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Obama warns against ‘purity tests’ in Democratic…

Former President Barack Obama is warning Democrats against adopting “purity tests” in the presidential primary and alienating voters needed to defeat President Donald Trump in the general election

California justices reject law requiring Trump…

California’s Supreme Court rejected a state law that would have required President Donald Trump to disclose his tax returns to appear as a candidate in the state’s primary election next spring

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Stocks closed slightly lower on Wall Street Thursday, giving the market its third straight drop

Trumps signs stopgap spending bill, averting…

The Republican-held Senate has passed a temporary government-wide spending bill that would keep federal agencies up and running through Dec. 20 and avert a government shutdown after midnight Thursday

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WeWork cuts nearly 20% of workforce in…

WeWork lays off nearly 20% of its global work force in restructuring efforts after failed IPO

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Medicare drug plan finder can steer seniors to…

Medicare’s revamped online drug plan finder could prove confusing and costly for consumers

Gap’s interim CEO promises to address ‘operational issues’

Gap’s interim CEO promises to address ‘operational issues’ as chain reports another sales decline

Lawsuit alleges McDonald’s puts employees in physical danger

A group of employees of 13 McDonald’s restaurant in Chicago has filed a lawsuit alleging that the company’s drive for profits puts workers at risk of physical attack by dangerous customers

Records pile up for S&P 500, Nasdaq in milestone…

Wall Street is enjoying its third record-setting run of this year, with the major stock indexes delivering a string of all-time highs in recent weeks

Wipe out credit card debt by setting SMART goals

Wipe out credit card debt with the SMART goal-setting method

Iran net outage first to effectively isolate a…

Internet connectivity trickles back in Iran after government shut down access to rest of the world

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Vape debate: Are e-cigarettes wiping out teen…

Teen smoking is plummeting amid a surge in vaping. Are e-cigarettes killing off cigarette use in young people?

US approves expanding Delta venture with European airlines

The Transportation Department is granting antitrust immunity to let Delta expand a joint venture with Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic

Massachusetts OKs ban on flavored vaping, tobacco…

Massachusetts lawmakers passed a groundbreaking ban Thursday on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes

A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year falls to 3.66%

A glance at US mortgage rates: Average rates rose this week

Snowboarding visionary Jake Burton Carpenter dies…

‘Soul of snowboarding’: Jake Burton Carpenter, visionary who brought sport to masses, dies at 65

US mortgage rates fell this week, boosting…

US mortgage rates fell this week, supporting greater home sales

Stocks close with modest losses amid US-China…

Stocks closed modestly lower on Wall Street Thursday after a mostly listless day of trading handed the market its third-straight drop

Oklahoma attorney general to appeal judge’s…

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says he plans to appeal a judge’s order directing consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay the state $465 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis

US home sales rose 1.9% last month, lifted by…

US home sales rose 1.9% in October, boosted by lower mortgage rates

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The Latest: PG&E restoring power to thousands in…

Pacific Gas & Electric has started restoring power to some of the 120,000 people whose electricity was shut down amid windy, dry weather

In 2020 budget, Greece vows to beat post-bailout targets

The Greek government has pledged to exceed the strict surplus targets demanded by its former bailout lenders for this year and next.

Lawsuit: NY prisoners punished over false drug results

A lawsuit says hundreds of New York state prisoners were wrongly subjected to sometimes-harsh punishments after drug tests erroneously showed that they had used narcotics while incarcerated