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Trump’s volatile approach to the gyrating economy raises alarms

The president’s wild and unscripted pronouncements Friday renewed questions about his stewardship of the world’s largest economy as he escalated a trade war with China before heading to the G-7 summit.

Trump says he will raise existing tariffs on Chinese goods to 30%

President Trump, angered by Beijing’s decision on Friday to retaliate against his next round of tariffs and furious at his Federal Reserve chair for not doing more to juice the economy, said he would increase taxes on all Chinese goods and demanded that American companies stop doing business with China.

World leaders’ G-7 expectations: a nice chat, some good wine, no unity with Trump

The United States’ closest allies have all but given up on the idea that the Group of 7 summit will produce the kind of unity and consensus about global issues that has been its hallmark for more than four decades.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for tumor on her pancreas

It was the second treatment for cancer in nine months for the Supreme Court’s oldest member and leader of its liberal wing.

Plan allows drilling, grazing near national monument in Utah

But while allowing more activities, the plan would also add a few safeguards for the cliffs, canyons, waterfalls, and arches still inside Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument that weren’t in a proposed plan issued last year.

Trump said some unusual things this week. Here’s a short list

President Trump once dubbed himself a “very stable genius,” but his unusual statements this week, in person and on Twitter, have garnered a lot of attention.

First death reported from vaping-related lung illness, officials say

Illinois officials said Friday that a person who had recently used an e-cigarette and was hospitalized with severe lung illness had died.

Keystone XL pipeline plan approved by Nebraska Supreme Court

For years, Nebraska, a deeply conservative state, has been the surprising center of opposition to Keystone XL. It was in Nebraska that a politically diverse array of farmers, Native Americans, and environmentalists first elevated the pipeline into the national spotlight.