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US economy grew at steady 2.1 percent rate in Q4

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:55am

The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the fourth quarter than earlier estimates, as consumers ramped up spending that's expected fuel growth throughout 2017.

Funds in the first quarter: Foreign markets were first

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:44am

Anyone with an American-only 401(k) account missed out in the first quarter.

Kansas governor vetoes expansion of state's Medicaid program

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:32am

Kansas' conservative governor vetoed a bill Thursday that would have extended the state's health coverage for the poor under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law, setting up a likely showdown with the Legislature.

The Latest: Senator criticizes House speaker on health care

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:32am

The Latest on efforts to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local):

Acosta, Trump's choice for Labor, advances to full Senate

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:30am

Florida law school dean Alexander Acosta has moved a step closer to becoming President Donald Trump's secretary of labor.

Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.14 percent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:22am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for a second straight week, slipping further from their highest levels of the year reached two weeks ago.

Acclaimed and off-beat magazine The Believer has new owner

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:22am

A highly praised and proudly off-beat literary magazine, where contributors have ranged from Nick Hornby and Anne Carson to Leslie Jamison and Daniel Handler, is changing ownership.

Kentucky coal miner dies: 15-foot section of rock collapses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:20am

Authorities say a 33-year-old miner has been killed in the collapse of a 15-foot-tall section of rock at a Kentucky coal mine.

Negotiator denies UK is blackmailing EU on security

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:11am

Britain's chief negotiator in the country's divorce from the European Union on Thursday rejected suggestions that the U.K. has threatened to end security cooperation unless it gets a good trade deal with the bloc's remaining member countries.

Bomb squad destroys explosives in southeastern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:10am

Southeast Idaho officials say explosives likely left behind by a road construction crew in Pocatello have been destroyed with an explosion.

Navajo leaders look for way to keep mine, power plant open

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:10am

Navajo Nation political leaders are planning to ask the federal government for subsidies to keep a mine and generating station in northern Arizona open.

Ask Brianna: Is financial therapy right for me?

Brianna McGurran, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:03am

all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com.

The Latest: Kansas governor vetoes Medicaid expansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:00am

The Latest on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback vetoing an expansion of the state's Medicaid program (all times local):

VW to pay over $157M to settle emissions claims by 10 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:00am

Volkswagen is paying more than $157 million to 10 states to settle environmental lawsuits over the company's diesel emissions-cheating scandal.

When a tax refund means bankruptcy

Sean Pyles, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:51am

not by paying it off, but by giving them enough money to pay for bankruptcy.

Turkey criticizes US arrests in Iran sanctions case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:20am

Turkey's foreign minister says a Turkish banker and a Turkish businessman arrested in the United States for allegedly helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions are the target of a politically motivated case.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:12am

Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Chilean president chides protectionism, isolationism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:12am

Chile's president criticized isolationist foreign policies and protectionism in trade Thursday, saying during a state visit to Portugal that multilateralism is "crucial" to address global challenges.

Grain lower, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:10am

Grain futures were lower Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.