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 •  Christian couple can sue over Minnesota same-sex marriage video law
A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit by a Minnesota couple challenging a state law requiring that their video production company film same-sex weddings, which they say violates their Christian beliefs.
 
 •  Trump heaps another 5% tariff on Chinese goods in latest tit-for-tat escalation
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lashed back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods in the latest tit-for-tat trade war escalation by the world's two largest economies.
 
 •  Key dates in the U.S.-China trade war
Hopes for settlement of the yearlong U.S.-China trade war dimmed further on Friday as China said it will slap retaliatory tariffs on about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, the latest escalation in the dispute between the world's two largest economies.
 
 •  Oil spills into U.S.-China trade war, prices slump
China said on Friday it would impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil imports for the first time, sending prices down nearly 4% to two-week lows as the escalating bilateral trade war fed worries over a slowdown in global oil demand.
 
 •  Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020 battleground states
President Donald Trump's re-election campaign hosted events in 2020 battleground states on Thursday to mobilize and train suburban women, an important voting bloc that defected from Republicans during last year's congressional contests.
 
 •  Trump challenges court ruling barring him from blocking Twitter users
President Donald Trump is challenging a federal appeals court decision that ruled he violated the U.S. Constitution by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account.
 
 •  USTR to accept public comment period before raising tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports
The U.S. Trade Representative's office on Friday said it would hold a public comment period before raising tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports on Oct. 1 from 25% to 30% after China announced what the U.S. considers "unjustified tariffs."
 
 •  U.S.-China Business Council urges talks to end damaging trade tensions
The US-China Business Council on Friday said millions of U.S. citizens will be harmed by the increased trade tensions between the United States and China, the world's largest economies, following the latest salvos in the U.S.-China trade war.
 
 •  Factbox: Pending mergers and acquisitions involving U.S. firms that need Chinese approval
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has ordered American companies to exit China after Beijing unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, in a new twist in the bitter trade war between the world's two largest economies.
 
 •  Trump urges U.S. court to shield Deutsche Bank records from House Democrats
Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump asked a federal appeals court on Friday to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from handing the financial records of the president's family and the Trump Organization to Democratic lawmakers.
 
 •  China tariffs on U.S. oil to pressure exports, Gulf Coast prices: traders
China's threat on Friday to slap a 5% tariff on U.S. oil imports could further soften demand for physical crude at hubs along the U.S. Gulf Coast, where exporters already have taken to shipping crude overseas without firm buyers, traders said.
 
 •  Moulton ends bid for U.S. Democratic presidential nomination
U.S. Representative Seth Moulton, who mounted a long-shot bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ended his campaign on Friday, warning that the party must now decide how far left it wants to move.
 
 •  Trump still looking at gun background checks: Senator Murphy
President Donald Trump wants to keep discussing tougher background checks for gun purchases, a leading Democratic senator on gun control said on Friday, adding that Trump's support is crucial for the U.S. Congress to pass reform legislation when it returns to work next month.
 
 •  Factbox: Two Republicans, 21 Democrats vie for U.S. presidential nominations
The largest group of Democratic presidential candidates in the modern U.S. political era has gotten a little bit smaller.
 
 •  U.S. trade group says 'unrealistic' for American retailers to exit China
The U.S. National Retail Federation (NRF) said on Friday it is "unrealistic" for American retailers to move out of China, the world's second-largest economy, as 95% of the world's consumers live outside the United States.
 
 •  Democrat Buttigieg targets mental illness, addiction in new plan
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg aims to prevent one million deaths by 2028 from addiction and mental illness under a plan he released on Friday aimed at tackling the country's opioid and substance abuse crisis.
 
 •  U.S. Chamber of Commerce rejects Trump call on business with China
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce rebuffed President Donald Trump's call Friday that U.S. businesses begin immediately looking for alternatives for operations in China after China said it was imposing new retaliatory tariffs.
 
 •  Enraged Trump likens Fed chief to 'enemy' China
President Donald Trump reacted furiously on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell linked the trade war with China to risks to the U.S. economy, asking whether the man he handpicked to run the U.S. central bank was a greater "enemy" than Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
 
 •  White House mulling tax cuts but not to counter short-term weakness: adviser
The Trump administration is studying tax cuts to buttress long-term U.S. economic growth that could be rolled out during the 2020 election campaign but is not looking at action to counter any perceived economic weakness now, the White House economic adviser said on Thursday.
 
 •  U.S. House lawmakers ask regulators to scrutinize bank cloud providers
Two U.S. lawmakers have called on a top financial regulatory panel to consider direct oversight of the cloud services big tech companies provide to banks, saying they have become a critical component of the global financial system.
 
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