Trump: Why allow immigrants from 'shithole countries'

WASHINGTON (AP) — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation.


  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

Walmart boosts starting pay, closing dozens of Sam's Clubs


NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart confirmed Thursday that it is closing 10 percent of its Sam's Club warehouse stores — a move that a union-backed group estimated could cost thousands of jobs — on the same day the company announced that it was boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers and handing out bonuses.

  • Written by By JOSEPH PISANI and ALEXANDRA OLSON , AP Business Writers

How to leverage great credit without borrowing a dime

As average credit scores for Americans continue to rise, the question for many becomes how to use their excellent credit rating to optimize their lives without borrowing money or adding risk.


  • Written by By GREGORY KARP, NerdWallet

Coal executive's 'wish list' finds success under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the Trump administration, the head of one of America's largest coal companies sent a four-page "action plan" to the White House calling for rollbacks of Obama-era environmental and mine safety regulations.


  • Written by By MICHAEL BIESECKER , Associated Press

House passes spy program after confusing Trump tweets


WASHINGTON (AP) — After a confusing morning of tweets by President Donald Trump, the House on Thursday passed a bill to reauthorize a key foreign intelligence collection program with an important tweak: It would require the FBI to get a warrant if it wants to view the contents of Americans' communications swept up in the process.

  • Written by By DEB RIECHMANN and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press