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THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION plans to allow states to direct billions of dollars of Obamacare subsidies to health plans that don’t meet the law’s requirements in an attempt to make insurance more affordable and expand consumer choice. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Trump to let states divert Obamacare funds to other health plans

NEW YORK - The Trump administration plans to allow states to direct billions of dollars of Obamacare subsidies to health plans that don’t meet...
UNITED STATES FIRMS are attempting to avoid U.S. tariffs on China by shifting some stages of manufacturing operations abroad, according to UBS. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ALEX FLYNN

UBS: U.S. firms evading Trump tariffs by switching output abroad

NEW YORK - United States companies are evading President Donald Trump’s goods tariffs by partly moving production abroad, shielding China for now from the...
IN A WIDE-RANGING PRESS CONFERENCE a day after the midterm election, President Donald Trump said he was open to raising corporate tax rates in order to deliver a tax cut to middle-class Americans. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Trump says he’s open to raising tax to pay for middle-class...

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said he’s open to raising some tax rates to help pay for a bigger tax break for middle-class Americans. “If...

Stocks rally as vote clouds clear with no surprise

NEW YORK – U.S. equities jumped, the dollar dropped and Treasuries climbed as investors moved past the hurdle of uncertainty presented by the midterm elections...
THE U.S. TRADE DEFICIT 1.3 percent from the prior month to $54 billion in September. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE

U.S. trade gap hits seven-month high amid expanding tariff war

NEW YORK - The United States trade deficit widened more than forecast in September to a seven-month high as imports expanded and the merchandise gap...
AFTER NEARLY A WEEK of collapsing stock prices, investors were cheered by a significant gain in U.S. equity markets partway through Wednesday trading. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Have the recent stock market gyrations caused you to rethink your...

In the last month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has lost roughly 7 percent of its value from a record high set on Oct....
SEVERAL U.S. MANUFACTURING indicators declined in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. manufacturing gauge drops to lowest level in six months

NEW YORK - A gauge of United States manufacturing fell by more than forecast to a six-month low, as orders and hiring cooled amid escalating...

U.S. stocks fall, tech sinks on fresh trade angst

NEW YORK - United States stocks fell, with the S&P 500 flirting with a correction as technology shares tumbled after a report the Trump administration...

U.S.’s need for skilled immigrants isn’t going away

Skilled immigration is good. The U.S. economy depends on it. But the nation’s system for admitting educated workers needs major ­improvements. That is the central...
FORD MOTOR CO. contends that the steel tariffs instituted by President Donald Trump have made domestic steel the costliest in the world and have cut into the auto manufacturer's profits. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Ford says Trump tariffs make U.S. steel costliest in the world

NEW YORK – Ford Motor Co. is escalating its criticism of the Trump administration’s metals tariffs that the company has already said took a...
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