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Dem, GOP leaders already blame each other as shutdown looms

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Democrats in the Senate have served...


Business

Kushner's Deutsche Bank-backed property stung by tenant woes

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. In a six-floor retail space near Times Square, the Guy Fieri restaurant has closed and construction hasn’t begun on celebrity chef Todd English’s food hall. A tourist attraction featuring a 1/87th scale model of New York City was behind on rent for two months as of December,...


Business

Mnangagwa plans Zimbabwe's economic and democratic revival

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has a plan to revive one of the world’s worst-performing economies and end its isolation: pay compensation to white farmers whose land was confiscated, sell bonds to rebuild infrastructure and hold internationally acceptable...


Business

U.S. refiners are riding high with strong margins, tax boost

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. U.S. refiners are off to a strong start in 2018, even as competitors elsewhere are hitting harder times. Independent refiners are poised to cash in on President Donald Trump’s U.S. tax reform. Oil market fundamentals are also looking bright. Gulf Coast refiners ran at record-...


Business

The case for an M&A binge as companies blow through tax windfall

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Buybacks are nice but the real winner in corporate America’s tax windfall will probably be takeovers, Bank of America says. Unlike the 2004 repatriation holiday when 80 percent of proceeds were used to repurchase stocks, this year will probably see considerably less sent to...


Business

Amazon hikes monthly Prime membership prices by 18 percent to $12.99

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Amazon.com is looking to squeeze more money out of monthly subscribers to its free two-day shipping service, which could persuade many of them to sign up for annual subscriptions. Monthly subscribers to Amazon Prime now have to pay $12.99 each month, an 18 percent jump,...


Government

The Latest: Trump addressing March for Life from Rose Garden

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his views on abortion rights (all times local): 11:25 a.m. President Donald Trump is addressing the anti-abortion March for Life from the White House Rose Garden. Organizers say the video address Friday makes him the first president to...


Government

Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

Trump Abortion-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — He once called himself “pro-choice.” But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration’s efforts to roll back abortion rights. And though his record is mixed and a midterm election looms, abortion opponents say they have not felt so...


State

Crews working to repair I-15 after gas tanker explosion

Fuel Truck Fire

MIDVALE, Utah (AP) — Crews have been working for hours to clear a portion of Interstate 15 in Midvale after a double tanker vehicle hauling gasoline exploded Thursday night. No one was injured, but the blaze temporarily shut down traffic in both directions. The Utah Department of Transportation...


Business

Review: Addicted to your smartphone? Now there's an app for that.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Did you text? Sorry, I can’t see messages right now. Arianna Huffington locked my phone. The media tycoon turned wellness entrepreneur wants to keep you out of your phone, too, with a new app called Thrive. Its goal is to make it cool for a generation hooked on...


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