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Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision

Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision

WASHINGTON — Uncertainty over the future of health care for millions grew deeper Monday as insurers released a blueprint for stabilizing wobbly markets and the Trump administration left in limbo billions of dollars in federal payments.
Box office Top 20: 'Alien: Covenant' dethrones 'Guardians 2'

Box office Top 20: 'Alien: Covenant' dethrones 'Guardians 2'

LOS ANGELES — Ridley Scott's space horror film "Alien: Covenant" scared reigning box office champ "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" out of the No. 1 spot over the weekend — but just barely.
Lawyer fee ruling overturned in international custody case

Lawyer fee ruling overturned in international custody case

HARTFORD, Conn. — A court on Monday overturned an order for a Connecticut financier to pay nearly $90,000 in attorney fees racked up by a British television host during a long-running and bitter international child custody dispute.
Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

AUSTIN, Texas — A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools.
Germany, France pledge new efforts to strengthen eurozone

Germany, France pledge new efforts to strengthen eurozone

BERLIN — Germany and France pledged Monday to seek ways to strengthen the 19-nation eurozone, with harmonizing corporate taxes among the possible measures they will mull over in the coming weeks.
Concerns over housing, indebted consumers weigh on banks as they report Q2 results

Concerns over housing, indebted consumers weigh on banks as they report Q2 results

TORONTO — The Canadian banks are expected to benefit from rising U.S.
Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — With laughter, hugs and tears — and the requisite death-defying stunts — the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show.
Pacific ministers commit to move ahead with pact without US

Pacific ministers commit to move ahead with pact without US

HANOI, Vietnam — The Pacific Rim trade ministers meeting in Vietnam committed Sunday to move ahead with the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact after the United States pulled out.
'Alien: Covenant' edges 'Guardians' at weekend box office

'Alien: Covenant' edges 'Guardians' at weekend box office

LOS ANGELES — "Alien: Covenant" is just barely edging out "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" in the weekend box-office space battle. Studio estimates Sunday show Ridley Scott's latest "Alien" exploit opened with $36 million in ticket sales.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Paint the books red : Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the former Wall Street trader turned author and academic, is reported to have said: "Deficits are like putting dynamite