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Samsung's profit at 3-year high thanks to memory chips

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:22pm

Samsung Electronics said Thursday its first-quarter profit surged to the highest level in more than three years as its semiconductor division posted the highest income in the company's history.

Oil-gas wells shut down after Colorado home explosion

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:14pm

Oil field crews are shutting down and inspecting more than 3,000 Colorado oil and gas wells as a precaution after a house explosion killed two people, but investigators haven't determined whether a well caused the blast, officials said Wednesday.

Trump considers action on NAFTA ahead of 100-day mark

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:13pm

The Trump administration is considering a draft executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada — though administration officials caution it's just one of a number of options currently being discussed by the president and his staff.

Deported Mexican migrants offered jobs _ in bullet-proofing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:13pm

Deported Mexican migrants may take heart — or not — from getting job offers in one booming area of their home country's economy: the auto bullet-proofing industry.

VA limiting new hiring as it aims to widen private care

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:10pm

Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is leaving thousands of positions unfilled, citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer-term plan to allow more veterans to seek medical care in the private sector.

South Korea's economy grows at fastest pace in 3 quarters

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:41pm

South Korea, Asia's fourth-largest economy, grew at the fastest clip in nearly a year thanks to recovery in exports, the central bank said Thursday, despite a backlash from Chinese consumers over the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system.

Anti-Trump bar earmarks its profits for progressive causes

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:32pm

Liberals who feel the current Republican presidential administration is driving them to drink now have the perfect place to do it.

Plan to give health care to every Californian moves forward

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:30pm

California lawmakers pushed forward Wednesday with a proposal that would substantially remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by replacing insurance companies with government-funded health care for everyone.

The Latest: California universal health measure advances

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:02pm

The Latest on California lawmakers' single-payer health care proposal (all times local):

Trump tax cut: Huge, vague and likely mild boost for economy

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:48pm

President Donald Trump's team boasted Wednesday that its tax-cut plan would lighten Americans' financial burdens, ignite economic growth and vastly simplify tax filing.

Judge could rule soon to let beer stores keep licenses

Julia Shumway, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:41pm

Four Nebraska beer stores could learn soon whether they can stay in business near a South Dakota Indian reservation plagued by alcoholism while they appeal a state regulator's ruling that could force them to close.

Conservatives back revised health bill, GOP moderates balk

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:12pm

The moribund Republican health care bill received a jolt of life Wednesday when the conservative House Freedom Caucus endorsed a revised version of the measure. But a leading GOP moderate criticized the reshaped legislation as a conservative exercise in "blame-shifting and face-saving" that wasn't winning new support from party centrists, leaving its fate unclear.

Judge strikes down Louisiana abortion law: unconstitutional

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:10pm

A federal judge has struck down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have permission to admit patients to a nearby hospital, citing a U.S. Supreme Court decision against a similar Texas law.

Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit

Josh Boak and Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:37pm

Dismissing concerns about ballooning federal deficits, President Donald Trump on Wednesday proposed dramatic tax cuts for U.S. businesses and individuals — outlining an overhaul his administration promises will spur economic growth and simplify America's tangle of tax code rules.

Ivanka Trump, World Bank discuss women entrepreneur fund

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:18pm

Ivanka Trump has been involved in discussions with the World Bank about establishing a funding operation that would support female entrepreneurs, bank and administration officials said Wednesday.

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HSN CEO to step down to take top job at Weight Watchers

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:56pm

The CEO of a heavyweight of home shopping on TV is leaving that job to take the top spot at Weight Watchers International Inc.

Edwards Lifesciencse and Deckers rise; US Steel plunges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:36pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:

Stock indexes wobble as White House unveils tax plan

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:15pm

Stock indexes wobbled between modest gains and losses Wednesday, as the White House unveiled broad outlines of its plan to slash tax rates but left many of the details to be determined.