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A broad rally drives Dow, S&P 500 indexes to record highs

The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 indexes soared to their biggest gains since the presidential election on Wednesday and set all-time highs. Investors bought stocks that do well in times of faster economic growth, like technology and industrial companies, but they also snapped up stocks that pay large dividends.

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Softbank tycoon who met with Trump is Japan's deal maker

Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, who met with President-elect Donald Trump and then announced plans to create 50,000 jobs and invest $50 billion in U.S. startups, has been one of Japan's most aggressive overseas investors for over two decades. He's getting an early start on deal-making with the future president.

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GOP ends bids to curb public workers' health care, pensions

Majority Republicans on Tuesday abandoned — for now — legislation that would have eliminated health insurance for newly hired municipal workers and closed the pension system to new teachers, removing highly contentious items from the postelection agenda and turning their attention toward bills with widespread support.

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Trump tax plan may be a mixed bag for Maryland

A majority of Marylanders weren't particularly keen about the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton carried the Old Line State by roughly 624,000 votes on Nov. 8, good for a comfortable 25-point win.

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Ask Brianna: How can my partner and I meld our money habits?

"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com .

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St. Thomas Aquinas football team goes for '3-peat' in Orlando

The St. Thomas Aquinas football team goes for its 10th state championship in school history and tries to become the first from Broward County to win three consecutive titles Friday against Tampa Plant.
George Richards grichards@miamiherald.com
St. Thomas Aquinas football team goes for '3-peat' in Orlando 3:23

St. Thomas Aquinas football team goes for '3-peat' in Orlando

Police officer dragged by stolen car during gas station getaway 1:11

Police officer dragged by stolen car during gas station getaway

When pigs (help you) fly! First therapy pig debuts at San Francisco airport 0:34

When pigs (help you) fly! First therapy pig debuts at San Francisco airport

Mark Cuban: AT&T, Time Warner merger needed for competition with major tech companies 5:13

Mark Cuban: AT&T, Time Warner merger needed for competition with major tech companies

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