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December 12, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — House passes bill to reauthorize farm programs and food aid, sending it to President Trump for his signature.

December 12, 2018

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a brush with political mortality Wednesday, winning a no-confidence vote by Conservative lawmakers that would have ended her leadership of party and country.

May won the vote of 317 Conservative legislators with a 200-117 tally that…

APTOPIX Britain EU Brexit

December 12, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Schweig thought he had a satisfied customer when a woman who bought outdoor furniture in March 2017 posted a five-star review online. Less than a year later, it was down to one star after a squirrel chewed a hole in one of the cushions.

Many business owners have faced the same…

Small Talk Negative Online Reviews

December 12, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks couldn’t hang on to a big gain Wednesday, but they still finished broadly higher as technology and health care companies rose. That helped reverse some of the market’s big losses from the week before.

Stocks initially rallied after the Wall Street Journal reported that…

Financial Markets Wall Street

December 12, 2018

The explosion in online shopping has led to porch pirates and stoop surfers swiping holiday packages from unsuspecting residents. The cops in one New Jersey city are trying to catch the thieves with some trickery of their own.

Police in Jersey City, across the Hudson River from New York, are…

Porch Thefts Sting

December 12, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — At an Oval Office gathering earlier this year, President Donald Trump began touting his administration’s new “Opportunity Zone” program that offers massive tax breaks to developers who invest in downtrodden American communities. He then turned to one of the plan’s strongest…

Kushners Opportunity Zones

December 12, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in November, the best performance since prices actually fell eight months ago. The docile inflation reading reflected a big drop in the cost of gasoline and other energy products.

The Labor Department said Wednesday that the unchanged inflation…

Consumer Prices

December 12, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer prices flat in November, lowest reading in 8 months, reflecting big drop in energy.

December 12, 2018

Buying a used car instead of a new one has long been a surefire way to save money. Someone else takes the initial depreciation hit — between 25 to 30 percent on average for the first year — so you pay a lot less for the car and finance a smaller amount.

But some vehicles depreciate faster than…

December 12, 2018

BEIJING (AP) — China is playing hardball with the detention of a former Canadian diplomat days after Canada arrested a leading Chinese executive.

In many ways it looks like a classic Chinese response to perceived slights: Deny any wrongdoing, seize the moral high ground and exert maximum pressure…

China Huawei
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