Business euphoria over Trump gives way to caution, uncertainty
By Patrick Rucker and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Early optimism among business lobbyists and executives that Donald Trump's election heralded better days has slowly given way to uncertainty as the president-elect fires off mixed and sometimes confusing messages on healthcare, taxes and trade. Some of that has frayed as questions arise over the nuts and bolts of Trump's campaign promises, although many in the business community said they remained optimistic. Doubts deepened over the weekend as Trump declared he would replace President Barack Obama's signature healthcare plan known as Obamacare with "insurance for everybody" - a goal far beyond Republican designs - and criticized a key component of a plan in Congress to overhaul corporate taxes.
Ice storm paralyzes parts of Oregon, Washington state
TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) ? An ice storm shut down parts of major highways and interstates Wednesday in Oregon and Washington state and paralyzed the hardest hit towns along the Columbia River Gorge with up to 2 inches of ice coating the ground in some places.
Price tries to reassure on health care; Dems not buying it
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Offering reassurances, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary said Wednesday the new administration won't "pull the rug out" from those covered by "Obamacare." Democrats were unimpressed, noting a lack of specifics.
Yellen: Expect Fed to gradually hike rates over next 3 years
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she expects the Fed to raise its benchmark interest rate several times a year through 2019, as it moves closer toward to its economic goals of maximum employment and stable inflation.
The Latest: Trump hotel in DC off-limits to media
Actor dishing up laughs, not roast beef, on new NBC showPASADENA, Calif. (AP) ? Nick D'Agosto was truly working for the man before he found success on the small screen.
Exiting rail safety chief looks to technology to save lives
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Sarah Feinberg was on the job as the nation's chief railroad regulator for just three weeks when a packed commuter train slammed into an SUV stopped on tracks north of New York City, killing six people.
Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007
A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks of paid time off for new parents. But the law that once offered hope to working parents ...
CIA publishes new guidelines for handling Americans' infoWASHINGTON (AP) ? The CIA is updating its policies on how it stores, searches and shares information on Americans.
States argue in court for more say over endangered species
DENVER (AP) ? The federal government asked an appeals court Wednesday to overturn an order that bars the release of endangered wolves in New Mexico without the state's permission, a skirmish in a broader battle over states' rights and the Endangered Species Act.