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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago, prompting the Senate’s top Democrat to issue a statement saying the lapse should disqualify his nomination.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Budget pick Mulvaney acknowledges payroll tax lapseRep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
FILE - This Sept. 29, 2016 file photo, shows a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline under construction near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the oil pipeline, asked a a federal judge on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline's disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
Army plans Dakota Access oil pipeline environmental studyThe Army says it's planning to study the potential environmental impact of routing the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri River in North Dakota
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, file photo, high-rise construction in midtown Manhattan is framed though the pedestrian barriers in New York. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, the Federal Reserve releases its survey of economic conditions around the country. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
Federal Reserve sees growth pickup at end of last yearFed Beige Book: US growth accelerated in late 2016 amid steady hiring, stronger sales for manufacturers
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 21, 2014, file photo, CSX hopper cars sit in a yard in Baltimore. CSX Corp. reports financial results on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
CSX railroad expects modest profit growth in 2017CSX railroad officials expect profits to grow this year as the economy improves modestly, coal demand stabilizes and President-elect Donald Trump pursues reforms
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator-designate, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoaxDonald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements
The Associated Press7 minutes ago
USDA announces stricter animal welfare rules for eggs, meatOrganic meat and egg producers will have to abide by stricter animal welfare standards under a new rule announced by the Agriculture Department
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, file photo, the JPMorgan Chase & Co. logo is displayed at their headquarters in New York. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, it was announced that JPMorgan Chase settled charges that independent brokers working for the bank discriminated against black and Hispanics customers seeking home mortgages. While the $55 million settlement is not a big financial dent to the giant bank, the cases emerged from the housing crisis, illustrating the depth of the quagmire that has trailed banks for a decade. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
JPMorgan settles mortgage discrimination lawsuitJPMorgan Chase settled charges that independent brokers working for the bank discriminated against black and Hispanics customers seeking home mortgages
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hand with International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach, right, before a meeting at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (Denis Balibouse/Pool Photo via AP)
China's Xi extols multilateral approach, climate accordChinese President Xi Jinping has extolled the merits of multilateral cooperation during a visit to the United Nations' office in Geneva, and said major powers should "keep their differences under control."
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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