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By The Associated Press | Posted - Jul. 18, 2017 at 3:57 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks have finished the day heading in different directions. Health insurers declined after the failure of the latest Republican health care bill. Financial shares also slid after several firms, including Goldman Sachs, reported underwhelming second-quarter results. But a big jump in subscribers for Netflix sent technology and consumer-focused companies higher. The S&P 500 rose 1 and a-half points to 2,460.61, a new record high. The Dow fell 55 points to 21,574.73. And the Nasdaq composite climbed nearly 30 points to 6,344.31

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says it's time to "let Obamacare fail" after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the Senate. Rank-and-file Republican senators have turned on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Trump for the third time in a row, denying the votes to move forward with a plan for a straight-up repeal of "Obamacare."

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says additional environmental review of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline is likely to take the rest of the year. A judge who ordered the study is now taking arguments on whether the pipeline should be shut down during the review. The Corps, Texas-based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners and energy trade groups are advocating for keeping the line operating.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Department of Commerce says its top official was right to reverse a decision about flounder fishing regulations made by an interstate commission. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission announced last month it had found New Jersey out of compliance with management of its fishery. But Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross disagreed and did not sign off on a ruling that could've forced a local moratorium on flounder fishing. The decision has drawn criticism from the commission and conservationists who say it overrides sustainable fishing rules on the East Coast.

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business. Amazon-branded meal kits come with raw ingredients needed to prepare such meals as chicken tikka masala and falafel patties. They are currently sold only in selected markets, including Amazon's headquarters of Seattle. The development comes as Amazon is also buying the organic grocer Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.

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