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  • Still to be worked out are details including the future of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor that was expanded in more than 30 states under Obamacare, and how a new healthcare law would be funded. One emerging scenario among Republicans is that the millions of people who received health coverage through the expansion of Medicaid...

  • Still to be worked out are details including the future of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor that was expanded in more than 30 states under Obamacare, and how a new healthcare law would be funded. One emerging scenario among Republicans is that the millions of people who received health coverage through the expansion of Medicaid...

  • Still to be worked out are details including the future of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor that was expanded in more than 30 states under Obamacare, and how a new healthcare law would be funded. One emerging scenario among Republicans is that the millions of people who received health coverage through the expansion of Medicaid...

  • Still to be worked out are details including the future of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor that was expanded in more than 30 states under Obamacare, and how a new healthcare law would be funded. One emerging scenario among Republicans is that the millions of people who received health coverage through the expansion of Medicaid...

  • Still to be worked out are details including the future of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor that was expanded in more than 30 states under Obamacare, and how a new healthcare law would be funded. One emerging scenario among Republicans is that the millions of people who received health coverage through the expansion of Medicaid...

  • Still to be worked out are details including the future of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor that was expanded in more than 30 states under Obamacare, and how a new healthcare law would be funded. One emerging scenario among Republicans is that the millions of people who received health coverage through the expansion of Medicaid...

  • Still to be worked out are details including the future of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor that was expanded in more than 30 states under Obamacare, and how a new healthcare law would be funded. One emerging scenario among Republicans is that the millions of people who received health coverage through the expansion of Medicaid...

  • Still to be worked out are details including the future of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor that was expanded in more than 30 states under Obamacare, and how a new healthcare law would be funded. One emerging scenario among Republicans is that the millions of people who received health coverage through the expansion of Medicaid...

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  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada still plans to launch recreational marijuana sales in July despite warnings this week of a federal crackdown by the administration of President Donald Trump, state officials said Friday. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday that the United States Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal laws prohibiting...

  • BOTHELL, Wash. _ Alder BioPharmaceuticals Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $48.9 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 86 cents per share. Alder BioPharmaceuticals shares have climbed slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • 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...

  • Nordstrom Inc., the department store recently scolded by President Donald Trump, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit with help from strong sales online and at Nordstrom Rack. The Seattle- based chain said Thursday that it earned $201 million, or $1.15 per share, for the fourth quarter that ended Jan. 28. That exceeds the $1.13 per share that...

  • WASHINGTON— Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the fastest pace since 2007. Home sales rose 3.3 percent in January from December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. Strong demand is pushing up median home prices, which jumped 7.1 percent...

  • Feb 22- Verizon Communications Inc said on Wednesday it would offer its high-speed wireless 5 G network to certain customers in 11 U.S. cities in the first half of 2017.. Verizon will begin pilot testing 5 G "pre-commercial services" in cities, including Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Seattle and Washington, D.C.. AT&T Inc said in January that it planned to test...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota:. Authorities in North Dakota say Dakota Access pipeline protesters set about 20 fires on the day their longstanding camp was scheduled for closure. A 7- year-old boy and a 17- year-old girl were taken by ambulance to a Bismarck...

  • SPOKANE, Wash. _ Avista Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $40.1 million. On a per-share basis, the Spokane, Washington- based company said it had profit of 62 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $137.2 million, or $2.15 per share.

  • The National Association of Realtors reports on January sales of existing U.S. homes Wednesday at 10 a.m. Eastern. Economists forecast sales will tick up to a seasonally adjusted 5.55 million, up from 5.49 million in December. :Sales of existing homes slipped in December to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.49 million.

  • BELLEVUE, Wash. _ BSquare Corp. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $1.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Bellevue, Washington- based company said it had a loss of 10 cents per share. Bsquare shares have dropped 2 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • VANCOUVER, Wash. _ Nautilus Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $11.6 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 41 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $132.7 million.