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White House Government Agencies

  • In two separate filings to a federal court in Montana, environmental groups argued that the U.S. State Department, which granted the permit needed for the pipeline to cross the Canadian border, relied on an "outdated and incomplete environmental impact statement" when making its decision earlier this month. By approving the pipeline without public input and an...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Thursday it will vote in April to reverse a 2016 rule adopted by the Obama administration that limits the number of television stations some companies can buy. The FCC rewrote its rules last year that allowed companies to only partially count certain stations against the limit on ownership...

  • The groups told a federal court in Montana that the U.S. State Department, which granted the permit needed for the pipeline to cross the Canadian border, relied on an "outdated and incomplete environmental impact statement" when making its decision earlier this month. Russ Girling, pipeline company TransCanada Corp's chief executive officer, and Sean McGarvey,...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Federal investigators say two Maine men were indicted on charges related to illegally trafficking in baby eels. The Department of Justice says 71- year-old William Sheldon, of Woolwich, was charged with conspiracy to smuggle the eels. It says 46- year-old Timothy Lewis, of Phippsburg, was charged with conspiracy to traffic them.

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- Six environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Thursday to challenge its decision to approve construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The groups told a federal court in Montana that the State Department, which granted the permit needed for the pipeline to cross the Canadian-U.S. border,...

  • Trump looks to go after countries that game their currencies

    The White House is apparently looking at the scope of its power to penalize countries countries with currencies it believes are undervalued.

  • Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on 30- year fixed-rate home loans declined to 4.14 percent from 4.23 percent last week. The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate on March 15 for only the third time since 2006, but economists at S&P Dow Jones Indices say higher rates won't slow home sales until later this year. To calculate average...

  • March 30- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Thursday as investors awaited key economic data, including a final reading on fourth-quarter GDP numbers, and speeches by a host of Federal Reserve officials. *Investors have been assessing what the Republicans' failure to pass a healthcare bill means for tax reform and the rest of President Donald...

  • Insecticide

    President Donald Trump's administration denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on crops.

  • March 29- Volkswagen AG said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved its request to sell up to 67,000 diesel vehicles from the 2015 model year, including about 12,000 currently in dealer inventory with approved emissions modifications. The EPA approved a fix for about 70,000 Volkswagen diesel vehicles in January. An EPA spokeswoman declined to...

  • March 29- Volkswagen AG said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved its request to sell up to 67,000 diesel vehicles from the 2015 model year, including about 12,000 currently in dealer inventory with approved emissions modifications. The EPA approved a fix for about 70,000 Volkswagen diesel vehicles in January. The EPA did not immediately to a...

  • FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee hearing into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2017.

    FBI Director James Comey delivers remarks at a forum held by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance in a discussion of "the strategic importance of the FBI's role within the intelligence community."

  • The unit, called World's Foremost Bank, was supposed to be bought by Capital One last year, but the deal wasn't able to get timely regulatory approval. Cabela's in October last year agreed to be bought by rival Bass Pro Shops in a deal valued at $5.5 billion, uniting two of the country's largest hunting and fishing retailers. The Federal Trade Commission had also...

  • Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has outlined measures he would take to untangle his ties to the pharmaceutical industry if confirmed by the Senate. In an ethics disclosure form filed with the Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday, Gottlieb said he would resign from multiple corporate...

  • NEW YORK, March 29- Stocks rose slightly on Wall Street on Wednesday, just enough to buoy a global equities index, while crude futures hit a week high after a smaller-than-expected build in U.S. inventories. Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said he favors further rate hikes this year, while Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said the Fed should raise rates...

  • March 29- Mylan NV said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its generic version of GlaxoSmithKline Plc's blockbuster Advair asthma treatment, but provided no details of the agency's concerns or how long the product might be delayed. Mylan said it received a so-called complete response letter from the FDA, which had been...

  • Wikileak's recent CIA revelations hit home for Cisco

    Cisco learned from Wikileaks that the CIA had used its hardware for its surveillance efforts.

  • March 29- Mylan NV said on Wednesday its application to market a generic copy of GlaxoSmithKline Plc's blockbuster inhaled lung drug Advair was rejected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA was expected to decide by Tuesday whether to approve the first substitutable generic copy of Advair, a two-part drug used to treat asthma and chronic lung...

  • March 29- Mylan NV said on Wednesday its application to market a generic copy of GlaxoSmithKline Plc's blockbuster inhaled lung drug Advair was rejected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drugmaker did not disclose the reason behind the rejection. Advair has generated more than $1 billion in annual sales since 2001..

  • Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has outlined measures he would take to untangle his ties to the pharmaceutical industry if confirmed by the Senate. In an ethics disclosure form filed with the Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday, Gottlieb said he would resign from multiple corporate...