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Key Senate Republicans to meet and try to revive health bill

Key GOP senators will meet Wednesday night, after Trump told senators they shouldn’t leave town without an Obamacare replacement. By Burgess Everett and Seung Min Kim 07/19/2017 01:27 PM EDT Updated 07/19/2017 04:28 PM EDT 2017-07-19T04:28-0400 Senate Republicans are making yet another push to try to revive their plans to …

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Stocks Rise as S&P 500, Nasdaq Top Records Again: Markets Wrap

Stocks surged Wednesday on earnings strength, with the S&P 500 Index and Nasdaq Composite Index hitting records for a second straight day. The euro retraced some recent gains as European policy makers gathered in Frankfurt before Thursday’s decision on interest rates. Oil advanced. Every S&P 500 sector was higher, with …

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S&P information technology (SP701-SPX) near 2000 high

One measure of technology stocks is now higher than during the dotcom boom. The S&P information technology sector grouping closed above $992 on Wednesday, smashing through the $988.49 dotcom bubble high from March 27, 2000, according to FactSet. The constituents of that group have changed considerably since then: Facebook for …

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Australia economy to regain altitude after weather trouble

Australia’s economy hit an air pocket early this year as bad weather took a toll on activity, but analysts polled by Reuters believe growth will pick up for both 2018 and 2019 and extend the country’s amazing run without recession.Economists estimated Australia’s A$1.7tn ($1.35tn) of annual gross domestic product (GDP) …

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HIRF investments support rural health care

Eastern Ontario hospitals received an $11-million boost from the provincial government that will fund repairs and upgrades to provide patients with high-quality care.   The boost comes through the province’s Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) which was established in 1999 to assist hospital with renewal of their facilities. The $11-million …

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