Pace of US factory growth slows again in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers say the pace of their expansion continued to slow in April, with many factories saying their output is still growing but is crimped by shortages of workers and skills.

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US construction spending drops 1.7 percent in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending dropped 1.7 percent in March, the biggest setback in 11 months, with weakness in a number of sectors including the biggest plunge in home building in nine years.

  • Written by By MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer

Netanyahu nuclear presentation gets cool reception in Europe

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's latest accusations about Iran's past nuclear activities received a warm welcome in Washington but a far cooler reception in Europe on Tuesday — deepening divisions among Western allies ahead of President Donald Trump's decision on whether to withdraw from the international nuclear deal later this month.

  • Written by By JOSEF FEDERMAN , Associated Press

Arizona wildfire grows but weather conditions improve

CLINTS WELL, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire in forest in north-central Arizona has grown to 17.8 square miles (46 square kilometers) but improved weather conditions could help firefighters.

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