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Samsung delays its new phone, and showcases tablets instead
NEW YORK (AP) -- Samsung's product showcase Sunday is notable for what's missing: a new flagship phone....

Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage....

GOP tax plans could eliminate popular tax breaks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people....

Boscov's chairman remembered as energetic businessman
READING, Pa. (AP) -- Late department store chairman Albert Boscov was remembered as an energetic businessman, a caring person and a tireless cheerleader for the city he loved....

1st senior Chinese official visits Washington in Trump era
BEIJING (AP) -- China is sending its first senior official to visit the United States since President Donald Trump took office, amid uncertainties over trade relations and new security tensions in east Asia....

Asia economies hold trade pact talks after Trump dumps TPP
TOKYO (AP) -- Negotiators from 16 Asian countries are meeting in the Japanese port city of Kobe this week for talks on a regional trade pact seen as a rival to the Trans-Pacific Partnership rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump....

Insider Q&A: Allergan CEO on impact of limiting price hikes
As drugmakers pushed back against rising criticism over sky-high U.S. prescription drug prices, one pharmaceutical company went public with a pledge....

Billionaire heads toward confirmation as Commerce secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross is headed toward confirmation as Commerce secretary in President Donald Trump's administration....

Gorsuch often sided with employers in workers' rights cases
The case tugs at the heartstrings: A popular Kansas State University professor battles breast cancer, then leukemia. The school won't extend her six-month sick leave, she loses her job and she cannot get rehired. She sues for discrimination based on disability....

AP sources: White House to propose boosting defense spending
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House will propose boosting defense spending and slashing funding for longtime Republican targets like the Environmental Protection Agency in a set of marching orders to agencies as it prepares its budget for the upcoming fiscal year....

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