Kelly seeks to restore White House order ahead of key fights

Aug 23, 2017

White House chief of staff John Kelly appears to have restored order to a chaotic White House, in part by limiting dissenting voices, restricting access to the president and "stacking the deck" on major decisions to steer him toward an outcome

Puerto Rico creates new pension plan for struggling retirees

Aug 23, 2017

Puerto Rico is establishing a pay-as-you-go pension plan and setting aside $2 billion this year for tens of thousands of retirees who depend on a public pension system expected to run out of money next month

How major US stock market indexes fared Wednesday

Aug 23, 2017

Stocks retreated on Wednesday and gave back some of their gains from a day earlier, when the Standard & Poor's 500 index had one of its best days of the year

Markets Right Now: US stocks pull back after a 2-day rally

Aug 23, 2017

Stocks pulled back on Wall Street, giving back some of their gains from a day earlier.

Former Dutch government minister to lead tainted egg probe

Aug 23, 2017

The Dutch government has appointed a former justice minister to lead an investigation into the illegal use of a pesticide to treat laying hens for lice infestations

Trump bashes NAFTA in midst of talks to revamp trade deal

Aug 23, 2017

Trump attack on NAFTA comes in midst of talks to revamp trade deal

US stock indexes sag as a two-day rally peters out

Aug 23, 2017

Stocks pull back, relinquishing some of the big gains they made a day earlier.

Report: Half of state's labor force holds bachelor's degrees

Aug 23, 2017

A new report finds that half of all workers in Massachusetts held a bachelor's degree or higher in 2016, marking the first time any U.S. state has reached that threshold

Egypt's leader, US envoy meet after cut in American aid

Aug 23, 2017

Egypt's president and foreign minister have met with White House adviser Jared Kushner just hours after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Cairo over human rights concerns

US new-home sales fell in July, yet still ahead of last year

Aug 23, 2017

US new home sales fell in July yet remain comfortably ahead of last year's pace

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