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Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue

Budget Battle-3

President Donald Trump’s budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains elusive.


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The Latest: Trump insists immigration talk comes later

Budget Battle-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 10:50 p.m. As the Senate appears to inch closer to an agreement to end a shutdown, the White House says President Donald Trump won’t budge on his demand that Democrats vote to reopen the government before negotiating on...


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Despite shutdown, troops get football, Lady Liberty to open

Budget Battle New York City

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. government shutdown amid a congressional dispute over spending and immigration has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors and triggered furloughs for Air Force civilian employees but won’t keep Lady Liberty shackled. The Statue of Liberty and...


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The Latest: US government shutdown prompts state to step in

NY Budget Battle-Statue of Liberty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the impact of the federal government shutdown (all times local): 5 p.m. A U.S. government shutdown that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors has prompted the New York state government to step in and pay to open the Statue of Liberty...


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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wouldn't let a child use social media

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Anyone remember Ping - Apple’s “music-oriented social network,” the hot new thing back in 2010? No, we’re not surprised if you don’t. It flopped - hard - and shut down after just a couple years. Apple seems to have ceded the social media landscape to Facebook since...


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'Jumanji' tops box office for third straight weekend

Film Box Office

NEW YORK (AP) — “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” outdid another weekend’s worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures. “Jumanji,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart,...


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High 2018 yields don't mean market turmoil

(c) 2018, Bloomberg View. The performance of U.S. Treasuries in 2017 confounded many, as the bonds kept to range-bound trading in the context of both higher growth and rate tightening by the Federal Reserve that went beyond initial market expectations. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that...


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Convenience stores getting squeezed by fast food, dollar stores

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The U.S. convenience store industry is facing an inconvenient truth: Americans are changing the way they shop for snacks and drinks. The nation’s 154,500 convenience stores are getting squeezed by competition from all sides. Fast-food restaurants and supermarkets are slugging...


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Save the snowpack, save the water supply

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Between droughts and floods, the last decade has offered water managers in the Southwest a preview of how climate change could impact a supply largely dependent on winter snow. This year’s disappointing snowpack has them worried again. “Water and climate change are joined at...


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Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

Budget Battle Statue of Liberty-3

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors could still ride snowmobiles and ski into Yellowstone National Park Saturday to marvel at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown. But across the country in New York, the nation’s most famous monuments to immigration —...


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