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  • As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. Mary Vavrik, a 57- year-old freelance deposition court reporter from Anchorage, Alaska said she was relieved that the current health law will remain because she's happy with the coverage she gets...

  • DENVER— Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections. The bill would allow Colorado's 500 or so licensed recreational pot growers to instantly reclassify their weed. A switch would cost the state more than...

  • BRASILIA, March 25- Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi told Reuters on Saturday that China will lift its suspension on imports of Brazilian meat following clarification of inspection irregularities. Two sources in Beijing said Chinese customs will allow entry of Brazilian meat except for products from one processing plant that remains...

  • WASHINGTON— House Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's agenda: tax reform. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R- Wis., say they will soon turn their attention to the first major re-write of the tax code in more than 30 years. The GOP health plan would have repealed nearly $1...

  • BERLIN— The European Union's transport commissioner is calling for a continentwide car toll system that would enable motorists to use all European roads without having to stop at borders. Many countries in the 28- nation EU have highway toll systems, but they are separate and work in different ways. Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc told Germany's Welt am...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, March 25- U.S. But that would be highly unpopular among consumers who would likely blame the president and Congress for skyrocketing healthcare costs, experts said. "That is one of the ways that is available to monkey wrench the Affordable Care Act," said Morgan Tilleman, an associate with the law firm Foley& Lardner, who represents insurers.

  • For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives that there was enough Republican support. It brings into question the neophyte presidents ability to move...

  • For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives that there was enough Republican support. It brings into question the neophyte presidents ability to move...

  • For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives that there was enough Republican support. It brings into question the neophyte presidents ability to move...

  • WASHINGTON, March 25- U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday acknowledged the unthinkable for a Republican leader: he could not deliver the votes to repeal and replace Obamacare, even though he and his fellow Republicans had vowed to do so for seven years. Nevertheless, Ryan's job did not seem to be under immediate threat, at least not in the House of Representatives...

  • For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives that there was enough Republican support. It brings into question the neophyte presidents ability to move...

  • For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives that there was enough Republican support. It brings into question the neophyte presidents ability to move...

  • For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives that there was enough Republican support. It brings into question the neophyte presidents ability to move...

  • LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas police say they are investigating a burglary at a high-end retail store inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Police said in a statement Saturday that a preliminary investigation suggests that at least three people entered the store and one of them fired gunshots. No one was injured and a suspect was taken into custody.

  • LONDON, March 25- Europe's medicines regulator has recommended the suspension of more than 300 generic drug approvals and drug applications due to "unreliable" tests conducted by Indian contract research firm Micro Therapeutic Research Labs. The decision, announced by the European Medicines Agency on its website, is the latest blow for India's drug-testing...

  • ATHENS, March 25- Greece has received three binding bids for a majority stake in its second-largest port in Thessaloniki, the country's privatizations agency said on Saturday. Phillipines-based International Container Terminal Services, Dubai- based P&O Steam Navigation Company and German private equity firm Deutsche Invest Equity Partners submitted...

  • NEW DELHI— India's markets regulator has barred Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries and 12 others from trading in equity derivatives for a year for allegedly fraudulent trades made 10 years ago. The multibillion-dollar Reliance Industries rejected the ruling by the Securities and Exchange Board of India and said it would appeal the order.

  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull took a break from trade discussions to kick back at the Australian Football League match in Sydney. China is Australia's biggest trading partner, with bilateral trade exceeding $107 billion and bilateral investment exceeding $100 billion. On Friday, Turnbull rejected arguments...

  • BOAO, China, March 25- An advisor to China's central bank said on Saturday that he believed the People's Bank of China would want a smooth transition to holding less foreign exchange reserves. Fan was speaking at the Boao Forum for Asia in southern China's Hainan province. China's foreign exchange reserves rose for the first time in eight months in February,...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump thought he had a deal. He'd been greeted with a standing ovation— one of his favorite measures of success— when he entered the Roosevelt Room on Thursday to meet with members of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus. Paul Gosar, R- Ariz., said of the president's message to lawmakers.