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    Fed, Dimming Its Economic Outlook, Predicts No Rate Increases This Year


    The Federal Reserve lowered its growth forecast to 2.1 percent this year, far less rosy than White House projections, as it detected signs of a slowing...

    The Federal Reserve lowered its growth forecast to 2.1 percent this year, far less rosy than White House projections, as it detected signs of a slowing economy.

    Months After John McCain’s Death, Trump Keeps Feud With Him Alive


    The president said he gave the Arizona senator “the funeral he wanted, and I didn’t get ‘thank you,’” escalating attacks on Mr. McCain that began over the...

    The president said he gave the Arizona senator “the funeral he wanted, and I didn’t get ‘thank you,’” escalating attacks on Mr. McCain that began over the weekend.
    How Companies Learned to Stop Fearing Trump’s Twitter Wrath

    How Companies Learned to Stop Fearing Trump’s Twitter Wrath


    President Trump at a tank factory in Lima, Ohio, on Wednesday. His scattershot attention span has diminished his power to pressure the business world, corporate communications experts...

    Two years into President Trump’s term, many businesses appear to be increasingly prioritizing their balance sheets over political backlash caused by his efforts to compel them to build and hire.

    ‘Gone by Tonight’: Trump, Maps in Hand, Predicts the Collapse of ISIS


    President Trump updated an earlier assertion that the territory held by the group in Syria was “100 percent” reclaimed, despite reports of continuing...

    President Trump updated an earlier assertion that the territory held by the group in Syria was “100 percent” reclaimed, despite reports of continuing fighting.
    Devin Nunes Sued a Parody Cow, and It Conquered Twitter

    Devin Nunes Sued a Parody Cow, and It Conquered Twitter


    Rep. Devin Nunes, a Republican from California, arrives for a closed-door hearing at the U.S. Capitol. The Twitter parody account @DevinCow has now surpassed the congressman in popularity on the social media...

    When the California congressman sued the account, it had 1,200 followers. That quickly ballooned to 467,000, more than his own following.
    Pentagon Opens Internal Inquiry of Acting Defense Chief’s Ties to Boeing

    Pentagon Opens Internal Inquiry of Acting Defense Chief’s Ties to Boeing


    Patrick M. Shanahan, the acting defense secretary, last week at a Senate hearing. He spent 30 years in commercial aviation and business at Boeing before joining the...

    Patrick M. Shanahan’s relationship with his former employers, and complaints that he disparaged Boeing competitors while at the Pentagon, have come under scrutiny.

    Trump: McCain Was ‘Not My Kind of Guy’


    President Trump continued his criticism of the late Senator John McCain during a speech at a tank plant in Lima, Ohio, on...

    President Trump continued his criticism of the late Senator John McCain during a speech at a tank plant in Lima, Ohio, on Wednesday.
    For Clues to Howard Schultz’s Leadership, Look Beyond Starbucks

    For Clues to Howard Schultz’s Leadership, Look Beyond Starbucks


    Howard Schultz, the former chief executive of Starbucks, in Seattle. He is considering running as an independent candidate in the 2020 presidential...

    Mr. Schultz, a possible presidential contender, is best known for his wildly successful coffee company. But his time as an N.B.A. owner left a very different legacy.
    Could New York City Get Real Casinos? State Leaders Are Listening

    Could New York City Get Real Casinos? State Leaders Are Listening


    The Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack, which operates video lottery terminals that resemble slot machines, is seeking to become a full casino with table games and actual slot...

    With upstate casinos struggling and the state facing budget woes, a plan to allow full-fledged casinos in New York City is being weighed as a solution.
    Clarence Thomas Breaks a Three-Year Silence at Supreme Court

    Clarence Thomas Breaks a Three-Year Silence at Supreme Court


    Justice Clarence Thomas, pictured in November, is known for his silence from the bench but has offered varying reasons for his few questions. He asked questions on...

    Justice Thomas asked questions in the case of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for murder. The court will decide whether jury selection was marred by racial discrimination.

    Understanding The Times: How The Times Decides What to Investigate


    Rebecca Corbett and Dean Murphy, who lead our investigations team, answer questions about how they decide which projects to pursue, where they get tips and whether their jobs are as thrilling as the movies make them out to...

    Rebecca Corbett and Dean Murphy, who lead our investigations team, answer questions about how they decide which projects to pursue, where they get tips and whether their jobs are as thrilling as the movies make them out to be.

    On Politics: Pompeo’s Iran Plan Deepens Tensions


    Mike Pompeo wants to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group, which the U.S. has never done with a unit of another government’s...

    Mike Pompeo wants to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group, which the U.S. has never done with a unit of another government’s military.
    Report Says U.S. Airstrikes Have Killed 14 Civilians in Somalia

    Report Says U.S. Airstrikes Have Killed 14 Civilians in Somalia


    Somali soldiers at Sanguuni military base, near the capital of Mogadishu. To counter the Shabab, the United States has used Special Operations forces, airstrikes, private contractors and assistance from African...

    Since President Trump relaxed rules on airstrikes in Somalia, a number of civilians have been killed, Amnesty International said.
    Trump’s Tax Cut Won’t Power the Growth He Predicts, Officials Concede

    Trump’s Tax Cut Won’t Power the Growth He Predicts, Officials Concede


    President Trump routinely predicts strong economic growth. But White House economists say growth will not meet his expectations without another tax cut, infrastructure spending and fewer...

    White House forecasters say the economy would need more tax cuts, fewer regulations and an infrastructure plan to produce long-term 3 percent annual growth.