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Grain lower, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:40am

Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Existing US home fell in December as supplies at 17-year low

Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:22am

Americans retreated from purchasing homes in December, as the number of properties listed for sale sank to its lowest level since 1999.

NYC to spend $1B to upgrade leaky public housing roofs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:20am

Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a $1 billion commitment to fix leaky roofs in New York City's public housing complexes.

Trump courts business, labor in delicate balancing act

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:20am

President Donald Trump's opening work day offered a look at his tricky balancing act between American businesses and the working-class voters who propelled his march to the White House.

Trump to sign orders advancing Keystone, Dakota pipelines

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:20am

President Donald Trump will sign orders Tuesday to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, a pair of projects that were blocked by the Obama administration due in part to environmental concerns.

New study: Trump to inherits $559B deficit, stable economy

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:20am

Congressional analysts Tuesday projected that President Donald Trump has inherited a stable economy and a government that is on track to run a $559 billion budget deficit for the ongoing budget year.

How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:10am

The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money.

The Latest: Trump to take executive action on oil pipelines

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:04am

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Congressional Budget Office projects President Donald Trump to inherit stable economy, $559B budget deficit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:01am

Congressional Budget Office projects President Donald Trump to inherit stable economy, $559B budget deficit.

Pittsburgh's tallest building, US Steel Tower, for sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:01am

Pittsburgh's tallest building is for sale, and the U.S. Steel Tower could go for a sky-high price.

Americans retreated from buying homes in December, as number of properties for sale sank to lowest level since 1999

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:01am

Americans retreated from buying homes in December, as number of properties for sale sank to lowest level since 1999.

Ikea recalls beach chair globally after injury reports

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:51am

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is recalling a beach chair globally after receiving reports that it can collapse and cause injury, such as by pinching fingers.

Saudi Arabia warns destructive computer virus has returned

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:41am

Saudi Arabia is warning that a computer virus that destroyed systems of its state-run oil company in 2012 has returned to the kingdom, with at least one major petrochemical company apparently affected by its spread.

Senate Democrats to propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:41am

Senate Democrats on Tuesday will propose spending $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years in an attempt to engage President Donald Trump on an issue where they hope to find common ground.

Woman who maimed hand in meat slicer fall wins $1.6M verdict

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:30am

A jury has awarded more than $1.6 million to a Pennsylvania woman who badly injured her right hand when a meat slicer fell and cut it.

Trump's pick for health secretary faces new Senate hearing

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:30am

A second Senate committee is ready to interrogate President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary, a nominee who's backed by Republicans but under fire from Democrats for his support for tearing down President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and his past stock trades.

Germany will hold this year's general election on Sept. 24.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:20am

Germany's head of state says this year's general election will be held Sept. 24.

Emoluments, executive orders _ a Trump glossary

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:43am

It's the first full work week for the Trump administration, and the talk is all about emoluments, executive orders, a border tax, TPP and much more.

EDF approves closure of France's oldest nuclear plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:41am

French utility giant EDF has approved plans to shut down the country's oldest nuclear plant after pressure from neighboring Germany and environmental activists.