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  • WASHINGTON— Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard. Facing unanimous...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Oklahoma added five rigs, North Dakota increased by three rigs, Louisiana gained two and California and Colorado were up one each. Alaska declined by two while New Mexico and Utah declined by one apiece. Arkansas, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • Rick Snyder's administration agreed that he would publicly oppose many future labor-relations bills in a bid to secure Democratic votes in the Michigan House for economic development tax incentives. Republican House Speaker Tom Leonard canceled a vote on the tax incentives this week, citing concerns that Snyder had cut a deal with Democrats to "undermine"...

  • PHILADELPHIA— A member of a local politically connected family was convicted Friday of defrauding a nonprofit mental health clinic out of about $1 million for her personal benefit through a pattern of self-dealing when she was its landlord. Renee Tartaglione was indicted last year and charged with taking $1 million from the Juniata Community Mental Health...

  • Foxconn, which plans to locate a display panel factory in the U.S. that could cost up to $7 billion, will announce investment plans by early August for at least three states, Chairman Terry Gou said Thursday. He mentioned Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Texas as manufacturing states with which Foxconn hopes to work.

  • NEW YORK— With the number of teenagers working summer jobs in decline since the 1980 s, students and their parents have found creative ways to fill summer months. Mary Ellen Ynes is the mother of two in the Silicon Valley town of Redwood Shores, California. Sheila Sheley of Dallas has a 16- year-old daughter who will be a senior in the fall.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years. The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted earlier by the House.

  • June 22- The S&P healthcare index rose 1 percent on Thursday, hitting its fifth consecutive record close following the release of Senate Republicans' bill to replace Obamacare, while financial and consumer staple shares ended lower. The legislation aims at curbing Medicaid funding and reshaping subsidies to low-income people for private insurance.

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— Penn State University needs to do more to address its "skyrocketing" tuition rates and spiking enrollment of out-of-state and international students, compared to in-state student enrollment, the state's elected fiscal watchdog said in a report Thursday. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said tuition at the massive university system has...

  • June 22- Tropical Storm Cindy was downgraded to a tropical depression on Thursday after reaching land near the Texas- Louisiana border, but heavy rains, flooding and tornadoes still threatened parts of several states, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm is expected to continue to weaken but still carry heavy rains as it moves over eastern Texas,...

  • Foxconn employees on the assembly line in Longhua, Shenzhen, China.

    Apple supplier Foxconn plans to invest more than $10 billion in a display-making factory in the U.S. and will decide on the location of the plant next month.

  • *Considering Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, others. TAIPEI, June 22- Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker and a major Apple Inc supplier, plans to invest more than $10 billion in a display-making factory in the United States and will decide on the location of the plant next month. Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co,...

  • TAIPEI, June 22- Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, is looking at six U.S. states including Wisconsin as locations for a display-making plant and would make a decision next month, top executives said on Thursday. The Taiwan- based company has been eyeing U.S. investments for some time, and Chairman and Chief Executive Terry Gou visited the...

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan— The chairman of Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn said Thursday it may spend more than $10 billion to set up manufacturing in the United States, and will announce investment plans by early August for at least three states. Terry Gou gave no new information about where Foxconn will locate a U.S. display panel factory he said in January would cost...

  • Tom Wolf poured cold water on leading ideas from Republican lawmakers Wednesday to patch up the state's deficit-wracked finances as they wrestle with the state's biggest cash shortfall since the recession. Time is ticking down: The state government's new fiscal year starts July 1. Wolf is counting on an extra $250 million in cash from new forms of gambling, but...

  • PHOENIX— Bank of America Corp. will repay tens of thousands of released Arizona prison inmates for what advocacy groups say were excessive charges to access money on debit cards they received when they got out of prison under a lawsuit settlement announced Tuesday. Bank of America spokesman Will Wilson called the terms standard for pre-paid cards and said...

  • CHICAGO— Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. They're expected to return to Springfield for a special session starting Wednesday facing higher stakes to get a budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. No other state even comes close...

  • NEW YORK, June 20- World stock markets lost ground on Tuesday, pressured by a sharp drop in oil prices to their lowest in more than a year, while the U.S. dollar strengthened on hawkish comments from U.S. That slide weighed down energy stocks on Wall Street and in Europe. "What is amazing about this market is that we have been able to make new all-time highs with energy...

  • As a result, bankers and regulators in the United States, Britain, Europe and Japan are developing alternative benchmark interest rates. "Getting a rate thats supported, thats well built and robust, is very important because they need to move a lot of the swaps market off of Libor, said Darrell Duffie, a finance professor at Stanford University who chaired a...

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— For a second time in 15 months, Pennsylvania's high court ordered state gambling regulators to re-examine the legality of the ownership structure of a group that won a lucrative Philadelphia- area casino license in late 2014.. The seven state Supreme Court justices ruled unanimously Tuesday that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has not...