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Senate panel cancels private interview with Trump lawyer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A scheduled private meeting between President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and Senate committee staff was abruptly canceled on Tuesday amid a dispute over a public statement he issued before the meeting....

Health benefit offers from small businesses keep vanishing
Only half of America's smallest businesses now offer health coverage to their workers because many say steady cost hikes have made it too expensive to afford a benefit that nearly all large employers still provide....

AP sources: GOP tentatively agree on tax number
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top Republicans on a key Senate panel have reached a tentative agreement on a tax plan that would add about $1.5 trillion to the government's $20 trillion debt over 10 years, according to congressional officials....

Senate leader praises revived GOP health law repeal drive
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised the revived Republican effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law, giving a public boost to a proposal that's given new life to a drive that seemed all but dead weeks ago....

The Latest: Corker says tentative agreement on debt figure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on a Republican plan to overhaul U.S. taxes (all times local):...

Norway's massive wealth fund hits $1 trillion in value
HELSINKI (AP) -- Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest of its kind, has hit a milestone value of $1 trillion, beating all expectations since its creation over 20 years ago....

The Latest: Trump lawyer's statement derailed Senate meeting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the ongoing investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election (all times local):...

Review: Glitzy iPhone X aside, the iPhone 8 is fine for most
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The difference between Apple's new iPhone models is a bit like flying first class compared with coach. We envy first class, but coach gets us there without breaking the budget....

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'
NEW YORK (AP) -- The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users....

US housing starts fall 0.8 pct., a 2nd straight monthly drop
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by 0.8 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline. A steep drop in multifamily construction more than offset a slight gain in single-family-home building....

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