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GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:02pm

Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain's potential absence and a dreary report envisioning that the number of uninsured Americans would soar.

The Latest: Trump calls McCain to wish him well

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:02pm

The Latest on Sen. John McCain being diagnosed with a brain tumor (all times EDT):

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Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon'

Donna Cassata, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:02pm

Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues shaken by news of his diagnosis.

Visa tops Street 3Q forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:54pm

Visa Inc. has reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $2.06 billion.

The Latest: Health care bill set for vote faces uphill climb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:53pm

The Latest on the Republican effort to repeal the Obama health law (all times local):

Rural banker survey index drops dramatically in July

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:53pm

Drought conditions in some areas and weak grain prices are among factors weighing heavily on the rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Western states.

Norovirus confirmed in diner who reported eating at Chipotle

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:50pm

A person who reported eating at a Chipotle in northern Virginia has tested positive for norovirus. But health officials say that's not yet enough to determine the cause of the roughly 60 reported illnesses it has identified.

US stocks waver as earnings and central banks dominate

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:41pm

U.S. stock indexes essentially hit the snooze bar Thursday as investors were relieved the European Central Bank didn't announce any changes to its stimulus policies.

Layoffs begin at Carrier plant that drew Trump's criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:32pm

More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers were being laid off Thursday from the company's Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year from then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

UN ambassador testifies he didn't know what 'bribe' meant

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:21pm

A suspended United Nations diplomat's testimony has provided a glimpse at the seedier side of international diplomacy as a Chinese billionaire stands trial on charges that he shared hundreds of thousands of dollars with ambassadors he thought could help him realize his dream to build a permanent center in China to serve less-advantaged countries.

McDonald's adds Big Mac onesie, sweats to items it delivers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:21pm

With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast-food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie.

AP-NORC Poll: Shift to political left seen on health care

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:21pm

Americans were never too thrilled with "Obamacare" and they definitely disapprove of Republican alternatives in Congress, so what does the public want to do on health care?

VW's settlement in emissions scandal reaches $1.3 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:11pm

California says Volkswagen will pay the state another $154 million in penalties and costs over the automaker's emissions scandal.

Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions

Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:11pm

Exxon Mobil Corp. must pay a $2 million fine for showing "reckless disregard" for U.S. sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant's CEO, the Treasury Department said Thursday. Exxon sued the U.S. government to stop the fine.

Markets Right Now: US struggle to a mixed finish

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:11pm

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

Prominent digital drug marketplaces knocked out in 1-2 punch

Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:02pm

Two of the world's most notorious "darknet" marketplaces have been knocked out in a one-two punch that officials say yielded a trove of new intelligence about criminal merchants that operate out of the hidden corners of the internet.

State trade group can weigh in on Dakota Access pipeline

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 1:41pm

A judge deciding whether to temporarily shut down the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline said Thursday that he will allow North Dakota's main energy trade group to weigh in.

NC governor on Trump drilling plan: 'Not off our coast'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 1:32pm

Under pressure from President Donald Trump, North Carolina's governor announced his opposition on Thursday to drilling for natural gas and oil off the Atlantic coast, saying it poses too much of a threat to the state's beaches and tourism economy.

Greece waits for 'right moment' for bond market return

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 1:11pm

Greece says it is still waiting for the "right moment" to re-enter the bond market, playing down expectations of an issue by the end of the week.

Republicans target arbitration rule for consumers

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 1:03pm

Republicans are targeting a rule that would let consumers band together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use an arbitrator to resolve a dispute.