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Sand Trap's new managers preserve bar's old charm while introducing new draws

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Business partners Art Gruber and Christine Guimond officially took charge last month, and...

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Mexico overtakes Canada as No. 2 U.S. exporter

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Mexico is overtaking Canada as the No. 2 exporter of goods to the U.S. this year, in a sign of how economic ties have deepened between the two countries even as the relationship is being questioned by President-elect Donald Trump. Shipments from Mexico totaled $245 billion in...


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Trump says cancel new Air Force One: Costs 'out of control'

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NEW YORK (AP) — The government should cancel its multibillion-dollar order for new Air Force One presidential planes, Donald Trump declared Tuesday, serving notice he’s ready to jump in and start making decisions six weeks before his inauguration. Costs for the two Boeing 747s are “totally out of...


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Spokesman offers few clues on Trump's pipeline stance

Oil Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump isn’t offering many clues about how the incoming administration will act regarding the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline. Spokesman Jason Miller told The Associated Press on Monday that Trump supports construction of the pipeline....


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Stopgap spending bill to be unveiled as Congress finishes up

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is quickening its pace toward adjourning late this week, marching toward a final vote on legislation boosting medical research and speeding drug approvals and readying a separate stopgap spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend. The...


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Supreme Court throws out $399 million judgment against Samsung in company's

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court throws out $399 million judgment against Samsung in company’s patent dispute with Apple over iPhone design.


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Virtual sleigh rides, light shows: Mall Santas get makeover

APTOPIX Mall Santa Makeover

NEW YORK (AP) — Hop on a virtual sleigh ride to the North Pole. Stand on the “Naughty or Nice O’Meter.” Snap a selfie and see your face on a dancing elf. The Santa experience has gotten a makeover as many malls install shows and games they hope will lure shoppers who are buying more online. About...


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A mixed open for US stocks on Wall Street as energy slumps

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are wavering between small gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday. Energy companies slumped as the price of crude oil turned lower after a four-day rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped after setting a record high close the day before. KEEPING...


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Pence won't directly say whether he supports Trump's call for 35 percent

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Vice President-elect Mike Pence repeatedly dodged a simple question during an interview Tuesday morning: Does he support President-elect Donald Trump’s call for a 35-percent tariff on some goods imported into the United States? Trump has said that he will grow the...


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Pence won't directly say whether he supports Trump's call for 35 percent

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Vice President-elect Mike Pence repeatedly dodged a simple question during an interview Tuesday morning: Does he support President-elect Donald Trump’s call for a 35-percent tariff on some goods imported into the United States? Trump has said that he will grow the...


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Saudi Arabia switches OPEC tack with eye on world's top IPO

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. To understand why Saudi Arabia changed course and decided OPEC should go back to managing supply, look at two of the kingdom’s biggest policy challenges: the urgent need to plug holes in its budget and the plan to sell a stake in the state-owned oil monopoly. Two years after...


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