Despite Trump, cleaner energy growth expected to carry on


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump may abandon U.S. pledges to reduce carbon emissions that contribute to global warming, but that step seems unlikely to stall the push to adopt cleaner forms of energy.

  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

Analysts: Leaving climate deal likely wouldn't add US jobs


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared that abandoning the Paris climate agreement would be a victory for the American economy.

Many economists have big doubts.

  • Written by PAUL WISEMAN , AP Economics Writer

White House grants 14 ethics waivers to staff


WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Catanzaro, a former oil and gas lobbyist, can help shape the Trump administration's energy policies. Shahira Knight can weigh in on retirement matters even though she previously worked for Fidelity, a financial company specializing in retirement services.

  • Written by JULIE BYKOWICZ , Associated Press

Chinese maker of Ivanka Trump shoes denies labor violations


SHANGHAI (AP) — A Chinese company that makes shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands denied allegations Thursday of excessive overtime and low wages made by three activists who have been arrested or disappeared.

  • Written by ERIKA KINETZ , Associated Press

US jobless claims rose to 248,000 last week


WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, the second straight week of increases, though levels remain historically low.