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  • WASHINGTON, July 14- The U.S. missile defense system to counter attacks from rogue states like North Korea has no proven capability to protect the United States and is not on a credible path to achieve that goal, a science advocacy group said on Thursday. The ground-based midcourse missile defense system, which has deployed 30 interceptors in Alaska and...

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  • WASHINGTON, July 7- The U.S. Department of Interior on Thursday unveiled its final regulations on drilling in the U.S. "The rules help ensure that any exploratory drilling operations in this highly challenging environment will be conducted in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, while protecting the marine, coastal and human environments, and...

  • July 1- U.S. drillers this week added oil rigs for a fourth week in five, according to a closely followed report Friday, in the best month of producers returning to the well pad since August that signaled a near-two year rout in drilling may have ended. After slumping from 1,609 since October 2014 amid the biggest oil rout in a generation, the rig count has started to...

  • The company released its diversity figures for the first time in 2014 and sparked a conversation among Silicon Valley tech companies that led many of its closest competitors to follow suit. Google's overall percentage of non-white, non-Asian employees in the United States did not move at all in 2015 from the year before, remaining at 2 percent for African...

  • The company released its diversity figures for the first time in 2014 and sparked a conversation among Silicon Valley tech companies that led many of its closest competitors to follow suit. Google's overall percentage of non-white, non-Asian employees in the United States did not move at all in 2015 from the year before, remaining at 2 percent for African...

  • The company released its diversity figures for the first time in 2014 and sparked a conversation among Silicon Valley tech companies that led many of its closest competitors to follow suit. Google's overall percentage of non-white, non-Asian employees in the United States did not move at all in 2015 from the year before, remaining at 2 percent for African...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The Obama administration on Thursday completed new rules for how energy companies value oil, gas and coal extracted from federal land in a reform meant to protect taxpayers' stake in those sales. The Interior Department updated the valuation rules that were first enacted in the 1980 s and have not been significantly changed in over a decade.

  • *2nd- Qtr revenue $3.71 bln vs $3.68 bln est. *To buy back $1 billion of shares. Still, the "risk factors" section of Carnival's quarterly report on Tuesday said the company could be affected by Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, which it said could affect exchange rates and global consumer confidence.

  • FRANKFURT, June 28- German real estate group IVG is launching a 3 billion euro asset sale as its hedge fund owners hope to lock in high prices in the country's buoyant property market, three people familiar with the matter said. IVG, which went through insolvency proceedings in 2013 after cost overruns at its landmark Squaire building at Frankfurt airport made...

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito sold his shares in Exxon Mobil Corp worth up to $250,000 that had prompted him to step aside from cases involving the oil company, financial disclosure forms released on Wednesday showed. Justice Clarence Thomas received a bronze bust of 19th century slavery abolitionist and writer Frederick...

  • NEW YORK, June 21- State budgets finally returned to their pre-recession peaks in fiscal 2016 after eight years, once adjusted for inflation, according to a survey published on Tuesday. Aggregate 50- state general fund spending and revenues have now surpassed the peaks they hit in fiscal 2008, the National Association of State Budget Officers reported in the...

  • A pedestrian walks past a store that is under liquidation in the Rio Piedras neighborhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Former senator Judd Gregg warns that Puerto Rico is on the verge of "economic cardiac arrest" and urges the Senate to pass debt bill PROMESA.

  • DUBLIN, June 9- Qatar's sovereign wealth fund is set to buy a major stake in Irish telecoms firm Eir, the Irish Times reported on Thursday, in a move that would likely support its plans to hold off from a stock market flotation for now. The Qatar Investment Authority is on course to acquire York Capital, Eir's second-largest shareholder's stake of about 15 percent, in...

  • June 3- U.S. energy firms this week added rigs drilling for oil for the second time this year, energy services company Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday, after crude prices briefly tested a seven-month high over $50 a barrel over the past two weeks. RIG-OL-USA- BHI> The new rigs were scattered across many basins and states with the Permian in West Texas and New Mexico...

  • CHICAGO, May 26- A letter arrives in the mail with this opening line: "We are writing to let you know how you can get help paying your Medicare costs." And this year, the data from Social Security will help us reach out to seniors who should be enrolled. " About 30 percent of all Medicare Part D enrollees are in the Extra Help program, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

  • Children lying in the street cool off in the water from a fire hydrant August 1, 2006 in New York City.

    Record temperatures, drought, rain and La Nina: NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has been issuing outlooks for what lies ahead this summer.

  • NEW YORK, May 24- Stock exchange operator Nasdaq has rejected a listing application by MassRoots Inc on the grounds that it may aid in the use and dealing of an illegal substance, the cannabis social networking company said on Tuesday. The Denver- based company, which connects cannabis users, activists and business people through its mobile applications and web...