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WASHINGTON — Border-state Democrats want to help President Donald Trump approve a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico — if they can convince him to remove provisions that would prevent them from delivering on one of their top campaign promises.

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CHICAGO — At December’s Pocket Con, the youth-centric Chicago comics event focused on diversity, exhibitor First Aid Comics didn’t display a single copy of Marvel Comics’ “Ironheart” — curious in that the book features a black female teen superhero from Chicago’s South Side, and is written b…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on Republicans to revive the effort to quash the Affordable Care Act, handing Democrats an opportunity to unite in defense of the law as they try to move past the Russia investigation and win the White House in 2020.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation's deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told a federal appeals court it wants the entire Affordable Care Act struck down, an outcome that could leave millions uninsured and re-ignite a winning political issue for Democrats.

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2019--AXA Equitable Holdings, Inc. (“AXA Equitable Holdings”) ( NYSE: EQH ), a leading financial services company comprised of two principal franchises -- AXA Equitable Life and AllianceBernstein -- today announced new appointments to its Board of Directors…

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The Trump administration, which has long struggled between a desire to get rid of the Affordable Care Act and the political realities of doing so, decided to go for it Monday night. In a one-page filing, the Department of Justice said the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals should affirm a lower co…

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2019--Athene USA (“Athene”), a leading provider of retirement savings products, and Annexus, a leading independent designer of fixed indexed annuities (FIAs), announced new enhancements to the Athene ® BCA ® suite of FIAs. The new BCA 2.0 FIA i…

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REDONDO BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2019--Business Factors & Finance, a well-known fintech services company operating in the US and Canada, announces the launch of Freight Payment Shield®, a premier payment protection service for trucking and transportation companies, as well…

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BROOKWOOD, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2019--Warrior Met Coal, Inc. (NYSE:HCC) (“Warrior” or the “Company”) previously announced the expiration and results of its Restricted Payment Offer, which was made pursuant to the terms of the Company’s indenture (as amended or supplemented, the “In…

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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2019--Carrier-1 Data Centers announces a recent power upgrade project with Oncor Electric Delivery Company, increasing the facility power load from 3.5 MW to 8.5, while on the path to 10 MW total. With a 106,866 square foot facility, and multiple megawatt gen…

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AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2019--The Board of Directors of Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. (“Apollo”) (Nasdaq:APEN), a leader in less invasive medical devices for bariatric and gastrointestinal procedures, today announced that John Barr has been appointed to Apollo’s Board of Directors…

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While the frenzy in Washington, D.C., continued over Attorney General William P. Barr’s summary of special council Robert S. Mueller III’s findings — the calls for “reckoning” and “payback,” the new, dueling probes pushed by House Democrats and Senate Republicans — the Trump administration q…

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SANTA FE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2019--Tomorrow, March 27, 2019, SB 143 will be signed by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham. This legislation will make New Mexico the first state in the nation to ensure that fire and smoke dampers and smoke control systems are properly teste…

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SANTA FE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2019--Tomorrow, March 27, 2019, SB 143 will be signed by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham. This legislation will make New Mexico the first state in the nation to ensure that fire and smoke dampers and smoke control systems are properly teste…

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SANTA FE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2019--Tomorrow, March 27, 2019, SB 143 will be signed by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham. This legislation will make New Mexico the first state in the nation to ensure that fire and smoke dampers and smoke control systems are properly teste…

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SANTA FE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2019--Tomorrow, March 27, 2019, SB 143 will be signed by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham. This legislation will make New Mexico the first state in the nation to ensure that fire and smoke dampers and smoke control systems are properly teste…

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 26, 2019--Elastic N.V. (NYSE: ESTC), the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, announced Chinese language support for the Kibana user interface. Part of Elastic Stack 6.7, the Chinese localization is immediately available, either by d…

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