Aide: Blacks not trying hard enough to work with Trump
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Aide: Blacks not trying hard enough to work with Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s liaison to the black community, the former “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault, says African-American activists aren’t trying hard enough to work with the new administration. The White House aide delivered the pointed message in an interview with The Associated Press in advance of an appearance Thursday at the annual … Continue reading

Trump eyes changes to Obama’s tax and Wall Street rules
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Trump eyes changes to Obama’s tax and Wall Street rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to spur economic growth, President Donald Trump embarked Friday on new steps to dismantle some of the tax and financial regulations established by former President Barack Obama. Trump signed an executive order to review any major tax regulations set last year by his predecessor, as well as two memos to potentially … Continue reading

IMF foresees global economy accelerating to 3.5 pct. in ’17
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IMF foresees global economy accelerating to 3.5 pct. in ’17

WASHINGTON (AP) — A resilient China, rising commodity prices and sturdy financial markets are offering a sunnier outlook for the global economy and helping dispel the gloom that has lingered since the Great Recession ended. That’s the picture sketched Tuesday by the International Monetary Fund, which predicts that the world economy will grow 3.5 percent … Continue reading

Trump eyes changes to Obama’s tax and Wall Street rules
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Trump eyes changes to Obama’s tax and Wall Street rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to spur economic growth, President Donald Trump embarked Friday on new steps to dismantle some of the tax and financial regulations established by former President Barack Obama. Trump signed an executive order to review any major tax regulations set last year by his predecessor, as well as two memos to potentially … Continue reading

Trump’s ‘Obamacare’ fixes don’t impress insurers
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Trump’s ‘Obamacare’ fixes don’t impress insurers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration released limited fixes Thursday for shaky health insurance markets, but insurers quickly said those actions won’t guarantee stability for millions of consumers now covered. While calling it a step in the right direction, the industry is looking for a guarantee that the government will also keep paying billions in … Continue reading

Trump, Xi converge on currency, Syria as US-China ties warm
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Trump, Xi converge on currency, Syria as US-China ties warm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China have struck what appears to be an unusual bargain as President Donald Trump says he won’t label Beijing a currency manipulator and voices confidence Chinese President Xi Jinping will help him deal with North Korea’s mounting threat. Another result of the diplomatic wrangling: a surprising Chinese abstention … Continue reading

$19.8 billion airwaves auction may mean better cell service
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$19.8 billion airwaves auction may mean better cell service

  NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers could see more competition and better mobile service after the end of a big U.S. government auction transferring airwave rights from TV broadcasters to companies interested in wireless networks. The biggest spenders in the Federal Communications Commission’s $19.8 billion auction were T-Mobile with $8 billion, satellite TV company Dish … Continue reading

Colorado ends plans for pot clubs over Trump uncertainty
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Colorado ends plans for pot clubs over Trump uncertainty

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers on Thursday, April 13, backed off plans to become the first U.S. state to regulate marijuana clubs, saying approval of Amsterdam-style pot clubs could invite a federal crackdown. It was perhaps the starkest display yet of legal pot states’ uncertainty on how to regulate the drug under President Donald Trump. Alaska … Continue reading

Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban
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Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court refused Thursday, February 8, 2017 to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the administration’s claim of presidential authority, questioning its motives and concluding that the order was unlikely to survive legal challenges.  The three judges of the San Francisco-based … Continue reading