Government policy

Specialist Anthony Rinaldi works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Stocks around the world pulled back Tuesday as investors wait to hear from the Federal Reserve, which is beginning a two-day policy meeting on interest rates. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 15, 2017 - 6:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 6:00 a.m. Trading in stock markets is cautious and the dollar is slightly weaker as investors look ahead to an expected interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. Because the increase is widely...
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March 15, 2017 - 2:47 am
The day before it is supposed to go into effect President Donald Trump's revised travel ban will be scrutinized in federal courtrooms across the country on Wednesday. In Maryland, a U.S. judge will hear arguments from the American Civil Liberties Union and others who want to stop the new directive...
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White House Press secretary Sean Spicer speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 14, 2017 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:55 p.m. The federal agency that oversees health insurance programs for tens of millions of American consumers has a new leader. Vice President Mike Pence has sworn in Seema Verma as administrator of the Centers for Medicare...
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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, right, accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, left, speak outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 13, 2017, after Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts reported that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 14, 2017 - 9:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican plan for health care (all times local): 9:25 a.m. Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, a member of the Freedom Caucus, says he and other conservatives have been working with the White House on changes to the Republican health care plan. Jordan tells Fox...
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March 14, 2017 - 7:48 am
WINTER WEATHER Wintry mix hits Philly, increases icing threat NEW YORK (AP) — The National Weather Service says the dividing line between snow and a wintry mix from a nor'easter pushing through the southern New Jersey-Pennsylvania region has moved farther inland, cutting down the anticipated snow...
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March 14, 2017 - 5:49 am
WINTER WEATHER New York could get 20 inches of snow NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful nor'easter has started lashing the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, prompting flight cancellations, school closures and warnings from city and state officials to stay off the roads. The National Weather Service has issued...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Asian stock markets drifted in slow trading on Tuesday as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve's meeting and a batch of economic and political events later this week. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 14, 2017 - 5:30 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets drifted in slow trading on Tuesday as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve's meeting, and a batch of economic and political events later this week. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.1 percent to 7,373.68 while France's CAC 40...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2011 file photo, Keith Hall testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Congressional Budget Office is a scorekeeper suddenly in the spotlight. The obscure but respected agency, established under the 1974 budget act, provides cost estimates of legislation, baseline projections of the federal budget and its components, and independent economic and deficit statistics for lawmakers. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 14, 2017 - 4:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office is a scorekeeper suddenly in the spotlight. Monday's estimate of the House GOP's health care measure gave ammunition to Democratic critics of the law, predicting that 14 million people would lose insurance next year. Republicans had been bracing for...
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March 14, 2017 - 3:59 am
WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: New York could get 20 inches of snow NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful nor'easter has started lashing the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, prompting flight cancellations, school closures and warnings from city and state officials to stay off the roads. The National Weather Service...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. uses charts and graphs to make his case for the GOP's long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans pushing a plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law are bracing for a Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that fewer Americans will have health coverage under the proposal, despite President Donald Trump's promise of "insurance for everybody." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 14, 2017 - 3:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Critics of GOP health care legislation got fresh ammunition from a report that estimates the bill would increase the ranks of the uninsured by 14 million people next year alone, and 24 million over a decade. The findings from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office could make...
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