News Wall Street gripped by trade war fears 2018-03-22T13:31:16.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - The three major U.S. indexes fell more than 1.5 percent on Thursday, on track for their steepest drop in six weeks, gripped by the growing threat of a global trade war. Trump sets China tariff plan, edges away from global trade war 2018-03-22T13:27:22.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum on Thursday that could impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of imports from China, although his action was far removed from threats that could have ignited a global trade war. Justice Department urges judge to block AT&T-Time Warner merger 2018-03-22T13:25:10.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration urged a federal judge on Thursday to block AT&T Inc's proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner Inc, saying the deal would hand the company a "weapon" to harm competition and raise consumer prices. Investigators scour Texas bomber's home, searching for a motive 2018-03-22T13:24:04.000000000-04:00 AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Federal investigators on Thursday combed through the home of the 23-year-old they say was behind this month's deadly Texas bombing spree, seeking clues about what motivated his attacks the day after he killed himself in a confrontation with police. Trump to set stage for China tariffs amid trade war fears 2018-03-22T13:09:13.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was expected to lay the foundation for tariffs on Chinese imports worth around $50 billion on Thursday, in a move likely to trigger retaliation from Beijing and stoke fears of a global trade war. Investors, lawmakers, advertisers pressure Facebook over data 2018-03-22T13:05:26.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's apology for how his company handled 50 million users' data did little on Thursday to ease investor worries about the cost to fix mistakes and lawmakers' dismay that his response did not go far enough. House backs government spending bill, sends to Senate before Friday deadline 2018-03-22T13:02:39.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through Sept. 30, sending the measure to the Senate ahead of a midnight Friday deadline. Congress poised to pass modest gun control measures in spending bill 2018-03-22T12:47:38.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With large protests for stricter gun laws planned nationwide on Saturday, the U.S. Congress is expected to approve a massive spending bill this week with grants to help schools prevent gun violence, improvements to background checks and an assurance that a key government ag... Facebook investors fret over costs as Zuckerberg apologizes 2018-03-22T12:41:54.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's apology for mishandling user data and some limited proposals for change at the social network drew mixed responses on Thursday, while Wall Street analysts worried about costs and a loss of trust. Congress rushes to pass funding bill before Friday deadline 2018-03-22T12:27:51.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress raced on Thursday to approve a massive spending bill and send it to President Donald Trump before a midnight Friday government shutdown deadline, in a move that would significantly boost defense and non-military funding through Sept. 30.