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Senate passes bill meant to combat robocalls

Tali Arbel, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:49am

The Senate has passed a bill that aims to combat the illegal robocalls torturing Americans .

GOP, Dems team up to address 'surprise medical bills'

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:15am

Senior Republican and Democratic senators are proposing legislation to address the problem of surprise medical bills. Those are the shockingly high charges insured patients can get hit with when a hospital or doctor is not in their insurers' network.

July 9 appeal arguments set in 'Obamacare' case

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:03am

A court has scheduled a July 9 hearing on a Texas-based judge's ruling that former President Barack Obama's signature health care law is unconstitutional.

Theme park attendance crosses half-billion mark for 1st time

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:02am

Worldwide attendance at the 10 biggest operators of amusement parks increased 4% last year and crossed the half-billion-visitors mark for the first time.

North Macedonia lawmaker resigns over taped conversation

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 11:00am

A lawmaker in North Macedonia is resigning after an illegally taped phone conversation in which he appeared to be ordering cannabis oil from a private dealer was posted on social media.

Judge questions secrecy in Chemours lawsuit against DuPont

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:54am

A Delaware judge is chastising attorneys over secrecy related to a dispute between chemical manufacturer Chemours and DuPont Co., which spun off the company in 2015.

Best Buy warns of higher prices for shoppers due to tariffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:11am

Best Buy's outgoing CEO warned Thursday that U.S. shoppers will likely see prices rise if the next round of tariffs on Chinese goods happens.

Facebook: Fake account removal doubles in 6 months to 3B

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:02am

Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday.

Facebook says it removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous 6 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:01am

Facebook says it removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous 6 months.

Bank CEO charged with trying to trade loans for Trump post

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 10:00am

A banker who prosecutors say tried to buy himself a senior post in President Donald Trump's administration by making risky loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was arrested Thursday on a financial institution bribery charge.

House passes bill to help workers with retirement savings

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:47am

The House overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday to promote retirement security by making it easier for small businesses and other companies to offer retirement plans.

US sanctions Argentina-based online pharmacy

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:46am

The United States on Thursday designated the Argentina-based online pharmacy Goldpharma and eight Argentine citizens as significant foreign narcotics traffickers.

US close to banning swimming with Hawaiian spinner dolphins

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:39am

Federal officials are in the final review stages of rules that would ban swimming with Hawaiian spinner dolphins, officials said.

Census: Big cities in US aren't growing like they used to

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:29am

Big cities in the U.S. aren't growing like they used to.

Brazil sues tobacco companies to recover public health costs

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:25am

Brazil's Attorney General's Office is suing multinational tobacco companies to recover costs by the public health care system in treating smoking-related illnesses.

Cuba tries to revive its once-great railway network

Christopher Gillette, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:14am

Cuba's railway system is undergoing a major overhaul, with the government pushing a program to revamp the decrepit and aging network with new cars and locomotives in the hope of restoring a rail service that was once the envy of Latin America.

Older Americans more likely to cite workplace discrimination

Andrew Soergel, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:04am

Are older workers being discriminated against on the job? The answer appears to depend on the age of the person asked.

US long-term mortgage rates slip; 30-year average at 4.06%

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 8:49am

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell slightly this week, marking a fourth straight week of declines to lure prospective purchasers in the spring homebuying season.

Vegas tourism board backs $49M Elon Musk transit system

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 8:43am

A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been awarded a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center.