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  • "It's definitely a hand-off to the states," said economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who has reviewed the GOP plans and a recent briefing document for members of Congress. As they returned home during the recent congressional recess, some lawmakers received an earful from people concerned about possible GOP health care changes. "I'm really angry about it," said Vicki...

  • The case tugs at the heartstrings: A popular Kansas State University professor battles breast cancer, then leukemia. Grace Hwang's lawsuit was one of many employee cases heard by federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court. The majority opinion he wrote siding with Kansas State is illustrative.

  • The number of demonstrators had dwindled from the thousands who poured into the camp starting in August to oppose the pipeline that critics say threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The 1,170- mile line, built by Energy Transfer Partners LP, will move crude from the shale oilfields of North Dakota to Illinois en route to...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 24- The Chicago Public Schools said on Friday it will return $18 million in funding cuts to certain schools in a move that will increase the cash-strapped district's lingering budget deficit to $129 million. "This increases the districts remaining budget deficit from $111 million to $129 million." Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's veto in December...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- U.S. President Donald Trump's planned economic agenda has fanned the flames for Wall Street's record-setting run, but some investors worry that his first major address to Congress next week risks dousing it if his plans look slow to execute or are overly vague. In Tuesday's speech, "the market wants to hear about concrete tax reform plans that have...

  • As of 11:58 a.m. CST, Chicago Board of Trade March wheat was down 7 cents at $4.31 per bushel after dipping to $4.30, its lowest since Feb. 9. March soybeans were up 3/ 4 cent at $10.12-1/ 4 a bushel, rebounding after falling to $10.09-1/ 4, its lowest since Jan. 12. As you violate some technical signals, you've got the potential for some further liquidation, "said Terry Linn,...

  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia— The furies unleashed by Donald Trump's rise to the U.S. presidency are shaking Vancouver, where a gleaming new Trump International Hotel and Tower is about to open. The 69- story building designed by one of Canada's most renowned architects has drawn praise for its sleek, twisting design. Joo Kim Tiah, who like the U.S. president is the...

  • CHICAGO _ United States Cellular Corp. on Friday reported a loss of $6 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 1 cent per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.02 billion.

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline.:. Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal. And people haven't been able to get into another camp established on private land by the Cheyenne River Sioux because of...

  • CHICAGO _ Telephone& Data Systems Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $5 million in its fourth quarter. Cellular and TDS Telecom posted revenue of $1.28 billion in the period. Keywords: Telephone& Data Systems, Earnings Report.

  • LONDON, Feb 24- U.S. soybeans edged up on Friday, boosted partly by a weaker dollar which helped the market rebound from an earlier six-week low, but the market remained on course for a weekly loss. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.3 percent to $10.14-3/ 4 per bushel by 1122 GMT after hitting a six-week low of $10.09-1/ 2 a bushel...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal. "This was beautiful North Dakota prairie in a sensitive watershed area," Gov. But since August, it was home to hundreds and at times thousands of people who support...

  • *Corn flat, despite lower-than-expected USDA f'cast. SYDNEY, Feb 24- U.S. soybeans edged higher on Friday after earlier hitting a six-week low as ample global supplies pushed the oilseed towards two-week losses of nearly 5 percent. The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.1 percent to $10.12-1/ 2 per bushel, after hitting a six-week low...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 24- U.S. soybean futures held steady on Friday after hitting a six-week low on forecasts of plentiful global supplies, and were headed for their second straight weekly fall. *USDA projected U.S. 2017 plantings at 90 million acres, down 4.3 percent from 2016 and below an average of trade expectations in the Reuters poll for 91.0 million acres.

  • CHICAGO _ InnerWorkings Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 7 cents per share. InnerWorkings expects full-year earnings in the range of 44 cents to 47 cents per share, with...

  • CHICAGO _ Huron Consulting Group Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $4.2 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 63 cents per share. Huron Consulting expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.40 to $2.70 per share.

  • CHICAGO _ Century Aluminum Co. on Thursday reported a loss of $168.5 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 16 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $345.8 million.

  • The Oceti Sakowin Camp was completely vacated shortly after 2:00 p.m. CST, the Morton County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. About a dozen Humvee vehicles entered the camp at around 12:30 p.m. CST and a helicopter flew low overhead, with more police officers and National Guard members stationed outside the site. Around 200 law enforcement...

  • TORONTO, Feb 23- Canada's main stock index fell to a 10- day low on Thursday as financial and industrial shares pared recent gains, while the materials group lost ground as base metal prices slumped. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index closed down 49.02 points, or 0.31 percent, at 15,781.20, its lowest close since Feb. 13. The materials group, which...

  • SCHAUMBURG, Ill. _ Career Education Corp. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $32.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Schaumburg, Illinois- based company said it had a loss of 48 cents per share. Career Education shares have decreased 7.5 percent since the beginning of the year.