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  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- President Donald Trump's reversals in the past week on maintaining Obamacare subsidies to insurers are sowing new confusion over what kind of health insurance will be available to consumers, and at what price, when enrollment for 2018 begins in two weeks. Trump said last week his administration would stop paying billions of dollars in...

  • "There is no better place to do business than Canada," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an Oct. 13 letter to Amazon's Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, seen by Reuters. New Jersey proposed $7 billion in potential credits against state and city taxes if Amazon locates in Newark and sticks to hiring commitments, according to a news release from the governor's office...

  • The catastrophic hurricanes that hit Florida and Texas in August and September resulted in short-term costs for the company but also boosted freight rates due to tighter capacity. The Omaha, Nebraska- based trucking company posted third-quarter net income of $22.5 million, or 31 cents per share, up from $18.9 million, or 26 cents per share a year earlier.

  • SPOKANE, Wash. _ Clearwater Paper Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $863,000. On a per-share basis, the Spokane, Washington- based company said it had profit of 5 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • The catastrophic hurricanes that hit Florida and Texas in August and September resulted in short-term costs for the company but also boosted freight rates due to tighter capacity. The Omaha, Nebraska- based trucking company posted third-quarter net income of $22.5 million, or 31 cents per share, up from $18.9 million, or 26 cents per share a year earlier.

  • Oct 19- A public contest ending Thursday to bid over housing Amazon.com Inc's second headquarters has drawn pitches from governors and a prime minister, marketing campaigns and offers of tax credits worth at least as much as $7 billion. "There is no better place to do business than Canada," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an Oct. 13 letter to Amazon's Chief...

  • PRINCETON, N.J.— The head of Princeton University is joining in New Jersey's sales pitch to tech giant Amazon to build its second headquarters in the state. Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos and top executive Jeffrey Wilke are both graduates of the Ivy League university. Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber said in a letter sent last week that the school...

  • Backers of the Vancouver Energy project have given $370,000 in cash to support Kris Greene, who has expressed support for the terminal proposed at the Port of Vancouver, according to filings with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission. That represents the bulk of the cash he has raised in the Vancouver port commissioner's race. Tesoro Corp. and Savage...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Arkansas' capital city pre-emptively broke up with Amazon Thursday rather than submit a long-shot bid for the e-commerce giant's second headquarters, telling the company in a full-page newspaper ad: "It's not you, it's us." But on Thursday, the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce ran a full-page ad in the Washington Post— which is owned by...

  • NEW YORK— In a story Oct. 18 about lending to women-owned businesses, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the bank surpassed its goal for loans to women-owned companies in 2013. NEW YORK— Getting a bank loan is still a struggle for many women who own businesses. Kirsten Curry has had three rejections in the past six months and is waiting to hear from a...

  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri officials were submitting a bid Thursday for Amazon's second headquarters that would involve an innovation corridor between Kansas City and St. Louis rather than a single location in one of the state's major metropolitan areas. "Kansas City and St. Louis each could be a great home, and what we proposed to Amazon is no matter what, choose...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— The New York City metro area, Buffalo- Rochester, greater Syracuse and the Albany region are all in the running to win Amazon's second headquarters. It likely will be a while before a winner as announced as Amazon winnows down the list and negotiates with finalists. "New York is submitting proposals from every corner of our great state, but we are one New...

  • BOSTON— Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo Amazon's much-vaunted second headquarters that they've been brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company and even pushing its buttons. The Associated Press talked to the leaders of more than 50 cities or metropolitan regions about the different ways they're showcasing...

  • WASHINGTON— Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon's second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer:. Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. For the right city, winning Amazon's second headquarters could help it attain the rarefied status of "tech hub," with the prospect of...

  • NEW YORK— Paula Froke, a longtime newsroom and customer service leader at The Associated Press, is the new executive director of Associated Press Media Editors and editor of the AP Stylebook. Since October 2012, she also has served as the AP's special liaison editor, serving and representing the needs of customers, including Microsoft Corp. in Redmond,...

  • Elected officials are eager for the $5 billion-plus investment and up to 50,000 jobs that will come with "Amazon HQ2."

  • SEATTLE, Oct 19- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and U.S. truck fleet services company Omnitracs said on Thursday they are rolling out a tablet-software package to help smaller carriers comply with a looming federal regulation to log driver hours electronically. The package lets drivers that haul America's freight log hours on the road and then use the device for...

  • New Jersey proposed $7 billion in potential credits against state and city taxes if Amazon locates in Newark and sticks to hiring commitments, according to a Monday news release from the governor's office. And across the country, California is offering some $300 million in incentives over several years and other benefits, the governor said in an Oct. 11 letter...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Top government lawyers representing 19 U.S. states on Wednesday asked a federal judge in California to force the administration of President Donald Trump to make health care subsidy payments that Trump abruptly cut off last week. The states, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, asked a judge in San Francisco for an emergency...

  • Oct 18- CSX Corp, the No. 3 U.S. railroad operator, will slash the number of locomotives served by a long-term maintenance agreement, a move that cuts service bills under the agreement by some $3.3 billion, company filings showed on Wednesday. As a result, the remaining payments decreased from about $5 billion at the end of December 2016 to an estimated $1.7 billion at...