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  • Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight with no agreement in Congress, meaning the second year of Donald Trump's presidency began without a fully functioning government. "The president will not negotiate on immigration reform until Democrats stop playing games and reopen the government, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

  • A Republican senator from Montana says the Trump administration is trying to minimize the effects of the government shutdown by keeping at least some national parks open, but former President Barack Obama tried to make shutdowns painful for the American people. Steve Daines said Saturday that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a former Montana congressman,...

  • But across the country in New York, the nation's most famous monuments to immigration— the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island— were closed. We had a great day planned, "said Dan O'Meara, a California firefighter who wanted to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. In Yellowstone, cross-country skier Carol Weaver was unhappy with lawmakers, even though the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The second year of Donald Trump's presidency began on Saturday with the U.S. government in shutdown mode while lawmakers gathered in hopes of finding a compromise that would fund federal agencies. Facing a political crisis that could have an impact on November's congressional elections, the Republican-controlled Senate and House of...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The world's most powerful government shut down on Saturday after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies, highlighting America's deep political divisions. For the first time since October 2013- when a similar standoff that lasted 16 days kept only essential agency operations...

  • Jan 19- Regions Financial Corp and SunTrust Banks Inc reported quarterly earnings on Friday that topped Wall Street expectations, benefiting from higher interest rates amid sluggish lending. In the latest quarter, Alabama- based Regions reported a 5.6 percent increase in net interest income. Atlanta- headquartered SunTrust's net interest income climbed...

  • Coca-Cola Co. said it will work with local governments and environmental groups to meet the recycling goals. Greenpeace, which has criticized Coca-Cola before, said the company should focus on reducing the amount of plastic it produces, rather than just recycling more. "We can't recycle our way out of this mess," said Greenpeace campaigner Louise Edge, in a...

  • DALLAS— Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to behave itself. Delta, American and United all charge $125 each way for small pets in the cabin. A rift has grown between disabled people who rely on trained...

  • Jan 19- Regions Financial Corp and SunTrust Banks Inc topped Wall Street expectations for fourth-quarter earnings on Friday, as both U.S. banks benefited from higher interest rates even as lending remained sluggish. While Alabama- based Regions reported a 5.6 percent increase in net interest income in the quarter ended Dec. 31, Atlanta- headquartered...

  • Cities such as Detroit, Memphis, Tennessee; and Gary, Indiana, failed to make Amazon's first cut as the online giant narrowed its list to 20 prospective sites for the $5 billion project that could employ up to 50,000 people. Larry Hogan floated an incentive package of more than $5 billion to lure the second headquarters to Montgomery County. New Jersey's pitch...

  • ATLANTA _ Fidelity Southern Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $12.4 million. The holding company for Fidelity Bank posted revenue of $70.5 million in the period. Fidelity Southern shares have risen nearly 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Amazon said on Thursday that Toronto and 19 U.S. locales made the first cut in a contest to find a second headquarters where it promises to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs. As it reviews Toronto, Amazon must weigh whether advantages including Canada's open immigration policy, top technical schools and universal healthcare outweigh any potential...

  • Amazon said on Thursday that Toronto and 19 U.S. locales made the first cut in a contest to find a second headquarters where it promises to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs. As it reviews Toronto, Amazon must weigh whether advantages including Canada's open immigration policy, top technical schools and universal healthcare outweigh any potential...

  • Jan 18- Amazon.com Inc has short-listed 20 cities and regions, including Canada's Toronto, for the construction of a second headquarters that it says will generate 50,000 new, high-paying jobs in a $5 billion investment. Major U.S. centers including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C. also made it onto the list announced on Thursday, and smaller...

  • Major U.S. centers including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C. were on the list announced on Thursday, along with Toronto and smaller cities such as Raleigh, North Carolina, and Columbus, Ohio. The others that met the company's criteria were Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Miami, Montgomery County in Maryland,...

  • Here's a list of the 20 places still in contention for Amazon's second headquarters:.

  • NEW YORK— Amazon's second home could be in an already tech-heavy city, such as Boston, New York or Austin, Texas. The 20 picks, narrowed down from 238 proposals, are concentrated mostly in the East and the Midwest and include several of the biggest metro areas in the country, such as Chicago, Washington and Los Angeles, the only West Coast city on the list.

  • NEW YORK— Amazon narrows list of cities for second HQ to 20, including New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Austin, Atlanta and Miami.

  • ATLANTA— Business leaders camped out in freezing temperatures in Atlanta to help urge revitalization in the city's west side. WSB-TV reports that 30 CEOs were part of the campout Wednesday night at a Chick-fil-A that is under construction in southwest Atlanta. Among them was Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, who said they want to bring attention to the fact that this...

  • NEW YORK— Newlywed Ziad Dallal and his wife arrived home in New York, with wedding keepsakes in their bags, to find John F. Kennedy International Airport paralyzed by winter weather woes that canceled flights, froze equipment and separated thousands of passengers from their luggage. Or it might be in a Delta Air Lines warehouse in Atlanta. The Brooklyn couple, who...