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Lawmakers admonish ethics official over tweets about Trump

January 23, 2017 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Walter M. Shaub Jr., director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, arrives for a scheduled meeting with the leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties on Monday admonished a federal ethics official...

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US fights Microsoft’s bid to tell users when feds take data

January 23, 2017 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

This April 12, 2016 file photo shows the Microsoft logo in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, France. The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by Microsoft that seeks to quash a law allowing the government to demand...

Analysis: Trump’s trade plans to test his deal-making skills

January 23, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

President Donald Trump hosts a reception for House and Senate leaders in the the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he was protecting jobs as he...

Chinese express doubts about US relations under Trump

January 21, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

BEIJING (AP) — People in Beijing expressed doubts Saturday about President Donald Trump’s ability to steer the U.S. economy and manage China-American relations, underscoring concerns over trade, Taiwan and other issues. While Trump didn’t...

How Trump’s executive order impacts future of ‘Obamacare’

January 21, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s first executive order targets the sweeping “Obamacare” law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the measure. But Trump still needs Congress to do away with the law for good....

Hawaii bill compels mediation for Zuckerberg-type land deals

January 20, 2017 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

This Jan. 15, 2017 photo shows public Pilaa Beach, center, below hillside and ridgetop land owned by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, near Kilauea on the north shore of Kauai in Hawaii. Zuckerberg Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, went to court to gain ownership of...

Trump gets Obama’s house, title, even his Twitter handle

January 20, 2017 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

The new @POTUS Twitter account for President Donald Trump is shown in this frame grab, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. The technological transition came just as Trump took the oath Friday, giving him a clean digital slate. The White House’s official Twitter and...

Report: ‘Net neutrality’ foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head

January 20, 2017 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

In this Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 file photo, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai presents his dissent during a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hearing at the FCC in Washington. President Donald Trump has reportedly picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era “net...

American Express misses forecasts, hurt by Costco loss

January 19, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

In this Monday, July 18, 2016, file photo, American Express credit cards are seen, in North Andover, Mass. On Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, American Express reports financial results. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) NEW YORK (AP) — American Express’...

Energy pick vows to boost agency he had pledged to eliminate

January 19, 2017 • BusinessComments (0)

Energy Secretary-designate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) —...