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US commerce secretary: US, Europe should have trade accord

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:14pm

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday that the United States and the European Union should have a free trade agreement, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for work on such an accord to resume.

Brazil's president says corruption charge is 'fiction'

Mauricio Savarese and Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:14pm

Brazil's president dismissed corruption allegations against him as a "soap opera plot" on Tuesday and cast doubt on the motivations of the country's top prosecutor a day after he presented a scathing indictment.

Singer Rory Feek to perform again after wife Joey's death

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:14pm

Rory Feek, one half of the Grammy-winning country duo Joey + Rory, announced on Tuesday he will perform publicly for the first time since his wife Joey died last year to raise funds for the Music Health Alliance, a nonprofit that helped his family with insurance and medical bills.

House panel weighs privatizing air traffic control

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:07pm

A House panel on Tuesday weighed legislation that would split off management of the nation's skies from the Federal Aviation Administration and give that responsibility to an independent, nonprofit company.

Famed lawyer F. Lee Bailey files again for bankruptcy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:07pm

Famed defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey has filed for bankruptcy again to tie up loose ends following his bankruptcy filing last year.

Real estate broker accused of taking items from home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:07pm

Police say a Connecticut real estate broker has been charged with taking more than $400,000 worth of personal items from a foreclosed home.

Yellen says reforms have made financial system safer

Pan Pylas and Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:57pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen relayed her hope that another repeat of the financial crisis will not occur "in our lifetimes."

Amazon's hiring binge to extend to Michigan with 1,600 jobs

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:47pm

Online retailer Amazon plans to further extend its U.S. hiring binge into Michigan by spending up to $140 million and adding 1,600 full-time jobs at a new facility outside Detroit after being awarded a $5 million state incentive on Tuesday.

LA City Council oks plans for George Lucas museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:47pm

With the speed and force of a Jedi Starfighter, Los Angeles officials have cleared the way for "Star Wars" creator George Lucas to build a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art just down the road from his alma mater.

FDA takes steps to boost generic competition, limit prices

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:47pm

The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to boost the number of generic prescription drugs in an effort to make medicines more affordable and to prevent price gouging.

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Trump says US on brink of becoming net exporter of energy

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:47pm

With U.S. exports of oil and natural gas surging, President Donald Trump says the U.S. is on the brink of becoming a net exporter of oil, gas and other resources.

NYC subway station reopens after Superstorm Sandy flooding

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:37pm

A New York City subway station has reopened nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy flooded it with 15 million gallons of water.

A look at some of the institutions hit by the cyberattack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:36pm

As a new cyberattack hits companies and government agencies around the world, here is a look at some of those that have confirmed they are affected.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:36pm

Grain futures were higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Alaska salutes black soldiers' work on highway during WWII

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:36pm

Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches.

GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:36pm

Millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans' health bill while middle-income families would get about $260, according to a new analysis of the foundering bill.

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Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:36pm

In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders shelved a vote on their prized health care bill Tuesday until at least next month, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to even begin debate.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:36pm

Grain futures were higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:36pm

Grain futures were higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wisconsin senator's health care stance welcomed back home

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:26pm

Conservatives and liberals in Wisconsin both see hope in Republican Sen. Ron Johnson's steadfast refusal to back the current version of the GOP Senate health care bill.