Industry regulation

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon, left, leaves a House Intelligence Committee meeting where he was interviewed behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 17, 2018 - 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol Hill for questioning about possible connections with Russia. The...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 file photo, Capt. Robert Johnson is photographed outside of the guard house at the Lee Correctional Institution, in Bishopville, S.C., where he was in charge of preventing contraband from entering the facility before an attempt on his life that was planned with a smuggled cell phone. Federal prisons officials have tested a jamming technology that officials hope will help combat the threat posed by inmates with cellphones. Assistant Attorney General Beth Williams told The Associated Press that Bureau of Prisons officials tested the cell signal-blocking technology for several hours on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at a federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland. (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick, File)
January 17, 2018 - 3:46 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal prisons officials on Wednesday tested a jamming technology inside the walls of a federal prison, a rare move that authorities said they hope will help combat the danger posed by inmates with cellphones. The test was conducted over several hours Wednesday morning at a...
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Specialist Meric Greenbaum, left, and trader Fred DeMarco work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as the market makes up some of the ground it lost a day earlier. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 17, 2018 - 3:45 pm
U.S. stocks moved broadly higher in late-afternoon trading Wednesday as the market bounced back from modest losses a day earlier. The rally drove the Dow Jones industrial average back above 26,000 points and had the Standard & Poor's 500 index on course for a record high close. Technology and...
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January 17, 2018 - 2:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawmakers grilled executives Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter on Wednesday about what the companies are doing to prevent terrorists from using their platforms to spread propaganda and recruit new followers. The Senate's commerce, science and transportation committee hearing...
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People walking in front of the Cinema City complex in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Lebanon’s censorship authorities have effectively banned Steven Spielberg’s newspaper drama, “The Post,” because the American director is on a regional blacklist for supporting Israel. The directive by the country’s General Security agency still needs to be signed by Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk to enter into effect, but that is considered a formality. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
January 17, 2018 - 11:28 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities have reversed a decision to ban Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama "The Post" ahead of its opening in theaters across the country, a local cinema manager said Wednesday. Lebanese censorship authorities had recommended the ban because the director is blacklisted by...
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January 17, 2018 - 10:27 am
U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Wednesday, recouping some of the market's losses from a day earlier. Technology and health care companies accounted for much of the gains. Financials stocks declined the most after some big banks reported hefty quarterly losses. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, a screen at a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange is juxtaposed with the Goldman Sachs booth. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. reports earnings Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 17, 2018 - 8:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs posted a $1.93 billion in the fourth quarter, the investment bank said Wednesday, as the bank had to record more than $4 billion in charges related to the new tax law. It was the bank's first quarterly loss in more than six years. Goldman had a net loss of $5.51 a...
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FILE - This Monday, July 18, 2016, file photo shows the top of a Bank of America ATM booth, in Woburn, Mass. Bank of America Corp. reports earnings, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 17, 2018 - 7:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profits fell by nearly half from a year ago, as the bank had to book $2.9 billion in charges related to the new tax law. The consumer banking giant said it earned $2.37 billion, or 20 cents a share, down from $4.54 billion, or...
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FILE - This Monday, July 18, 2016, file photo shows the top of a Bank of America ATM booth, in Woburn, Mass. Bank of America Corp. reports earnings, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 17, 2018 - 7:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America says its fourth-quarter profits fell by nearly half from a year ago, as the bank had to book $2.9 billion in charges related to the new tax law. The consumer banking giant said it earned $2.37 billion, or 20 cents a share, down from $4.54 billion, or 39 cents a share...
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FILE- This Jan. 3, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. The government is financed through Friday, Jan. 19, and another temporary spending bill is needed to prevent a partial government shutdown after that. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 16, 2018 - 6:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remained distant Tuesday, as House Republicans leaders shifted to a painful backup plan: crafting a stopgap funding bill that would merely delay the threat of an election-year shutdown...
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