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Task 1 in Trump Organization trial: Picking a neutral jury

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s company went on trial Monday in a criminal tax case and the first task facing the court was a big one: picking a jury of New Yorkers who didn’t have a strong opinion about the former president. About half of an initial pool of 132 prospective jurors begged ...

US stocks march higher ahead of tech-heavy earnings week

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks shook off a shaky start and closed higher Monday, extending their gains from last week, as investors geared up for a heavy week of earnings from big technology companies. The S&P 500 rose 1.2%, with technology, health care and financial stocks accounting for a ...

Companies lure hourly workers with college tuition perks

NEW YORK (AP) — When Daniella Malave started working for Chipotle at 17, the main benefit she was seeking was free food. As it turned out, she also got a free college education. While working full time for the chain, Malave completed two years of community college with annual stipends of ...

Deficit figures set up competing visions from Biden and GOP

This fiscal year’s budget deficit shrunk in half from last year, but the red ink soared on a monthly basis in September largely because of President Joe Biden’s plans to forgive student debt, as three decades’ worth of costs were compressed into a single month. The budget figures ...

Biden touts Pittsburgh bridge as infrastructure win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Joe Biden sought to provide a boost to Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman’s campaign for the Senate Thursday in a daylong visit to the state for a fundraiser and an official stop showcasing his administration’s efforts to revitalize the nation’s ...

Stocks surge on Wall Street; UK tax retreat welcomed

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are marching higher on Wall Street in afternoon trading Monday, in the latest about-face for a market that has been unsteadily lurching between gains and losses. The S&P 500 was up 2.9% as of 2:01 p.m. Eastern. Nearly every stock in the benchmark index rose, with ...