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September 21, 2017 - 11:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans plan a retreat away from the Capitol next week to discuss a tax overhaul that congressional leaders have been working on for month. The retreat is set for Wednesday, but Republicans aren't disclosing details. GOP leaders have promised to publicly release outlines...
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September 21, 2017 - 11:37 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities have subpoenaed documents from both companies that abandoned a multi-billion dollar nuclear power construction project in South Carolina, the utilities confirmed Thursday, signaling the first concrete evidence of a federal probe into the failure. In a...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, photo, automated teller machines are lined up during the manufacturing process at Diebold Nixdorf in Greensboro, N.C. With the exception of the vending machine, no piece of technology has done more to create the culture of "self-service" than the ATM. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the ATM. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
September 21, 2017 - 11:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An automated teller machine. The cash machine. In Britain, a cashpoint. ATMs, known for spitting out $20 bills (and imposing fees if you pick the wrong one), turn 50 years old this year. They're ubiquitous — and possibly still a necessity, despite the big changes in how people pay...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Harvey rise in Houston. Allstate expects $593 million in insurance losses for August due to Hurricane Harvey. That marks a spike from $181 million in July. The estimates do not include Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in September. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
September 21, 2017 - 11:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Allstate expects insurance losses of about $593 million in August after Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction along the Gulf Coast. The initial accounting Thursday follows warnings from other insurers that are tallying the damages from a hurricane season that is nowhere near...
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September 21, 2017 - 9:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 9:35 a.m. U.S. stock indexes are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street while several companies were moving on deal news. Calgon Carbon, a maker of water and air filtration systems, soared 62 percent early...
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September 21, 2017 - 9:32 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A far-flung Alaska town is known for having streets that are among the most taxi-congested in the U.S. in proportion to the small number of people who call it home. For years, locals knew the cabdrivers as a source for illegal booze in Bethel, which has 58 taxis for its...
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September 21, 2017 - 9:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the nation's biggest homebuilders is putting its top executive on notice after a vulgar rant against comedian Kathy Griffin was caught on tape and went viral. KB Home CEO Jeffrey Mezger, who is a neighbor of Griffin's in California, was recorded by a security camera hurling...
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FILE- In this Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Muslim protesters shout slogans as they hold posters of Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Wirathu, the leader of Myanmar's nationalist Buddhist monks during a rally against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims, in Jakarta, Indonesia. When Rohingya Muslims fled persecution and slaughter in Myanmar in past decades, tens of thousands found refuge in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam’s holiest sites. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)
September 21, 2017 - 7:53 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When Rohingya Muslims fled persecution and slaughter in Myanmar in past decades, tens of thousands found refuge in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest sites. This time around, Muslim leaders from the Persian Gulf to Pakistan have offered little more than...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election and possible connection to the Trump campaign, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer that was attended by President Donald Trump’s oldest son, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 21, 2017 - 7:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russia probes (all times local): 7:25 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is focused on issues "the American people are focused on" and isn't getting distracted by investigations into Russian interference in last...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 21, 2017. Asian shares were mostly lower and the dollar strengthened Thursday after the Fed said it would start trimming its bond holdings and planned one more interest rate increase this year. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 21, 2017 - 7:29 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets were mixed Thursday as investors digested the latest statements from the U.S. Federal Reserve, which indicated that it remains on course to raise interest rates on several occasions over the coming year. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading...
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