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Why Trump will find it hard to make American economy greater
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's economic plans are nothing if not ambitious: Annual growth of 4 percent - or more. A diminished trade gap. The creation of 25 million jobs over 10 years, including the return of good-paying factory positions....



If Trump ends America's world leadership, who will step up?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's pursuit of an "America first" foreign policy is raising questions about who, if anyone, will fill the void if the U.S. relinquishes its traditional global leadership role. China and Russia are among the aspirants for greater economic and military influence, while an ambivalent Germany could emerge as the West's moral compass....



'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump has picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules to be chief regulator of the nation's airwaves and internet connections....



Federal judge swats Aetna-Humana insurer combo
A federal judge has rejected health insurer Aetna's bid to buy rival Humana on grounds that the deal would hurt competition in hundreds of Medicare Advantage markets, ultimately affecting the price consumers pay for coverage....



Samsung details causes of Note 7 fires but questions remain
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung says a thorough investigation into the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 phone has confirmed widely held suspicions that its batteries were to blame, marking a first but important step toward restoring consumer confidence....



Yahoo's 4Q shows modest strides amid security breach fallout
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yahoo's financial performance improved slightly during the fourth quarter while the company dealt with the fallout from massive security breaches that have jeopardized the $4.8 billion sale of its internet operations to Verizon Communications....



McDonald's sales dip in US, underscoring comeback challenges
NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's is trying stage a comeback, and offering Egg McMuffins all day won't be enough to get more people in its restaurants....



Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel Obama health law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel the Obama health care law, but some of those actions would create disruptions that undermine his administration's early promises. Other less sweeping steps could open the way for big changes, but might not get as much notice....



Trump moves to pull US out of big Asia trade deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject a centerpiece of Barack Obama's attempts to counter China and deepen U.S. ties in Asia....



Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution
NEW YORK (AP) -- To fight what it called a "grave threat" to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments....