Trump launches black voter initiative with message of economic growth

President Donald Trump plugged his economic agenda in a campaign-style event for African-American voters, saying their support is an important part of his 2020 re-election bid. “We’ve done more for African-Americans in three years than the broken Washington establishment has done in 30 years,” Trump told roughly 400 supporters Friday during the Black Voices for Trump launch in Atlanta. Criminal justice reforms, low unemployment, tax cuts and support for military veterans and law enforcement were among the points the president and his supporters raised throughout the event at the Georgia…

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Women made economic strides in 2018, but pay gap persists

Average household income largely remained flat as the number of uninsured went up, though the poverty rate declined. Women in the United States are landing more full-time jobs, bringing in bigger paycheques and rising out of poverty, according to US Census Bureau data released on Tuesday. But the gender pay gap persists. Economic gains for female workers were a notable bright spot in a report that showed US household incomes barely budged in 2018 – after growing for three straight years. The US Census Bureau said that median household income…

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