Military leaders say budget caps are crippling armed forces

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pleading for a repeal of a law that strictly limits defense spending, a panel of four-star military officers warned lawmakers Tuesday that the fiscal constraints are crippling the military's ability to respond to threats around the world.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press

Raise your glass to Kentucky bourbon's rising economic kick

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The economic potency of bourbon is getting stronger with age, increasing its impact on Kentucky by $1 billion in the past two years as demand for American whiskeys continues to grow.


How stricter rules for brokers will affect retirement savers


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is delaying a series of rules that require financial professionals to put their clients' best interests first when giving advice on retirement investments.

  • Written by MARCY GORDON , AP Business Writer

Trump attacks restrictions on big banks, retirement advisers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has launched his long-promised attack on banking rules that were rushed into law after the nation's economic crisis, signing new orders after meeting with business and investment chiefs and pledging further action to free big banks from restrictions. Wall Street cheered him on, but Trump risks disillusioning his working-class voters.

  • Written by JILL COLVIN and MARCY GORDON, Associated Press