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Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant "dreamers" and other contentious issues....



As US raises tariffs, India's Modi defends free trade
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Tuesday against a new wave of protectionism, saying that trade barriers pose a danger to the world on a par with climate change and extremist attacks....



Trump's move may nudge holdout GOP states to expand Medicaid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor....



AI can read! Tech firms race to smarten up thinking machines
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Seven years ago, a computer beat two human quizmasters on a "Jeopardy" challenge. Ever since, the tech industry has been training its machines even harder to make them better at amassing knowledge and answering questions....



Big pay package for Musk, with even bigger goals for Tesla
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Elon Musk will remain at Tesla Inc. under a 10-year, all-or-nothing pay package that demands massive growth....



Twitter Operating Chief Anthony Noto resigns
Twitter's chief operating officer is leaving the social media giant to lead another company....



UK regulator says Fox takeover of Sky not in public interest
LONDON (AP) -- British regulators said Tuesday that 21st Century Fox's takeover of London-based pay TV company Sky is not in the public interest because it would give Rupert Murdoch too much control over the country's news media. But they offered remedies that may pave the way for the deal go ahead....



Do e-cigarettes help or harm? Report says not clear yet
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage more young people to try traditional cigarettes, a new report concludes....



Trump hits solar panels, washing machines with tariffs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is signing a measure Tuesday imposing tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers....



Johnson & Johnson loses $10.7B after sweeping US tax changes
Johnson & Johnson posted a rare quarterly loss, a whopping $10.71 billion, due to a $13.6 billion charge related to last month's U.S. tax overhaul....