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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Iffy Numbers on Regulation

Bitcoin Futures Soar Amid Frenzy Over Virtual Currency

By Joan Lowy and Christopher S. Rugaber |
President Donald Trump and his administration are ignoring one side of the ledger when they claim big savings from the federal regulations they've been able to roll back over ...

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Sign-Ups show Health Law's Staying Power in Trump Era

Sign-Ups show Health Law's Staying Power in Trump Era

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 18
A deadline burst of sign-ups after a tumultuous year for the Obama health law has revealed continued demand for the program's subsidized individual health plans. But the Affordable Care Act's troubles aren't over.

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look At What Didn't Happen Last Week

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look At What Didn't Happen Last Week

Dec 18
None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts.

Report: Rich Will Get Still Richer Unless Policies Change

Report: Rich Will Get Still Richer Unless Policies Change

By Elaine Kurtenbach | Dec 18
Global inequality has stabilized at high levels in recent years, a report said Friday, despite gains among the poor in China and much milder disparities in incomes and wealth in Western Europe.

EU Sees New, 'Dramatically Difficult' Phase in Brexit Talks

EU Sees New, 'Dramatically Difficult' Phase in Brexit Talks

By Raf Casert and Lorne Cook | Dec 18
The European Union cleared the way Friday for Brexit talks with Britain to move onto the second stage but it warned that the discussions on trade and other matters relating to their future relationship will be "dramatically difficult."

Twitter Rolls Out Stricter Rules on Abusive Content

Twitter Rolls Out Stricter Rules on Abusive Content

By Alexandra Olson | Dec 18
Twitter has begun enforcing stricter policies on violent and abusive content like hateful images or symbols, including those attached to user profiles.

DVF's Chief Creative Officer Steps Down

DVF's Chief Creative Officer Steps Down

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Dec 18
The fashion house founded by Diane von Furstenberg says its chief creative officer is stepping down.

Decade Since Recession: Thriving Cities Leave Others Behind

Decade Since Recession: Thriving Cities Leave Others Behind

By Christopher Rugaber | Dec 17
The rebound has been uneven. It's failed to narrow the country's deep regional economic disparities and in fact has worsened them, according to data analyzed exclusively for The Associated Press.

Will U.S. Companies Put Overseas Cash to Work? Don't Bet on It

Will U.S. Companies Put Overseas Cash to Work? Don't Bet on It

By Paul Wseman and Michael Liedtke | Dec 17
Republicans say they're confident companies will spend their tax reform windfall on new plants, equipment, jobs and higher pay - but the companies seem likely to direct their money mainly to shareholders.

Brexit Steals Some of Britain's Christmas Cheer

Brexit Steals Some of Britain's Christmas Cheer

By Angela Charlton and Danica Kirka | Dec 17
Britain's economy has already slowed markedly this year amid the Brexit uncertainty. At the start of the year, it was the fastest-growing economy in the Group of Seven industrialized democracies. Now it is the slowest.

GOP Leaders Move to Appease Rubio, Finalize Big Tax Bill

GOP Leaders Move to Appease Rubio, Finalize Big Tax Bill

By Stephen Ohlemacher and Marcy Gordon | Dec 17
Congressional Republicans finalized their sweeping tax package Friday, expanding its child tax credit to placate a reluctant GOP senator as they pushed to muscle the bill through Congress.

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