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How student loan servicers affect tens of millions of people

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:00am

They aren't well-known. Their names are odd. And what they do — well, it's complicated.

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Utah unemployment rate holds steady at 3.1%

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:54am

New state numbers show Utah's unemployment rate is holding steady at 3.1 percent.

Ford expects $2B net income drop due to pension change

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:51am

Ford says that a change in the way it values pension obligations will cut its 2016 net income by $2 billion.

Judge dismisses UPS shareholder suit over untaxed cigarettes

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:51am

A Delaware judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by United Parcel Service shareholders over allegations that the company illegally shipped untaxed cigarettes.

The Latest: Red carpets out at airport in Gambia capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:43am

The Latest on Gambia's political crisis, sparked by defeated leader Yahya Jammeh's refusal to leave office (all times local):

Ex-road safety chief worries agency won't be Trump priority

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:31am

The outgoing head of the government agency charged with keeping highways safe is worried that auto safety won't be a priority for the incoming Trump administration.

Montana asbestos victims to get $25 million from state

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:31am

The state of Montana has reached a $25 million settlement with more than 1,000 victims of asbestos-related disease over claims that health officials failed to bring attention to the hazards of a contaminated mine.

Will Trump end globalization? The doubt haunts Davos' elite

Pan Pylas and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:26am

It's been impossible to escape the shadow of Donald Trump at this year's gathering of the business elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

A year later, Sundance grapples with 'Birth of a Nation'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:22am

What started as a Sundance celebration turned into a cautionary tale.

Ex-UK Treasury chief George Osborne joining BlackRock

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:01am

Former British Treasury chief George Osborne is to join investment management firm BlackRock as an adviser.

New Mexico targets Takata, auto makers over faulty air bags

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 9:52am

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced a lawsuit against Japanese manufacturer Takata and a long list of automakers in connection with the sale of cars with dangerous air bag inflators.

Grain mostly higher, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:41am

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

Grain mostly higher, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:41am

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

Analysis: Trump to take oath of office amid deep uncertainty

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 8:41am

Just before noon, Donald Trump will stand in front of the U.S. Capitol, place his hand on Abraham Lincoln's Bible and take the oath of office as the next president of the United States.

Marathon bombing film productions won't detail tax credits

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:20am

Hollywood films about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings shot on location last year to bring the story to the silver screen, but not all the for-profit productions have been forthcoming about the taxpayer-funded benefits they're seeking or have already received for filming in Massachusetts.

The Latest: UK's Hammond puts some Brexit blame on Blair

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 7:12am

The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):

Correction: Davos-The Latest story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:00am

In a story Jan. 19 about the World Economic Forum, The Associated Press reported erroneously that WTO director-general Roberto Azevedo said Britain would leave the trade body once it exits the European Union. In fact, he said it would have to renegotiate its obligations with WTO members, not the trade body itself.

Despite campaign to-do list, Trump team coy about his plans

Ken Thomas and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:31am

Donald Trump campaigned on a detailed and extensive to-do list for his first day in office. A day before his swearing-in, his team was being coy about when and how he plans to cross items off it.

Former head of southern fleet appointed to lead China's navy

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 3:20am

China's increasingly powerful navy received a new commander on Friday with the appointment of the former head of the southern fleet responsible for securing the disputed South China Sea.