The Latest: Bipartisan effort to improve 'Obamacare' over

The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local): 1:26 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration is "all in" on a last-ditch effort by Republicans to undermine former President Barack Obama's health care law.


Governor: Greed drives lumber prices following hurricanes

Gov. Paul LePage is calling for a suspension of tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber to ease prices as families and businesses prepare to rebuild in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma — and with two more months of hurricane season to go.


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___ Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability' NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook has unwittingly allowed groups backed by the Russian government to target users with ads.

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 17, 2017: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1.Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang 2.Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3.Iron Marines,Ironhide S.A. 4.Bloons TD 5,Ninja Kiwi 5.iSchedule, HotSchedules 6.Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 7.Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 8.MONOPOLY Game, Electronic Arts 9.Tabs & Chords by Ultimate Guit...,Ultimate Guitar 10.Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB Top Free iPhone Apps: 1. tbh7/8,Midnight Labs LLC 2. YouTube, Google, Inc. 3. Instagram, Instagram, Inc. 4. Bitmoji,- Your Personal Emoji, Bitstrips 5. Snapchat, Snap, Inc. 6. Instagram,Instagram, Inc. 7. Messenger, Facebook, Inc. 8. Bitmoji,- Your Personal Emoji, Bitstrips 9. Google Maps, Google, Inc. 10. Boonk Gang, Tha Lights Global Top Paid iPad Apps: 1. Minds On Physics the App - Part 1,Physics Classroom, LLC 2. Minecraft: Pocket EditionMojang 3. XtraMath, XtraMath 4. Notability, Ginger Labs 5. Iron MarinesIronhide S.A. 6. Procreate - Sketch, paint, cre...,Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 7. The Escapists, Team17 Software Ltd 8. Terraria,505 Games (US), Inc. 9. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 10.

5 Big Demographic Disruptions That Could Shake Portfolios

There are now a number of disruptive factors that could topple normal economic and financial conditions, increasing the need for ETF investors to take a more diversified approach when crafting a well-rounded investment portfolio. According to State Street Global Advisors, there are five big demographic disruptions that could shake our foundation, including a so-called time [...]

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending September 17, 2017: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Baby Driver 2. Transformers: The Last Knight 3. The Mummy (2017) 4. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie 5. Life 6. Wonder Woman (2017) 7. Stephen King's It 8. Baywatch 9. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 10.


The Latest: Intel panel invites Trump lawyer to open hearing

The Latest on the ongoing investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Senate intelligence committee leaders say they canceled a scheduled interview with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer after he released a public statement.


Actively Managed ETFs Can Identify Powerful Trends

ETFs are known for their transparent nature, allowing investors to closely track the ins-and-outs of the underlying strategies, which some may think would be a detriment to an increasing number of active managers stepping into the space. ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon spoke with Dodd Kittsley, Director of Davis Advisors, at the 2017 Morningstar ETF [...]

Japan, Canada ETF/ETP Assets Reach Record $235B, $107B

Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Japan and Canada reached record $235 billion and $107 billion totals respectively at the end of August, according to ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm. The increase in Canada assets invested in ETFs and ETPs increased 26.6 percent in the first 8 months of the [...]

Switching Costs Provide Advantage for Targeted ETF

Consumers often stick to a reliable  service or product as the alternative to switching out may often be more trouble than it is worth. ETF investors can also capitalize on this intangible switching cost by focusing on companies that have locked in customers to their unique ecosystem. Some companies “have the unique advantage of integrating [...]

Permits invalidated for big Washington state methanol plant

U.S. environmental groups opposed to the Pacific Northwest becoming an international fossil fuels gateway scored a major victory when a Washington state board invalidated two permits for a $2 billion project to manufacture methanol from natural gas and export it to China.