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Joe Biden draws line against progressives on health care

Jul. 15, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model. The...

The Latest: Biden offers health plan 'public option' details

Jul. 15, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's defense of "Obamacare" (all times local): 6:15 a.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden will spend much of the coming week talking about his approach to health care. On Monday, Biden is unveiling a plan that would add a "public option" to the 2010 health care...

Records show former US Rep. Scott Taylor late on taxes again

Jul. 13, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Records show former Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor has accumulated overdue property tax bills in Virginia for at least the second time. The Virginian-Pilot reports Taylor owes the city of Norfolk $1,097 on two properties he owns. A law firm that handled recent closings on the...

Pakistani businesses on strike over new IMF-backed taxes

Jul. 13, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Pakistani businesses were on strike Saturday in a nationwide protest against an increased sales tax, which opposition political parties said was imposed as part of the International Monetary Fund's recent $6 billion bailout package for Islamabad. The strike...

France adopts pioneering tax on tech giants after US threat

Jul. 11, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France adopted a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook on Thursday, despite U.S. threats of new tariffs on French imports. The final vote in favor of the tax in the French Senate came hours after the Trump administration announced an investigation into the tax...

Trump trade representative to investigate French tech tax

Jul. 10, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is launching an investigation into France's proposed tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook — a move that could lead to U.S. taxes on French imports. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressed concern that the tax, expected to be passed...

New Greek PM Mitsotakis says tax cuts to be legislated

Jul. 10, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, vowed Wednesday to make government more efficient and to legislate for tax cuts later this month despite concerns raised by the country's creditors over economic promises made during the election campaign. Although Greece no longer...

Biden earned more than $15 million after leaving White House

Jul. 10, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, took in more than $15 million since leaving the Obama White House, according to newly released documents, catapulting the Democratic presidential candidate into millionaire status and denting the working-class aura he's developed over decades. Long fond of...

Validity of Obama health care law at issue in appeal hearing

Jul. 9, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With health insurance availability, cost and coverage on the line for millions of Americans, a federal appeals court seemed inclined Tuesday to rule that the core provision of President Barack Obama's signature health care law is unconstitutional. Two Republican-appointed judges on a...

The Latest: Judge: Tough questions for 'Obamacare' backers

Jul. 9, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on an appeals court hearing on former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Attorneys for states hoping to save President Barack Obama's health care law have been hit with some intense and occasionally skeptical questioning from appellate...