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Trump tax plan stands to benefit the man in the White House

Josh Boak and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:35pm

Among the likely winners in President Donald Trump's tax-cut plan would be a real estate developer turned reality TV star who now happens to occupy the White House.

Starbucks sales fall short of expectations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:30pm

Starbucks says a key sales figure rose 3 percent in the U.S., but that the increase was the result of higher average spending and that customer traffic was down.

Amazon beats Street 1Q forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:26pm

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $724 million.

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House seeks charges for tech official in Clinton email case

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:24pm

A congressional committee on Thursday asked the Justice Department to consider criminally prosecuting the head of a technology services company that was involved in maintaining a private email server for Hillary Clinton.

Amazon, the online giant, experiments with physical stores

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:24pm

Is the online retail giant also looking to conquer physical stores?

The Latest: Physician dragged off flight settles with United

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:24pm

The Latest on the story of the settlement between United Airlines and he man who was dragged from a jet earlier this month(all times local):

YouTube ad boycott could spell trouble for Alphabet's Google

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:20pm

YouTube's inability to keep big-brand ads off unsavory videos is threatening to transform a rising star in Google's digital family into a problem child.

The Latest: Christie says Amtrak fixes are what he sought

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:20pm

The Latest on Amtrak's repair work at Penn Station (all times local):

AP FACT CHECK: Be wary of White House claims about tax plan

Christopher S. Rugaber and Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:13pm

Getting to the bottom of President Donald Trump's tax plan is difficult because it exists so far as bullet points on a single page, with no detail. Still, there are reasons to be wary about some of the claims coming out of the White House about it.

Retailers and insurers get taxed more, tech less

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:03pm

To understand taxes, you have to think about geography. Don't worry, this will make sense eventually.

Poland signs first deal to buy natural gas from US supplier

Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:03pm

Poland has signed its first deal to purchase liquefied natural gas from a U.S. supplier, a step that will help the country's efforts to cut its dependence on deliveries from Russia, officials said Thursday.

Gold, silver edge higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 2:03pm

The May gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,264.70 an ounce -- up one dollar.

EPA chief to skip Republican gala after ethics complaint

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:55pm

The Environmental Protection Agency chief on Thursday pulled out of a Republican fundraiser after a Democratic senator raised ethics concerns.

South Dakota man claims he found mouse in Coca-Cola can

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:55pm

A South Dakota man who claims to have found a mouse in a can of soda is suing Coca-Cola Co., saying he missed 60 hours of work and accumulated $1,000 in medical bills after becoming ill.

Southwest misses Street 1Q forecasts on higher costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:42pm

Southwest Airlines' first-quarter earnings fell 32 percent as it flew more passengers but took in less revenue on average from each one. Rising costs for fuel and labor weighed on the airline.

Grain mostly higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:42pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

500 people get duplicate tax refund checks, can keep only 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:42pm

Five hundred Rhode Island residents have received duplicate tax refund checks totaling $364,000.

Grain mostly higher, livestock higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:40pm

Grain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

From 0-100: Presidents' first days come at varying speed

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:40pm

A president's first 100 days can be a tire-squealing hustle from the starting line (Franklin Roosevelt), a triumph of style over substance (Jimmy Carter), a taste of what's to come (Ronald Reagan) or an ambitious plan of action that gets rudely interrupted by world events (pick a president).

Oil company finds hidden trove of oil in Gulf of Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 27th - 1:34pm

British oil company BP has discovered 200 million barrels of oil in a hidden cache in the Gulf of Mexico thanks to advanced imaging of geological formations.