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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Iffy Numbers on Regulation

Bitcoin Futures Soar Amid Frenzy Over Virtual Currency

By Joan Lowy and Christopher S. Rugaber |
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 ...

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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.

Brexit Steals Some of Britain's Christmas Cheer

Brexit Steals Some of Britain's Christmas Cheer

By Angela Charlton and Danica Kirka | Dec 17
Britain's economy has already slowed markedly this year amid the Brexit uncertainty. At the start of the year, it was the fastest-growing economy in the Group of Seven industrialized democracies. Now it is the slowest.

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.

Sports Unions Unveil Universal Declaration of Player Rights

Sports Unions Unveil Universal Declaration of Player Rights

By Stephen Whyno | Dec 16
Among the 17 articles laid out in the declaration are rights to unionize and collectively bargain, express opinions freely and receive equal pay for equal work.

Business Survivors: AP Revisits Owners from Recession Years

Business Survivors: AP Revisits Owners from Recession Years

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Dec 16
Ten years after the official start of the downturn, some entrepreneurs profiled by The Associated Press as the recession began say now that they are grateful but not gleeful; they have many painful memories and lessons learned.

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.

Republican Tax Bill Drops Controversial Loan Provisions

By Maria Danilova | Dec 16
Republican lawmakers have dropped from the tax bill provisions that were criticized by students and educators as making college less affordable.

California Issues 1st Licenses for Legal Pot Market

California Issues 1st Licenses for Legal Pot Market

By Michael R. Blood and Julie Watson | Dec 16
California's legal marijuana market is finally, fitfully, taking shape. The state on Thursday issued the first batch of business licenses to sell and transport recreational-use pot, just 18 days before legal sales will begin on Jan. 1.

EU Agrees to Catch More Fish Sustainably in 2018

EU Agrees to Catch More Fish Sustainably in 2018

Dec 15
European Union nations have agreed to set quota levels that ensure more sustainable fishing in the northeastern Atlantic and the North Sea, but environmentalists insist the bloc is behind in its schedule to end overfishing by 2020.

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