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Noon Fix: Trump administration seeks more time to reunite families; National unemployment numbers; US, China tariff hikes

July 6, 2018 GMT

Trump administration seeks more time to reunite families

The Trump administration is asking a court for more time to reunite families that were separated at the border under its “zero-tolerance” policy to prosecute every person who enters the country illegally.

US added 213,000 jobs in June; unemployment rose to 4 pct.

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a trade war with China.

US tariffs take effect, China announces retaliation

The United States and China hiked tariffs Friday on billions of dollars of each other’s goods, launching what Beijing called the “biggest trade war in economic history” in a spiraling dispute over technology.