End Dodd-Frank? Unlikely, but consumer agency in crosshairs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump pledged in his campaign to throw out what he called stifling regulations, including the stricter financial rules that Congress built to prevent another crisis.

  • Written by MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writer

Obama to meet Merkel in Germany, top trade partner and ally

BERLIN (AP) — President Barack Obama is stressing a message of solidarity and trans-Atlantic cooperation on his final visit Thursday to Germany — a top trade partner, key NATO ally and home to thousands of American troops, as well as a nation critical to solving Europe's migrant crisis and debt woes.

  • Written by DAVID RISING, Associated Press JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

9 Trump Supreme Court prospects at conservative legal parley

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Supreme Court justices and nine judges on President-elect Donald Trump's list of potential high court picks are among more than 1,000 people expected at a gathering of conservative lawyers that has suddenly turned into an impromptu job fair for spots in the new administration.

  • Written by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press