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Utah lawmakers offer $1.8 million tax break to refineries to help clean the air

Utah lawmakers offer refineries tax breaks to help clean air

Legislation encouraging Utah’s refineries to revamp their systems to produce low-sulfur Tier...

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The Latest: Pa. moderate Dent to vote no on health bill

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Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican legislative priority in peril, President Donald Trump dangled possible changes to the health care bill Wednesday aimed at placating conservatives threatening to torpedo the legislation. The White House seemed to make progress with the hardliners while House...


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Asian shares up as Wall Street steadies, with eye on US vote

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TOKYO (AP) — Shares were modestly higher Thursday in Asia after Wall Street steadied overnight. Investors are awaiting a vote in the U.S. Congress on health care legislation that is seen as a bellwether for the capacity of the administration of President Donald Trump to deliver on campaign promises...


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Utah governor says he will approve strictest DUI limit in US

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s governor announced Thursday that he will sign legislation giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest DUI threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will hurt tourism. Republican Gov. Gary...


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Secret Service sought $60 million extra for Trump travel and protection,

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The U.S. Secret Service requested $60 million in additional funding for the next year, offering the most precise estimate yet of the escalating costs for travel and protection resulting from the unusually complicated lifestyle of the Trump family,...


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Repealing Obamacare could cost the average poor family benefits worth a third

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The Republican health-care bill could cost the average poor family benefits worth a third of its income while giving the most affluent families a $5,000 tax break, according to the first detailed report on the income distribution effects of President Donald Trump and...


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Starbucks CEO hands the keys to his successor in an emotional investor meeting

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz quite literally handed the keys to the company to his successor on Wednesday. Reaching into his pocket during the company’s meeting of annual shareholders, Schultz plucked the door key to Seattle’s Pike Place Market store, the company’s...


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Steelworker wins $100,000 in Buffett's March Madness bracket

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. What do you do when Warren Buffett calls to offer you $100,000? If you’re Dwayne Johnson, you might ask the billionaire to consider sweetening the deal. Johnson, who works in a steel factory in Huntington, West Virginia, was sitting on his couch Saturday afternoon...


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Google wants to fix tech's diversity problem with an outpost for historically

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Four years ago, Google began sending engineers to historically black colleges such as Howard University for its “Google in Residence” program, an attempt to improve its recruiting from these campuses, prepare students for Google’s peculiar hiring practices, and inject...


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Teva to cut undisclosed number of jobs as it seeks to pare costs

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries signaled plans to cut an unspecified number of jobs as the world’s largest maker of cheap copycat drugs seeks to exit unprofitable operations and reduce expenses in an effort to pare its debt and revive growth. The drugmaker is freezing...


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