois, gubernatorial primary candidates are so invested in the issue they have been attacking one another for failing to embrace it with enough vigor.
- U.S. Investigates Failing Air Bags in Hyundai, Kia Cars
U.S. safety regulators are investigating Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors cars with air bags that failed to deploy, a problem linked to four deaths and six injuries.
- Trump's Opioid Battle Plan Includes Seeking More Death-Penalty Cases
President Trump will call for new steps to combat the opioid epidemic, including asking the Justice Department to seek more death-penalty cases against drug traffickers.
- Trump Steps Up Attacks on Mueller Investigation
The president showed a more confrontational tone toward special counsel Robert Mueller, prompting urgent warnings from senators not to undermine the probe into Russian election interference.
- Florida Bridge Collapse Moves Into Investigation Phase
Miami officials say they have recovered the bodies of all the dead in the collapse of a Florida International University bridge and were moving onto investigating what went wrong.
- Trump, Clinton Reveal Parties' Shifting Coalitions
A pair of recent scenes?President Trump announcing new tariffs and Hillary Clinton saying her party wins in economically dynamic areas?show how the two parties are between transformation and identity crisis, Gerald F. Seib writes.
- Saudi Crown Prince Will Seek to Solidify Anti-Iran Stance With Trump
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Washington, D.C., bringing the foreign policy that has shaped Saudi Arabia?s more muscular stance in the Mideast to counter Iran.
- Facebook, Other Tech Firms Scrutinized Over User Data
U.S. lawmakers are pushing for an aggressive inquiry into allegations that a firm tied to President Trump?s presidential campaign gathered data from millions of Facebook profiles without authorization.
- Congress Braces for Battle Over Massive Spending Bill
Congress will enter its last major fiscal battle before November?s midterm elections this week, as lawmakers prepare to debate a mammoth spending bill that offers them the last chance to settle dozens of long-running policy fights.
- Trade Associations to Petition Trump Administration to Halt China-Tariff Plans
Forty-five groups representing a wide swath of the U.S. economy are asking the president to work with other nations to press Beijing to end restrictions on foreign firms instead of imposing tariffs on China.
- Steve Wynn's Attorney Reported Alleged Sexual Misconduct Victim to FBI
A lawyer for Steve Wynn said he recently reported a woman to the FBI after she threatened to go public about the casino mogul?s alleged sexual misconduct against her, which had prompted a 2006 settlement, court records indicate.
- What Slump? Some Manhattan Retailers Look to Own Buildings Instead of Renting Them
Small businesses largely steered clear of real-estate investments during the heady days of soaring rents and prices for Manhattan retail properties. Now that prices are coming down, some are exploring the possibility of owning their own space.
- New York State's Budget Talks: What to Expect
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers will convene in Albany Monday for two weeks of budget negotiations to meet an April 1 deadline. Congestion pricing and a tax overhaul are some of the key issues on the agenda.