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Justices hear dispute over lower-cost biotech drugs sales

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:58pm

The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered a drug company's fight to keep a generic version of its biotech drug off the market for an additional six months that would mean billions more in sales and higher costs to the public.

VA limiting new hiring as it aims to widen private care

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:58pm

Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is opting to leave thousands of positions unfilled. It is 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.

Stocks tick higher, S&P 500 flirts with record

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:47pm

Stock indexes ticked higher on Wednesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index flirted with its record high, as the White House unveiled a broad outline of its plan to cut tax rates.

The Latest: GOP leaders offer mild praise for Trump tax plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:46pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's tax overhaul (all times EDT):

Belarus march against nuclear power on Chernobyl anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:46pm

About 400 people have marched in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, to mark the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and protest the construction of a nuclear plant in Belarus.

The Latest: Sarkozy to vote for Macron in French runoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:38pm

The Latest on the French presidential runoff on May 7 (all times local):

Manufacturer says it's removing relabeled Ivanka Trump items

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:36pm

An apparel company says it accepts responsibility for Ivanka Trump clothing that was relabeled as a different designer.

Mnuchin: Trump has 'no intention' of releasing tax returns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:29pm

The U.S. treasury secretary says President Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his taxes returns to the public.

German court upholds Greek teacher's case against pay cut

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:19pm

A German federal court has upheld a complaint by a teacher at a Greek school in Germany against a pay cut that the Greek government imposed at the height of the country's financial crisis.

Fiat Chrysler profit up more than a third as Europe improves

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:10pm

Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported Wednesday that its first-quarter earnings rose by more than a third, with all regions contributing except Latin America, which posted losses.

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Trump proposes dramatic tax cuts for companies big and small

Stephen Ohlemacher and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:09pm

President Donald Trump proposed dramatic cuts in the taxes paid by corporations big and small Wednesday in an overhaul his administration says will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to America's middle class. But his ambitious plan alarmed lawmakers who worry about ballooning federal deficits.

The Latest: GOP moderate says health bill still has problems

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:09pm

The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local):

FCC chief lays out attack on 'net neutrality' rules

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:09pm

The head of the country's telecommunications regulator says there will be a vote in May on ditching Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that keep telecoms from favoring some sites and apps.

Senate nudges Acosta step toward confirmation at Labor

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:07pm

The Senate on Wednesday nudged President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of labor, Alex Acosta, a step closer to confirmation.

Fox anchor says network does little about racial diversity

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:07pm

A Fox News Channel anchor who is black has joined a racial discrimination lawsuit against his company, saying Wednesday the network has marginalized him and has little interest in promoting diversity.

The Latest: Russia slams Turkish strikes in Iraq, Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:07pm

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Treasury secretary says President Donald Trump 'has no intention' of releasing his tax returns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:07pm

Treasury secretary says President Donald Trump 'has no intention' of releasing his tax returns.

Lawmakers: Congress close to deal on coal miners' benefits

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:56am

Congress is close to a deal to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire Sunday, coal-state lawmakers said Wednesday.

McDonald's new dark gray uniforms prompt sci-fi comparisons

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:56am

McDonald's new uniforms are prompting some teasing online, with comments saying the gray-toned shirts and aprons make employees look like they're part of totalitarian regimes.

Small businesses can feel bigger effects from a PR disaster

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 11:30am

Halfway through Valentine's Day, florist Ajay Kori realized he was in the midst of a disaster.