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Northrop Grumman to buy aerospace manufacturer Orbital ATK

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Northrop Grumman, one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, announced on Monday that...

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The Latest: Tillerson cites strongest NKorea sanctions ever

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 7:25 a.m. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is “being tested” by the strongest sanctions ever put in place by the U.S. and the international community. Tillerson won’t say what the...


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AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Who’s right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None of them have really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill. But of the three, the TV guy is the...


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The Finance 202: It's not at all clear that voters want a tax code overhaul

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - It’s become an etched-in-marble article of faith for some Republicans that the party’s ability to make good on a tax code overhaul will determine their fate in the 2018 midterms. Coming home empty-handed after two years at the controls simply isn’t an...


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A field guide to jerks at work

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Ten years ago, the typically sober and staid management book genre welcomed an off-color title to its shelves. Despite a name unable to be printed in a family newspaper, Stanford professor Robert Sutton’s “The No A--hole Rule” became a runaway bestseller, selling 800,...


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Solar boom or bust? Companies seek tariffs on solar imports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where rooftop and other installations have surged 10-fold since 2011. But two U.S. solar manufacturers say the flood of imports has led one to bankruptcy and forced the other...


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This underwater 'Iron Man' jetpack lets you swim faster than Michael Phelps

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The goal was an ambitious one: Create an underwater, “Iron Man"-inspired jetpack capable of propelling someone through water faster than Olympian Michael Phelps on his best day in the pool. In the process, Ryan Kung and David Shulman, two Silicon Valley engineers...


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Trump piles on new economic sanctions against North Korea

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NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has added economic sanctions to his fiery military threats against North Korea, and renewed his rhetorical offensive against Kim Jong Un on Friday, calling the reclusive leader “obviously a madman.” Trump’s move to punish foreign companies that deal with the...


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US stock indexes waver in early trading; oil flat

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The major U.S. stock indexes wavered in early trading Friday as losses by technology companies mostly outweighed gains by oil companies. Financial stocks also headed lower as bond yields declined. Oil prices were flat. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down less than 1 point to 2,...


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Twitter won't run an anti-abortion group's paid advertising unless it scrubs its website

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A major anti-abortion group has accused Twitter of blocking its ads and even demanding the removal of “sensitive content” from its own website, in what activists say is a clear departure from the social media giant’s claims of hosting unfiltered debate. In a letter to...


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Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it’s unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. Since early this year, President Donald Trump and the...


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