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US durable goods orders rose in February, led by aircraft

US durable goods orders rose in February, led by aircraft

WASHINGTON — Greater demand for commercial aircraft helped U.S. businesses increase their orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in February, but a key category that tracks business investment plans slipped slightly.
World markets mixed as US health care bill vote looms

World markets mixed as US health care bill vote looms

HONG KONG — World stock markets were mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda.
White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote

White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote

WASHINGTON — Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails.
Utah getting toughest drunken driving limit in the US

Utah getting toughest drunken driving limit in the US

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's governor signed legislation Thursday giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest drunken driving threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will

TSX climbs on rising bank stocks, Wall Street flat amid delayed 'Trumpcare' vote

TORONTO — A gain across most sectors sent Canada's largest stock market higher Thursday, as New York indexes barely moved amid a delayed vote in U.S. Congress to replace Obamacare. In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index climbed 85.
Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

WASHINGTON — A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" — suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseas
Woe for stores as shoppers look elsewhere for inspiration

Woe for stores as shoppers look elsewhere for inspiration

NEW YORK — Erica Dao used to shop at malls once a month, looking in stores and seeing what the mannequins displayed. Now, she mainly looks for inspiration on social media. "I discover brands through Instagram," said Dao, 33, of St. Paul, Minnesota.

2,500 RentMoola users have rent taken prematurely due to technical glitch

TORONTO — Vancouver's RentMoola is apologizing after roughly 2,500 Canadians who use the service had their rent payments taken out of their bank accounts prematurely due to a technical glitch.
Mickey vs. the tax man: Disney, Universal fight tax bills

Mickey vs. the tax man: Disney, Universal fight tax bills

ORLANDO, Fla. — It takes a lot of land to accommodate Cinderella's castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Epcot's 11-country World Showcase — and a hefty purse to pay the property taxes on it.

On ethics of advisers' China deals, Trump goes case by case

WASHINGTON — Anthony Scaramucci announced to the world in January that he would be leaving Wall Street for the White House to become President Donald Trump's top public liaison.