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House GOP faces first vote on Puerto Rico bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are attempting to hold together a rare bipartisan deal to help Puerto Rico manage its crippling finances as a committee considers the legislation on Wednesday....

Female CEOs see pay rise, but numbers remain small
For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of the largest companies are run by women, and experts say gender parity at the top remains way off....

CEO pay climbs again, even as their stock prices don't
NEW YORK (AP) -- CEOs at the biggest companies got a 4.5 percent pay raise last year. That's almost double the typical American worker's, and a lot more than investors earned from owning their stocks - a big fat zero....

The biggest CEO pay raises and pay cuts of 2015
Here are the three CEOs who got the biggest pay raises last year, and the deepest pay cuts, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm....

Exxon, facing heat over climate change, holds annual meeting
DALLAS (AP) -- Exxon Mobil is holding its annual shareholder meeting as it faces volatile crude prices and investigations into what it knew and allegedly didn't disclose about oil's role in climate change....

Feds: Company hasn't done enough to end slow-motion oil leak
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The Justice Department is urging a federal court to let government regulators decide if a New Orleans company has done enough to end an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico that began nearly 12 years ago and could last another century....

Bank of Canada: Economy will shrink due to Alberta wildfires
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's central bank says the Canadian economy will shrink and become much weaker than expected because of Alberta's devastating wildfires, which shut down its oil sands production....

TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season....

France tapping fuel stocks as strikes cause gas shortages
LE HAVRE, France (AP) -- French drivers are fuming, oil industry workers are divided, and the government is reaching into its fuel reserves to end gasoline shortages that have heightened the stakes of nationwide protests to defend labor protections....

US stocks climb for the second day as energy companies jump
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are continuing to climb Wednesday as energy companies, banks and mining and chemicals companies all trade higher. Hewlett Packard Enterprise agreed to sell a business to Computer Sciences, and both stocks are jumping. European stocks are rising after a deal to get Greece more rescue loans....

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