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Trump lawyer: Moscow Trump Tower 'solely a real estate deal'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An abandoned proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more," the personal lawyer for President Donald Trump told congressional staff on Tuesday....

GOP expresses hope for Obamacare repeal bill, hurdles remain
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. But they have less than two weeks to succeed and face a tough fight to win enough GOP support to reverse the summer's self-inflicted defeat on the party's high-priority issue....

Review: Glitzy iPhone X aside, the iPhone 8 is fine for most
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The difference between Apple's new iPhone models is a bit like flying first class compared with coach. We envy first class, but coach gets us there without breaking the budget....

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'
NEW YORK (AP) -- The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users....

US housing starts fall 0.8 pct., a 2nd straight monthly drop
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by 0.8 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline. A steep drop in multifamily construction more than offset a slight gain in single-family-home building....

Norway's massive wealth fund hits $1 trillion in value
HELSINKI (AP) -- Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest of its kind, has hit a milestone value of $1 trillion, beating all expectations since its creation over 20 years ago....

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open
NEW YORK (AP) -- Toys 'R' Us, the toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season - and says its stores will remain open for business as usual....

Protesters make good on threat to disrupt St. Louis business
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- When a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. They quickly succeeded....

Walgreens, Rite Aid revise store purchase deal to $4.38B
Walgreens and Rite Aid have finally devised a combination of the nation's largest and third-largest drugstore chains that will get past antitrust regulators....

NY attorney general presses TransUnion, Experian for details
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing two credit monitoring companies to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at Equifax that exposed the data of 143 million Americans....

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