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Game of Thrones: Shame Cersei, You Lost Your Food Supply

Game of Thrones: Shame Cersei, You Lost Your Food Supply

By Christopher Rugaber, Paul Wiseman, and Josh Boak | Jul 21
In the eagerly-awaited season 7 premiere of HBO's hit TV series, "Game of Thrones," Jon Snow and Cersei Lannister each learned some tough lessons about having scarce resources.

Health Plan's Fall Brings Dread for 'Obamacare' Recipients

Health Plan's Fall Brings Dread for 'Obamacare' Recipients

By James Anderson and Carla K. Johnson | Jul 19
While Republicans in Congress failed this week to craft a new health care plan, they did succeed in shaking the confidence of those who rely on the act the most.

Dollar Slide After Trump's Planned Health Reforms Implode

Dollar Slide After Trump's Planned Health Reforms Implode

Jul 18
Global shares and the dollar stuttered Tuesday as a planned health care overhaul in the U.S. imploded and raised questions over the prospects for President Donald Trump's reform agenda.

U.S. Retail Sales Fall for 2nd Month as Consumers Pull Back

U.S. Retail Sales Fall for 2nd Month as Consumers Pull Back

By Josh Boak | Jul 17
Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth could remain sluggish.

Social Security Projects Biggest Payment Increase in Years

Social Security Projects Biggest Payment Increase in Years

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Jul 17
Good news for seniors: Millions of Americans who rely on Social Security are projected to receive their biggest payment increase in years this January. Bad news for seniors: It's just a 2.2 percent increase - about $28 a month for the average recipient.

AP Explains: Bitcoin's Possible Financial Panic

AP Explains: Bitcoin's Possible Financial Panic

By Ryan Nakashima | Jul 16
Anyone holding the digital currency bitcoin could soon face some unsettling problems - up to and including financial losses, whipsawing prices and delays in processing payments. Or maybe not, if a software upgrade takes place.

Gig Economy Workers Should Get More Protection: UK Report

Gig Economy Workers Should Get More Protection: UK Report

By Danica Kirka | Jul 15
Workers in the so-called gig economy, from Uber drivers to delivery cyclists, need greater labor protections, according to flagship review published Tuesday that underscores fears of growing insecurity in the workforce.

Winter is Always Coming for Economy on 'Game of Thrones'

Winter is Always Coming for Economy on 'Game of Thrones'

By Christopher S. Rugaber, Paul Wiseman, and Josh Boak | Jul 15
The world of "Game of Thrones" may not sound much like our own. But after watching HBO's hit series for six seasons, we've found some striking similarities.

Visa Looking to Help Small Businesses Go Cashless

Visa Looking to Help Small Businesses Go Cashless

Jul 14
Visa is looking to push more small businesses into updating their digital payment technology, offering up to $500,000 to 50 U.S.-based small business owners that are committed to going cashless.

EU's Brexit Negotiator Sets Out Tough Conditions for UK

EU's Brexit Negotiator Sets Out Tough Conditions for UK

By Raf Casert and Jill Lawless | Jul 14
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator said Wednesday that Britain must meet tough conditions in divorce talks - and doesn't have long to do it - before the two sides can start looking at a future relationship.

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