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FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, cars pass the Queensboro Bridge in New York. The Trump administration is citing safety to justify freezing gas mileage requirements. A draft of a regulation prepared this summer would freeze an Obama-era program to improve fuel efficiency and cut pollution. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 03, 2018 - 5:47 pm
DETROIT (AP) — For all the drama surrounding the Trump administration's attempt to undo Obama-era fuel economy requirements, automakers are likely to stick to them until they get some answers. The administration on Thursday unveiled plans to freeze the requirements at 2020 levels through 2026,...
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Specialist Robert Nelson, right, and trader Gregory Rowe, left, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. U.S. stocks are mostly higher Friday morning after the Labor Department said hiring remained solid in July. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 03, 2018 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose Friday after the Labor Department said hiring remained solid in July and strong quarterly earnings continued to boost the market. U.S. employers added 157,000 jobs last month, fewer than analysts expected. But the Labor Department said more jobs were added in May...
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Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn campaigns Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at a cafe in Brentwood, Tenn. Blackburn is strongly embracing President Donald Trump as she claims the Republican nomination for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 03, 2018 - 11:47 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Basking in the afterglow of an emphatic Republican primary victory Thursday in her bid for the U.S. Senate, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn proclaimed it a victory for the agenda of President Donald Trump, a statement from Tennessee voters that they want to give him their full...
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August 03, 2018 - 9:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Amazon is facing criticism after its British tax bill fell despite a big jump in sales and profits. Records show Amazon U.K. Services Ltd. faced a 2017 tax bill of 4.6 million pounds ($6 million) but paid just 1.7 million pounds ($2.2 million), deferring the rest. Its pre-tax profits...
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August 03, 2018 - 9:35 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada regulators and industry insiders say the state's first year of broad marijuana legalization has exceeded even their highest expectations. Sales and tax collections already have surpassed fiscal year-end projections by 25 percent with a month of numbers still outstanding...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2007 file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new iPhone during his keynote address at MacWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. Apple has become the world’s first company to be valued at $1 trillion, the financial fruit of tasteful technology that has redefined society since two mavericks named Steve started the company 42 years ago. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
August 03, 2018 - 12:02 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is the world's first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion, the financial fruit of stylish technology that has redefined what we expect from our gadgets. The milestone reached Thursday marks the latest triumph of a trend-setting company that two mavericks...
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August 02, 2018 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's proposal to roll back Obama-era mileage standards (all times local): 9:55 p.m. The Trump administration has proposed weakening Obama-era mileage standards designed to make cars more fuel-efficient. The administration also says it wants to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2007 file photo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new iPhone during his keynote address at MacWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. Apple has become the world’s first company to be valued at $1 trillion, the financial fruit of tasteful technology that has redefined society since two mavericks named Steve started the company 42 years ago. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
August 02, 2018 - 5:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is the world's first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion, the financial fruit of stylish technology that has redefined what we expect from our gadgets. The milestone reached Thursday marks the latest triumph of a trend-setting company that two mavericks...
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August 02, 2018 - 3:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Signaling that the antitrust regulations that have governed movie distribution for the last seven decades may be ripe for revision, the Department of Justice has opened a review of the famed Paramount Decrees. The 1948 landmark Supreme Court decision of United States v. Paramount,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., asks a question during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Heller, considered the most vulnerable GOP senator seeking another term this year, opposed measures to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature law before backing other versions that failed. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 02, 2018 - 2:55 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller's sliding positions last year on a long-held GOP promise to repeal Obamacare are providing plenty of fodder for Democrats and activists hoping to stymie his re-election. Heller, considered the most vulnerable incumbent GOP senator, opposed...
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