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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Iffy Numbers on Regulation

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Iffy Numbers on Regulation

By Joan Lowy and Christopher S. Rugaber | Dec 15
President Donald Trump and his administration are ignoring one side of the ledger when they claim big savings from the federal regulations they've been able to roll back over most of this year.

Liz Weston: Refusing to Pay Could Hurt You More Than Them

Liz Weston: Refusing to Pay Could Hurt You More Than Them

By Liz Weston | Dec 15
Taking a righteous stand against paying an unfair bill can boomerang on you - hard. Here are some situations where you might be tempted to refuse to pay, and what you might want to consider doing instead.

Mentally Ill, Drug-Addicted Homeless Pose Challenge for City

Mentally Ill, Drug-Addicted Homeless Pose Challenge for City

By Phuong Le | Dec 14
This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless.

Q&A: Can A Museum Sell Its Art to Stay in Business?

Q&A: Can A Museum Sell Its Art to Stay in Business?

By Mark Pratt | Dec 13
The intensifying legal tussle over whether a struggling Massachusetts museum should be allowed to auction 40 works of art has raised questions about when - if ever - it's appropriate to unload the collection.

Bitcoin Futures Soar Amid Frenzy Over Virtual Currency

Bitcoin Futures Soar Amid Frenzy Over Virtual Currency

Dec 12
Bitcoin's debut on a major U.S. exchange is a hit so far, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the virtual currency rising 18 percent.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Off on Black Homeownership, Trade

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Off on Black Homeownership, Trade

By Josh Boak and Christopher S. Rugaber | Dec 12
In his Alabama-ish rally, President Donald Trump falsely stated that black homeownership has hit a record high under his stewardship and made the dubious claim that he set Canada's prime minister straight.

5 Top EU Economies Warn U.S. About Tax Plans

5 Top EU Economies Warn U.S. About Tax Plans

By Raf Casert | Dec 11
The European Union's top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks "having a major distortive impact" on trade.

AP FACT CHECK: Blue High-Tax States Fund Red Low-Tax States

AP FACT CHECK: Blue High-Tax States Fund Red Low-Tax States

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Dec 11
Republican leaders have spent months promoting the myth that red low-tax states are subsidizing blue high-tax states because of the deduction for state and local taxes. An Associated Press Fact Check finds it's actually the other way around.

South Korea Mulling Ways to Curb Craze for Bitcoins

South Korea Mulling Ways to Curb Craze for Bitcoins

By Youkyung Lee | Dec 11
South Korean is studying ways to regulate speculative trading in crypto currencies as the latest surge in prices stokes a craze over bitcoins.

Stocks Around the World Push Higher on U.S. Jobs, Brexit Talks

Stocks Around the World Push Higher on U.S. Jobs, Brexit Talks

By Stan Choe | Dec 10
Stocks around the world climbed on Friday following a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report and a breakthrough in talks for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

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