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  • US blacklists Myanmar ruling party lawmaker Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    Aung Thaung was industry minister under the former ruling junta and his family has extensive business interests in Myanmar. Friday's statement from Treasury said that by undermining the transition in Myanmar, Aung Thaung was "perpetuating violence, oppression, and corruption." The announcement comes two weeks ahead of a visit to Myanmar by President Barack...

  • Coal official: Number of mining sites falls to 96 Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 7:38 AM ET

    LOGAN, W.Va.— The president of the West Virginia Coal Association reports a decrease in the number of coal mining sites in the state. Raney also says the industry is seeing a shift in production from mines in southern West Virginia to northern West Virginia. He attributes that to the scrubber technology added to northern power plants during the 1990 s which...

  • TV space for campaign ads hard to find this late Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 3:36 AM ET

    MANCHESTER, N.H.— A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30- second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station— and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded. Many of these groups want to keep spending in a final push before Tuesday's elections, as Democrats defend their Senate majority and Republicans...

  • Hong Kong activists mull Beijing visit during APEC Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:21 AM ET

    HONG KONG— Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering visiting Beijing while it hosts a major Asian summit next week to press their demands for greater democratic reforms. "But if we can't cross the border, then we'll know that Beijing has sent a message to Hong Kongers... that they're completely ignoring Hong Kongers demands" to drop proposed curbs on the...

  • *Beijing to host APEC summit Nov. 5 to 11. *Steel output in 100- km radius of Beijing to be halted. BEIJING, Oct 31- Chinese steel mills, among the biggest in the world, are altering their production schedules to offset disruption from forced plant closures aimed at curbing choking air pollution during a summit of world leaders in Beijing next month.

  • Insurers have big plans for 2015 Obamacare enrollment Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    Oct 30- U.S. insurers planning to sell 2015 Obamacare health plans expect at least 20 percent growth in customers and in some states anticipate more than doubling sign-ups. With the start of enrollment barely two weeks away, their assessment is dramatically different from a year ago, when it was unclear how many Americans would apply for the brand new insurance...

  • Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), shares his thoughts on what the Republicans shouldn't do if they want to retake the White House in 2016.

  • Sen. Cruz on tea party's social focus     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), offers his thoughts on key social and economic issues the tea party is focused on.

  • Sen. Cruz: Republicans will retake Senate     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    We will retire Harry Reed, says Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), providing his predictions for Tuesday's midterm elections.

  • Sen. Cruz: Life is harder under Obama economy     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), addresses a decrease in the labor force participation rate and wage stagnation.

  • Jeb Bush in 2016? Bank on it: Pro     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    Joe Watkins, Republican strategist, shares his thoughts on the possibility of Jeb Bush entering the 2016 presidential election.

  • Hillary in 2016? She's in the majority: Pro     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    Jimmy Williams, Blue Nationreview executive editor, discusses what to expect if the Republicans take the Senate in the midterm elections. Also a look at Hillary Clinton's views on various political issues.

  • Democratic areas win more transportation grants Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    Just 33 percent of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants were awarded to GOP- held districts. Republicans claim GOP- represented areas have been shortchanged every year since the TIGER grants were established in 2009 as a small part of President Barack Obama's $840 billion stimulus package to help bring the U.S. economy out of a...

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 30- A push to reform Phoenix's retirement system has become the latest front in a battle between union-backed groups and a Texas hedge fund billionaire over the future of America's public pensions. Hundreds of thousands of dollars, much of it anonymous out-of-state money, has been flowing to backers of a November 4 ballot initiative in Phoenix...

  • Oct 29- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Honeywell International Inc to stop the company from imposing penalties on employees who refuse to undergo testing under its corporate wellness program. Honeywell employees could be penalized up to $4,000 each, through surcharges and lost contributions to health plans, if they or their...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- U.S. businesses urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to make a case for fast-track authority on trade agreements before his upcoming trip to Asia, which is seen as an opportunity to push a Pacific trade deal. A bipartisan bill on so-called trade promotion authority, which allows lawmakers to set priorities for trade deals in return for a...

  • US agency sues Honeywell over wellness testing Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Honeywell to stop it from imposing penalties on employees who refuse certain wellness tests.

  • President Barack Obama' s signature healthcare law has declined among Americans, and the outcome of the November midterm elections will likely shape the future direction of Obamacare, a Harvard University analysis shows. The review by the Harvard School of Public Health of 27 public opinion polls by 14 organizations, published on Wednesday in the New England...

  • Obama pushes against mandatory Ebola quarantines Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:16 PM ET
    A screen image showing President Barack Obama speaking to ebola health care workers, Wednesday.

    President Barack Obama spoke after meeting with doctors and officials involved in the fight against Ebola.

  • Funding to tame an Ebola outbreak has fallen short Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 12:29 PM ET

    Randall Larsen, the former executive director of the Congressional Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Health and Human Services preparedness office. "It was recognized that there would be a dual benefit from research on vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics to counter bioterror threats and emerging infectious diseases," said...