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Derided by critics, trickle-down economics gets another try
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Does money roll downhill?...

Shares of online styling service Stitch Fix has flat debut
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stitch Fix, an online clothing styling service, had a lackluster first day on the stock market Friday....

Report shows Takata recall still moving slowly
DETROIT (AP) -- A new report on recalls of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators shows that automakers have replaced only 43 percent of the faulty parts even though recalls have been under way for more than 15 years....

Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses - like President Donald Trump and his family - do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House....

Retailers rise again, but tech leads other US stocks lower
NEW YORK (AP) -- Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn't add to the previous day's gains....

US home construction reaches strongest pace in a year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Construction of new homes climbed 13.7 percent in October, the biggest jump in a year as builders broke ground on more apartments and single-family houses....

VA exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics....

California's legal pot countdown: What's coming by Jan. 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California has published the rules that will govern its legal marijuana economy in 2018, giving businesses and consumers a glimpse into the future....

Climate meeting goes all night, ends after financing talks
BONN, Germany (AP) -- Negotiators worked through the night on the technical details of the Paris climate accord before two weeks of global talks on climate change finally ended in Bonn....

Lawmakers say $100 billion in disaster aid still not enough
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small....

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