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Negotiations Hit Snag As Shutdown Deadline Approaches

Negotiations Hit Snag As Shutdown Deadline Approaches

By Jonathan Lemire and Alan Fram | Feb 11
With a Friday deadline approaching, the two sides remained separated over how much to spend on President Donald Trump's promised border wall. But rising to the fore on Sunday was a related dispute over curbing Immigration.

Brexit's Toll: UK Economy at Weakest Since Financial Crisis

Brexit's Toll: UK Economy at Weakest Since Financial Crisis

By Pan Pylas | Feb 11
Mounting uncertainty over Brexit is weighing heavily on the British economy, which slowed last year to its weakest growth rate since the aftermath of the global financial crisis, official figures showed Monday.

AP Fact Check: Trump Swipes Progress from Obama Era

AP Fact Check: Trump Swipes Progress from Obama Era

By Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen, and Christopher Rugaber | Feb 11
In President Donald Trump's estimation, the good times began to roll for the country on the night he was elected. So he doesn't hesitate to swipe job growth from the twilight of the Obama administration and claim it as his own.

Smaller Stocks are Winning Again, But for How Long?

Smaller Stocks are Winning Again, But for How Long?

By Stan Choe | Feb 10
The stock market's biggest gains are once again coming from its smallest companies, but the trend may not last much longer.

Kansas Democrats Attack GOP Tax Plan as Corporate Giveaway

Kansas Democrats Attack GOP Tax Plan as Corporate Giveaway

By John Hanna | Feb 10
Kansas Democrats are attacking a Republican tax relief bill approved Thursday by the state Senate as a give-away to large corporations and managed to peel away a couple of GOP votes Thursday by highlighting how it benefits big businesses.

Change Your Screen Habits from Time-Wasting to Money-Saving

Change Your Screen Habits from Time-Wasting to Money-Saving

By Courtney Jespersen | Feb 10
If you find yourself wasting too much of your day on your phone or tablet, here are some ideas for how to use your time and devices for something more productive — like saving money.

Descendants from Last U.S. Slave Ship Gathering in Alabama

Descendants from Last U.S. Slave Ship Gathering in Alabama

By Jay Reeves | Feb 9
Established by the last boatload of Africans abducted into slavery and shipped to the United States just before the Civil War, the coastal Alabama community now shows scarcely a trace of its founders.

Oil Workers Flee Venezuela's Crisis for A Better Life

Oil Workers Flee Venezuela's Crisis for A Better Life

By Scott Smith | Feb 9
Many have made new lives in their adopted countries with no plans to return to a gutted Venezuela. And with each new departure, fewer remain behind with the know-how to pump the world's most abundant oil reserves.

U.S. Consumer Borrowing Tops $4 Trillion for First Time

U.S. Consumer Borrowing Tops $4 Trillion for First Time

By Martin Crutsinger | Feb 9
Consumer borrowing rose at a slower pace in December, but that still pushed total borrowing to a new record above $4 trillion for the first time.

Some Workers Still Unpaid After Shutdown, Dread What's Next

Some Workers Still Unpaid After Shutdown, Dread What's Next

By Michelle R. Smith | Feb 8
Nearly two weeks after the end of the longest government shutdown in U.S history, many federal workers still have not received their back pay or have only gotten a fraction of what they are owed - while prospect of another shutdown looms next week.

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