The Latest: Trump budget slashes safety-net programs

The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 (all times local): ___ 4:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is proposing to balance the federal budget within a decade by making sharp cuts to social safety-net programs while offering optimistic estimates of economic growth.

Pipeline planned at big Colorado well site, not noisy trucks

An energy company will build a pipeline to transport crude oil from a huge well complex inside a Colorado city before production starts, officials said Monday, easing the anxiety of nearby residents who feared noisy trucks would haul away the petroleum around the clock.

Tentative labor plan includes wage freezes, job protections

State employees could receive four years of full job security if they agree to concessions such as a two-year wage freeze, three furlough days and higher insurance premiums and pension contributions, according to a draft framework for a labor concession agreement being considered by labor leaders.


After Saudi arms deal, defense shares fly

Shares of the three major U.S. defense contractors are hitting all-time highs in the first day of trading after President Donald Trump bestowed Saudi Arabia with a $110 billion arms deal.


Trump Helps Boost Aerospace and Defense ETFs

Aerospace stocks and exchange traded funds were lifted Monday on news of an arms deal between the U.S. and some Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia. The iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF (NYSEArca: ITA), PowerShares Aerospace & Defense Portfolio (NYSEArca: PPA) and the SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF (NYSEArca: XAR) have been one of…

The Latest: Mark Zuckerberg visits Rhode Island school

The Latest on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's visit to New England (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has visited a Rhode Island public school and met with the governor to talk about education initiatives.

APNewsBreak: Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system

The Dakota Access pipeline system leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in two separate incidents in March — the second and third known leaks discovered as crews prepared the disputed $3.8 billion pipeline for operation.

Real estate agent accused in killings prompts new law

People who sell or manage property in South Carolina will have to pass a background check to renew their license under a new law prompted by November's arrest of a real estate agent accused of killing seven people.