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News outlets challenge Maryland online ad law
August 17th, 2018  6:30 PM

News outlets are challenging a new Maryland law meant to fight foreign meddling in online political advertising because they say it creates unfair burdens on media sites that publish such ads

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Where White House touts a boom, most economists see a blip
August 16th, 2018  9:23 PM

While Trump officials see a long-standing boom, economists foresee slower growth ahead

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FCC chair: White House called about Sinclair-Tribune deal
August 16th, 2018  7:40 PM

FCC chairman tells Senate that WH called about scuttled Sinclair-Tribune deal

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The Latest: US Senate affirms the press is 'not the enemy'
August 16th, 2018  2:08 PM

America's newsrooms are pushing back at President Donald Trump's demonizing of the news media as the "enemy of the people"

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Tighter regulations could take bite out of Airbnb profits
August 15th, 2018  6:45 PM

Airbnb faces tightening regulations in New York City that could negatively affect its profits, so the short-term rental company has responded with a counter-measure designed to appease hostile politicians: a $10 million contribution to charities

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Judge cites casting couch's history, OKs Weinstein suit
August 14th, 2018  5:42 PM

A New York judge, citing the long history of the casting couch in Hollywood, says a civil lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein can proceed to trial

Judge cites casting couch's history, OKs Weinstein suit
NYC mayor signs bill capping new ride-hail licenses
August 14th, 2018  4:43 PM

New York City, the largest American market for Uber, has become the first U.S. city to regulate the growth of app-based rides

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The Latest: Mayor signs bill capping new ride-hail licenses
August 14th, 2018  4:42 PM

New York City, the largest American market for Uber, is becoming the first U.S. city to regulate the growth of app-based rides

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China blasts US military bill as interference in its affairs
August 14th, 2018  7:19 AM

China blasts US military spending bill that calls for plan to help self-ruled Taiwan improve its defenses as interference in country's affairs

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Beijing appeals to US for fairness under investment law
August 14th, 2018  2:27 AM

Beijing appeals to US not to block business under new investment security law

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Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary
August 13th, 2018  5:31 PM

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson both came out against boycotting Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson, the day after President Donald Trump said it would be "great" if there was a boycott

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White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'
August 13th, 2018  2:50 PM

Toxins used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states

White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'
IRS proposes rules to govern new small business deduction
August 13th, 2018  11:03 AM

Small business owners got more information last week about a break many will get under the new tax law

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Calls for action on toxics White House called "PR nightmare"
August 13th, 2018  10:50 AM

Toxins used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's economic fiction: 'record' GDP, jobs
August 13th, 2018  12:13 AM

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's week marked by assertions of record-breaking economic growth that doesn't exist

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Newest US sanctions against Russia hit an economic nerve
August 13th, 2018  12:07 AM

Hitting an economic nerve: Newest US sanctions get a rise out of Russia, a drop in the ruble

Newest US sanctions against Russia hit an economic nerve
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's economic mirage; Sanders on Medicare
August 11th, 2018  8:11 AM

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's overblown and false claims about tariffs, the economy, wildfires and vets; misleading rhetoric from Sen. Bernie Sanders on 'Medicare for all'

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Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim
August 10th, 2018  6:57 PM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is demanding that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson provide proof to back up his statement that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems

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Business Highlights
August 10th, 2018  5:31 PM

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McConnell praises Trump's tough trade stance toward China
August 10th, 2018  4:01 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has praised President Donald Trump's tough trade actions against China and says any efforts by Congress to block the president's use of tariffs would likely "not be achievable."

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