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Maybe Next Time: Cities See Failed Amazon Bids As Trial Runs

NYC Taking Steps to Divest Pension Funds of Fossil Fuels

By Corey Williams |
For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities.

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White House Defends Ad Calling Dems 'Complicit' in Killings

White House Defends Ad Calling Dems 'Complicit' in Killings

Jan 22
The White House is defending a tough new ad by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign that says Democrats will be "complicit" in any killings committed by immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

Mudslides Take Heavy Toll on Immigrants Serving Posh Town

Mudslides Take Heavy Toll on Immigrants Serving Posh Town

By Julie Watson | Jan 22
Nearly a third of those killed in the Jan. 9 mudslides were from immigrant families working in service jobs in the largely white and retired Pacific coast town of 9,000.

American Express Posts $1.2 Billion Loss Due to New Tax Law

American Express Posts $1.2 Billion Loss Due to New Tax Law

By Ken Sweet | Jan 22
Credit card company American Express posted a $1.2 billion loss in its latest quarter after booking large one-time charges related to the new tax law.

Schumer's Moment: Shutdown Puts Spotlight on Dem Leader

Schumer's Moment: Shutdown Puts Spotlight on Dem Leader

By Julie Pace | Jan 22
For Republicans, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is the face of the government shutdown. For immigration advocates, he's their best hope.

U.S. Oil Output is Booming and Seen Outpacing Saudis, Russia

U.S. Oil Output is Booming and Seen Outpacing Saudis, Russia

Jan 21
U.S. oil production is booming and is forecast to top that of heavyweight Saudi Arabia and rival Russia this year, a global energy agency said Friday.

Hospital Groups Creating Company to Make Cheap Generic Drugs

Hospital Groups Creating Company to Make Cheap Generic Drugs

By Linda A. Johnson | Jan 21
Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high prices: Creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs.

Tax Law Gives Unexpected Break to Farmers Who Sell to Co-ops

Tax Law Gives Unexpected Break to Farmers Who Sell to Co-ops

By Steve Karnowski | Jan 21
Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives rather than regular companies.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Disdained Jobless Rate, Now Loves It

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Disdained Jobless Rate, Now Loves It

By Christopher Rugaber and Josh Boak | Jan 21
Donald Trump, the presidential candidate, would not like the way Trump, the president, is crowing about today's unemployment rate. He'd be calling the whole thing a "hoax."

Convicted Ex-Coal CEO Woos Working Class, Opening Senate Bid

Convicted Ex-Coal CEO Woos Working Class, Opening Senate Bid

By John Raby | Jan 20
A former coal company CEO who went to prison for charges stemming from the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in decades kicked off his U.S. Senate campaigning Thursday. The father of one of the victims called it "a slap in our face."

Mulvaney Requests No Funding for Consumer Agency in 2Q

Mulvaney Requests No Funding for Consumer Agency in 2Q

By Ken Sweet | Jan 20
The Trump-appointed acting director of the federal government's consumer watchdog agency requested zero dollars of funding for its second-quarter budget, saying he intends to first spend down the agency's rainy day fund.

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