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Trump disbands business councils after CEOs exit in protest 1:51pm EDT

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after corporate CEOs quit in protest at his remarks blaming violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, not only on white nationalists but also on the protesters who opposed them. | Video

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Surveys contradict Trump claim that Comey had lost FBI confidence

WASHINGTON Annual employee surveys released by the FBI on Wednesday show former Director James Comey was highly regarded, contradicting President Donald Trump's claim when he fired Comey this year that he had lost the confidence of the agency's workers.

Election 2016 1:45pm EDT

U.S. takes tough lines as NAFTA negotiations begin

WASHINGTON The United States on Wednesday laid down a tough line for modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement, demanding major changes to the pact that would reduce U.S. trade deficits with Mexico and Canada and increase U.S. content for autos.

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Republican senator Graham says Trump's race remarks dividing U.S.

WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on Wednesday called out fellow Republican President Donald Trump, saying his remarks in the wake of last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, were dividing the nation and at odds with many Republicans' views.

Election 2016 11:36am EDT

Snubbed Federal Reserve nominee a warning as Trump struggles to fill key posts

NEW YORK Allan Landon prepared for his job at the Federal Reserve for two-and-a-half years during the Obama administration before his nomination sank into the partisan quicksand of Washington D.C., a swamp which has only deepened under President Donald Trump, leaving more vacancies than ever at the top of the U.S. federal government.

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