Trump agenda still in limbo as GOP Congress looks ahead to fall

With senators having wrapped up business for the month and joining the House on recess, they’re leaving behind a highly unproductive first half of the year. The Trump agenda has barely moved, despite the GOP enjoying a majority in both chambers of Congress and a Republican in the White House. Republicans set out an ambitious agenda after President Trump’s surprising […]

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Weekly U.S. Jobless Aid Applications Fall to 332,000

Fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week, reducing the average number of weekly applications last month to a five-year low. The drop shows that fewer layoffs are strengthening the job market. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 332,000. That pushed the four-week average to 346,750, the lowest since March 2008, just several months […]

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