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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, photo, Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., waits to be sworn-in by Vice President Mike Pence during his ceremonial swearing-in at the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill, in Washington. After years of trying to demolish former President Barack Obama’s prized health care law, GOP leaders still lack the votes to succeed. Kyl says he’d vote to repeal the “Obamacare” health care law. That’s one additional Republican ready to obliterate the statute because his predecessor, the late Sen. John McCain, helped derail the party’s drive with his fabled thumbs-down vote last year. It could well be too little, too late. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
September 11, 2018 - 8:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona's new senator says he'd vote to repeal the nation's health care law. That's one additional Republican ready to obliterate the statute because his predecessor, the late Sen. John McCain, helped derail the party's drive with his fabled thumbs-down vote last year. It could...
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September 11, 2018 - 6:18 am
GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization says its dispute settlement body will take up China's request to be allowed to impose sanctions against the United States for failing to abide by a WTO ruling on anti-dumping measures. WTO director-general Roberto Azevedo said in a note Tuesday that a...
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September 11, 2018 - 6:11 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The CEO of Swedish automaker Volvo Cars, owned by China's Geely holding company, says "the timing right now is not optimal" for an initial public offering, citing "an escalating trade war, tariffs and market volatility." CEO Hakan Samuelsson added in a mail to The...
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Gov. Jerry Brown, signs a copy of the environmental measure SB100 as the bill's author, state Sen. Kevin de Leon, right, holds a copy of the bill, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. SB100 sets a goal of phasing out all fossil fuels from the state's electricity sector by 2045. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
September 10, 2018 - 7:00 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has set a goal of phasing out electricity produced by fossil fuels by 2045 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown, who said the policy should serve as a model for other states and nations. Brown, who has positioned California as a global leader in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, House Ways and Means Committee Chair Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, speaks during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republican leaders have unveiled their proposal to expand the massive tax law they hustled through Congress last year. They’re aiming to make permanent the individual tax cuts and small-business income deductions now set to expire in 2026. Brady is looking toward a vote on the legislation by the House this month. The solid Republican majority in the House nearly ensures passage before the November elections. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 10, 2018 - 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders have unveiled their proposal to expand the massive tax law they hustled through Congress last year. They're aiming to make permanent the individual tax cuts and small-business income deductions now set to expire in 2026. With midterm elections barely two...
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September 10, 2018 - 6:00 pm
A California utility plans to replace 3,400 miles of overhead power lines with insulated wire to reduce the risk of them sparking when hit by tree limbs or other objects, the company announced Monday. Southern California Edison aims to replace the lines by 2025 to align itself with legislation that...
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FILE- In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo trader George Ettinger, foreground, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 10. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 10, 2018 - 1:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Monday and the S&P 500 is on track to break a four-day losing streak as industrial and retail stocks climb. Technology companies are also recovering after their drop last week. Apple fell after saying a new round of bigger U.S. tariffs could push it to...
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Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks to reporters during a news conference at Thessaloniki International Trade Fair, at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras painted an optimistic vision Saturday night of a Greece that has emerged from eight years of financial austerity imposed by creditors and is on the road to economic recovery. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)
September 10, 2018 - 9:57 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's lead creditor warned the country on Monday not to stray from reforms agreed upon before the end of its international bailout, as European monitors arrived to check the nation's finances. The five-day inspection is expected to focus on government promises over the...
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A delivery worker pushes a 2-wheel cart loaded with boxes of goods for his customers outside an office building in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. China on Monday promised retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump escalates their tariff battle, raising the risk Beijing might target operations of American companies as it runs out of imports for penalties. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 10, 2018 - 8:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday promised retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump escalates their tariff battle, raising the risk Beijing might target operations of American companies as it runs out of imports for penalties. The threat came after Trump said Friday he was considering extending...
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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. Asian shares are mixed after U.S. President Donald Trump declared he was considering tariffs on an additional $267 billion in Chinese goods, ratcheting up tensions between the world’s two biggest economies. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 10, 2018 - 6:44 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — European stock markets rose and Wall Street was expected to open higher on Monday, despite a drop in Asia, where investors fretted over the possibility of new and bigger U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 was up 0.5 percent at 5,277, while...
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