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Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting, Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Marshalltown, Iowa. Blum is reassuring Iowans fearful of losing health coverage that the House GOP bill is just a “tweak of Obamacare,” after campaigning on repealing the health care law _ and voting last week to gut it. The second-term Blum says “only about 10 percent of Obamacare was changed with this bill,” referring to the measure narrowly passed in the GOP-controlled House last week. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 12, 2017 - 3:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost U.S. exports and narrow...
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A woman pushes her shopping cart past a display of domestically produced Chinese beef at a supermarket in Beijing, Friday, May 12, 2017. China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 12, 2017 - 3:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — A new trade deal with the U.S. could help feed China's growing appetite for beef and increase natural gas imports but will likely make only a negligible dent in the U.S. trade deficit. The agreement announced on Friday Beijing time is a step toward easing trade friction between the...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, May 12, 2017. Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday as investors remained cautious amid U.S. political uncertainty and poor retailer earnings. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 12, 2017 - 2:43 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday amid U.S. political uncertainties following President Donald Trump's dismissal of the FBI chief. Investors also were cautious ahead of a meeting of finance ministers from wealthy nations to discuss economic growth. But Chinese markets...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2017 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, smiles at U.S. President Donald Trump as they pose together with their wives for photographers before dinner at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting the American market as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant step in their efforts to boost U.S. exports and even America's trade gap with the world's second-largest economy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 12, 2017 - 2:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — China will finally open its borders to U.S. beef while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to hitting American supermarket shelves as part of a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump administration officials hailed the deal as a significant advance toward boosting U.S. exports and close...
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A few hundred people chanted slogans and made speeches to protest the presence of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic nations, including Tillerson, will meet in Alaska amid concerns about the future of the sensitive region after President Trump called for more oil drilling and development. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
May 11, 2017 - 2:51 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic nations will meet in Alaska amid concerns about the future of the sensitive region after President Donald Trump called for more oil drilling and development. Among those expected to attend the meeting of the Arctic Council...
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A few hundred people chanted slogans and made speeches to protest the presence of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic nations, including Tillerson, will meet in Alaska amid concerns about the future of the sensitive region after President Trump called for more oil drilling and development. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
May 11, 2017 - 2:23 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — High-level officials from the world's eight Arctic nations will meet in Alaska amid concerns about the future of the sensitive region after President Donald Trump called for more oil drilling and development. Among those expected to attend the meeting of the Arctic Council...
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Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, leaves the chamber following a surprising win for environmentalists and Democrats and a blow to the fossil-fuel industry, as the Republican-led Senate failed in a bid to reverse an Obama-era regulation restricting harmful methane emissions that escape from oil and gas wells on federal land, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 10, 2017 - 11:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmentalists notched a rare win in the Republican-led Senate on Wednesday as a GOP effort to reverse an Obama-era rule restricting harmful methane emissions unexpectedly failed. The 51-49 vote against the repeal measure was a blow to the fossil-fuel industry and groups linked...
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May 10, 2017 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday it is moving forward on seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean, the first step toward offshore drilling in a region where it has been blocked for decades. The Interior Department said it is reviewing six applications by energy companies that...
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Trader Peter Costa, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower Wednesday morning following weak first-quarter reports from consumer-focused companies including Priceline and Disney. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 10, 2017 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies jumped with the price of oil Wednesday, but overall, stocks finished only slightly higher as a quiet week of trading continued. The price of U.S. crude oil jumped 3 percent as fuel stockpiles kept shrinking, and that made investors more optimistic about energy...
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Trader Peter Costa, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower Wednesday morning following weak first-quarter reports from consumer-focused companies including Priceline and Disney. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 10, 2017 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Wednesday afternoon as energy companies are rallying with the price of oil and technology companies move higher. Consumer-focused companies are down following weak first-quarter reports from Priceline and Disney and health care companies are slipping. KEEPING...
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