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Little progress evident as GOP hunts health bill votes

President Donald Trump speaks during an energy roundtable with tribal, state, and local leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explored options...

Oops: Court says man won’t get mistaken $2.7M severance

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Well, it was a nice try. The Michigan appeals court says in a ruling released Wednesday that a man who was mistakenly told that he would receive a $2.7 million severance can’t collect the windfall. Francois El-Hayek was laid off from Trico...

Fowler is top draw at Quicken Loans event in Woods’ absence

FILE – In this May 16, 2016, file photo, Tiger Woods pauses during a Quicken Loans National golf tournament media availability on the 10th tee at Congressional Country Club, in Bethesda, Md. Tiger Woods’ absence from golf isn’t just being felt on the course. The...

Selling the GOP health care bill: Does Trump help or hurt?

President Donald Trump answers a question about health care during a meeting with the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a platform most...

How vacationing business owners cope with being unreachable

NEW YORK (AP) — While hiking in the Himalayas for three weeks, Mike Scanlin had no cellphone service much of the time and no way to charge his phone. Running his business – a one-man operation – became a very sporadic proposition. It was a calculated risk....

Highest-paid public college chiefs in 2016, by the numbers

The Chronicle of Higher Education on Wednesday released its annual study of compensation for presidents of public colleges and universities in fiscal year 2016. The survey of more than 150 executives found that average total compensation increased by 5.3 percent over the previous...

Companies weigh cyberattack cost, with Ukraine hit hard

AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky PARIS (AP) — Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals, and banks. Ukraine, which was hardest hit and where the attack likely originated, said it had secured...

Pound jumps on Carney remarks about timing of rate hike

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The battered British pound rose sharply after the head of the Bank of England made remarks that could be seen as bringing an interest-rate increase closer. The pound traded 1 percent higher on the day at $1.2938. The pound’s value against the...

US to seek more security on international flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is set to announce new security measures Wednesday for international flights bound to the United States, which could lead to a lifting of a ban on laptops and other electronics from passenger cabins from certain airports....

Hancock County to seek three-quarter percent sales tax this fall

Hancock County elected officials, meeting Wednesday morning to discuss county finances, unanimously agreed that a three-quarter percent sales tax should be sought to replace an existing half-percent tax that expires next year. The additional tax revenue would be used for capital...