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Ryan pitches tax reform at shoe factory as protesters gather

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:01:16 GMT2017-07-20T21:01:16Z

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday pitched Republican plans for overhauling the nation's tax code at a shoe factory, as demonstrators outside protested the GOP agenda of scrapping former President Barack Obama's health care law and tax cuts....

China's 'intervention' not main culprit in US trade deficit

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:58:54 GMT2017-07-21T01:58:54Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Is the outsize role played by China's government in its economy to blame for its multibillion-dollar trade surpluses with the United States?...

US buildings, NFL stadium check panels amid fears of fire

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:13:35 GMT2017-07-20T22:13:35Z

In promotional brochures, a U.S. company boasted of the "stunning visual effect" its shimmering aluminum panels created in an NFL stadium, an Alaskan high school and a luxury hotel along Baltimore's Inner Harbor that "soars 33 stories into the air."...

Audi to update 850,000 cars as diesel recalls widen

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:43:43 GMT2017-07-21T12:43:43Z

BERLIN (AP) -- German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler as the auto industry tries to get ahead of public controversy over the technology....

Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:07:40 GMT2017-07-20T17:07:40Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage....

Dozens of foreign workers sought for Trump's Florida clubs

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:01:53 GMT2017-07-21T11:01:53Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump Organization is asking the federal government to grant dozens of special visas to foreign nationals to work at two of the President Donald Trump's private clubs in Florida, including his Mar-a-Lago resort....

Legendary wildcatter Boone Pickens takes a Texas-sized fall

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:13:45 GMT2017-07-21T12:13:45Z

T. Boone Pickens, who is suffering from a series of strokes, took a "Texas-sized fall" that put him in the hospital last week....

Siemens halts deliveries to Russian firms over Crimea case

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:47:45 GMT2017-07-21T09:47:45Z

BERLIN (AP) -- German industrial conglomerate Siemens said Friday it is halting deliveries of power generation equipment to state-controlled companies in Russia after some of the turbines it sold to Russia were reportedly sent to Crimea....

Ari Melber tries to improve a troubled time slot at MSNBC

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:42:25 GMT2017-07-21T12:42:25Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- One of MSNBC's most valuable utility players, Ari Melber, gets his own regular show Monday with the assignment of shoring up a weak spot in the cable network's lineup....

Global stocks edge lower as central banks remain in focus

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:08:58 GMT2017-07-21T12:08:58Z

TOKYO (AP) -- Global stock markets were mostly lower on Friday as investors assessed the outlook for central bank policies....