Budgets & Deficits

  • Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel

    | 07/29/14 01:54 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a...
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  • Senate to vote on highway money as deadline looms

    | 07/29/14 12:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to take up legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments....
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  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    | 07/29/14 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant...
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Health Care

  • Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecasts

    | 07/29/14 01:37 PM

    Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a $10 billion-plus gain from a business spinoff. The New York company said...
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  • $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

    | 07/29/14 12:16 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The price may be high but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more...
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  • House-Senate negotiators approve $17B VA bill

    | 07/29/14 11:52 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits...
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Economy

  • Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecasts

    | 07/29/14 01:37 PM

    Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a $10 billion-plus gain from a business spinoff. The New York company said...
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  • UBS sees profits rise, probed over trading system

    | 07/29/14 01:17 PM

    GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's biggest bank, UBS, reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by its core wealth management business, and disclosed it was part of a group of...
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  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    | 07/29/14 12:41 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute....
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Technology

  • China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case

    | 07/29/14 12:32 PM

    BEIJING (AP) — China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies. The State Administration for...
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  • Mars rover holds off-Earth distance record

    | 07/29/14 09:04 AM

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The odometer of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has hit 25.01 miles, breaking the record for off-Earth distance travelled. NASA officials said Monday that Opportunity...
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  • Amazon offers 3-D printed products

    | 07/28/14 03:32 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Monday that it has started selling 3-D printed customizable objects like iPhone cases, jewelry and figurines on the online retailer's website. Amazon's 3-D product...
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