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In this photo taken Feb 9, 2017, Mike Schwarz, sole proprietor of Mike Schwarz Photography, poses for a photo in Tampa, Fla. Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. The subsidized coverage “Obamacare” offers provides him protection from life’s unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 21, 2017 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. Brett Dorsch is also self-employed and buys his own health...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2013, file photo, a worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Wal-Mart store in La Habra, Calif. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. enjoyed accelerated business at its core U.S. namesake stores in the fourth-quarter, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, as it drew more shoppers, encouraging signs that its efforts to lower prices and beef services are helping to gain inroads against online leader Amazon.com. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 21, 2017 - 4:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller. Wal-Mart drew more shoppers to its namesake stores in the United States and its online sales soared 29 percent in the fourth quarter, which covers the critical holiday shopping season...
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In this photo taken Feb 9, 2017, Mike Schwarz, sole proprietor of Mike Schwarz Photography, poses for a photo in Tampa, Fla. Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. The subsidized coverage “Obamacare” offers provides him protection from life’s unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 21, 2017 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. The subsidized coverage "Obamacare" offers protection from life's unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. Brett Dorsch is also self-employed and buys his own health...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. arrives with Health and Human Services Secretary-designate, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga. on Capitol Hill in Washington, for a closed-door GOP strategy session. Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see it as a road to ruin that will mean lost coverage and bigger medical expenses for millions, particularly poorer people.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 20, 2017 - 2:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see a road to ruin for millions who'd face lost coverage and higher medical expenses, particularly the poor...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, then-Health and Human Services Secretary-designate, now Secretary Tom Price, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration took steps Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, intended to help calm jittery insurance companies and make tax compliance with former President Barack Obama's health law less burdensome for some people. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 15, 2017 - 3:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration took steps Wednesday intended to calm jittery insurance companies and make tax compliance with former President Barack Obama's health law less burdensome for some people. But the changes could lead to policies with higher annual deductibles, according to...
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February 15, 2017 - 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration took steps Wednesday intended to help calm jittery insurance companies and make tax compliance with former President Barack Obama's health law less burdensome for some people. But the changes could lead to plans with higher annual deductibles, according to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2009, file photo, a crane hovers above the site of a new shaft under construction at the Oyu Tolgoi mine site in Khanbogd village, Umnugobi province, Mongolia. Mongolian lawmakers have told the government to take over a large, privately owned copper mine, prompting the president to warn they might scare away investors as this impoverished country tries to reverse an economic slump. (AP Photo/Ganbat Namjilsangarav, File)
February 14, 2017 - 4:39 am
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolian lawmakers have told the government to revoke a private company's purchase of a stake in a major copper mine, prompting the president to warn they might scare away investors as the country tries to reverse an economic slump. The move highlights the political...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo, Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. Mnuchin was confirmed by the Senate as Treasury Secretary on Feb. 13. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 13, 2017 - 7:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's Cabinet confirmations (all times EST): 8:55 p.m. Steven Mnuchin has been sworn in as the next treasury secretary. Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-chin) took the oath of office in the Oval Office Monday night. President Donald Trump says that Mnuchin spent...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo, Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee. The Senate is poised to confirm Mnuchin despite complaints by Democrats that Mnuchin failed to protect thousands of homeowners from unnecessary foreclosures when he headed OneWest Bank. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 13, 2017 - 2:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to confirm President Donald Trump's pick for Treasury secretary despite complaints by Democrats that Steven Mnuchin failed to protect thousands of homeowners from unnecessary foreclosures when he headed OneWest Bank. Votes on Trump's Cabinet picks have exposed...
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U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, left, speaks with Majority Whip, Rep. Francis D. Gibson, right, during the House Majority Caucus at the Utah State Capitol Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in Salt Lake City. Chaffetz says he's hopeful President Donald Trump will repeal the newly-named Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 10, 2017 - 1:36 am
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz was met by frequent, deafening boos at a Thursday town hall as constituents grilled him on everything from investigating President Donald Trump's tax returns to Planned Parenthood. A young girl asked the Republican about his plans to protect...
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