The Latest: GOP tax chairman defends tax plan against Trump
Vote in UK parliament on Brexit deal will be binding - PM May spokeswomanA vote in parliament over Britain's final Brexit deal will be binding, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, but she stressed that the country would be withdrawing from the European Union regardless of the outcome. "You can regard it as binding," the spokeswoman said when asked about the vote announced earlier in the day by May, which will come at the end of a negotiating period with the EU.
GM to add or keep 7,000 US jobs, make $1B factory investment
General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories and add thousands of new white-collar jobs, measures that have been in the works for years but were announced Tuesday after criticism from President-elect ...
DeVos to push for school choice amid opposition from unions
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Republican donor and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos says a one size-fits-all model of learning doesn't work and that she would promote charter, magnet, religious and other alternatives to public schools, if confirmed education secretary.
Israel's Netanyahu mired in series of corruption allegations
JERUSALEM (AP) ? Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu might be upbeat these days: The economy is growing, his opposition is weak and the incoming Trump administration seems friendly, even to the much-maligned Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Instead, the long-serving leader is mired in a series of eye-popping corruption investigations in a country that has already jailed a prime minister and president.
Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US
NEW YORK (AP) ? Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs.
Ex-UK foreign secretary faces legal action in rendition caseLONDON (AP) ? Former U.K. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw is facing legal action in a suit brought by a former Libyan dissident who alleges he and his wife were abducted and sent to Tripoli a decade ago to be interrogated by the regime of late dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
BAT agrees to buy Reynolds for $49 billion
British American Tobacco has agreed a $49.4 billion takeover of U.S. rival Reynolds American Inc , creating the world's biggest listed tobacco company after it increased an earlier offer by more than $2 billion. BAT, which already owned 42 percent of Reynolds, will pay $29.44 in cash and 0.5260 BAT shares for each Reynolds share, it said, a 26 percent premium over the price of the stock on Oct. 20, the day before BAT's first offer was made public. Reynolds, the maker of Camel and Newport cigarettes, rejected an initial approach in November, although the two sides remained in talks.
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Maine governor to Rep. John Lewis: You need a history lesson
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) ? Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader who says he doesn't see Donald Trump as a "legitimate president," should be grateful for all that Republican presidents have done for black people, GOP Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday.