Andrew Demillo, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 2:01pm
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson got a cool reception from fellow Republicans when he proposed a tax cut for low-income residents that was more modest than some legislators had hoped. So, he made them a pledge: Pass it now and he'll push for much deeper cuts in two years.
Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 1:52pm
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she expects the Fed to raise its benchmark interest rate several times a year through 2019, as it moves closer toward to its economic goals of maximum employment and stable inflation.
Stephen Ohlemacher and Kevin Freking, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 1:51pm
Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, a new Trump administration will work quickly to re-do the North American Free Trade Agreement, a massive trade pact with Canada and Mexico that has boosted trade but still stings laid off workers across the Midwest, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary told Congress on Wednesday.
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Alan Fram, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 1:51pm
Offering reassurances, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary said Wednesday the new administration won't "pull the rug out" from those covered by "Obamacare." Democrats were unimpressed, noting a lack of specifics.
David Bauder, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 1:41pm
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source — even if their individual feeds bore little resemblance to each other's.
Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 1:41pm
Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago, prompting the Senate's top Democrat to issue a statement saying the lapse should disqualify his nomination.
Joshua Goodman, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 1:31pm
Colombia's second-largest rebel group has agreed to free a prominent politician that it has held captive for almost a year, clearing the way for repeatedly postponed peace talks to begin next month, President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday.
Stan Choe, Associated Press | Posted Jan 18th - 1:12pm
U.S. stock indexes stuck to their holding pattern Wednesday, as the Standard & Poor's 500 index entered its most listless stretch of trading in more than three years. Bond yields and the dollar resumed their moves higher.
In a story Jan. 17 about a wind energy project, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the Long Island Power Authority's plans. LIPA spokesman Sid Nathan says the utility plans to vote on whether to award a contract to Deepwater Wind, not that it plans to award the contract.