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Supreme Courtís conservatives appear likely to let Trump add citizenship question to 2020 Census. Supreme Courtís conservatives appear likely to let Trump add citizenship question to 2020 Census.
The Supreme Courtís ideological divide was on full display Tuesday, and it seemed from their questioning that the courtís conservatives were likely to defer to the Trump administration on adding a question concerning citizenship to the 2020 Census form sent to every American household. The courtís liberal justices were skeptical of the case offered by Solicitor General Noel Francisco, who repre...
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Jean-Claude Juncker: Trump gave 'word' not to impose car tariffs. Jean-Claude Juncker: Trump gave 'word' not to impose car tariffs.
US President Donald Trump gave his "word" to the EU Commission head that he would hold off on tariffs on EU cars, Juncker told German media. Representatives of US car makers warned a tariff hike would backfire. With fresh tensions boiling between US and the European Union on car imports, EU Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said he believed there would be no immediate tariffs imposed by US Pr...
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Trumpís Latest Immigration Offer Is Too Good for Democrats to Pass Up. Trumpís Latest Immigration Offer Is Too Good for Democrats to Pass Up.
There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical that President Donald Trump actually wants to increase legal immigration to ďthe largest numbers ever,Ē as he claimed this week. Yes, he backed up that (apparently ad-libbed) remark the day after his State of the Union address, but not even Trumpís own aides take his comments seriously. Is there any reason anyone else should? In this case, yes: Democr...
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NY moves toward sports betting - in limited venues. NY moves toward sports betting - in limited venues.
ALBANY ó New Yorkís gambling commission gave preliminary approval Monday to allowing sports betting ó but only in person and only at four upstate casinos. No downstate facility, including Suffolk Countyís video slots parlor, would be able to offer sports wagering. Nor would it be legal online. However, Native American-run casinos in New York are likely to be able to offer sports betting, too...
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Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts. Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages, accounts.
LONDON ó Facebook says it has removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations, in its latest effort to fight fake news. The social media company said Thursday it took action after finding two networks "that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior" on its Facebook and Instagram platforms. Facebook's head of cybersecu...
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U.S. employers added a stellar 312,000 jobs in December. U.S. employers added a stellar 312,000 jobs in December.
The Labor Department says the unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.9 percent, but that reflected a surge in job seekers - a positive for growth. WASHINGTON ó U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial shutdown of the federal government. ...
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Trump tweets he's alone at White House waiting for Dems deal. Trump tweets he's alone at White House waiting for Dems deal.
WASHINGTON ó President Donald Trump was meeting with his Homeland Security secretary and other officials on Monday to discuss border security issues as a partial government shutdown over his U.S.-Mexico border wall entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight. Though both sides have traded offers over the dollars, they remain far apart on the wall. The White House insists Trump will re...
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US stocks rise again; tech and high-dividend companies climb. US stocks rise again; tech and high-dividend companies climb.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are mixed in morning trading Thursday as technology and health care companies rise. Safer, high-dividend stocks in real estate and utilities are also climbing. Banks are falling, and smaller companies continue to lag their larger rivals. The European Central Bank said it will end its bond-buying economic stimulus program at the end of the year, but trimmed its foreca...
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CVS, Aetna say $69B deal to be finalized this week. CVS, Aetna say $69B deal to be finalized this week.
CVS Health and Aetna have received final state approval to compete its $69 billion merger and expect the deal to close this week, the companies said in a regulatory filing Monday. The companies said the deal could close ďon or aboutĒ Nov. 28, according to the regulatory filings. CVS expected the transaction to be wrapped up before Thanksgiving, but last week the drugstore chain announced it ...
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Cutting them off: Owners ponder limits on alcohol at parties. Cutting them off: Owners ponder limits on alcohol at parties.
NEW YORK (AP) - The alcohol will flow less freely, and sometimes not at all, at some small business parties this holiday season. Owners concerned about sexual misconduct and the safety of staffers and guests are eliminating or limiting the open bar, making their events alcohol-free or switching from a traditional cocktail party to activities including games and contests. Human resources consult...
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