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  • WASHINGTON, July 27- The U.S. Senate voted almost unanimously on Thursday to slap new sanctions on Russia, putting President Donald Trump in a tough position by forcing him to take a hard line on Moscow or veto the legislation and infuriate his own Republican Party. The bill, which includes a provision that allows Congress to stop any effort by Trump to ease...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAVONLINNA, Finland, July 27- The U.S. Senate voted nearly unanimously on Thursday to slap new sanctions on Russia despite President Donald Trump's objections to the legislation, which has angered Russian President Vladimir Putin who threatened to retaliate. The Senate backed the measure, which also imposes sanctions on Iran and North Korea, by a...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAVONLINNA, Finland, July 27- The United States Senate will vote on Thursday on a bill that would impose new sanctions on Russia, a U.S. senator said, legislation that has angered Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has threatened to retaliate against the measure. If it passes the Senate as expected, the bill would be the first major foreign policy...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAVONLINNA, Finland, July 27- The United States Senate will vote on Thursday on a bill that would impose new sanctions on Russia, a U.S. senator said, legislation that has angered Moscow who have threatened to retaliate against the measure. The measure has already passed the House of Representatives by a 419-3. It is expected to garner strong support in...

  • The rule, which would require drilling companies to disclose what chemicals they've used for fracking, was put on hold last year after a Wyoming judge said the Bureau of Land Management had no authority to set such a rule. Since replacement could be years away, the Bureau of Land Management has asked the court to leave the district court's ruling in effect until a...

  • One of the main reasons GOP lawmakers have given in their quest to overturn "Obamacare" is that they want to lower premiums for people who buy individual health insurance policies, particularly constituents who get no help from the law's tax credits. "There is no doubt whatsoever that premiums in the individual insurance market would go up," said Larry Levitt of...

  • President Donald Trump could veto pending legislation that would slap new sanctions on Russia in order to push for a tougher deal, a top White House aide said on Thursday, as Moscow warned of retaliation if Washington went ahead with the measure. The sanctions, which the U.S. House of Representatives has approved, need to pass in the Senate too before going to...

  • WASHINGTON— Randal Quarles, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Federal Reserve Board, says he likes a predecessor's ideas for where regulators should prune banking rules. At his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, Quarles said he agreed with recent recommendations of the man he'd replace as the head of bank oversight. He's expected to win approval...

  • President Donald Trump could veto pending legislation that would slap new sanctions on Russia in order to push for a tougher deal, a top White House aide said on Thursday, as Moscow warned of retaliation if Washington went ahead with the measure. The sanctions, which the U.S. House of Representatives has approved, need to pass in the Senate too before going to...

  • Abney's remarks come as the Trump administration nears the August 16 start of talks with Mexico and Canada to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump has repeatedly called the 1994 trade treaty a "disaster" that has shuttered U.S. factories and sent American jobs to Mexico. UPS has been expanding its services into Mexico.

  • President Donald Trump could veto pending legislation that would slap new sanctions on Russia in order to push for a tougher deal, a top White House aide said on Thursday, as Moscow warned of retaliation if Washington pressed ahead with the measure. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has repeatedly denied U.S. allegations that Russia interfered with last...

  • It's a legislative maneuver so the Senate can pass a bill that a House-Senate conference committee can use as the base to try to work out a comprehensive "repeal and replace" measure. House Speaker Paul Ryan had said the House is willing to negotiate with the Senate. Two Republican senators say House Speaker Paul Ryan's statement that the House is willing to...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin another push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • *Russia under Western sanctions over Ukraine crisis role. MOSCOW, July 27- Russia risks being saddled with U.S. sanctions for decades, curbing economic growth and preventing it from regaining its status as a leading economic power, an adviser to President Vladimir Putin said in an interview. He said that was the only way for Russia to return to growth of more than 2...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- U.S. Senate Republicans begin their final push on Thursday to unravel Obamacare, seeking to wrap up their seven-year offensive against former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law that extended insurance coverage to millions. The skinny bill's details will be released at some point on Thursday, before the Senate...