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White House Government Agencies

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- President Donald Trump's plan to slash business and household taxes could shift the U.S. economy into higher gear, but it may have one effect the White House would not welcome- interest rates ratcheted higher than expected by a wary central bank. An estimated up to $700 billion a year in tax cuts could threaten to derail such a scenario,...

  • April 26- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Impax Laboratories Inc's generic version of Merck& Co's cholesterol-reducing drug Vytorin, the first cheap competitor for a drug that in 2016 generated more than $1 billion in sales. Zetia generated 2016 sales of $2.6 billion. Merck faces generic competition this year not only to Vytorin and...

  • President Donald Trump flanked by business leaders signs executive order establishing regulatory reform officers and task forces in US agencies in the Oval Office of the White House on February 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    CNBC reached out to 20 agencies to inquire about the status of the regulatory reform appointment and the progress of the corresponding task force.

  • WASHINGTON— Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is leaving thousands of positions unfilled, citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer-term plan to allow more veterans to seek medical care in the private sector. The order by VA Secretary David Shulkin is described in an internal April 14 memorandum...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is proposing to overturn the landmark 2015 Obama-era net neutrality rules, setting off a fight over the future of the internet, according to an FCC official. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is speaking Wednesday "to announce his proposal to roll back the massive Internet regulatory regime" issued...

  • The Food and Drug Administration warned 14 companies to stop making claims about herbal products and other treatments marketed to treat or prevent cancer.

    The FDA has denounced claims about herbal products and other cancer-fighting treatments as "false" and "dangerous," NBC News reports.

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell

    The top Republican in the U.S. Senate said on Tuesday he hoped to reach agreement "in the next few days" on a bill to fund the government.

  • The pills, creams and teas are untested and not approved by the FDA, which called them a "cruel deception." The FDA on Tuesday posted the warning letters it sent to 14 manufacturers, telling them to remove their fraudulent claims describing the products as drugs, or face stiff penalties. "Anyone who suffers from cancer, or know someone who does, understands the fear and...

  • SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION SAYS GRANTING ORDER TO REVIEW DECISION DENYING WINKLEVOSS BITCOIN ETF.

  • A staffer sets up signs before the start of a press conference with the Senate Democratic Caucus on the Capitol steps, October 9, 2013. The caucus will highlight the negative impact of the government shutdown and called on House Republicans to reopen the entire government and pay the bills on time.

    If Capitol Hill goes dark, you can still receive mail, but you can't visit a national park, USA Today reports.

  • A woman holds a sign reading, 'Hey Congress Do Your Job' to protest against the partial government shutdown on October 15, 2013 in Doral, Florida. (File Photo).

    Here's what services are "essential" and would continue if the government fails to pass a new spending bill by Friday, USA Today reports.

  • President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach is seen from West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., as Trump prepared to return to Washington after a weekend at the estate, March 5, 2017.

    Three ethics watchdogs who reviewed the posts before they were taken down told NBC News they are troubling.

  • The U.S. Federal Communications Commission barred merger talks among telecommunications companies for over a year as it conducted a $19.8 billion auction of airwaves from broadcasters for wireless use. T-Mobile, the largest winner with an $8 billion bid, is widely expected to be one of the first to have such discussions. "The inorganic and organic...

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- Wells Fargo& Co has presented the Federal Reserve with a satisfactory plan on how to unwind its business in case of bankruptcy, the U.S. central bank said on Monday. In December, the Fed and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation notified Wells Fargo that the bank's plan fell short. U.S. taxpayers had to prop up banks that were deemed "too big to...

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- Wells Fargo& Co has presented the Federal Reserve with a satisfactory plan on how to unwind its business in case of bankruptcy, the U.S. central bank said on Monday. The resolution plan, or "living will", is required of the nation's largest banks and is meant to help prevent a future financial crisis. In December, the Fed and Federal Deposit...

  • FEDERAL RESERVE SAYS WELLS FARGO HAS A SATISFACTORY RESOLUTION PLAN, KNOWN AS' LIVING WILL'.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A Seattle- based seafood processing company operating in Alaska will be assessed a $1.3 million civil penalty for violating clean air rules under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Alaska. Westward Seafoods in 2010 signed a consent decree with EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice and paid a...

  • President Donald Trump holds up a signed executive order entitled 'Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch' in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., March 13, 2017.

    Trump has signed more than two dozen executive orders on issues ranging from border security to government restructuring and financial reform.

  • WASHINGTON— A federal appeals court has granted a request from the Trump administration to delay a decision on Obama-era rules limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans says it won't consider a lawsuit over the rules for at least 120 days. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt...

  • President Donald Trump

    Author and life coach Tony Robbins and his colleague Peter Mallouk have some advice for President Trump — about taking advice.