Technology gains and solid earnings push US stocks higher
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Technology gains and solid earnings push US stocks higher

  NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are heading for more records Tuesday as most industries, including technology and health care companies, post solid gains. Solid quarterly reports are boosting companies including medical device maker Medtronic and construction services company Jacobs Engineering, while Signet Jewelers is tumbling. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index … Continue reading

The Latest: Democrats slam new Trump health policy
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The Latest: Democrats slam new Trump health policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s executive order on health care (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Congressional Democratic leaders say it will be an act of “vast, pointless sabotage” if President Donald Trump halts payments to insurers under “Obamacare.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi reacted Thursday … Continue reading

Bernie Sanders’ health care plan puts Democrats on the spot
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Bernie Sanders’ health care plan puts Democrats on the spot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders rode his impassioned liberal army of supporters through a tumultuous 2016, fighting to snatch the Democratic presidential nomination from Hillary Clinton. Now he’s disrupting the party anew, forcing Democrats to take sides over his plan to provide government-financed health care for all. The Vermont independent’s proposal, which he plans … Continue reading

Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation
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Senate Republicans claim progress on health care legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and GOP leaders insisted Tuesday the Senate will vote soon on legislation to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” But even as senators headed toward the make-or-break vote before the Fourth of July, deep uncertainty remained about whether the emerging legislation would command enough support to pass. Meeting with Republican congressional … Continue reading

Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill
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Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats needle Republicans on Thursday with the gloomy assessment that 23 million people would lose insurance under the Republican health care bill, and that premiums for seriously ill people would rise. The leader of the Senate GOP effort to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law faulted Democrats for not working with … Continue reading

New GOP health plan could raise premiums; no vote scheduled
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New GOP health plan could raise premiums; no vote scheduled

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders prepared Wednesday to send lawmakers home for a two-week recess without voting on their troubled health care bill, as prospects for a quick deal among party factions moved farther out of reach. Meanwhile, policy experts said the latest GOP health care idea could mean going back to a time when … Continue reading

Health law created winners and losers when buying insurance
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Health law created winners and losers when buying insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. Subsidized coverage through “Obamacare” offers protection from life’s unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. Brett Dorsch is also self-employed and buys his own health insurance. But he gets no financial break from the Affordable Care … Continue reading