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Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump fulfilled a major campaign promise Tuesday, proposing a $4.1 trillion budget plan that would upend Washington in a big way. But he drew rebukes, even from some Republican allies, for the plan's jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net for the poor and a broad swath of other domestic programs....



Why Trump's budget plan wouldn't likely accelerate growth
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration's budget plan for 2018 assumes that a mix of sharp spending and tax cuts can both shrink the deficit and fuel economic growth of 3 percent a year - a level it hasn't achieved in more than a dozen years....



Only on AP: CEO pay climbed faster last year, up 8.5 percent
NEW YORK (AP) -- The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, raking in $11.5 million in salary, stock and other compensation last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That's the biggest raise in three years....



The biggest CEO pay raises and pay cuts of 2016
Here are the three CEOs who got the biggest pay raises last year, and the deepest pay cuts, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm....



US says Fiat Chrysler used software to cheat emissions tests
DETROIT (AP) -- The U.S. government is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that some of its diesel pickup trucks and Jeep SUVs cheat on emissions tests....



Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program's $70 billion annual cost....



AP FACT CHECK: Budget chief slams Obama growth forecast
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney, defending an administration that promises more economic growth than many think it can deliver, said Tuesday it's the Obama administration that went overboard in its forecasts for growth. His indictment glosses over significant differences in the economy now and then....



Oklahoma budget crisis spurs battle among oilmen
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An impasse among Oklahoma lawmakers over how to fix the state's worst budget problem in decades has sent the legislature spiraling into chaos and focused blame on the usually sacrosanct oil and natural gas industry for not paying more taxes....



Fox News finds itself in an unaccustomed spot _ out of first
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fox News Channel has found itself somewhere it has rarely been the past decade - out of first place....



Obama-era rule on financial advisers to go forward, for now
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is allowing to go forward an Obama-era rule that puts stricter requirements on professionals who advise retirement savers on their investments. But it's leaving open the possibility that deep changes to the rule will still be made....