Winners and losers in House Republican health plan

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News) — The rich and the almost rich would make out well under the House Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The old and the poor, not so much. The measure would repeal major parts of Obama’s health law, capping future funding for Medicaid and cutting tax increases for high-income families, … Continue reading Winners and losers in House Republican health plan

US stocks start higher ahead of uncertain health care vote

NEW YORK/March 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. stocks are opening higher Friday morning as technology companies climb and most other sectors make small gains. For most of this week investors have been waiting for answers about the fate of the Republican-backed American Health Care Act, which is scheduled to come up for a vote later … Continue reading US stocks start higher ahead of uncertain health care vote

House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

WASHINGTON/March 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose. House Speaker Paul Ryan set the … Continue reading House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info

NEW YORK/March 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations , a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses. Those rules, not yet in effect, would have required … Continue reading Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info

Trump SEC pick assures that his Wall St. work not problem

WASHINGTON/March 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, attorney Jay Clayton, sought to assure lawmakers that he’ll show no favoritism and act only in the public interest, as his Wall Street connections were scrutinized at his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday. Clayton, a partner in the prominent law … Continue reading Trump SEC pick assures that his Wall St. work not problem

AP sources: US to approve Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON/March 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, senior U.S. officials say, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change. The State Department will recommend the pipeline is in U.S. interests, clearing the way for … Continue reading AP sources: US to approve Keystone XL pipeline

Ivanka Trump: A White House force, just not an ’employee’

WASHINGTON/March 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump will have a security clearance, a West Wing office and the ear of her father on important policy matters. But don’t call her an employee. When it comes to government work, “employee” is more than just a word. That designation triggers an array of … Continue reading Ivanka Trump: A White House force, just not an ’employee’

Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

NEW YORK/March 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Trump family is launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an enterprise whose owner sits in the Oval Office. The chain, called Scion, will feature the first Trump-run hotels not to bear the … Continue reading Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom