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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, center right, and Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari, right, walk in a procession for a midnight session of parliament to launch the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in New Delhi, India, Friday, June 30, 2017. The single, nationwide tax starting Saturday replaces a complicated mix of state and federal taxes and will change the cost of nearly everything people buy. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
June 30, 2017 - 9:36 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Parliament held a special midnight session Friday to introduce a new single nationwide tax, replacing a complicated mix of state and federal taxes that will change the cost of nearly everything people buy. India's president and the prime minister pressed a button heralding...
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Indian commuters drive past a huge cutout of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi next to Goods and Services Tax (GST) banners in New Delhi, India, Friday, June 30, 2017. From July 1 Indian government is introducing a new tax regime called GST, a single, nationwide tax replacing a complicated mix of state and federal taxes and will change the cost of nearly everything people buy. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
June 30, 2017 - 9:32 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Parliament held a special midnight session Friday to introduce a new single nationwide tax, replacing a complicated mix of state and federal taxes that will change the cost of nearly everything people buy. India's president and the prime minister pressed a button heralding...
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June 30, 2017 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story June 27, The Associated Press, relying on schedules provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, reported erroneously that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met with Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris for about a half-hour at a Houston hotel. A spokeswoman for the EPA...
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June 30, 2017 - 7:43 pm
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Crayola has the blues — five, to be exact. The iconic crayon maker left it to fans to come up with a name for a new blue crayon replacing the recently retired color dandelion. After receiving nearly 90,000 submissions, Crayola narrowed it down to five names for the crayon based...
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Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, thanks House members following a vote to adopt a spending bill amendment Friday, June 30, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. Madigan said more work needs to be done, including final negotiations on a tax increase package that is needed to ensure the budget will be in balance. (Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP)
June 30, 2017 - 5:12 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A $36.5 billion plan to rebuild Illinois' crumbling finances passed a critical test on Friday, but a powerful legislative leader said no deal would be reached before a midnight deadline — meaning Illinois will enter its third consecutive fiscal year without a budget. And it...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, as health care companies including Biogen and Celgene rise, but airlines continue to take steep losses as investors worry about rising costs and the possibility of falling fares. The dollar is weakening further as the U.S. currency remains at three-year lows. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 30, 2017 - 5:10 pm
Wall Street closed out the final day of the second quarter with slight gains after a broad rally faded in the last few minutes of trading Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out tiny gains, while the Nasdaq composite closed essentially flat...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the Department of Energy in Washington, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 30, 2017 - 3:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — And then there was one. The five-member commission that oversees natural gas pipelines and other energy projects is down to a single commissioner as one of the panel's two remaining members steps down. The departure Friday of Democrat Colette Honorable from the Federal Energy...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, as health care companies including Biogen and Celgene rise, but airlines continue to take steep losses as investors worry about rising costs and the possibility of falling fares. The dollar is weakening further as the U.S. currency remains at three-year lows. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 30, 2017 - 3:10 pm
U.S. stock indexes edged higher in afternoon trading Friday, recovering some of their losses from a day earlier. Industrial stocks and consumer-focused companies led the gainers. Energy companies also rose as crude oil prices headed higher. Real estate and banks lagged. Investors were sizing up the...
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June 30, 2017 - 2:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — And then there was one. The five-member commission that oversees natural gas pipelines and other energy projects is down to a single commissioner as one of the panel's two remaining members steps down on Friday. The departure of Democrat Colette Honorable from the Federal Energy...
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In this Wednesday, June 28, 2017, photo, Oscar Mayer classic uncured wieners are for sale at a grocery store in New York. Oscar Mayer is touting its new hot dog recipe that uses nitrite derived from celery juice instead of artificial sodium nitrite, which is used to preserve the pinkish colors of processed meats and prevents botulism. Kraft Heinz, which owns Oscar Mayer, says sodium nitrite is among the artificial ingredients it has removed from the product to reflect changing consumer preferences. The change comes amid a broader trend of big food makers purging ingredients that people may feel are not natural. (AP Photo/Candice Choi)
June 30, 2017 - 2:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without "added nitrites." Are they any healthier? Oscar Mayer is touting its new hot dog recipe that uses nitrite derived from celery juice instead of artificial sodium nitrite, which is used to preserve the...
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