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APNewsBreak: Obama budget pays for public works spending with one-time foreign profits tax
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas, White House officials said....

Regulators ready first rules for short-term, high-rate payday loans amid consumer complaints
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are putting together the first-ever rules on payday loans aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers avoid falling into a cycle of high-rate debt....

Rates of usage for payday loans, listed by state, as regulators plan rules to shield borrowers
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Huckabee likens gay marriage to alcohol, profanity as options he does not endorse
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Sunday said gay marriage is akin to alcohol and profanity - options he says are appealing to others but not to him....

Walker, eyeing '16 campaign, open to sending US troops into Middle East to fight Islamic State
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he is open to sending U.S. troops to the Middle East to combat Islamic State fighters, but the potential Republican contender for 2016 presidential nomination isn't calling for them immediately....

Hillary Clinton's team ponders how to prepare for a primary that may not provide a full test
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The challenge ahead for Hillary Rodham Clinton is one faced by few White House hopefuls: running a primary campaign in which she faces little competition, if any at all....

Government, aviation industry officials try to address safety issues after year of calamities
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government and aviation industry officials from dozens of countries are meeting in Montreal this week to try to find consensus on how to keep from losing airliners like the one that vanished without a trace in Asia and another shot down in Eastern Europe....

At a glance: Where the potential Democratic candidates for president stand in the 2016 race
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unlike the active jockeying among Republicans thinking about running for president, there is little public action among the Democratic considering a White House bid. Here's a look at where they stand....

5 things to know before Obama rolls out his 2016 budget Monday
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A quick quiz:...

Big shake-up looming in federal rules for telecom industry, may clarify whose Internet it is
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Whose Internet is it anyway?...

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Government, aviation industry officials try to address safety issues after year of calamities

Rates of usage for payday loans, listed by state, as regulators plan rules to shield borrowers

Regulators ready first rules for short-term, high-rate payday loans amid consumer complaints

APNewsBreak: Obama budget pays for public works spending with one-time foreign profits tax

Vegas police investigate alleged corruption, extortion plot aimed at Republican assemblyman

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