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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:04pm

A snapshot of major stock and commodities market indicators Monday:

GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:03pm

Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state's health coverage for the poor to thousands of adults are buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

Energy chief Perry tours Yucca Mountain nuclear site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:00pm

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has toured the site of the failed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, his first visit to an Energy Department site since taking over the department. Perry's visit comes less than two weeks after President Donald Trump proposed $120 million to restart a licensing process for the site in the desert outside Las Vegas.

Finger-pointing on Hill as GOP assesses health bill loss

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:41pm

Congressional Republicans on Monday pointed fingers and assigned blame after their epic failure on health care and a weekend digesting the outcome.

Box Office Top 20: 'Beauty' adds $90.4 million in weekend 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:22pm

Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" performed even better than expected in its second weekend in theaters, adding $90.4 million to its North American grosses, which now tally at $319 million.

Trump signs legislation rolling back Obama-era regulations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:12pm

President Donald Trump signed a handful of measures Monday rolling back Obama-era regulations under the Congressional Review Act.

Trump creates office to bring business ideas to government

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:44pm

President Donald Trump is establishing a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.

Q&A: Who'd gain from a Trump border wall? Hint: Not Mexico

Alex Veiga, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:34pm

As a billionaire developer, Donald Trump built casinos, luxe condo towers and lush golf courses. Now, as president, Trump aims to develop perhaps his most ambitious and surely his most contentious project yet: A wall along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.

AP Exclusive: Price tag of North Carolina's LGBT law: $3.76B

Emery P. Dalesio and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:34pm

Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis.

Rates rise at weekly US Treasury bill auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:24pm

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills climbing to the highest level in more than eight years.

Lawsuits: Hackers stole customer data at 1,000 Arby's stores

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:24pm

Georgia-based Arby's restaurant chain failed to prevent hackers from stealing customer information at hundreds of its stores, a Connecticut couple said in a new federal lawsuit.

Fiery train, oil truck collision in Pakistan kills 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:24pm

Authorities in Pakistan say a passenger train has collided with an oil tanker truck, killing at least one person and injuring others.

DuPont, Impax Labs gain, G-III Apparel slides

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:12pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday:

Flow reduced in leaking underwater Alaska gas pipeline

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:12pm

Natural gas spewing into Alaska's Cook Inlet from a ruptured underwater pipeline has been reduced by about half after owners lowered pressure in the line.

'Fearless Girl' statue opposite bull stays through February

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:12pm

The globally popular statue of a young girl will keep staring down Wall Street's famed "Charging Bull" through February 2018 instead of being removed this coming Sunday, the mayor said.

Stocks sink early on Washington worries before paring losses

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:52pm

Worries that Washington may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought knocked stock indexes down hard early Monday, but they clawed back most of their losses and ended the day mixed.

Gianopulos named new chairman of Paramount Pictures

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:52pm

Viacom Inc. named Jim Gianopulos the new chairman and chief executive officer of Paramount Pictures, turning to the former Fox chief to revive the flagging movie studio.

Big Horn County hospital district cooperates with inquiry

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:52pm

A health care provider in northern Wyoming is cooperating with an investigation by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Iran's president to meet with Putin; economic ties on agenda

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:40pm

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is visiting Russia for talks expected to focus on economic ties and the Syrian conflict.

Media press FBI for price it paid for tool to unlock iPhone

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

The Associated Press and two other news organizations say FBI Director James Comey has made public enough details about the bureau buying a tool to unlock an iPhone for a terrorism investigation that the agency should also release how much it cost.