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FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'
In a vote along party lines, the federal government has ended sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet....

US stock indexes veer lower in afternoon trade; oil rises
U.S. stocks indexes veered lower in afternoon trading Thursday, giving up early gains. Health care companies and banks accounted for most of the losses, outweighing gains among retailers and technology companies. Retailers got a boost from a government report that shows retail sales jumped in November. Oil prices rose....

Support from Conservative Freedom Caucus boosts tax bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus said Thursday they support a sweeping tax package speeding toward votes in Congress next week, giving GOP leaders a boost from a key faction as they work to deliver a major legislative victory to President Donald Trump....

The Latest: Critics question FCC net-neutrality process
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the FCC's vote on eliminating net-neutrality protections for the internet (all times local):...

Will US companies put overseas cash to work? Don't bet on it
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican tax plan seems about to hand a bow-tied holiday gift to some of America's richest multinational companies, from Apple and Microsoft to Google's parent Alphabet: Tens of billions in tax breaks on profits they've parked overseas....

Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind
As the nation's economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle's was about to take off....

Business survivors: AP revisits owners from recession years
NEW YORK (AP) -- They are business survivors - owners whose small companies withstood the Great Recession that forced thousands of others out of business. Along the way, many had to lay off workers, forgo salaries or find new ways to earn money....

Las Vegas' struggles of the past decade are all too visible
Even as a handful of major U.S. cities around the country have flourished in the 10 years since the Great Recession officially began in December 2007, other large cities have eked out only modest recoveries. Some are still straining to shed the scars of recession....

Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Disney is buying the Murdoch family's Fox movie and television studios and some cable and international TV businesses for about $52.4 billion, as the home of Mickey Mouse tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business....

What stays, what goes: Disney and Murdoch after the sale
NEW YORK (AP) -- Disney is buying a large part of Fox , but Fox News Channel and other U.S. television businesses are staying with the Murdoch family....

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