Government policy

FILE - This May 21, 2018 image shows the main page of the healthcare.gov website in Washington. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, two independent experts said that the Trump administration appears to be taking aim at provisions of the Affordable Care Act that protect people in employer plans, not just those consumers who buy a policy directly from an insurer. The new position was outlined a week earlier in a legal brief the Justice Department filed in a Texas case challenging the health law. (HealthCare.gov via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legal and insurance experts say the Trump administration's latest move against "Obamacare" could jeopardize legal protections on pre-existing medical conditions for millions of people with employer coverage. Workers in small businesses would be most at risk. At issue is Attorney...
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June 13, 2018 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump's decision to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE to resume buying component parts from the U.S. — a move the Republican-led Senate is working to reverse. In a statement, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley pointed to "...
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FILE- In this April 24, 2018, file photo, replicas of Arturo Di Modica's "Charging Bull" are for sale on a street vendor's table outside the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 13. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
June 13, 2018 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slipped Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates and said it expects to increase rates two more times by the end of the year. Investors bet that several huge deals are more likely to happen after a federal court cleared AT&T's $85 billion purchase of...
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German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, front, sits on the opposite of German German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center back ground, prior to the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
June 13, 2018 - 4:40 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to be heading for a showdown with her conservative allies over a proposal to close the country's borders to some refugees, with the two sides reportedly meeting for crisis talks in Berlin late Wednesday. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has...
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FILE- In this April 24, 2018, file photo, replicas of Arturo Di Modica's "Charging Bull" are for sale on a street vendor's table outside the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 13. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
June 13, 2018 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mixed Wednesday after a federal court ruled that AT&T's $85 billion purchase of Time Warner can proceed. That could pave the way for hundreds of billions' worth of deals in the media and phone industries as well as health care, as investors felt numerous mergers...
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FILE- In this April 24, 2018, file photo, replicas of Arturo Di Modica's "Charging Bull" are for sale on a street vendor's table outside the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 13. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
June 13, 2018 - 10:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mixed Wednesday morning after a federal court ruled in favor of AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner. That could pave the way for other megadeals in the media and phone industries, and investors bet that big deals in the health care field also have a better chance...
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German Justice Minister Heiko Maas delivers a speech about Europe in Berlin on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. ( Gregor Fischer/dpa via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 9:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's new foreign minister says that Europe's response to U.S. President Donald Trump's "America First" strategy should be "Europe United." In his first major policy speech since taking office, Heiko Maas said the European Union should strive for a "balanced partnership" with the...
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FILE- In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. Investors are eagerly awaiting the updated economic forecasts the Fed will issue when its meeting ends Wednesday, June 13. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 13, 2018 - 6:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve policy meeting (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Stocks are edging up ahead of an interest rate meeting by the Federal Reserve. Futures for the Dow are up 0.1 percent and those for the S&P 500 are 0.2 percent higher. European indexes are up, with...
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A Chinese woman pulls a trolley bag past a Chinese magazine cover showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a newsstand in Beijing, China, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The outcome of the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was good news for one absent but key player: China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 13, 2018 - 5:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — The outcome of the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was good news for one absent but key player: China. China won big at the summit after Trump made surprising pledges to suspend war games with South Korea and eventually pull U.S...
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In this photo released by the Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore, U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to depart on Air Force One following a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 5:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's triumphant assertions about the success of the unprecedented Singapore summit are being met with skepticism and outright derision from critics seizing on the contradiction between his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and his willingness to accept...
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