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The economy in real life: ‘As good as it gets’

- The Washington Times

White House advisers on Sunday said the country isn’t heading for a recession and played down the effects of President Trump’s trade war after a wobbly week on Wall Street, arguing that pessimism is the only thing that could hold America back.

President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Washington, as he prepares to leave Washington for his annual August holiday at his New Jersey golf club.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Republican plans to cancel Trump primaries in some states see pushback

- The Washington Times

As California Democrats try to keep President Trump off the state’s Republican primary ballot next year, Republicans in other states are pondering plans to cancel or modify their own 2020 presidential nominating contests and essentially affirm the party’s support for Mr. Trump before voters head to the polls.

A woman walks by a money exchange shop decorated with different countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. China's yuan fell further Tuesday against the U.S. dollar, fueling fears about increasing global damage from Beijing's trade war with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

China voices defiance in face of U.S. currency criticism

- The Washington Times

China on Tuesday sharply criticized the Trump administration for “protectionist behavior” after the U.S. formally accused Beijing of manipulating currency, but also appeared to step back from declaring a full trade war was on the way.