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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, people walk past a branch of Chase bank, in New York. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reports earnings Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 13, 2018 - 4:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three of America's biggest banks reported higher profits Friday, with a huge assist from the tax law passed late last year. JPMorgan reported a record quarterly profit, while Citigroup and Wells Fargo topped analyst expectations. Banks are expected to be major beneficiaries of the...
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April 13, 2018 - 12:44 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin taxpayers footed a previously unknown $60,000 bill for an attorney to argue for 10 minutes before the U.S. Supreme Court in the state's defense of a redistricting lawsuit. A summary of bills that The Associated Press obtained through an open records request shows the...
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April 13, 2018 - 12:40 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin taxpayers footed a previously unknown $60,000 bill for an attorney to argue for 10 minutes before the U.S. Supreme Court in the state's defense of a redistricting lawsuit. A summary of bills that The Associated Press obtained through an open records request shows the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, people walk past a branch of Chase bank, in New York. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reports earnings Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 13, 2018 - 7:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. says its first-quarter profit jumped 35 percent from a year ago, helped by higher interest rates and a lower tax bill due to the recently passed tax law. JPMorgan says it earned $8.71 billion in the first quarter, or $2.37 a share, up from $6.45 billion, or...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office at the White House before signing a new law aimed at curbing six trafficking Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 11, 2018 - 7:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four senators — two Republicans and two Democrats — are taking a step to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job as President Donald Trump has angrily mused about firing him. Legislation offered on Wednesday by Republicans Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Lindsey Graham of...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott speaks to the media in Montpelier, Vt. Scott is set to sign the first significant gun restrictions in the state's history during a Statehouse ceremony on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke, File)
April 11, 2018 - 2:52 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat — the first significant gun ownership restrictions in state history, signed into law by the Republican governor. It's a remarkable...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott speaks to the media in Montpelier, Vt. Scott is set to sign the first significant gun restrictions in the state's history during a Statehouse ceremony on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke, File)
April 11, 2018 - 2:49 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat — the first significant gun ownership restrictions in state history, signed into law by the Republican governor. It's a remarkable...
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Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney, walks to his hotel, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in New York. FBI agents on Monday raided Cohen's home, hotel room and office, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about an affair she said she had with Trump in 2006. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 11, 2018 - 2:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents who raided the office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, were looking for information about payments to a former Playboy Playmate and a porn actress who claim to have had affairs with Trump, two people familiar with the investigation said...
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April 11, 2018 - 11:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a new law aimed at curbing sex trafficking. During a White House signing ceremony Wednesday, the president said the survivors "are very brave." Among those at the ceremony were Trump's daughter, Ivanka, several members of Congress and families of...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 9, 2018, at the start of a meeting with military leaders. Federal agents raided the office of Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to a porn actress who says she had sex with Trump more than a decade ago. The move ignited the president's anger, with Trump calling it a "disgrace" that federal agents "broke into" the office of his personal attorney. He also called special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation "an attack on our country." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 11, 2018 - 9:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of four senators is moving to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job as President Donald Trump publicly muses about firing him. Republican Sens. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democratic Sens. Chris Coons of Delaware...
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