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  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- Airport workers at seven of the busiest U.S. hubs plan to strike on Wednesday night and Thursday over what they say are bad wages and threats against unionizing. Some 2,000 plane cleaners, baggage handlers and other workers will strike at New York's Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, as well as Newark Liberty, Chicago O'Hare, Boston, Philadelphia and...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- Airport workers at seven of the busiest U.S. hubs plan to strike beginning Wednesday night over what they say are bad wages and threats against unionizing. Some 2,000 plane cleaners, baggage handlers and other workers will strike at New York's Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, as well as Newark Liberty, Chicago O'Hare, Boston, Philadelphia and Fort...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 4- When an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Philadelphia in May, killing eight people and injuring scores more, the railroad industry's campaign to delay a Dec. 31 deadline to install technology to prevent such disasters appeared to be finished. Last week, under pressure from companies including Buffett's BNSF Railway Co, which has spent more...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn made a cryptic reference suggesting he has an interest in embattled drug maker Valeant on Tuesday, and said he was speaking to U.S. politicians about a corporate cash repatriation law that would deter so-called tax inversion deals. Icahn said he was speaking to Wisconsin Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and New...

  • Jeb or Hillary, tax reform wins in 2016 Friday, 25 Sep 2015 | 11:31 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush

    Whether its Jeb or Hillary in the White House, here's why tax reform will be the big winner in 2016, says political consultant Stephen Myrow.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled energy legislation designed to hasten America's adoption of cleaner energy, slash greenhouse gas emissions below the Obama administration's goal, and help their party attract young voters in the 2016 elections. Although the bill has no prospect of passing in a Republican-controlled Congress,...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled energy legislation focused on cleaner energy production, manufacturing and vehicles that they say would slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 34 percent by 2025, surpassing the goal pledged by the Obama administration for U.N. climate talks. The latest round of United Nations- sponsored...

  • Puerto Rico power utility avoids default Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 1:23 PM ET
    A power station of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, in San Juan.

    Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, also known as PREPA, reached a deal with creditors to make a $416 million payment

  • Harry Reid wants Senate deputies to 'just relax' Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:42 PM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., center, listens to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill with, from left, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., in Washington, Feb. 24, 2015.

    Harry Reid wants his deputies to "just relax" in their dispute over leadership posts after his retirement, reports John Harwood.

  • Senator calls for Lumber Liquidators investigation Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol March 17, 2015 in Washington.

    Senator Charles Schumer wants regulators to look into reports that some Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring is unsafe, NBC reports.

  • Boehner: Shutdown of Homeland Security possible Monday, 16 Feb 2015 | 9:52 AM ET
    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, holds his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 5, 2015.

    House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down because of a budget impasse.

  • Schumer: Investigate expensive airplane tickets Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:29 PM ET
    Sen. Charles Schumer

    Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for federal investigations of high airfares, questioning why they're not dropping along with fuel costs.

  • Texas Ebola watch ends for 48 people in isolation Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 8:41 AM ET
    First responders wear full biohazard suits while responding to the report of a woman with Ebola-like symptoms at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit White Rock Station October 18, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.

    The first wave of people who had contact with the original Dallas Ebola patient who died were taken off a watch list early Monday.

  • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 3:19 PM ET
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson prepares to testify to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the White House perimeter breach at the Rayburn House Office Building on September 30, 2014 in Washington.

    High-ranking lawmakers from both parties had urged Pierson to resign.

  • Senator moves to ban some flame retardants Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 8:58 AM ET
    Sen. Chuck Schumer

    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to ban 10 flame retardants from upholstered furniture and children's products.

  • Congress returns: For what? Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:18 AM ET
    U.S. Capitol building Washington

    Congress finally returns this week after its long recess and prepares to do what it does best: Absolutely nothing, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Live-culture wars: US, Russia wrangle over Chobani Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 11:37 AM ET
    Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis hands out Chobani at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Countdown in New York's Times Square on Oct. 29, 2013.

    Plenty of behind-the-scenes maneuvering it taking place to get a huge Chobani shipment sent to Sochi for Team USA.

  • Push is on to get ‘kill switch’ into smartphones Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Everyone wants a smartphone, especially muggers. Law enforcement officials are pressuring the industry to require "kill switch" technology.

  • DC in 2014: Maybe not quite so bad? Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 1:57 PM ET
    U.S. Capitol building Washington

    Surprise! Washington could be slightly less dysfunctional next year. Keep an eye on the debt ceiling, tax reform and mid-term elections. POLITICO's Ben White reports.

  • Boehner: Debt ceiling increase in return for talks Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 11:36 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) speaks with members of the House Republican leadership during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol following a meeting of the House Republican conference October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

    Speaker Boehner said that the GOP would offer a temporary increase in the debt ceiling in return for discussions with Obama on the budget and deficit.