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GOP touts lower premiums, but other insurance costs to rise
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are touting lower premiums under their health care legislation, but that reflects insurance that would cover a smaller share of the cost of medical bills....



Selling the GOP health care bill: Does Trump help or hurt?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a platform most politicians can only hope for: A captivated, 6,000-person crowd and more than an hour of live, prime-time television coverage to hype the Republican vision for a new health care system....



The Latest: Trump promises 'big surprise' on health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Republican legislation to repeal and replace the Obama health care law (all times local):...



Ex-pharmaceutical CEO accused at trial of cheating investors
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal prosecutor has told jurors in opening statements at the securities fraud trial of a former pharmaceutical company CEO that he built a bogus hedge fund empire on "lies upon lies."...



Office supplies chain Staples sold for $6.9 billion
NEW YORK (AP) -- Private equity firm Sycamore Partners is buying office supplies chain Staples for $6.9 billion....



Campaigner-in-chief: Trump's politicking raises ethics flags
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election....



Walmart seeks new products amid online battle with Amazon
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Hundreds of inventors have flocked to Walmart's headquarters in Bentonville to find out if the country needs a few more secret sauces, prettier mouse pads or "instant hair gel" packets for the on-the-go clubber....



US demands more security on international flights to US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Homeland Security Department is demanding that airlines around the world step up security measures for international flights bound for the United States or face the possibility of a total electronics ban for planes....



Fed approves dividend, buyback plans of all 34 biggest banks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve has given the green light to all 34 of the biggest banks in the U.S. to raise their dividends and buy back shares, judging their financial foundations sturdy enough to withstand a major economic downturn....



Samsung investing $380M in South Carolina, creating 950 jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Samsung is investing $380 million in South Carolina to manufacture home appliances, creating an estimated 950 jobs over the next three years, state and company officials announced Wednesday....