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  • While the rest of Washington focused on the furor over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, Republicans were celebrating their effort to reverse the rules, arguing that it would boost the economy and make it easier for businesses to operate. Senators pointed out that Congress had only once before used the legislative tools stemming...

  • LONDON— In a story May 14 about the global "ransomware" cyberattack, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the researcher known as MalwareTech had redirected the attacks to his server. Britain's National Cyber Security Center and others were hailing the cybersecurity researcher, a 22- year-old identified online only as MalwareTech, who—...

  • While the rest of Washington focused on the furor over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, Republicans were celebrating their effort to reverse the rules, arguing that it would boost the economy and make it easier for businesses to operate. Senators pointed out that Congress had only once before used the legislative tools stemming...

  • Cybersecurity officials in Britain have applauded a young researcher for helping halt the global ransomware cyberattack. In a post on its website, Britain's National Cyber Security Center said that by registering a domain name that unexpectedly stopped the spread of the malware, the anonymous Britain- based cyber specialist, known as Malware Tech, had...

  • LONDON— A global "ransomware" cyberattack, unprecedented in scale, had technicians scrambling to restore Britain's crippled hospital network Saturday and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in many other nations. The worldwide effort to extort cash from computer users is so unprecedented that...

  • And the investigation of Baxter International, Pfizer and ICU Medical over their medical pricing and dealings with competitors. What might an FBI without a permanent leader, even for a short time, mean for ongoing cases of corporate misconduct? The FBI partners with the network of federal prosecutors around the country who report to the Justice Department...

  • WASHINGTON, May 11- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, a critical position ahead of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Delays in Senate confirmation of veteran trade lawyer Robert Lighthizer more than 100 days after his nomination have set back...

  • WASHINGTON, May 11- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, a critical position ahead of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Delays in Senate confirmation of veteran trade lawyer Robert Lighthizer more than 100 days after his nomination have set back...

  • Trade Representative, a critical position ahead of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, passed a key procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Thursday. The Senate voted to limit debate over the nomination of veteran trade lawyer Robert Lighthizer by a 81-15 vote. Lighthizer passed through the procedural vote easily...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a resolution to revoke an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to free the drilling industry from what he sees as excessive environmental regulation. Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona made a...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- In a blow to administration efforts to free the oil and gas industry from Obama-era environmental rules, a Senate resolution to revoke a rule to limit leaks and flaring of methane from oil and gas production on federal lands fell short of votes 49-51 on Wednesday. Getting the Trump administration to repeal the Interior Department's Bureau of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- In a blow to administration efforts to free the oil and gas industry from Obama-era environmental rules, a Senate resolution to revoke a rule to limit leaks and flaring of methane from oil and gas production on federal lands fell short of votes 49-51 on Wednesday. Getting the Trump administration to repeal the Interior Department's Bureau of...

  • BOSTON, May 9- Insys Therapeutics Inc's chief executive said on Tuesday it was working to resolve a U.S. Justice Department probe, after prosecutors accused several former executives of leading a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based pain medication. Saeed Motahari, who took over as the Arizona- based drugmaker's CEO just over three weeks ago,...

  • MEXICO CITY/ OTTAWA, May 4- From launching a data-mining drive aiming to find supply-chain pressure points to sending officials to mobilize allies in key U.S. states, Mexico and Canada are bolstering their defenses of a regional trade pact President Donald Trump vows to rewrite. Mexico, for example, has picked out the governors of Texas, Arizona and Indiana as...

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- A former accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to settle criminal and civil charges, after he was caught illegally trading options while working at the agency, according to sources familiar with the matter. He will also pay more than $100,000 in penalties and ill-gotten profits to settle the SEC's civil case, and...

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- A former accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to settle parallel criminal and civil charges, after he was caught illegally trading options while working at the agency, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. The charges against David R. Humphrey, a 16- year SEC veteran, represent a rare instance...

  • Currently about 35 percent of the workforce in the United States are freelancers, according to Freelancers Union, a non-profit organization. Maven Gig, currently operational in San Diego, will be launched in San Francisco and Los Angeles later this year, GM said. GM is testing more than 50 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles with self-driving technology on public...

  • May 3- WellCare Health Plans Inc reported a quarterly profit that blew past analysts' estimates, helped by higher enrolments in all its plans and lower costs in its Medicare business, sending its shares up as much as 4.7 percent. The company also raised its full-year revenue and profit forecast, saying it continues to see significant avenues for growth,...

  • Anthony Levandowski, Otto Co-founder and VP of Engineering at Uber.

    Uber goes before a US judge on Wednesday to fight for the right to continue work on its self-driving car program.

  • May 3- U.S. health insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc reported a better-than-expected first-quarter profit, driven by higher enrolments in its Medicaid plans for low-income families, and the company also raised its full-year profit forecast. WellCare said its Medicaid memberships increased 10.3 percent to about 2.6 million as of March 31, mainly due to the...