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Jobless rate at 16-year low

WASHINGTON - A drop in the unemployment rate to a 16-year low raises a tantalizing question about the job market: How much better can it get?

August 04, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


FedEx, in online pivot, backs away from holiday surcharges

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - FedEx will skip special charges for most packages shipped during the holiday season this year as it seeks to undercut rival UPS in a fight for a larger share of the millions of items now bought online.

August 03, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


How realistic are plans to ban new gas and diesel cars?

FRANKFURT, Germany - Ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by a deadline - 2040, 2030, even 2025. More and more governments are proposing just that.

August 03, 2017 | By DAVID McHUGH AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Is there finally some relief from annoying robocalls?

NEW YORK - For Michael Rizzo, answering the phone is too often a waste of time.

August 02, 2017 | By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer | Associated Press


Workplace accident death rate higher for older workers

Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics.

August 02, 2017 | By MARIA INES ZAMUDIO and MICHELLE MINKOFF Associated Press | Associated Press


Flying ace Sully makes case against privatization

WASHINGTON (AP) - Who are you going to trust when it comes to what's best for the flying public? Members of Congress or the hero of the Miracle on the Hudson, retired Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger?

August 01, 2017 | By KEVIN FREKING ASSOCIATED PRESS | Associated Press


US hospitals set record for quick heart attack care

There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour for the first time since these results have been tracked.

July 31, 2017 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Tropical Storm Emily makes landfall

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tropical Storm Emily weakened to a tropical depression Monday afternoon as it slogged eastward across the Florida peninsula, spreading drenching rains, causing power outages and leaving two fishermen to be rescued from Tampa Bay.

July 31, 2017 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump threatens to end required health payments

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened once more to end required payments to insurance companies unless lawmakers repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law.

July 29, 2017 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Crash of health bill incites blame-a-thon among Republicans

WASHINGTON - The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law incited GOP finger-pointing Friday but left the party with wounded leaders and no evident pathway forward on an issue that won't go away.

July 28, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press


Economy rebounds during 2nd quarter

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled by a surge in consumer spending. But the growth spurt still fell short of the optimistic goals President Donald Trump hopes to achieve through tax cuts and regulatory relief.

July 28, 2017 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Ohio State Fair reopens 'low-impact' rides

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Rides at the Ohio State Fair's Kiddieland and some elsewhere in the amusement park reopened Friday with the OK of inspectors two days after the governor shut them all down following a thrill ride malfunction that killed a teen

July 28, 2017 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump pushes out Priebus

WASHINGTON - His White House in turmoil, President Donald Trump abruptly announced late Friday he was appointing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to be his chief of staff, ending the tumultuous six-month tenure of Reince Priebus.

July 28, 2017 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate's bid to repeal Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol.

July 28, 2017 | By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Sessions tells AP he's not stepping down unless asked

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - After being berated for a week by President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the job for as long as Trump wants him to serve.

July 27, 2017 | By SADIE GURMAN and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press | Associated Press


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Huge tax bill heads for passage

WASHINGTON - After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed their huge national tax rewrite late Friday - along with announcements of support that ...

December 15, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


Homeless population on the rise

LOS ANGELES - The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people ...

December 07, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Associated Press


Executions up in 2017, but down by half from decade ago

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A court reprieve that halted the scheduled December lethal injection of a Texas prisoner means 2017 will end with 23 inmates executed ...

December 02, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | Associated Press


Tax reform bill clears Senate

WASHINGTON - Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his ...

December 02, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM, MARCY GORDON and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Postal regulators move to let stamp prices jump higher

WASHINGTON - Seeking to bolster the ailing U.S. Postal Service, federal regulators moved on Friday to allow bigger jumps to stamp prices beyond the rate ...

December 01, 2017 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press | Associated Press


Dow Jones sets mark, tops 24,000

Investors are exuberant and for good reason: the global economy is strong, corporate earnings are solid, Washington appears closer to delivering lower taxes on corporations ...

November 30, 2017 | By ALEX VEIGA and PAUL WISEMAN AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Tampa police: Finding gun was key in arrest

TAMPA, Fla. - A recent college graduate who was charged in four slayings that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood over the past 51 days used the same ...

November 29, 2017 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


House OKs anti-harassment training

WASHINGTON - The House easily approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday requiring lawmakers and aides to take annual anti-harassment training as lawmakers faced heavy pressure to address ...

November 29, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Top Dems pull out of Trump meeting

WASHINGTON - Congress' top Democrats abruptly pulled out of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he declared he didn't "see a ...

November 28, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Chemical company's response to water worries: Silence

RALEIGH, N.C. - Americans have grown accustomed to hearing apologies from everyone from cheating car-makers to cheating presidents, but a Fortune 500 chemical company with ...

November 25, 2017 | By EMERY P. DALESIO AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Does cellphone-sweeping technology go too far?

NEW YORK - New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas are among scores of police departments across the country quietly using a highly secretive ...

November 25, 2017 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press | Associated Press


Cancer and unhealthy behavior

NEW YORK - A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and ...

November 21, 2017 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


GOP tax plan clears House

WASHINGTON - Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House Thursday, edging toward the code's biggest rewrite ...

November 16, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


'God is so good' says man freed after 5 decades in prison

BATON ROUGE, La. - A 65-year-old man who was arrested at 19 and sentenced to life without parole walked out of prison on Wednesday, saying "God ...

November 15, 2017 | By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press | Associated Press


Workers at Calif. school averted disaster

CORNING, Calif. - A tiny Northern California elementary school would have turned into a "bloodbath" if not for quick action by school workers who rushed small ...

November 15, 2017 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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