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Continuing to target government regulations, a Republican-led House voted Tuesday to overturn a rule that would let consumers join together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use an arbitrator to resolve a dispute
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Targeting government regulations, the Republican-led House on Tuesday voted to nullify a rule that would let consumers join together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use an arbitrator to resolve a dispute....

Tech titans Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk disagree over the possible threat artificial intelligence could pose to humanity; here's what you need to know to follow their debate
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tech titans Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk recently slugged it out online over the possible threat artificial intelligence might one day pose to the human race, although you could be forgiven if you don't see why this seems like a pressing question....

Trump says he is considering Yellen, Cohn and others to lead the Federal Reserve
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he's considering either re-nominating Janet Yellen for a second term as Fed chair or replacing her with someone else, possibly Gary Cohn, who leads his National Economic Council....

The head of New York City's transit agency has unveiled an $836 million plan to stabilize the beleaguered subway system, promising that riders will see progress within the next year
NEW YORK (AP) -- The head of New York City's transit agency on Tuesday unveiled an $836 million plan to stabilize the beleaguered subway system, and promised that riders would see progress within the next year....

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli says on social media that he's being railroaded at his securities fraud trial, but he won't be defending himself in court
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has kept up his trademark trolling on social media during his securities fraud trial - calling the case "bogus" - but the jury won't hear him defend himself in court....

APNewsBreak: New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a crash was texting while driving
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state is set to study the use of a device known as the "textalyzer" that would allow police to determine whether a motorist involved in a serious crash was texting while driving....

Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation extending California's signature initiative to fight global warming
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, stood side by side Tuesday to cheer the extension of one of the most ambitious programs in the U.S. to reduce fossil fuel pollution, while condemning President Donald Trump's failure to see climate change as a deadly threat....

New York's governor is headed to Washington to meet with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao amid New York City's ongoing transit troubles
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's governor is headed to Washington to meet with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao amid New York City's ongoing transit troubles....

Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate has voted, at long last, to open debate on legislation to repeal and replace 'Obamacare.'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted, at last, Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." There was high drama as Sen. John McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time after being diagnosed with brain cancer to cast a decisive "yes" vote....

Asian stock markets mixed as upward momentum from Wall Street's record close and oil prices offset by caution ahead of upcoming Fed decision
HONG KONG (AP) -- Asian stock markets are mixed Wednesday, with upward momentum from a record day on Wall Street and buoyant oil prices offset by investor caution ahead of the Fed's upcoming interest rate decision....

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U.S. stock indexes returned to records Tuesday, as corporate profits continue to come in better than analysts expected

Caterpillar, McDonald's and Barnes & Noble climb while 3M and Eli Lilly skid

Solid earnings reports from several big companies helped drive U.S. stock indexes to more record highs.

On Delta, a confrontation between a pilot and flight attendant before takeoff leads to a long delay

McDonald's says $1 sodas and new line of premium burgers help boost US sales

US consumer confidence rebounds, views on current conditions hit 16-year high


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