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  • INDIANAPOLIS— President Donald Trump's pick to oversee Medicare and Medicaid advised Vice President Mike Pence on health care issues while he was Indiana's governor, a post she maintained amid a web of business arrangements— including one that ethics experts say conflicted with her public duties. The company holds a financial stake in the health care...

  • It was a rough day for the already-roiled U.S. health insurance market: One giant merger was abandoned, another is threatened by infighting, and a major insurer announced it will stop selling coverage on public exchanges in 11 states. Aetna said it was abandoning its planned $34 billion purchase of Medicare Advantage provider Humana early Tuesday.

  • Blue Cross- Blue Shield carrier Anthem Inc. is attempting to buy Cigna Corp. for $48 billion. The deal would have given Aetna the opportunity to significantly expand its presence in Medicare Advantage coverage, which involves privately run versions of the federal Medicare program for people who are over 65 or disabled. Regulators worried, in particular, about...

  • WASHINGTON— In a rare display of bipartisanship, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed former wrestling entertainment executive Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration as part of President Donald Trump's cabinet. The Senate voted 81-19 to confirm McMahon, who helped start and grow World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.. McMahon served as the chief...

  • WASHINGTON— A bitterly divided Senate on Monday confirmed Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary despite strong objections by Democrats that the former banker ran a "foreclosure machine" when he headed OneWest Bank. Orrin Hatch, R- Utah, chairman of the Finance Committee. Votes on Trump's Cabinet picks have exposed deep partisan divisions in the...

  • By comparison, Japan and Germany get off easy. The U.S. trade gap with Mexico, though, is smaller than the ones with Japan and Germany. Why does Mexico bear the brunt of Trump's wrath, while Germany and Japan usually get a pass?

  • The attorneys general of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Iowa- key states for Trump in his presidential election victory- say they signed on to the legal action seeking to overturn the travel restrictions because of the potential impact of the presidential order on their states. "When someone says to me you're doing this in a state that Trump won," Pennsylvania...

  • The attorneys general of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Iowa- key states for Trump in his presidential election victory- say they signed on to the legal action seeking to overturn the travel restrictions because of the potential impact of the presidential order on their states. "When someone says to me you're doing this in a state that Trump won," Pennsylvania...

  • Feb 8- President Donald Trump's tweets on various. Shares of Nordstrom dropped 0.7 percent and spiked in volume in a one-minute span on Wednesday but were last up 1.5 percent at a session high of $43.42 in early afternoon. tweet for "moving to Mexico and rather viciously firing all of its 300 workers."

  • This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was to Chicago, the state's great metropolis- a city the political boss once controlled down to the last garbage truck. But if Daley's Chicago was "the city...

  • This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was to Chicago, the state's great metropolis- a city the political boss once controlled down to the last garbage truck. But if Daley's Chicago was "the city...

  • This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was to Chicago, the state's great metropolis- a city the political boss once controlled down to the last garbage truck. But if Daley's Chicago was "the city...

  • Feb 7- President Donald Trump's tweets on various companies have drawn much attention, but with the Dow hitting a record high on Tuesday and the S&P 500 also poised to hit a fresh peak, the impact on the shares of those companies has been mostly short lived. United Technologies Corp: Trump tweeted on Nov. 24 about working on a deal with the Dow component to keep jobs at...

  • KANSAS City, Mo., Feb 6- Missouri became the 28th U.S. state on Monday to make paying dues optional for employees who work in union-represented shops. The bill was passed rapidly in the Republican-controlled Missouri House and Senate over the past two weeks. Kentucky passed a similar law in January, just months after Republicans won control of the state's General...

  • The stacks from the Gavin coal burning power plant tower in Cheshire, Ohio.

    Cutting this regulation won't really help Trump fulfill his goal of reversing the coal industry's decline, Vox reports.

  • Kellyanne Conway

    Vox says the Trump adviser made up a fake attack to justify President Trump's new immigration policy.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The U.S. Congress moved swiftly on Thursday to undo Obama-era rules on the environment, corruption, labor and guns, with the Senate wiping from the books a rule aimed at reducing water pollution. By a vote of 54-45, the Senate approved a resolution already passed in the House of Representatives to kill the rule aimed at keeping pollutants out of...

  • By a vote of 54-45, the Senate approved a resolution already passed in the House of Representatives to ax the rule, which is intended to keep water sources in areas of mountaintop removal mining clear of waste. The Senate was scheduled later on Thursday to debate killing an equally controversial rule requiring extraction companies such as Exxon Mobil and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to overturn a rule aimed at cutting water pollution from coal-mining waste, the first of a number of Obama-era regulations congressional Republicans are aiming to kill. By a vote of 54-45, the Senate approved a resolution passed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday to axe the rule intended to keep water...

  • Amazon to build air cargo hub in Kentucky

    The "Squawk Box" crew discusses some of the morning's most provocative stories.