Business

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

China US Trade

The world's two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making...

Government

Congress nears dismantling of post-crisis bank rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress was taking a final step Tuesday toward dismantling a chunk of the rules framework for banks installed to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. The House planned to approve legislation to roll back the...


Business

Low US unemployment rate masks financial struggles for many

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey shows that despite an ultra-low 3.9 percent unemployment rate, about one-third of U.S. adults faced financial insecurity last year and often struggled to pay unexpected expenses. For three in 10 adults, their monthly incomes fluctuated — often because...


Business

Women look to make mark on male-dominated marijuana industry

Women and Weed

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men. The lack of diversity struck the then-college student, who remembers feeling out of place but also determined to...


Business

AP Top Business News at 3:27 p.m. EDT

Stocks are mixed; banks rise as Congress moves to ease rules EPA blocks some media from summit, then reverses course Congress nears dismantling of post-crisis bank rules Low US unemployment rate masks financial struggles for many Women look to make mark on male-dominated marijuana industry Navarro...


Business

Stocks are mixed; banks rise as Congress moves to ease rules

Financial Markets Wall Street-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Banks are rising Tuesday as Congress prepares to loosen some of the rules that have governed the industry since the 2008 financial crisis. Indexes are little changed overall as industrial companies and retailers take losses. Automakers are climbing after China said it will reduce...


National

Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain

Cancer Financial Pain

Josephine Rizo survived chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, but breast cancer treatment wrecked her finances. Money was already tight when doctors told the Phoenix resident she had an aggressive form of the disease. Then she took a pay cut after going on disability leave, and eventually lost her...


Business

APNewsbreak: Pentagon adopts new cellphone restrictions

Pentagon Cellphones

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of debate, the Defense Department approved Monday new restrictions for the use of cellphones and some other electronic devices in the Pentagon where classified information is present or discussed. But officials stopped far short of imposing an all-out ban. The memo,...


Business

Navarro clashes with State Department over UAE airline deal

Trump Trade Advisor Airline Feud

WASHINGTON (AP) — After striking a delicate deal with the United Arab Emirates this month on rules for airline competition, the Trump administration went to war with itself. It’s a story of how a wonky aviation pact became a bitter, lobbyist-fueled international incident when Peter Navarro,...


Business

EPA blocks some media from summit, then reverses course

Pruitt EPA Media Access

NEW YORK (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency reversed course Tuesday and allowed a reporter for The Associated Press to cover a meeting on water contaminants after she was earlier grabbed by the shoulders and shoved out of the building by a security guard. The AP journalist, Ellen Knickmeyer,...


Government

US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

Uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans kept up their health insurance last year despite President Donald Trump’s all-out push to dismantle the Obama-era coverage expansion. That’s the counter-intuitive conclusion from a major government survey Tuesday. After nearly a full year of Trump, the uninsured rate was...


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