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Amazon releases list of metro areas it's considering for second HQ

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Amazon.com has released a list of 20 regions in the United States and Canada that the online retail giant is considering as a possible site for its second headquarters. The list, released Thursday, includes major metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, Dallas and...


Government

Trump tests his political capital in a bellwether House race

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump is wading into a Pennsylvania special election that Republicans are calling a bellwether for their prospects of holding onto majorities in the House and Senate in the 2018 midterms. Trump will find his political capital tested when he visits the...


Business

Airbus handed A380 lifeline with $16 billion Emirates order

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Airbus pulled its flagship A380 superjumbo back from the brink with a follow-up order from Emirates, giving the giant jet a new lease of life days after the planemaker floated the possibility of killing it off amid slack demand. The Dubai-based carrier, already the biggest A380...


Government

Trump insists his views on a border wall have not 'evolved'

Immigration Budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday his views on a border wall with Mexico have not evolved, pushing back against his own chief of staff’s comments to lawmakers. Trump said on Twitter: “The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it....


Business

Global stocks mostly higher on strong Chinese growth

Japan Financial Markets

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks mostly rose on Thursday after China reported that its economy expanded at a robust 6.9 percent annual pace in 2017. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX rose 0.3 percent to 13,223 while France’s CAC 40 edged up less than 0.1 percent to 5,493. Britain’s FTSE 100, however, lost 0.4...


Government

Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s White House is relying on a sweeping interpretation of executive privilege that is rankling members of Congress on both sides of the aisle as current and former advisers parade to Capitol Hill for questioning about possible connections with Russia. The...


Business

China demanded Marriott change its website. The company complied.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Marriott International is apologizing to the Chinese government - and changing its practices - after coming under fire for listing Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tibet and Macau as stand-alone countries on an email questionnaire it sent to members of its rewards...


Government

Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill

Colin Campbell needs help dressing, bathing and moving between his bed and his wheelchair. He has a feeding tube because his partially paralyzed tongue makes swallowing “almost impossible,” he said. Campbell, 58, spends $4,000 a month on home health care services so he can continue to live in his...


World

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion deal

Emirates Airbus-1

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East’s largest airline, Emirates, announced Thursday it struck a deal with Airbus to purchase 20 A380 aircraft with the option to buy 16 more in a deal worth $16 billion, throwing a lifeline to the European-made double-decker jumbo jets. The Dubai-based...


Business

China posts first full-year pickup since 2010 on global tailwind

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. China’s economy sealed its first full-year acceleration since 2010, underpinning global growth and giving authorities more room to purge excessive borrowing. - Gross domestic product increased 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, compared with a 6.7 percent...


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