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Honorably Discharged Veterans Will Soon Get to Shop Tax-Free

Honorably Discharged Veterans Will Soon Get to Shop Tax-Free

By Josh Funk | Jul 24
Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military.

China's 'Intervention' Not Main Culprit in U.S. Trade Deficit

China's 'Intervention' Not Main Culprit in U.S. Trade Deficit

By Joe McDonald | Jul 23
Is the outsize role played by China's government in its economy to blame for its multibillion-dollar trade surpluses with the United States?

Game of Thrones: Shame Cersei, You Lost Your Food Supply

Game of Thrones: Shame Cersei, You Lost Your Food Supply

By Christopher Rugaber, Paul Wiseman, and Josh Boak | Jul 21
In the eagerly-awaited season 7 premiere of HBO's hit TV series, "Game of Thrones," Jon Snow and Cersei Lannister each learned some tough lessons about having scarce resources.

Health Plan's Fall Brings Dread for 'Obamacare' Recipients

Health Plan's Fall Brings Dread for 'Obamacare' Recipients

By James Anderson and Carla K. Johnson | Jul 19
While Republicans in Congress failed this week to craft a new health care plan, they did succeed in shaking the confidence of those who rely on the act the most.

Dollar Slide After Trump's Planned Health Reforms Implode

Dollar Slide After Trump's Planned Health Reforms Implode

Jul 18
Global shares and the dollar stuttered Tuesday as a planned health care overhaul in the U.S. imploded and raised questions over the prospects for President Donald Trump's reform agenda.

U.S. Retail Sales Fall for 2nd Month as Consumers Pull Back

U.S. Retail Sales Fall for 2nd Month as Consumers Pull Back

By Josh Boak | Jul 17
Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth could remain sluggish.

Social Security Projects Biggest Payment Increase in Years

Social Security Projects Biggest Payment Increase in Years

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Jul 17
Good news for seniors: Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security are projected to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January. Bad news for seniors: It's just a 2.2 percent increase - about $28 a month for the average recipient.

AP Explains: Bitcoin's Possible Financial Panic

AP Explains: Bitcoin's Possible Financial Panic

By Ryan Nakashima | Jul 16
Anyone holding the digital currency bitcoin could soon face some unsettling problems - up to and including financial losses, whipsawing prices and delays in processing payments. Or maybe not, if a software upgrade takes place.

Gig Economy Workers Should Get More Protection: UK Report

Gig Economy Workers Should Get More Protection: UK Report

By Danica Kirka | Jul 15
Workers in the so-called gig economy, from Uber drivers to delivery cyclists, need greater labor protections, according to flagship review published Tuesday that underscores fears of growing insecurity in the workforce.

Winter is Always Coming for Economy on 'Game of Thrones'

Winter is Always Coming for Economy on 'Game of Thrones'

By Christopher S. Rugaber, Paul Wiseman, and Josh Boak | Jul 15
The world of "Game of Thrones" may not sound much like our own. But after watching HBO's hit series for six seasons, we've found some striking similarities.

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