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Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans on Thursday muscled a $4 trillion budget through the Senate in a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promise of "massive tax cuts and reform."...

Backers of oil terminal pour money into Washington port race
SEATTLE (AP) -- Developers of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal that would be the largest in the nation have poured big money into a port commissioner race in Washington state that may shape the project's future....

Asian shares rise as investors await Japan vote, Fed choice
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian shares pushed higher Friday on investor optimism over the global outlook despite uncertainties over the outcome of political events in China and Japan and speculation over Trump's choice for the next Fed chief....

Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Hundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier's factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and a U.S. nonprofit group said Thursday....

Orange is the new white? Unique amber wine creates buzz
BURDETT, N.Y. (AP) -- The sloping vineyards of New York's Finger Lakes region known for producing golden-hued rieslings and chardonnays also are offering a splash of orange wine....

Closing arguments set in deadly meningitis outbreak trial
BOSTON (AP) -- Attorneys are preparing to make their closing arguments in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with second-degree murder in a deadly meningitis outbreak....

Australian car-making ends with last GM plant closing
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The last mass-produced car designed and built in Australia rolled off General Motors Co.'s production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday as the nation reluctantly bid farewell to its auto manufacturing industry....

Shares of United Airlines tumble after 3Q financial report
DALLAS (AP) -- Shares of United Airlines dropped more than 12 percent on Thursday - their biggest one-day percentage decline in eight years - after a contentious conference call that caused analysts to question whether United executives are making progress on their turnaround plan....

Not-so-golden years? Shielding seniors from financial fraud
Your golden years are supposed to be the time when you live off your retirement savings, see more of your family and dive fully into leisurely pursuits. Unfortunately, they're also the years when you'll be a prime target of financial scams....

Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie
NEW YORK (AP) -- The selfie is everywhere - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application....

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