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White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump speaks at the forum Taking Women-Owned Business to the Next Level, on the sidelines of the World Bank/IMF annual meetings in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
October 14, 2017 - 1:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on global financial meetings in Washington (all times local): 12:55 p.m. White House adviser Ivanka Trump is offering herself as a global mentor to women in the business world. President Donald Trump's daughter is speaking at a conference in Washington that's rolling...
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A cook of a private restaurant stands at the entrance, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Thousands of private Cuban businesses have invested heavily in private homes, cars and restaurants, hoping to cash in on an expected wave of American travelers to the island. Now that the U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning for the country, their investments are at risk. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
October 04, 2017 - 5:09 am
HAVANA (AP) — A U.S. State Department travel warning for Cuba following mysterious attacks that harmed nearly two dozen American diplomats has come like a bucket of cold water for the aspirations of thousands of private entrepreneurs on the island. Amid a sudden diplomatic thaw between the Cold War...
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This undated photo provided by Avonna Murfitt shows her son, Adrian Murfitt, of Anchorage, Alaska, who was one of the people killed when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (Courtesy of Avonna Murfit via AP)
October 03, 2017 - 1:52 am
They were school teachers and youth football coaches, real estate agents and local business owners. They were parents, siblings, husbands, wives, neighbors and friends. They traveled to Las Vegas to see their favorite stars, posting videos and photos to social media. At least 59 of them never made...
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This undated photo provided by Avonna Murfitt shows her son, Adrian Murfitt, of Anchorage, Alaska, who was one of the people killed when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (Courtesy of Avonna Murfit via AP)
October 03, 2017 - 1:52 am
They were school teachers and youth football coaches, real estate agents and local business owners. They were parents, siblings, husbands, wives, neighbors and friends. They traveled to Las Vegas to see their favorite stars, posting videos and photos to social media. At least 59 of them never made...
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Actress Sofia Vergara participates in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss her new subscription underwear line "EBY", at AOL Studios on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
September 28, 2017 - 8:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sofia Vergara is debuting a new lingerie line, but she says it's about more than sexy underwear — it's also about empowering women in business. The "Modern Family" star promoted her EBY line in New York. It's a subscription-based service that also sets aside a portion of the profits...
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In this Sept. 22, 2017, photo President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Huntsville, Ala. Trump says he wants to lure Democratic lawmakers to sign on to a Republican-crafted tax overhaul plan. But negotiators must grapple with the reality that any handouts to Democrats quickly could turn into turn-offs for the GOP. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 27, 2017 - 11:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Small business owners, large corporations and the super wealthy could fare well under President Donald Trump's tax plan. The middle-class could come out ahead, too, but the plan has too many holes to determine how individual taxpayers would be affected. The plan would reduce the...
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September 19, 2017 - 4:12 pm
Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide. The Kaiser Family Foundation said Tuesday that 50 percent of companies with three to...
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Graphic shows location of federal superfund sites around Houston, including flooded sites; updates with newly observed site; 3c x 4 inches; 146 mm x 101 mm;
September 05, 2017 - 10:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Harvey (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The nation's largest oil refinery is starting to reboot after shutting down ahead of Harvey's onslaught. Motiva Enterprises says its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery should be running at 40 percent of capacity by Monday,...
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Volunteer Brock Warnick removes drywall and insulation from the home of Julia Lluvia which was damaged by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
September 04, 2017 - 1:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress needs to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with a contentious increase in the nation's borrowing limit, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says, arguing it is needed to ensure storm victims in Texas get the help they need. "The president and I...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during a news briefing at the White House in Washington. Mnuchin is calling on Congress to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Hurricane Harvey with a contentious increase in the nation's debt limit. He says it’s time to "put politics aside" so storm victims can get the help they need.” Trump plans to meet with congressional leaders from both parties this week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
September 04, 2017 - 8:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress needs to combine a $7.9 billion disaster relief package for Harvey with a contentious increase in the nation's borrowing limit, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says, arguing it is needed to ensure storm victims in Texas get the help they need. "The president and I...
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