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House moves to extend choice program, end VA budget crisis

Hope Yen and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:02pm

The House overwhelmingly approved a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to address a budget shortfall at the Department of Veterans Affairs that threatens medical care for thousands of veterans.

US economy expanded at stronger 2.6 percent rate in Q2

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:02pm

The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled by a surge in consumer spending. But the growth spurt still fell short of the optimistic goals President Donald Trump hopes to achieve through tax cuts and regulatory relief.

Higher prices, fewer options lurk after health bill collapse

Tom Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:52pm

and it needs it soon.

Wells Fargo faces new scandal in auto insurance business

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:52pm

Scandal-plagued Wells Fargo is back in hot water for signing customers up for products that they didn't need or want. This time it's auto insurance, and the bank says it may have cost 20,000 people their cars.

Judge dismisses suit against delayed Chicago-area soda tax

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:52pm

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages sold in the Chicago area, and dissolved a temporary restraining order that had stopped it from being implemented.

Grain higher, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:40pm

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

Grain higher, livestock lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:40pm

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

Stocks sag following disappointing profit reports

Stan Choe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:32pm

Stock markets around the world sagged on Friday after Amazon and other big companies reported quarterly results that underwhelmed investors.

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Trump shrugs 'can't have everything' as health bill flops

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:21pm

Republican finger-pointing commenced Friday after the Senate's dark-of-night defeat of the GOP effort to repeal much of the Obama health care law, a startling blow to President Donald Trump and congressional leaders.

Governor tours Wisconsin by air to tout Foxconn agreement

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:21pm

With an aggressive timeline to turn dirt before next fall's election, Gov. Scott Walker took to the air Friday to tout global electronics giant Foxconn's plans to invest $10 billion on a new manufacturing facility in southeast Wisconsin.

Fumes force Austin police to pull Ford Explorers off patrol

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:11pm

The Austin Police Department on Friday pulled nearly 400 Ford Explorer SUVs from its patrol fleet over worries about exhaust fumes inside the vehicles.

The Latest: Trump says 'let Obamacare implode'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:02pm

The Latest on Republican-pushed legislation to repeal Obama's health care law (all times local):

Commuter train crashes in Barcelona; 53 are hospitalized

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:02pm

A Spanish commuter train crashed into a buffer early Friday at a station in northeastern Barcelona, tossing passengers to the floor and sending 53 people to the hospital, officials said.

The Latest: Foxconn incentives would be paid as cash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:02pm

The Latest on the Foxconn plant announced for Wisconsin (all times local):

Exxon 2Q profit doubles from a year ago but misses forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:21pm

Exxon Mobil Corp. cut spending on oil exploration, helping boost its earnings to $3.35 billion in the second quarter, doubling its historically low profit of a year ago.

Sluggish but durable: 5 things about US economy's expansion

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:15pm

The U.S. economy acquired an exclusive label Friday: Recession-free for eight full years. Yet the third-longest economic winning streak in American history still doesn't get much love.

The Latest: Spain: 3 people seriously hurt in train crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:12pm

The Latest on a train crash in Barcelona (all times local):

Ohio Star Fair reopening kiddie, other "low-impact" rides

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:03pm

Rides at the Ohio State Fair's Kiddieland and some elsewhere in the amusement park reopened Friday with the OK of inspectors two days after the governor shut them all down following a thrill ride malfunction that killed a teen who had recently enlisted in the Marines.

Obama-era retirement savings program for workers gets the ax

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 11:52am

A savings program put into place under President Barack Obama and designed to get more people to put away money for retirement is being killed by the Treasury Department, which said it is too costly to maintain.