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US stocks waver as earnings and central banks dominate
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stock indexes essentially hit the snooze bar Thursday as investors were relieved the European Central Bank didn't announce any changes to its stimulus policies....

Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities
CHICAGO (AP) -- President Donald Trump's administration has ended Affordable Care Act contracts that brought assistance into libraries, businesses and urban neighborhoods in 18 cities, meaning shoppers on the insurance exchanges will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage....

Budget office: GOP health bill adds 22 million uninsured
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A revised Republican health care bill would drive up the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday in a report unlikely to help GOP leaders persuade their party's senators to back the reeling legislation in an upcoming showdown vote....

Honorably discharged veterans will soon get to shop tax-free
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) -- Hey veterans, you can soon shop tax free....

Apollo 11 bag laced with moon dust sells for $1.8 million
NEW YORK (AP) -- A bag containing traces of moon dust sold for $1.8 million at an auction on Thursday following a galactic court battle....

Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. must pay a $2 million fine for showing "reckless disregard" for U.S. sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant's CEO, the Treasury Department said Thursday. Exxon sued the U.S. government to stop the fine....

The Latest: Exxon sues to stop $2M fine for sanctions breach
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the United States punishing Exxon Mobil for violating U.S. sanctions on Russia with a $2 million fine (all times local):...

California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- California's vast San Joaquin Valley, the country's most productive farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation's dirtiest skies, forcing the state's largest air district to spend more than $40 billion in the past quarter-century to enforce hundreds of stringent pollution rules....

APNewsBreak: Claims of human rights abuses in Hawaii fleet
HONOLULU (AP) -- A human rights complaint has been filed with an international commission to investigate claims of human rights violations in Hawaii's commercial fishing industry....

US says ban on lap
DALLAS (AP) -- The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps to increase security....

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Average US mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 3.96 percent