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  • ORLANDO, Fla.— At Universal Orlando Resort's new "Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon" ride, waiting in line has been replaced by lounging on couches and listening to a racy barber shop quartet sing until it's time to enter the ride. "It's kind of a bit of a science experiment for all of us," said Jason Surrell, a Universal creative director said about the "...

  • The government has turned to relatively unknown institutions to provide a service known as correspondent banking, as international banks are increasingly concerned about the risks of doing business with socialist-ruled Venezuela amid investigations into corruption and drug trafficking. It also coincides with complaints by President Nicolas Maduro...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Ryan also said Republicans were working on changes that would allow federal block grants to states...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans and add a work requirement for the Medicaid program for the poor, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday. Ryan said Republican leaders still planned to bring the healthcare bill to a vote on the House of...

  • ORLANDO, Fla.— The Walt Disney Co. has agreed to pay $3.8 million in back wages to Florida workers for violating minimum wage and overtime rules as part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor. The federal agency said Friday that the back wages will be paid to more than 16,000 workers at the Disney Vacation Club Management Corp. and Walt Disney Parks and...

  • March 17- A New Jersey pastor and a Florida software engineer were convicted on Friday of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange avoid having banks and regulators look into its activities. Pastor Trevon Gross, 47, and programmer Yuri Lebedev, 39, were convicted of conspiracy and bribery charges by a jury in Manhattan federal court after a week of...

  • House Republicans leaving a White House meeting with Trump, as well as a Capitol Hill meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, listed several changes they expect to be made in order to attract both moderate and conservative party members who are currently waffling about their support. Conservative Republicans...

  • J.C. Penney on Friday released a list of the 138 locations that will close in the coming months as part of its plan to cut costs. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • From left, the Trump Royale, The Trump Palace and the Trump International Beach Resort are shown in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, U.S. March 13, 2017.

    Members of Russia's elite own and invest in properties in Trump's buildings, an in-depth investigation shows.

  • DALLAS— Dallas has been experiencing disruptions in its 911 service that began in October and at one point last week resulted in 360 calls being placed on hold. But the problems plaguing Dallas can be found with other 911 systems that rely on increasingly obsolete networks that are incompatible with new technologies and protocols. City Manager T.C. Broadnax...

  • March 17- Two Florida subsidiaries of Walt Disney Co have agreed to provide $3.8 million in back wages to comply with federal law, the U.S. Labor Department said on Friday. "The Department of Labor has identified a group of cast members who may have performed work outside of their scheduled shift, and we will be providing a one-time payment to resolve this," a Walt...

  • MIAMI/ MOSCOW, March 17- During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump downplayed his business ties with Russia. I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia, President Trump said at a news conference last month. I have no loans in Russia.

  • March 17- A New Jersey pastor and a Florida software engineer were convicted on Friday of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange avoid having banks and regulators look into its activities. Pastor Trevon Gross, 47, and programmer Yuri Lebedev, 39, were convicted of conspiracy and bribery charges by a jury in Manhattan federal court after a week of...

  • Your local JC Penney may be on the chopping block

    The department store chain wants to cut costs and grow sales at its strongest locations, and close its weakest.

  • A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that's likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should cost. It costs more than $14,000 a year, and insurers have balked at paying without proof that it lowers heart risks, not just the cholesterol number.

  • WASHINGTON— The closure of a regional airport could force residents of a small town in upper Michigan to drive eight hours to catch a flight. The elimination of funding to keep the Great Lakes clean could hurt business at a waterside Ohio boating club. "Some people might think it's a betrayal," said Eric Waara, the Republican city manager of the 7,000- person town of...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— Perched atop an Adirondack mountain, the 325- acre site for sale seems to have everything a developer could want: spectacular views, a man-made lake, close proximity to the tourist destination of Saratoga Springs and, oh, former President Ulysses S. Grant lived out his final days in a home next door. But the property on Mount McGregor was also a former New...

  • MIAMI _ Globe Specialty Metals Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $40.1 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 17 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $394.8 million.

  • WASHINGTON— In a story March 15 about health care legislation, The Associated Press reported erroneously that FreedomWorks, which organized a demonstration near the Capitol against the House Republican bill, is backed by the billionaire Koch brothers. GOP leaders acknowledge health bill changes, may delay vote. Ryan told reporters that GOP leaders could now...

  • *Wall Street edges down after big post-Fed gains. European stock markets gained following the election victory by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who fought off a challenge by anti-immigration, anti- European Union rival Geert Wilders. On Wall Street, the benchmark S&P 500 index slipped after gaining sharply on Wednesday in the wake of the U.S.