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Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

The Trump administration on Friday took two new steps in its ongoing fight against abortion. The first was a new regulation that further underscored protections for health-care workers who refuse to perform abortions and other medical procedures because of religious and moral objections. The second rescinded a formal warning issued by the Obama administration in […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

The Children’s Health Insurance Program is enduring an unprecedented crisis: More than 100 days ago, funding for a program that covers 9 million kids technically expired. Republicans in Congress haven’t rushed to extend it long-term — not until they could get something in return. CHIP is ostensibly among the most popular, most bipartisan parts of […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

[The stream is slated to start at 12:15 pm ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] President Donald Trump on Friday was slated to address the annual March for Life gathering of anti-abortion activists in Washington, D.C. Trump was set to talk to the group by […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

A year ago, with an impressive roster of Goldman Sachs alumni on their way to top White House positions, the return of “Government Sachs” was in full swing. The newly inaugurated President Trump tapped Steven T. Mnuchin as treasury secretary, Gary D. Cohn as director of the National Economic Council and Dina Powell as White […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

Some automakers are already offering vehicles for commercial use that could also be sold to ride-hailing app drivers. General Motors offers on-demand car sharing for ride-hailing drivers in urban areas through a service called Maven. The program is stocked with vehicles featuring offerings such as rear USB outlets and easy-to-clean leather seats. Toyota sells a […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

On Friday afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House about a possible deal. After the meeting, Schumer said, “We made some progress.” However, he said there were still disagreements and that discussions will continue. The House, with nearly all Republican votes, passed a measure Thursday night that […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

Peter Foley | Bloomberg | Getty Images Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, exits federal court in Newark, New Jersey, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 11 2017. The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it plans to retry Democratic Senator Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after a jury was deadlocked during a […]

Tess Torelli January 21, 2018

Rising bond yields do not necessarily mean stocks have to fumble. The breakout in the 10-year Treasury yield early Friday to above 2.63 percent — levels last seen in 2014 — is signaling that rates could keep rising, and at some point make bond market yields more appealing to investors than stocks. But strategists say […]

Tess Torelli January 20, 2018

Later, the CDC said it would continue to collect data about the flu, although it acknowledged it would face difficulties. “Under a shutdown, CDC’s capacity to track and respond to disease outbreaks will be impacted. Flu surveillance, for example, will continue to collect data being reported by states, hospitals, etc.,” the CDC told Giftofaservant. “However, […]