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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Jin Liqun, applauds as Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, lights an oil lamp to inaugurate the Nepal Investment Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, March 2, 2017. Nepal has gathered investors from some 30 countries hoping to reel in foreign investment for development of the nation still recovering from devastating earthquake and struggling with political instability. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
March 02, 2017 - 3:06 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal has gathered investors from some 30 countries hoping to attract foreign investment to support its recovery from a devastating earthquake in 2015. The government hopes to attract at least $1 billion in new foreign investment during the two-day conference in the capital...
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This July 1, 2016, photo shows striking union members on the picket line shortly after a strike began against the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, owner Carl Icahn reached a deal to sell the casino, which shut down on Oct. 10, 2016, to Hard Rock International and two New Jersey investors. The sale price was not divulged. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
March 01, 2017 - 7:52 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn reached a deal Wednesday to sell the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City to Hard Rock International and two New Jersey investors. The sale comes four months after Icahn closed it amid a crippling strike. A sale price was not...
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February 28, 2017 - 5:37 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Rep. David Young ignited loud cheers from hundreds at an Iowa meeting last week when he said, "Donald Trump should release his taxes," calling the move a "no brainer." Given the first chance to force the GOP president's hand, Young passed. The two-term, Des Moines...
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China Securities Regulatory Commission Deputy Chairman Li Chao speaks during a press briefing on the reform, stability and development of the Chinese capital market, at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. China needs to do more to stop risky behavior in its stock market, a regulator said Sunday, following a 2015 collapse in share prices and complaints investors are engaged in a dangerous new round of speculative buying. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
February 26, 2017 - 4:17 am
BEIJING (AP) — China needs to do more to stop risky behavior in its stock market, a regulator said Sunday, following a 2015 collapse in share prices and complaints investors are engaged in a dangerous new round of speculative buying. Regulators need to stop "blind expansion" by financial firms, the...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, photograph, Vicki Tosher, a breast cancer patient, is shown outside her home in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. Tosher, like countless other Americans, likes the subsidized health plan that she buys through the Affordable Care Act and is concerned with Republicans' efforts to scuttle the coverage. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 25, 2017 - 10:42 am
CHICAGO (AP) — As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. The challenge of providing insurance for...
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February 24, 2017 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher mortgage rates. New home sales rose 3.7 percent to a seasonally-adjusted 555,000, the Commerce Department said Friday. That is 5.5 percent...
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February 23, 2017 - 9:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week, continuing a holding pattern that has prevailed this month. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate loans edged up to 4.16 percent from 4.15 percent last week. The benchmark rate stood at 3.62 percent a...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 photo, Lauren Nieves-Taranto, left, and husband Francisco play with their youngest child Nicolas, 4-months, at their home in Windermere, Fla. Nieves-Taranto covered the entire $8,000 bill from the birth of Nicolas last year with his account balance from a health savings account, or HSA. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
February 22, 2017 - 11:02 am
The U.S. government may soon lean on someone new to help lower health care costs: you. The idea is that when your money is on the line — and not the insurance company's — you'll look for the best value and do your part to curb national health care spending. The Affordable Care Act's fate is up in...
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This Dec. 7, 2016 file photo shows a house for sale, in Hialeah, Fla. Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January 2017 at the fastest pace since 2007. The National Association of Realtors on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, says home sales rose 3.3 percent last months from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
February 22, 2017 - 9:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. Home sales rose 3.3 percent in January from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. Steady...
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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 22, 2017 - 2:57 am
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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