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Business: Bank profits near pre-crisis peak in US despite all the rules

Source: Bloomberg News

The last time big U.S. banks made so much money, the financial world was heading toward the brink of collapse. This time, it’s stiff regulation...

Nation: Trump unveils companies' $500 million US drug packaging project

Source: Reuters

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a $500 million investment that Corning Inc is making with pharmaceutical giants Merck and Pfizer to...

World: Goldman Sachs boss urges government to make Brexit transition deal

Source: BBC World News

A "significant" Brexit transitional period needs to be agreed as soon as possible, to stop jobs being moved from the UK to Europe, according to the...

Out of the ordinary: Builder of illegal L.A. mansion gets fines, community service

Source: Associated Press

The father of fashion models Bella and Gigi Hadid has been fined and given community service for illegally building a gigantic mansion in Los Angeles.

Business: Sears to sell Kenmore appliances on Amazon

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD.O) said its Kenmore brand of home appliances would now be available on Amazon.com (AMZN.O), sending the...

Nation: John McCain faces cancer

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)John McCain has always lived for the fight. Now he's facing his toughest battle.

World: Violence fears as strike action begins in Venezuela

Source: BBC News

The head of the Organization of American States (OAS) has warned of a "calamitous deterioration" of the situation in Venezuela.

Out of the ordinary: 10-year-old boy trips over 1.2M-year-old fossil in desert

Source: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A boy's misstep on a family hike in New Mexico has given the world a prehistoric wonder.

Business: United posts strong sales and profits, despite Dr. Dao debacle

Source: CNN Money

United Airlines passengers must be a forgiving group.

Nation: What can Republicans do if they can't repeal Obamacare?

Source: USA Today

The GOP's seven-year promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act appeared to end Tuesday, at least for the time being, with Obamacare intact and...