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FILE - In this April 23, 2007 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt speaks during a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington. Don’t make things worse. That’s the advice of former U.S. health secretaries of both parties to President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress, now that “Obamacare” seems here for the foreseeable future. The 2018 sign-up season for subsidized private health plans starts Nov. 1, with about 10 million people currently being served through HealthCare.gov and its state counterparts. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
August 21, 2017 - 3:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't make things worse. That's the advice of former U.S. health secretaries of both parties to President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress, now that "Obamacare" seems here for the foreseeable future. The 2018 sign-up season for subsidized private health plans starts Nov. 1,...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2007 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt speaks during a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington. Don’t make things worse. That’s the advice of former U.S. health secretaries of both parties to President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress, now that “Obamacare” seems here for the foreseeable future. The 2018 sign-up season for subsidized private health plans starts Nov. 1, with about 10 million people currently being served through HealthCare.gov and its state counterparts. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
August 21, 2017 - 3:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three former U.S. health secretaries of both parties say President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress should make stabilizing health insurance marketplaces their immediate goal. Former Health and Human Services secretaries Kathleen Sebelius, Mike Leavitt and Tommy Thompson tell...
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August 21, 2017 - 1:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — The founder of a Chinese luxury online retailer has been extradited from Indonesia to face charges his company smuggled goods into China by having travelers pretend they were personal belongings, news reports said Monday. Ji Wenhong of Xiu.com joins a growing number of Chinese...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors monitored joint military drills between U.S. and South Korean forces and awaited a key meeting of central bankers later this week. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
August 21, 2017 - 12:21 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Monday as investors monitored joint military drills between U.S. and South Korean forces and awaited a key meeting of central bankers later this week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4 percent to 19,384.64 and South Korea's Kospi...
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August 20, 2017 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are pledging to work quickly to update the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 23-year-old pact that President Donald Trump has called the worst trade deal in history. Wrapping up the first round of NAFTA renegotiation talks Sunday, the...
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August 20, 2017 - 9:17 am
NORTON, Vt. (AP) — It can be slow at the U.S.-Canadian border crossing between Norton, Vermont, and Stanhope, Quebec, where agents have watched moose amble through while waiting for people and cargo. But the port is still open 24/7 and needs to be staffed around the clock. However, the U.S...
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August 20, 2017 - 9:13 am
NORTON, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is offering hiring bonuses and job security to people willing to work at some of the nation's most remote border crossings with Canada and Mexico. As part of a nationwide effort to increase staff at these crossings, Customs and Border Protection...
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FILE -- In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo protesters hold signs as they listen to speakers at a rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. California lawmakers return Monday, Aug. 21 , from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state's housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people living illegally in the U.S.. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu,file)
August 19, 2017 - 11:57 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers return Monday from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state's housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people living illegally in the U.S. Here's a look at some of the high-profile...
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August 18, 2017 - 5:17 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Fitch Ratings has upgraded Greece's credit rating from CCC to B-, a one-notch improvement that still leaves the bonds issued by the crisis-battered country well below investment grade. The ratings agency says the outlook of the Greek economy is positive and it expects talks...
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In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017, photo, the Foot Locker logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Shares of sporting goods stores plummeted Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, after Foot Locker and smaller rival Hibbett Sports reported a drop in sales. Both companies also offered gloomy outlooks for the rest of the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 18, 2017 - 5:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sporting goods retailers can't shake their losing streak. Shares of stores that mostly sell sneakers and sporting gear plummeted Friday after Foot Locker and smaller rival Hibbett Sports reported a drop in sales in the latest quarter. Both also offered gloomy outlooks for the rest...
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