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3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

Fed 3 Things To Watch For

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the day when Janet Yellen will hold her final news conference as Federal Reserve chair, the Fed has left little doubt what it plans to do Wednesday: Raise its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year. The increase would be in line with the series of incremental rate...


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FBI agent removed from Russia probe called Trump an 'idiot'

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel’s investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign described him with insults like “idiot” and “loathsome human” in a series of text messages last year, according to copies of the messages released Tuesday....


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Experts Tell Congress How To Cut Drug Prices. We Give You Some Odds.

The nation’s most influential science advisory group was set to tell Congress on Tuesday that the U.S. pharmaceutical market is not sustainable and needs to change. “Drugs that are not affordable are of little value and drugs that do not exist are of no value,” said Norman Augustine, chair of the...


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Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson to step down to take DNR post

BZ 112916 Weber Budget Hearing 07-2

About a year will remain in his term when he steps down on Jan. 12 and at least two people are interested in filling out the term.


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Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans

Congress-Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans on Tuesday rushed toward a deal on a massive tax package that would reduce the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the corporate rate to a level slightly higher than what businesses and conservatives wanted. In a flurry of last-...


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Dems say Trump's tweets about Gillibrand sexist, crude

Trump Gillibrand

Plowing into the sexual harassment debate in a big way, President Donald Trump laced into Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, tweeting that the New York Democrat would come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions and “do anything” to get them.


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Federal report finds regression for black managers in financial services industry

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Anyone who works to improve workplace diversity and inclusion, in the federal government or the private sector, knows progress isn’t a straight line. And statistics indicating progress don’t always tell the whole story. A new report by the Government...


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The Latest: GOP agrees to lower top tax rate for individuals

Congress-Taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican tax overhaul (all times local): 5 p.m. Congressional aides say Republican negotiators have agreed to lower the top tax rate for individuals from 39.6 percent to 37 percent as the final parameters of a sweeping tax package are starting to take shape....


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As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

Trump Russia Probe Flynn

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the days before he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and as he braced for the public revelation that he’d morphed from government target to government cooperator, Michael Flynn was reveling in the pleasures of a new grandchild, swapping cheerful observations about babies with...


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As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

Trump Russia Probe Flynn

WASHINGTON (AP) — People close to Michael Flynn are describing the emotional pressures he faced this past year as special counsel Robert Mueller closed in on him and also investigated his son. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser pleaded guilty this month to making false...


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