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Fed keeps rates steady, to start portfolio drawdown in October

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but signaled it still expects one more increase by the end of the year despite recent weak inflation readings. Reuters: Top News

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Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is making it more difficult for skilled foreigners to work in the United States, challenging visa applications more often than at nearly any point in the Obama era, according to data reviewed by Reuters.    Reuters: Top News

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Hurricane Jose staying off U.S. East Coast as Storm Maria forms

(Reuters) – Hurricane Jose is expected to pass east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and remain off the U.S. East Coast from Virginia to New England, while Tropical Storm Maria formed and is forecast to become a hurricane early next week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on …

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Police, protesters clash in St. Louis after ex-cop acquitted of murdering black man

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets during clashes with protesters in St Louis early on Saturday after a white former policeman was acquitted of murdering a black suspect. Reuters: Top News

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Protesters fill St. Louis streets after cop acquitted of murdering black man

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters poured into St. Louis streets on Friday, and some scuffles erupted, after a Missouri judge acquitted a former white police officer who was charged with murder in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man. Reuters: Top News

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North Korea says seeking military ‘equilibrium’ with U.S.

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea said on Saturday it aims to reach an “equilibrium” of military force with the United States, which earlier signaled its patience for diplomacy is wearing thin after Pyongyang fired a missile over Japan for the second time in under a month. Reuters: Top News

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Several hurt in ‘terrorist’ incident on London underground train

LONDON (Reuters) – Several people were injured on Friday after witnesses reported there had been a blast on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London and police said they were treating it as a terrorism incident. Reuters: Top News

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Trump says he is close to a deal with Democrats on immigration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was close to a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, astounding fellow Republicans again while alarming conservative supporters. Reuters: Top News

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Trump says no deal on DACA, wants ‘massive’ border security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday any agreement on protections for illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children must be tied to border security and disputed Democratic congressional leaders who said they had reached a deal on the issue. Reuters: Top News

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Hoping to change his luck in Congress, Trump turns to Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fresh off striking a budget deal with Democrats, Donald Trump is toning down his rhetoric and looking to cut deals on such American hot-button issues as immigration and tax reform in search of a much-needed legislative victory. Reuters: Top News