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Local police officer's clothing brand offers support to the thin blue line

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Mike Davis offers support to fellow law enforcement in style

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Senate opens 'Obamacare' debate at last but outcome in doubt

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted at last Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans’ long-promised legislation to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” There was high drama as Sen. John McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time after being...


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Birkenstock CEO accuses Amazon of 'modern day piracy'

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The chief executive of Birkenstock USA has emerged as an unlikely crusader in a growing battle between smaller retailers and ever-expanding giant Amazon.com. His message to shop owners: Don’t even think about selling our shoes to Amazon. In a blistering five-page...


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Stocks climb on earnings, bonds drop as Fed meets

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. A bevy of corporate earnings pulled U.S. stocks to fresh records, while Treasuries tumbled the most in a month as the Federal Reserve began its policy meeting. Oil surged. Earnings from Caterpillar and McDonald’s led to outsize gains in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, while...


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The Latest: Health bill runs into questions on rules

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Democrats say the Senate parliamentarian has found additional parts of the Republican health care bill that Democrats can block because they violate Senate rules. One...


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Cyber staff: Wisconsin company offers to microchip employees

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A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break room snacks with a simple swipe of the hand. Three Square Market, also known as 32M, said more than 50 employees are voluntarily getting implants Aug. 1 at what the...


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Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 21,670.62 Low: 21,577.37 Close: 21,613.43 Change: +100.26 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2477.13 +7.22 NYSE Index: 11,965.73 +61.02 Nasdaq Composite Index: 6412.17 +1.36 NYSE MKT Composite: 2575.58 +11.40 Russell 2000 Index: 1450.39 +12.34 Wilshire 5000...


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US stocks back to records as corporate profits keep rising

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes returned to records Tuesday as corporate profits continue to come in better than analysts expected. McDonald’s and Caterpillar were among the big companies that reported healthier-than-forecast results. Sharp moves higher in prices for oil, metals and other...


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Trump considering top aide Gary Cohn for Fed chairman

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Gary Cohn, a top White House economic adviser, is on the president’s short list of candidates to be the next head of the Federal Reserve. “He doesn’t know this, but yes he is,” Trump told the Wall Street Journal...


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He's defended rappers, mobsters, and more. Now Brafman will try to save Shkreli.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. NEW YORK - Over more than 30 years as a criminal defense attorney, Benjamin Brafman has represented suspected mobsters, rappers and athletes. He compared joining Michael Jackson’s defense team to playing in the Super Bowl. One of his greatest challenges may come this...


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President Donald Trump praises Senate for moving forward on health care overhaul, says

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump praises Senate for moving forward on health care overhaul, says ‘this was a big step‘


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