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  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal by 11 states that argue American Express violated antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use other credit cards that charge lower fees. The case stems from a lawsuit filed by states and the Obama administration in 2010 against American Express, Mastercard and Visa.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether American Express Co is violating federal antitrust law by forbidding merchants that accept its credit cards from encouraging customers to use rival cards that charge lower fees.

  • WASHINGTON— A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments, calling his move to halt the subsidies an immediate threat to millions of Americans who could now face rising premiums and lost health care coverage. Susan Collins of Maine, who has cast pivotal votes on health care in the...

  • This year, Amazon has increased its lobbying staff to 83 members from 60, making it one of the biggest corporate lobbying shops in town, the NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON— A key moderate Republican urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt decision to halt federal payments to insurers. Susan Collins of Maine, who has cast pivotal votes on health care in the narrowly divided Senate. Her comments reflected an increasing focus...

  • houses@ WASHINGTON, Oct 13- The administration of President Donald Trump has been quietly cutting support for halfway houses for federal prisoners, severing contracts with as many as 16 facilities in recent months, prompting concern that some inmates are being forced to stay behind bars longer than necessary. The Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Justin...

  • SANTA ROSA, Calif.— At the Russian River Brewing Co. in Santa Rosa's downtown, life goes on amid the smoky haze. Maker of the popular Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger beers, the brewery closed for just one day after wildfires ripped through the city's northern edge, part of a series of wind-whipped blazes north of San Francisco that quickly became the deadliest...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 13- The administration of President Donald Trump has been quietly cutting support for halfway houses for federal prisoners, severing contracts with as many as 16 facilities in recent months, prompting concern that some inmates are being forced to stay behind bars longer than necessary. The Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Justin Long...

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

  • A for rent sign in San Diego, California.

    While the national picture of high home prices and a tight supply may look bleak, certain local markets are still lucrative options.

  • WASHINGTON— The IRS suspended a $7.25 million contract with the credit reporting company Equifax Friday after members of Congress complained the tax agency had awarded a no-bid contract to a company that recently had a massive data beach. The IRS had contracted with Equifax to validate the identity of taxpayers communicating with the agency on the...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- Ohio will extend its ban on doing business with Wells Fargo& Co because the bank has not done enough to help consumers or clean up its culture, the state's governor said on Thursday. Ohio cut ties with Wells Fargo last October after the bank reported that millions of phony accounts may have been created without customer approval.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- Ohio will extend its ban on doing business with Wells Fargo& Co because the bank has not done enough to help consumers and clean up its culture, the state's governor said on Thursday. Ohio cut ties with Wells Fargo last October, in the wake of a sales scandal that began after the bank was found to have created as many as 2.1 million fake accounts to...

  • Rick Perry

    Former Texas Governor Rick Perry's charter flights have cost taxpayers more than $56,000, the Department of Energy reported.

  • MADISON, Maine— Maine's largest solar array is now fully operational as the final 25 percent of the 26,000- panel array was brought online this week. The final part of the farm in Madison was brought online Wednesday, and the array will generate enough electricity to power 700 homes. The Madison array is one of several planned or in-development solar arrays...

  • Oct 11- Kroger Co said on Wednesday it is exploring the sale of its nearly 800 convenience stores as the No. 1 U.S. supermarket operator strengthens its online business in a market share war that has intensified since Amazon.com Inc's purchase of Whole Foods. Its nearly 2,800 U.S. supermarkets have been lowering prices and exploring new ways to sell food as it...

  • CLEVELAND— A man acquitted of a felony for creating a fake Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying they violated his right to free speech. Anthony Novak filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Parma and three officers. He created a Facebook page in March 2016 that appeared similar to the page of Parma's...

  • Oct 11- Kroger Co said on Wednesday it is exploring the sale of its nearly 800 convenience stores as the No. 1 U.S. supermarket operator strengthens its Web business in a market share war that has intensified after Amazon.com Inc's purchase of Whole Foods. The company, with nearly 2,800 U.S. supermarkets, has been lowering prices and exploring new ways to sell food...

  • Oct 11- Kroger Co said on Wednesday it is exploring the sale of its nearly 800 convenience stores as the No. 1 U.S. supermarket operator strengthens its Web business in a market share war that has intensified after Amazon.com Inc's purchase of Whole Foods. The company, with nearly 2,800 U.S. supermarkets, has been lowering prices and exploring new ways to sell food...

  • Kroger Co. says the business, which has more than 780 stores and 11,000 employees, would be more valuable outside of the company. Shares of the Cincinnati- based company soared nearly 6 percent to $21.71 in morning trading Wednesday. Grocery store operators have been under pressure after Amazon.com Inc. bought Whole Foods this summer.