GOP expresses hope for Obamacare repeal bill, hurdles remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law is gaining momentum. But they have less than two weeks to succeed and face a tough fight to win enough GOP support to reverse the summer's self-inflicted defeat on the party's high-priority issue.

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  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

FEMA isn't relying on trailers to house hurricane victims

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The hurricanes that battered Texas and Florida have likely spawned the worst disaster-created housing crisis since Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents without homes more than a decade ago.

  • Written by By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

US housing starts fall 0.8 pct., a 2nd straight monthly drop

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders slowed their pace of construction by 0.8 percent in August, the second straight monthly decline. A steep drop in multifamily construction more than offset a slight gain in single-family-home building.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys 'R' Us, the toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and says its stores will remain open for business as usual.

  • Written by By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and BILL CORMIER , Associated Press