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Trump insists there’s more to Mexico deal than meets the eye

Stung by criticism that his deal to avert threatened Mexican tariffs mostly ramps up existing efforts, President Donald Trump is insisting there's more to it than meets the eye.

Trump says US, Mexico reach agreement to prevent tariffs

President Donald Trump says he has suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexico, tweeting that the country "has agreed to take strong measures" to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States.

US employers add a weak 75,000 jobs; unemployment stays 3.6%

U.S. hiring slowed in May as employers added just 75,000 jobs, a sign that businesses may have become more cautious in the face of slowing global growth and widening trade conflicts.
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China retaliates on tariffs, stock markets go into a slide

Sending Wall Street into a slide, China announced higher tariffs Monday on $60 billion worth of American goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump's latest penalties on Chinese products.

White House expects China to retaliate over trade tariffs

Academic studies have found that so far U.S. consumers and businesses are bearing the cost of Trump's tariff hikes.
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NC collections may surge $700M above projections

North Carolina tax collections are on track for the state to post its highest surplus since the Great Recession.
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Area leaders break ground on ILM Airport terminal expansion phase 2

Community leaders broke ground on the new terminal at Wilmington International Airport this morning. 
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US adds robust 263K jobs; unemployment at 49-year low: 3.6%

U.S. employers added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, suggesting that businesses have shrugged off earlier concerns that the economy might slow this year and anticipate strong customer demand.

Trump threatens to shut down border with Mexico next week

Threatening drastic action against Mexico, President Donald Trump declared he is likely to shut down America's southern border next week unless Mexican authorities immediately halt all illegal immigration. Such a severe move could hit the economies of both countries, but the president emphasized, "I am not kidding around."

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