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Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue

Budget Battle-3

President Donald Trump’s budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans...

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The Latest: Modi warns against limiting free trade

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the recent wave of trade protectionism, in which governments raise barriers to free trade between nations, is “worrisome.” Modi delivered the...


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Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours

Budget Battle

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...


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Hope, fear as Puerto Rico moves to privatize power company

Puerto Rico Corruption

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The announcement that Puerto Rico’s governor is moving to privatize the U.S. territory’s public power company has many on the island of 3.3 million people asking whether this will finally bring them more affordable electric bills and more reliable service. More than 30...


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Gun industry gathers just a few miles from mass shooting

Gun Show After Las Vegas

The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise Las Vegas hotel room in October using a display case worth of weapons, many of them fitted with bump stocks that enabled them to mimic fully...


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Shutdown deal: Dems face angry base, GOP has hard choices

Budget Battle

NEW YORK (AP) — The first government shutdown of Donald Trump’s presidency spanned 69 hours. That was as long as Democrats could, or would, stand united against a Republican-backed temporary spending bill in pursuit of a plan to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation....


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Working Americans are using less health care, but spending more

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Americans who get health insurance through their jobs are not using more medical care than they were five years ago, but they are spending more due to soaring medical prices, according to a new report. Health spending for the more than 150 million people who receive...


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India's Modi to pitch country's credentials to Davos forum

Switzerland Davos Forum

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The World Economic Forum officially gets underway Tuesday with Indian leader Narendra Modi delivering the keynote speech. Modi was meant to be the event’s highlight until President Donald Trump decided to come as well. Trump is due to speak Friday, though the U.S....


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Inside Facebook's year of reckoning

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SAN FRANCISCO - Mark Zuckerberg’s crusade to fix Facebook this year is beginning with a startling retreat. The social network, its chief executive said, would step back from its role in choosing the news that 2 billion users see on its site every month. The company is...


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The Latest: Mexico slams US decision on solar panels tariff

Trump-Tariffs on Solar

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Mexico says it regrets the United States’ decision not to exclude it from tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels. It says it will “use all...


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Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels

Trump-Tariffs on Solar

DALLAS (AP) — Solar energy is booming in the United States, but companies riding the wave fear that President Donald Trump could undercut them this week if he decides to impose new tariffs on imported solar panels. Businesses that install solar-power systems are benefiting from a glut of cheaper...


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