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  • LOS ANGELES— California Treasurer John Chiang on Friday appealed to President-elect Donald Trump for guidance on how the state's projected $7 billion marijuana industry can participate in the nation's banking system while pot remains illegal under U.S. law. California voters last month approved Proposition 64, which legalized the recreational use of...

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday he would name retired Marine Corps General James Mattis as defense secretary. Mattis is a retired Marine Corps general known for his tough talk, distrust of Iran and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He assembled an investor group to buy a failed California mortgage lender in 2009, rebranded it as...

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday he would name retired Marine Corps General James Mattis as defense secretary. Mattis is a retired Marine Corps general known for his tough talk, distrust of Iran and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He assembled an investor group to buy a failed California mortgage lender in 2009, rebranded it as...

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday he would name retired Marine Corps General James Mattis as defense secretary. Mattis is a retired Marine Corps general known for his tough talk, distrust of Iran and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He assembled an investor group to buy a failed California mortgage lender in 2009, rebranded it as...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— A monthlong trial aimed at settling a high-stakes water dispute between Georgia and Florida ended Thursday with a special master imploring both sides to negotiate a settlement. Florida blames the booming Atlanta metropolitan area and agriculture in Georgia for causing low river flows that have imperiled fisheries in Apalachicola Bay.

  • Dec 1- Discount retailer Dollar General Corp reported a surprise drop in quarterly comparable sales and tempered its full-year profit forecast, hit by lower grocery prices and reduced food stamp coverage in several U.S. states. The company's shares were down 7.3 percent at $71.67 in morning trading on Thursday. "It became apparent that our incremental actions...

  • The company's shares were down 7.6 percent at $71.48 in premarket trading on Thursday. Discount retailers have also been hit by changes in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called the food stamp program. States implementing SNAP changes this year include Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee, which have some of the highest...

  • By the end of 2016, as many as 22 states would have changed the criteria for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called the food stamp program- a move that is likely to result in about 1 million Americans losing benefits. States implementing SNAP changes this year include Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee, which have some of the highest...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 30- Preet Bharara, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan known for pursuing a series of cases targeting public corruption and crime on Wall Street, said on Wednesday he has agreed to remain in his post after Donald Trump becomes U.S. president. Bharara, appointed to his position by Democratic President Barack Obama in 2009, told reporters...

  • LOS ANGELES— California's legal marijuana industry is expected to involve everything from backyard growers to sprawling fields in the farm belt, storefront sellers along rural roads to chain-store like outlets in Los Angeles. State analysts have estimated that state and local governments could eventually collect over $1 billion annually from the...

  • A Rosalie firefighter helps remove debris from the Rosalie Plaza after a tornado ripped through the town, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Rosalie, Ala.

    Severe storms killed five people in Alabama and Tennessee overnight, NBC News reports.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 30- Preet Bharara, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan known for pursuing a series of cases targeting public corruption and crime on Wall Street, said on Wednesday he agreed to remain in his post under U.S. Bharara, who was appointed to his position by Democratic President Barack Obama in 2009, told reporters following a meeting at Trump Tower...

  • President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name former Goldman Sachs partner and Hollywood financier Steven Mnuchin as his nominee for Treasury secretary and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross to head the Commerce Department, according to Republican sources. He assembled an investor group to buy a failed California mortgage lender in 2009, rebranded it...

  • President-elect Donald Trump is expected on Tuesday to name former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to be his transportation secretary, a source with knowledge of the decision said. She is married to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky. Price, 62, is an orthopedic surgeon who heads the House of Representatives' Budget Committee.

  • President-elect Donald Trump is expected on Tuesday to name former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to be his transportation secretary, a source with knowledge of the decision said. She is married to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky. Price, 62, is an orthopedic surgeon who heads the House of Representatives' Budget Committee.

  • President-elect Donald Trump is expected on Tuesday to name former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to be his transportation secretary, a source with knowledge of the decision said. She is married to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky. Price, 62, is an orthopedic surgeon who heads the House of Representatives' Budget Committee.

  • Republican Representative Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, will be Health and Human Services secretary, and consultant Seema Verma will lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a powerful agency that oversees government health programs and insurance standards, Trump said in a statement. Price, 62, is an orthopedic surgeon who heads...

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump and his administration:. A Wisconsin judge has refused to order local officials to conduct the state's presidential recount by hand. Mitt Romney is praising Donald Trump, saying he has "increasing hope" that the president-elect can lead the country to a "better future."

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- All three major U.S. stock indexes set record closing highs on Monday, extending their post-election rally as energy and other commodity-related shares gained and Facebook led a jump in technology. Stocks have mostly rallied since the Nov. 8 U.S. election, with investors snapping up shares of banks, health care and other companies expected to...

  • *Oil hits three-week high on OPEC prospects, weaker dollar. *Copper up on expectations of more China demand. "The post-election rally is continuing," said Bucky Hellwig, senior vice president at BB&T Wealth Management in Birmingham, Alabama.