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  • Donald Trump's pick for the Treasury Department says that the incoming administration won't increase the government's budget deficit in an upcoming overhaul of the tax code. Steven Mnuchin told the Senate Finance Committee that the incoming Trump administration wants to make sure that "tax reform doesn't increase the size of the deficit" and wants to cuts...

  • President-elect Donald Trump criticized United Technologies Corp's Carrier unit in November for its plan to move some 800 jobs to Mexico, the parent-company made a swift decision to keep the factory in Indiana. "We're going to make up $16 million investment in that factory in Indianapolis to automate, to drive the cost down so that we can continue to be...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expressed doubt about the science behind global climate change during a contentious Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, but added he would be obliged for now to uphold the EPA's finding carbon dioxide poses a public danger.

  • A shooter takes aim with a Remington Model 700 SPS Varmint rifle at the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Jan. 28, 2013.

    Several attorneys general are urging a federal judge to reject a proposed class action settlement involving allegedly defective Remington rifles.

  • NEW YORK— Democratic attorneys general from five states and the District of Columbia have sent a letter urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject the nomination of Alabama Sen. The letter said Sessions made bigoted statements in the past, rejected sensible, criminal justice policy reforms, and badly managed his office during his tenure as Alabama...

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— William A. Hilliard, who became the first black reporter at The Oregonian newspaper and later its editor in a pioneering 42- year career, has died at age 89.. But after serving in the Navy and graduating from college, he was hired as a copy boy at age 25. Hilliard's family moved from Arkansas to Portland when he was 8.

  • The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago.

    At the Club Quarters hotel, an employee acknowledged that requests for a room without a view of Trump's buildings happened "frequently," reports NBC News.

  • Last summer, Cindy Hockenberry decided she'd had it with threatening phone calls claiming she was behind on her taxes. But once, when she got a call from a live person, Hockenberry— who happens to be the director of education and research at the National Association of Tax Professionals— decided to play along. "Then I said to him,' Do you realize that it's not lawful to...

  • NEW YORK— Moody's Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $864 million to settle federal and state claims it gave inflated ratings to risky mortgage investments in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Moody's— along with the other two major rating agencies, Standard& Poor's and Fitch— were widely criticized for giving low-risk ratings to the risky mortgage...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- Rex Tillerson, the former oil executive under consideration for U.S. secretary of state, is trying to avoid giving testimony in a federal lawsuit over climate change, according to a lawyer for a group of teenagers who filed the suit. Lawyers for the teenagers, who sued the federal government claiming it violated their constitutional rights by...

  • *BofA, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan post profit above estimates. Jan 13- An increase in Facebook pushed the Nasdaq to a record high on Friday, and the S&P 500 also rose after major U.S. banks kicked off the fourth-quarter earnings season with strong results. Wall Street has surged since President-elect Trump's unexpected election victory on optimism he will cut...

  • *BofA, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan post profit above estimates. Jan 13- The S&P 500 rose on Friday after major U.S. banks kicked off the fourth-quarter earnings season with strong results, helping fuel confidence about a recent market rally. Wall Street has surged since President-elect Trump's unexpected election victory on optimism he will cut corporate taxes, spend...

  • WILLISTON, Vt.— At Tomorrow's Harvest farm, you won't find acres of land on which animals graze, or rows of corn, or bales of hay. "We don't need everybody to eat insects," said Robert Nathan Allen, founder and director of Little Herds, an educational nonprofit in Austin, Texas, that promotes the use of insects for human food and animal feed. Interest in entomophagy— the...

  • Here are five industries with promising futures, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, market research firm IBISWorld and financial information company Sageworks. According to an outlook by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than half of the 20 occupations projected to have the highest percent increase in employment by 2024 are in the...

  • OLYMPIA, Wash.— A proposed measure in Washington state would allow wine lovers to fill reusable containers known as growlers from taps at grocery stores, wine boutiques and other places licensed to sell wine in the state. Oregon currently has a law allowing growler purchases at wineries, but no other states have passed or proposed a bill that would extend sales...

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's top health official is facing calls for investigation of whether his stock picks were guided by insider knowledge gleaned as a senior member of Congress. Tom Price, R- Ga., was chosen by Trump in part because of his plan to repeal "Obamacare," and his confirmation hearings are expected to be a...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on activities in Congress:. A Senate panel is postponing a confirmation hearing on President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the Commerce Department to give the nominee more time to finalize an ethics agreement. John Kelly says he has not been involved in helping President-elect Donald Trump and his team develop its immigration...

  • PHOENIX— The Associated Press has named Anna Johnson as regional news director for the U.S. The appointment was announced Monday by Brian Carovillano, AP's vice president for U.S. News. She has extensive experience as an AP reporter, editor and newsroom leader in the United States and in the Middle East.

  • Winter storm warnings were in effect in parts of California, Colorado, Wyoming and Utah following days of snowfall and cold. California, where a five-year drought has triggered dozens of wildfires, was bracing for floods after heavy rainfall earlier in the week. Snow in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which provides a critical source of water for California...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 29- U.S. Analysts said the strong bid for seven-year paper, which followed a strong five-year note auction on Wednesday, was largely the result of an overzealous selloff that has gripped bond markets since the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president, boosting yields for newly issued Treasuries. "The auctions were so well bid because the yield is so...