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A look at all the changes coming to 'Thomas & Friends'

Thomas the Tank Engine-Makeover

Change is coming to “Thomas & Friends,” the 30-year-old TV show based on a series of books from...

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The Latest: Governors urge Congress to back health subsidies

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care legislation (all times local): 10 p.m. A bipartisan group of governors is urging congressional leaders to support a plan to calm health insurance markets after President Donald Trump blocked federal subsidies to insurers. The...


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Arthur Cinader, founder of preppy fashion powerhouse J. Crew, dies at 90

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Arthur Cinader, who built a pastel-colored, turtlenecked fashion empire as the founder of J. Crew, popularizing a preppy aesthetic in the 1980s and ‘90s through meticulously produced catalogues and sleek, wood-paneled stores, died Oct. 11 at his home in Santa Fe, New...


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GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they’ll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump’s stance ricocheted from supportive to disdainful to arm’s-length and the plan’s fate teetered. “If something can happen, that’s fine,...


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Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions of Americans

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump’s sweeping revamp of the tax code, but corporations would get to keep it. The Republican proposal would eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes, a widely popular break used by some...


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The Latest: Trump warns Democrats about opposing tax plan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican efforts to overhaul the tax code (all times EDT): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump has issued a thinly warning threat to Democrats who might oppose the Republican tax plan. That’s according to Sen. Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat who attended a White House...


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Record highs for major US stock indexes; Dow passes 23,000

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A day of modest gains on Wall Street resulted in more milestones for U.S. stocks Wednesday as the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 23,000 points for the first time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index and Nasdaq composite also finished at record highs. Technology stocks and financial companies...


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Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 23,172.93 Low: 23,086.75 Close: 23,157.60 Change: +160.16 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2561.26 +1.90 NYSE Index: 12,371.02 +21.05 Nasdaq Composite Index: 6624.22 +0.56 NYSE Amer Composite: 2646.11 —13.00 Russell 2000 Index: 1505.14 +7.65 Wilshire 5000...


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Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 23,172.93 Low: 23,086.75 Close: 23,157.60 Change: +160.16 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2561.26 +1.90 NYSE Index: 12,371.02 +21.05 Nasdaq Composite Index: 6624.22 +0.56 NYSE Amer Composite: 2646.11 —13.00 Russell 2000 Index: 1505.14 +7.65 Wilshire 5000...


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Are insurers 'enriched' by Obama health law, as Trump says?

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says health insurers have been “enriched” by President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. So why are companies pulling back from the law’s insurance marketplaces? __ TRUMP: “I won’t do anything to enrich the insurance companies because right now the...


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US stocks climb toward record as Treasuries sink

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The Dow Jones Industrial Average headed for its biggest gain in five weeks and the three major U.S. equity benchmarks were set for records as corporate earnings beat estimates. Stocks were bolstered by IBM’s forecast for its first sales growth in five years and better-than-...


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