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Aetna to leave Connecticut headquarters for New York City

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:00am

Insurance giant Aetna made it official on Thursday, announcing it will move its headquarters to New York City beginning in late 2018 after nearly two centuries in Hartford, Connecticut.

Teen struck, killed by train outside of Washington, DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:00am

A 13-year-old girl walking on a bridge was struck and killed by a commuter train in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Trump tweets praise of sugar pact with Mexico as sweet deal

Paul Wiseman and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:56am

President Donald Trump is praising a pending sugar deal with Mexico that clears the way for broader talks on rewriting the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Governor declares state of emergency for NYC transit system

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:54am

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that he has declared a state of emergency over New York City's trouble public transit system and has asked its new leader to complete a series of urgent reviews of the agency's management and aging infrastructure.

Panels demand billions more for defense than Trump requested

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:54am

The GOP-controlled Congress has taken the lead on one of President Donald Trump's key campaign promises, pressing for tens of billions of dollars more for active-duty troops, combat aircraft, and ships that he didn't request.

Greece planning return to bond markets with or without ECB

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:54am

Greece will return to financing itself on international bond markets with or without the support of the European Central Bank's bond-buying program, the country's finance minister said Thursday.

Philadelphia's top prosecutor admits corruption, will resign

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:50am

In a surprise move, Philadelphia's top prosecutor has pleaded guilty to a corruption charge and agreed to resign.

World fashion brands, unions agree to extend Bangladesh deal

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:50am

Leading global fashion brands and trade unions agreed Thursday to continue a safety program involving thousands of garment factories in Bangladesh for another three years.

Average US mortgage rates flat to lower; 30-year at new low

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:44am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were unchanged to lower this week, as the benchmark 30-year rate reached a new low for the year.

Greek trash collectors back to work after 2-week protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:44am

Greek municipal garbage collectors on Thursday decided to return to work after nearly two weeks of protests that left mounds of uncollected refuse in the streets amid a heatwave.

The Latest: Retailers issue warnings after cyberattack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:40am

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GOP adds opioid money to health bill, fate remains in doubt

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:29am

Top Republicans have agreed to add $45 billion for battling opioids abuse to their struggling health care bill, but the measure's fate remained uncertain Thursday as leaders confront an expanding chorus of GOP detractors.

Need a ride? Uber, Lyft running in upstate NY, Long Island

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:28am

The Uber and Lyft ride-hailing services began operating Thursday in upstate New York and on Long Island, a move that officials say will provide work for thousands of drivers and reduce alcohol-related road accidents.

Blue Apron delivers: shares rise in stock market debut

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:08am

Shares of meal-kit company Blue Apron rose 4 percent in their stock market debut Thursday.

Murdoch takeover bid for Sky delayed for extra scrutiny

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:01am

Britain's government stalled Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover of the Sky pay television and broadband network Thursday after regulators said the deal could give Rupert Murdoch and his family too much influence over the country's media.

Market fits highlight central bankers' difficult task

David McHugh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 8:59am

Sharp moves in bond and foreign exchange markets have underlined the challenge that Europe's top central bankers face as they prepare investors for the day when they will start to phase out policies that have supported the economy through financial crises and political uncertainty.

Michigan official calls for shutting down oil pipeline

John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 8:59am

Michigan's attorney general called Thursday for shutting down twin oil pipelines that run beneath the waterway where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet.

Facing financial woes, Colonial Williamsburg to restructure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 8:59am

Colonial Williamsburg plans to outsource many of its commercial operations and lay off some workers in response to declining attendance and hundreds of millions in debt.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 8:35am

Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.