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June 29, 2017 - 9:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged to lower this week, as the benchmark 30-year rate reached a new low for the year. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.88 percent, down from 3.90 percent last week. The rate stood at 3.48 percent a...
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President Donald Trump, center, speaks as he meets with Republican senators on health care in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, right, listen (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 27, 2017 - 8:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump and the Republicans will ever deliver on their promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare." Republican...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks with Secretary for the Majority Laura Dove, as he walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. Senate Republicans unveil a revised health care bill in hopes of securing support from wavering GOP lawmakers, including one who calls the drive to whip his party's bill through the Senate this week "a little offensive." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 27, 2017 - 12:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT): 1:10 p.m. New analysis shows that millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans' health bill. Middle-income families would get about $260. The...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks with Secretary for the Majority Laura Dove, as he walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. Senate Republicans unveil a revised health care bill in hopes of securing support from wavering GOP lawmakers, including one who calls the drive to whip his party's bill through the Senate this week "a little offensive." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 27, 2017 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times EDT): 12:20 p.m. Major veterans' organizations are voicing concerns about a Senate Republican bill to repeal the nation's health care law. They fear the impact of rising insurance costs and...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index, right, that fell 60.34 points to 20,170.07 at a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Asian markets were mostly lower Wednesday after overnight losses on Wall Street. A global stock benchmark provider's decision to add mainland China-listed shares to its widely followed stock indexes did little to boost risk appetite as the decision was widely expected. Other indexes shown in the photo are: China's Shenzheng Composite index, top left, Shanghai Composite index, top second left, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index, bottom second left. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 21, 2017 - 7:44 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global markets were mostly lower Wednesday as the price of oil stabilized and investors focused on geopolitical risks. A global stock benchmark provider's decision to add mainland China-listed shares to its widely followed stock indexes did little to boost markets as the...
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FILE - This July 6, 2016, file photo, shows the logo of Takata Corp. at an auto supply shop in Tokyo. Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is expected to seek bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the United States early Monday, June 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
June 19, 2017 - 11:05 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air bag inflators, according to outside legal experts and lawyers suing the company. Takata Corp. and its U.S...
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June 19, 2017 - 6:36 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A personal finance website is ranking a Florida city as the nation's best place for video gamers. WalletHub said last week that Orlando's number of video game stores per-capita and its number of arcades helped push it to the top of the list for the 100 largest cities in the...
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June 19, 2017 - 2:00 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A personal finance website is ranking a Florida city as the nation's best place for video gamers. WalletHub said last week that Orlando's number of video game stores per-capita and its number of arcades helped push it to the top of the list for the 100 largest cities in the...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 14, 2017 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted Wednesday that the Palestinians had agreed to stop payments to relatives of militants who attack Israeli civilians and soldiers, even after both Palestinians and Israelis disputed his claim and said there had been no change. Israel has...
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June 08, 2017 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, as the benchmark 30-year rate declined for the fourth straight week to its lowest level in nearly seven months. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate home loans dropped to 3.89 percent from 3.94 percent...
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