Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown
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Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders are cajoling recalcitrant GOP lawmakers to back their health care overhaul, but the party's top legislative priority seemed in peril

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Brazil meat exports collapse in wake of inspection scandal
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Brazil meat exports collapse in wake of inspection scandal

Brazil's meat exports effectively collapsed this week, the agricultural minister said, as several countries halted imports from the South American country in the wake of a meat inspection scandal

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Puerto Rico's sole deal with bondholders in jeopardy

The sole tentative debt restructuring deal that Puerto Rico reached after two years of negotiations is in jeopardy after a decision by the federal control board to support the U.S. territory's push to amend the agreement with bondholders

Local voices remain optimistic in light of bleak report for Sears, Kmart
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Local voices remain optimistic in light of bleak report for Sears, Kmart

Charlie Burrell remains optimistic, feeling the reports of Sears' death are being greatly exaggerated."I don't see us going anywhere -- we're hiring right now," said Burrell, one of the managers at the Sears outlet in the Quincy Mall.

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Budget woes have Kansas lawmakers struggling with pensions

Kansas legislators are trying to avoid the kind of moves with funding for public employee pensions that previously clouded the retirement system's long-term financial health

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Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale: Up from 2016, down from 2015

Oil companies offered more money for Gulf of Mexico oil leases than they did a year ago _ but only about half the amount bid for leases in the same area in 2015

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Box office reaches new record, but international sales flat

The Motion Picture Association of America said Wednesday that worldwide box-office reached a record $38.6 billion in 2016, though international revenues _ a growth engine in recent years _ were essentially stagnant

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McAuliffe amends coal ash bill to halt pond closure permits

Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants to delay Dominion Virginia Power's plans to close its coal ash ponds until the utility tells the state about any water pollution, recycling options and closure methods

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Google's YouTube losing major advertisers upset with videos

AT&T, Verizon and several other major advertisers are suspending their marketing campaigns on Google's YouTube site after discovering their brands have been appearing alongside videos promoting terrorism and other unsavory subjects