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  • NEW DELHI, Feb 17- India does not expect fallout from the financial meltdown at Toshiba Corp to halt plans to buy six nuclear reactors from the Japanese company's U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse, a senior government official told Reuters on Friday. India has been in talks to locate half a dozen Westinghouse AP1000 reactors in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh...

  • Feb 16- Chicago's ethics board voted unanimously to fine Uber Technologies Inc's former strategist, David Plouffe, $90,000 for illegally lobbying in the city. The San Francisco- based company sent a letter to the ethics board objecting to the size of the fine, Chicago officials said in a statement on Thursday after the board's Feb. 15 decision was made public.

  • Feb 16- TransCanada Corp filed an application with Nebraska authorities on Thursday to route its Keystone XL pipeline through the state, saying it expected a decision this year for this crucial leg of the $8 billion project that had been stymied by environmental groups and other opponents. The 1,179- mile Keystone XL pipeline is meant to ship 830,000 barrels...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress said on Thursday that they will soon unveil plans to repeal and replace Obamacare, providing a timeframe for a legislative goal they have struggled with for weeks. Republicans, who control the White House, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, have long vowed to repeal the...

  • As Trump and Republicans ricochet from crisis to crisis, lawmakers have lowered expectations for legislative action in 2017 on tax reform, health care, financial regulation, jobs and infrastructure, with some urging more White House guidance. Ambitious campaign promises by Trump helped the Republicans make a clean sweep of the White House, the Senate and the...

  • The stacks from the Gavin coal burning power plant tower in Cheshire, Ohio.

    The Stream Protection Rule would have cost an average 260 jobs a year and created 250 positions annually, a government report said.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress said on Thursday that they will soon unveil plans to repeal and replace Obamacare, providing a timeframe for a legislative goal they have struggled with for weeks. Republicans, who control the White House, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, have long vowed to repeal the...

  • CHICAGO— The Chicago Board of Ethics has voted to fine a former aide to former President Barack Obama $90,000 for illegally lobbying Chicago's mayor on behalf of Uber. The board found David Plouffe violated city ethics rules when he failed to register as a lobbyist after contacting Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Plouffe was trying to help the ride-hailing company with...

  • Shoppers line up to pay for their merchandise at a checkout counter in a Target store.

    A panel of judges will decide whether the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is constitutional, throwing a lifeline to the agency.

  • Feb 16- TransCanada Corp, Canada's No. 2 pipeline operator, filed an application with Nebraska authorities to route its Keystone XL pipeline through the state, after U.S. The 1,179- mile Keystone XL is meant to ship 830,000 barrels per day of mainly oil sands crude from Alberta to Nebraska and on to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The line's route through Nebraska has been the...

  • Republican lawmakers plan to introduce their legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare after they return from next week's break, Paul Ryan said.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- Legislation to repeal Obamacare and replace major portions of the healthcare program will be unveiled after a 10- day U.S. House of Representatives recess that begins on Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday. Republicans, who control both House and Senate, have been struggling to come up with a detailed plan for replacing former...

  • WASHINGTON— The abrupt withdrawal of the nomination of President Donald Trump's pick for labor secretary brought swift blame from press secretary Sean Spicer, who said Democrats had "a double standard" for his party's president and former President Barack Obama. he asked reporters at the White House. " At least half a dozen GOP members had made it clear to the...

  • Feb 16- TransCanada Corp, Canada's No. 2 pipeline operator, filed an application with Nebraska authorities to route its Keystone XL pipeline through the state, after U.S. The 1,179- mile Keystone XL is meant to ship 830,000 barrels per day of mainly oil sands crude from Alberta to Nebraska and on to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The line's route through Nebraska has been the...

  • LINCOLN, Neb.— The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline said Thursday that it is once again seeking state approval for a route through Nebraska. The Canadian company's previous attempts to start construction in Nebraska have been thwarted by activists and some landowners who worry that it could damage property and contaminate groundwater supplies.

  • Supreme Court Judge Neil Gorsuch

    SCOTUS pick Neil Gorsuch will be in confirmation hearings with the Senate Judiciary Committee beginning March 20, a report says.

  • Pollution power plant

    Multiple reports suggest President Donald Trump plans to sign executive orders that will affect the EPA and its work on climate change.

  • Donald Trump

    Americans should stop expecting a different President Donald Trump than candidate Trump, the former Obama and Clinton aide tells CNBC.

  • A stop sign stands outside the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) building in Washington, DC.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff have been told that President Donald Trump is preparing a handful of executive orders to reshape the agency.

  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    Emanuel has been the target of Trump's barbs over surging gun violence and the "sanctuary" Chicago provides illegal immigrants.