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  • Trump's First 100 Days

    Trump’s border-wall proposal faces many obstacles

    It's still not clear how Trump will pay for the wall that, as described in contracting notices, would be 30 feet (9 meters) high and easy on the eye for those looking at it from the north. The Trump administration will also have to contend with unfavorable geography and many legal battles.

  • Trump's First 100 Days

    AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s truths can come from wisps of info

    "I'm a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right," he told Time magazine.

  • Trump's First 100 Days

    AP FACT CHECK: The week when Trump’s wiretap accusation died

    A look at how that sensational charge and a variety of other statements by the president — on the failed "Obamacare" replacement bill, Russia, immigration and more — met reality checks over the past week:

  • Trump's First 100 Days

    New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will ‘explode’

    "It does need its fixes, I totally see that," said Inge Hafkemeyer, 57, who credits the law's subsidies for containing her costs as her home-based event-planning business took off in Mission, Kansas, a Kansas City suburb. "But if your roof leaks, you don't burn down the house to fix it."

  • Trump's First 100 Days

    GOP struggles to govern despite a monopoly in Washington

    "I think we have to do some soul-searching internally to determine whether or not we are even capable as a governing body," said Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota in the bitter aftermath of the health care debacle.

  • Trump's First 100 Days

    Schumer seizes on Trump team’s offer to work with Dems

    Schumer said Sunday that Trump must be willing to drop attempts to repeal his predecessor's signature achievement, warning that Trump was destined to "lose again" on other parts of his agenda if he remained beholden to conservative Republicans.

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  • Business

    Front Range Airport reaching for new heights

    “A lot of people don’t know that Front Range exists so just raising that awareness with the companies like Gaylord and those other developers so they can pass that information along to their teams is something that’s useful to us,” he said.

  • Business

    Sears has “substantial doubt” about its future

    "They're past the tipping point," Perkins said. "This is a symbolic acknowledgement of the end of Sears of what we know it to be."

  • Business

    For some airline passengers, new warnings bring new hurdles

    "Why are only Middle Eastern airlines subject to this ban?" asked Kelsey Norman, a doctoral student who plans to fly home Friday to Los Angeles from Beirut — and expects to have to check her laptop, a Kindle tablet and her DSLR camera. "Overall this policy is inconvenient, discriminatory, and continues to hurt America's rapidly deteriorating reputation globally."

  • Business

    Hard times for Sears as retailer notes doubt about future

    "It's a sad story. This is the place that created the first direct to consumer retail, the first modern department store. It stood like the Colossus over the American retail landscape," said Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners, a retail consulting firm. "But it's been underinvested and bled dry."

  • Business

    Average US 30-year mortgage rate slips to 4.23 percent

    Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate home loans fell to 4.23 percent from 4.30 percent last week. The benchmark rate stood at 3.71 percent a year ago and averaged 3.65 percent in 2016, lowest in records dating to 1971.

  • Business

    US new home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates

    New-home sales rose 6.1 percent month-over-month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, the Commerce Department said Thursday. That sales pace is nearly 13 percent higher than February of last year, a positive sign for the housing market that demand is robust at the start of the spring home-buying season.

  • Business

    Yellen says problems of childhood poverty linger

    "Young adults who regularly or sometimes worried when they were children about care, safety or having enough to eat are also less likely to be employed, less likely to have consistent income month-to-month and less likely to pay all of their current monthly bills in full, compared with those who never or rarely worried about these concerns as children," Yellen said.

  • Business

    A winner in GOP plans to repeal Obamacare: tanning salons

    "We've cut prices; we've tried cutting hours," said Rooney, who helped put Obama in office but voted for President Donald Trump because he felt like it was time to see what a businessman could do in the White House. "My wife had to come off the payroll last year."

  • Business

    Republican health bill would widen America’s big wealth gap

    "This is a massive transfer of wealth from working families to the very richest people in this country," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. "In this case, all the people will be forced to pay more for health insurance while billionaires get a tax break."

  • Business

    Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 258,000

    THE NUMBERS: Weekly unemployment benefit applications rose 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 258,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average ticked up 1,000 to 240,000.

  • Business

    Why paying taxes by credit card probably isn’t a good idea

    "Depending on the interest rates on your credit card, you could end up paying a lot," says Trish Evenstad, president of the Wisconsin Society of Enrolled Agents , a group of tax experts. Her advice to people who can't pay in full: "Pay as much as you can by the April 18th due date, then you can set up an installment agreement with the IRS to pay the remaining balance."


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