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FILE - In this Friday, May 19, 2017, file photo, job seekers walk into the Opportunity Fair and Forum employment event in Dallas. On Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, the Labor Department reports on state unemployment rates for October. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
November 17, 2017 - 6:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Alabama, Hawaii and Texas last month, and dropped in nine other U.S. states. Employers added jobs in nine states in October, and cut them in three, the Labor Department said Friday. Steady hiring has driven down unemployment in most states...
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November 17, 2017 - 6:15 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A new report on recalls of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators shows that automakers have replaced only 43 percent of the faulty parts even though recalls have been under way for more than 15 years. The report, issued Friday by an independent monitor who is keeping tabs on...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 17, 2017 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics. VA...
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November 17, 2017 - 4:55 pm
Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn't add to the previous day's gains. On Friday: The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 6.79 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, file photo, economist Arthur Laffer, known as the "father of supply-side economics" and who was an economic advisor to President Ronald Reagan, speaks to an executive committee meeting of the California Republican Party at their convention in Anaheim, Calif. In their effort to overhaul the U.S. tax code, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are betting that by slashing taxes on corporations and rich people, the money diverted from the U.S. Treasury will find its way into the pockets of ordinary Americans. “It will increase real wages and it will increase them substantially,’’ says Laffer. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
November 17, 2017 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Does money roll downhill? In their drive to cut taxes, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are betting it does. Behind their legislation is a theory long popular among conservatives: Slash taxes for corporations and rich people, who will then hire, invest and...
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November 17, 2017 - 4:28 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri prosecutor will not file criminal charges against a Southwest Airlines pilot arrested after Transportation Security Administration agents found a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage before his flight left St. Louis Lambert Airport. Ed Magee, a spokesman for St. Louis...
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November 17, 2017 - 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday: Ross Stores Inc., up $6.56 to $72.25 The discount retailer raised its forecast for the rest of the year. Foot Locker Inc., up $8.97 to $40.82 The sporting goods retailer said it might surpass its annual profit and sales...
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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he walks with Vice President Mike Pence as he departs Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Trump urged House Republicans Thursday to approve a near $1.5 trillion tax overhaul as the party prepared to drive the measure through the House. Across the Capitol, Democrats pointed to new numbers showing the Senate version of the plan would boost taxes on lower and middle-income Americans. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 17, 2017 - 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. Want to toast the anticipated tax win with...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Weinstein is accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment or assault. He was fired by The Weinstein Co., expelled from various professional guilds and is under investigation by police departments in New York, London, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. He denies all allegations of non-consensual sex, but he has apologized for causing "a lot of pain" with "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 17, 2017 - 4:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual...
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This photo provided by Tesla shows the front of the new electric semitractor-trailer unveiled on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. The move fits with Tesla CEO Elon Musk's stated goal for the company of accelerating the shift to sustainable transportation. (Tesla via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 2:45 pm
DETROIT (AP) — After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon...
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