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Get Started: Shutdown puts brakes on small business activity

The federal government shutdown appears to have lasted one business day, long enough to give many small companies a taste of how much a longer disruption could affect them.
Puerto Rico moves to privatize troubled power company

Puerto Rico moves to privatize troubled power company

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico's governor announced Monday that he is moving to privatize the U.S.
Hong Kong bookseller detained again by Chinese authorities

Hong Kong bookseller detained again by Chinese authorities

HONG KONG — A Hong Kong-based bookseller who was secretly detained in China has been taken away by Chinese authorities again after being released into house arrest last October, his daughter said Monday.
Embattled Missouri governor proposes more cuts to colleges

Embattled Missouri governor proposes more cuts to colleges

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov.
Trump business ethics pledges left plenty room for profiting

Trump business ethics pledges left plenty room for profiting

NEW YORK — Among the many promises Donald Trump made a year ago to assure people he wouldn't profit off his presidency, one stood out for its boldness: a pledge to donate the profits from any foreign governments staying in his namesake hotels to the

Company scraps plan for Indiana immigrant detention centre

ELKHART, Ind. — A private prison management company on Monday scrapped plans to build a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centre in northern Indiana following fierce local opposition, county commissioners said.

Mexico federal prosecutors take on Chihuahua corruption case

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's top electoral crimes prosecutor said Monday that federal officials will take over the investigation into a former governor who allegedly channeled state funds to the ruling party.
District attorney bars donations from lawyers with conflicts

District attorney bars donations from lawyers with conflicts

NEW YORK — Manhattan's district attorney said Monday he will no longer accept campaign contributions from lawyers with business before his office, including those representing people being investigated or prosecuted. The announcement by Cyrus R.
As shutdown deal reached, Trump stays out of sight

As shutdown deal reached, Trump stays out of sight

WASHINGTON — As the shutdown of the federal government lumbered toward an end on Monday, President Donald Trump remained out of sight, suppressing his instincts to make himself part of the story by making a deal or picking a fight.

Justice Dept. to leave 'no stone unturned' to find texts

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department will "leave no stone unturned" to locate five months' worth of missing text messages from an FBI agent who was removed last summer from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, Attorney General Jeff Ses