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NYC Taking Steps to Divest Pension Funds of Fossil Fuels
Maybe Next Time: Cities See Failed Amazon Bids As Trial Runs
EU Maintains Offer to Keep Britain in Despite Vote to Leave

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Maybe Next Time: Cities See Failed Amazon Bids As Trial Runs

NYC Taking Steps to Divest Pension Funds of Fossil Fuels

By Corey Williams |
For some of the 200-plus cities knocked out of the running for Amazon's second headquarters, the effort may turn out to be a trial run for other opportunities.

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U.S. Oil Output is Booming and Seen Outpacing Saudis, Russia

U.S. Oil Output is Booming and Seen Outpacing Saudis, Russia

Jan 21
U.S. oil production is booming and is forecast to top that of heavyweight Saudi Arabia and rival Russia this year, a global energy agency said Friday.

Hospital Groups Creating Company to Make Cheap Generic Drugs

Hospital Groups Creating Company to Make Cheap Generic Drugs

By Linda A. Johnson | Jan 21
Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high prices: Creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs.

Tax Law Gives Unexpected Break to Farmers Who Sell to Co-ops

Tax Law Gives Unexpected Break to Farmers Who Sell to Co-ops

By Steve Karnowski | Jan 21
Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives rather than regular companies.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Disdained Jobless Rate, Now Loves It

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Disdained Jobless Rate, Now Loves It

By Christopher Rugaber and Josh Boak | Jan 21
Donald Trump, the presidential candidate, would not like the way Trump, the president, is crowing about today's unemployment rate. He'd be calling the whole thing a "hoax."

Convicted Ex-Coal CEO Woos Working Class, Opening Senate Bid

Convicted Ex-Coal CEO Woos Working Class, Opening Senate Bid

By John Raby | Jan 20
A former coal company CEO who went to prison for charges stemming from the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in decades kicked off his U.S. Senate campaigning Thursday. The father of one of the victims called it "a slap in our face."

Mulvaney Requests No Funding for Consumer Agency in 2Q

Mulvaney Requests No Funding for Consumer Agency in 2Q

By Ken Sweet | Jan 20
The Trump-appointed acting director of the federal government's consumer watchdog agency requested zero dollars of funding for its second-quarter budget, saying he intends to first spend down the agency's rainy day fund.

Apple Banks on Tax Break to Build 2nd Campus, Hire 20,000

Apple Banks on Tax Break to Build 2nd Campus, Hire 20,000

By Michael Liedtke | Jan 20
Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion back to its home country.

Amazon Raises Monthly Prime Membership Fees by 20 Percent

Amazon Raises Monthly Prime Membership Fees by 20 Percent

By Joseph Pisani | Jan 20
Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent. The fee of $99 for an annual membership will not change, the company said Friday.

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Jan 20
media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts.

French President Warns: UK Can't Maintain Full Access to EU

French President Warns: UK Can't Maintain Full Access to EU

Jan 20
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Britain again that it cannot maintain full access to the European Union's single market if it doesn't accept the bloc's founding principles.

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