House Democrats pass bill to beef up election security

WASHINGTON — Alarmed by Russian interference in 2016, House Democrats approved a bill Thursday aimed at strengthening election security for the 2020 race. The measure, approved 225-184 mostly along party lines, would require paper ballots in federal elections and authorize $775 million in grants over the next two years to help states secure their voting systems. It also would prohibit […]

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Pass it On: Saks President Marc Metrick on competition

In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, photo Saks Fifth Avenue President Marc Metrick rides the escalator inside the company’s flagship midtown Manhattan store, in New York. A company insider, the 45-year-old Metrick aims to reinvent the department store experience to bring theater to luxury shopping at a time when shoppers can buy their designer handbags online. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Saks […]

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Step up, Congress and pass a bill to reopen the government.– Stop being afraid of who owns the blame

Is battle over border security and the partial government shutdown reaching a tipping point? Pressure building as President Trump and Democrats remain at an impasse over border wall funding; reaction and analysis from the ‘Special Report’ All-Stars. Both Democrats and Republicans claim to support enhanced border security and oppose the government shutdown. So why are we on the brink of […]

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Day 13: Dems prepare to pass funding plan, Trump digs in

President Donald Trump speaks in the press briefing room at the White House, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) House Democrats prepared Thursday to pass a plan to re-open government without funding President Donald Trump's promised border wall, as Trump pledged to keep up the fight for his signature promise in a surprise appearance. Continue Reading Below […]

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Pass it on: CVS CEO says the learning should never stop

Larry Merlo has learned a few things during nearly eight years as CEO of one of the nation's biggest drugstore chains — including that you shouldn't ever stop learning. Continue Reading Below CVS Health Corp. is polishing off a $69-billion acquisition of the health insurer Aetna. The company, which also manages pharmacy benefits, is focusing more on providing in-store health […]

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Pass It On: Advice for businesses from Stephen Badger

In "Pass It On," AP beat reporters ask executives to share experiences and insights that will resonate with anyone managing a business. Continue Reading Below Stephen M. Badger, chairman of Mars Incorporated, recently sat down with The Associated Press. The family-owned business is best known for selling M&Ms and Snickers. But it also makes Pedigree dog food and Whiskas cat […]

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Pass It On: Booking.com CEO promotes diversity, taking risks

Back in 2002, when she was working in traditional hotels, Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans saw the potential for the internet to upend the travel business. Sixteen years later, she's the head of one of the biggest disruptors. Booking.com rivals Airbnb for the most listings of rentable homes and apartments. It also lists rooms for hotels, bed and breakfasts, even treehouses […]

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