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The Latest: Judge: Women could lose birth control under rule

The Latest on a hearing on California's attempt to block new birth control rules by the Trump administration (all times local):

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Supreme Court to hear case over stores' food stamp sales

The Supreme Court says it will hear an appeal from a group representing food retailers to prevent the release of information about the federal food stamp program to a South Dakota newspaper.

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Former Arkansas lawmaker charged in scheme to bribe judge

A former Arkansas lawmaker has been charged with conspiracy in an alleged bribery scheme with an ex-judge who admitted to lowering a jury's judgment in a negligence lawsuit in exchange for campaign contributions.

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Federal workers rally in Boston to demand end to shutdown

Federal workers who aren't getting paychecks amid the lingering government shutdown rallied in Boston Friday to call on President Donald Trump to drop his demand for funding for a wall on the southern U.S. border.

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Stocks slip but remain on track for another winning week

Stocks slipped in Friday morning trading, as falling oil prices dragged down energy companies, but the S&P 500 remained on track to close out its third straight winning week following a brutal December.

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Trump says changes coming on high-tech visas

President Donald Trump says changes are coming in the way that the U.S. handles temporary H1-B visas, which allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S. from abroad.

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Activision shares down after split with Bungie

Shares in video game publisher Activision fell more than 9 percent in premarket trading, a day after an announcement that its eight-year partnership with game developer Bungie was ending.

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GM raises 2018 forecast, predicts stronger 2019 earnings

General Motors strengthened its pretax profit estimate for 2018 and predicted even stronger performance for 2019 as it executives made a presentation to investors on Friday.

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Petco eliminating nearly 300 jobs in northern Wisconsin

Petco Animal Supplies Stores is shuttering its Drs. Foster and Smith operations, eliminating 289 jobs at the online business based in Rhinelander.

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How's the US economy doing? Shutdown makes it harder to say

The partial shutdown of the U.S. government has begun to make it harder to assess the health of the economy by delaying or distorting key reports on growth, spending and hiring.

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New Wizards telecast opens door to sports betting through TV

A new, gambling-focused telecast of Washington Wizards games is just the appetizer to what the team and its TV partner hope will be a more substantial main course: giving fans the ability to place bets in real time while watching games at home.

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Shutdown squeezing Alabama city built on federal spending

Once known for its cotton trade and watercress farms, Huntsville, Alabama, is now the ultimate government town: About 70 federal agencies are located at the Army's 38,000-acre Redstone Arsenal. More than half of the area's economy is tied to Washington spending.

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Trump administration eyes disaster money to fund border wall

The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump's border wall as he weighs signing a national emergency declaration to...

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Walz orders review of Commerce Department's decision to fight Enbridge pipeline project

The department had appealed state regulators' decision to approve the $2.6 billion project across northern Minnesota.

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California pot taxes lag as illegal market flourishes

Deep in Gov. Gavin Newsom's new budget is a figure that says a lot about California's shaky legal marijuana market: The state is expecting a lot less cash from cannabis taxes.

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