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Sign-Ups show Health Law's Staying Power in Trump Era

Sign-Ups show Health Law's Staying Power in Trump Era

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 18
A deadline burst of sign-ups after a tumultuous year for the Obama health law has revealed continued demand for the program's subsidized individual health plans. But the Affordable Care Act's troubles aren't over.

Report: Rich Will Get Still Richer Unless Policies Change

Report: Rich Will Get Still Richer Unless Policies Change

By Elaine Kurtenbach | Dec 18
Global inequality has stabilized at high levels in recent years, a report said Friday, despite gains among the poor in China and much milder disparities in incomes and wealth in Western Europe.

Decade Since Recession: Thriving Cities Leave Others Behind

Decade Since Recession: Thriving Cities Leave Others Behind

By Christopher Rugaber | Dec 17
The rebound has been uneven. It's failed to narrow the country's deep regional economic disparities and in fact has worsened them, according to data analyzed exclusively for The Associated Press.

Will U.S. Companies Put Overseas Cash to Work? Don't Bet on It

Will U.S. Companies Put Overseas Cash to Work? Don't Bet on It

By Paul Wseman and Michael Liedtke | Dec 17
Republicans say they're confident companies will spend their tax reform windfall on new plants, equipment, jobs and higher pay - but the companies seem likely to direct their money mainly to shareholders.

GOP Leaders Move to Appease Rubio, Finalize Big Tax Bill

GOP Leaders Move to Appease Rubio, Finalize Big Tax Bill

By Stephen Ohlemacher and Marcy Gordon | Dec 17
Congressional Republicans finalized their sweeping tax package Friday, expanding its child tax credit to placate a reluctant GOP senator as they pushed to muscle the bill through Congress.

U.S. Prosecutors Move to Cash in on $8.5M in Seized Bitcoin

U.S. Prosecutors Move to Cash in on $8.5M in Seized Bitcoin

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Dec 16
U.S. attorneys in Utah prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to about $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader's arrest a year ago.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Iffy Numbers on Regulation

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Iffy Numbers on Regulation

By Joan Lowy and Christopher S. Rugaber | Dec 15
President Donald Trump and his administration are ignoring one side of the ledger when they claim big savings from the federal regulations they've been able to roll back over most of this year.

Liz Weston: Refusing to Pay Could Hurt You More Than Them

Liz Weston: Refusing to Pay Could Hurt You More Than Them

By Liz Weston | Dec 15
Taking a righteous stand against paying an unfair bill can boomerang on you - hard. Here are some situations where you might be tempted to refuse to pay, and what you might want to consider doing instead.

Mentally Ill, Drug-Addicted Homeless Pose Challenge for City

Mentally Ill, Drug-Addicted Homeless Pose Challenge for City

By Phuong Le | Dec 14
This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.

Q&A: Can A Museum Sell Its Art to Stay in Business?

Q&A: Can A Museum Sell Its Art to Stay in Business?

By Mark Pratt | Dec 13
The intensifying legal tussle over whether a struggling Massachusetts museum should be allowed to auction 40 works of art has raised questions about when - if ever - it's appropriate to unload the collection.

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