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  • STANFORD, Calif, May 5- Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg re-emerged in public on Tuesday after the accidental death of her husband last week, offering a personal tribute to him in a Silicon Valley memorial service and on her Facebook page. Many of the tech world's top executives filled a 1,700- seat auditorium at Stanford University to...

  • LAS VEGAS, May 5- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Tuesday for undocumented immigrants to be allowed to gain U.S. citizenship, courting Latino voters and drawing a line between herself and Republican rivals for the White House in 2016.. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, a Republican who is weighing a White House bid, has proposed...

  • STANFORD, Calif, May 5- Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg re-emerged in public on Tuesday after the accidental death of her husband last week, telling a Silicon Valley memorial service about his effortless compassion and selflessness. Many of the technology world's top executives filled a 1,700- seat auditorium at Stanford University to...

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly passed a Republican budget plan that prescribes deep domestic spending cuts to eliminate deficits by 2024 and aids the party's goal of trying to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The first combined House-Senate budget in six years passed 51-48 with all Senate Democrats and two...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate on Tuesday sustained President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would have scrapped a new government rule on union elections. The Senate fell short earlier in overriding Obama's veto of legislation calling for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The vote in the Senate was 96-3, and did not reflect Republican support for the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist U.S. senator who has launched a bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, said on Tuesday he will introduce a bill to break up the biggest banks, a position far to the left of the party's front runner, Hillary Clinton. Under the Sanders proposal, regulators on the existing Financial Stability...

  • For the first quarter, Franklin, Tennessee- based Community Health reported net income of $79 million, or 68 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $112 million, or $1.05 cents a share, a year earlier. Competitors HCA Holdings Inc, the nation's largest hospital operator, and No. 3 Tenet Healthcare Corp this week both posted results that were boosted by growth in...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate's top Democrat fiercely opposes expanded trade deals, but he signaled Tuesday he won't stand on the railroad tracks to block them. Under fast track— which, in a partisan twist, congressional Republicans generally support, and Democrats generally oppose— presidents can submit trade deals that Congress can endorse or kill, but not amend.

  • The inquiry, which by its nature will inevitably focus heavily on U.S. firms, follows calls from France and Germany for regulation of so-called "essential digital platforms", encompassing everything from e-commerce sites such as eBay to social media companies. European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip will unveil his "Digital Single Market Strategy"...

  • IBM's Watson to guide cancer therapies at 14 centers Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 5- Fourteen U.S. and Canadian cancer institutes will use International Business Machines Corp's Watson computer system to choose therapies based on a tumor's genetic fingerprints, the company said on Tuesday, the latest step toward bringing personalized cancer treatments to more patients. Faced with such a data deluge, "the solution is going to be...

  • PALO ALTO, Calif.— Tech industry leaders and other friends from across Silicon Valley gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring David Goldberg, a popular startup executive and husband of "Lean In" author Sheryl Sandberg. President Barack Obama extended his sympathies in a post on Facebook this week, joining a number of well-known Silicon Valley figures...

  • EPA is attempting to "force states into shuttering coal-fired power plants" in an effort to drive the nation away from fossil fuels and other traditional sources of energy, Pruitt said. Oklahoma and West Virginia are among 15 coal-reliant states that are suing the EPA to block the so-called "Clean Power Plan," which would require states to cut carbon dioxide...

  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia— French President Francois Hollande vowed to defend Gulf Arab allies as he announced Tuesday that his country is in talks with Saudi Arabia for business deals worth tens of billions of euros. Hollande made the remarks after a ceremonial meeting in Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh, with the heads of state of the six energy-rich countries of the...

  • McConnell, speaking on the Senate floor, said that as soon as the Senate finishes work on budget and Iran legislation, he will attempt to bring up a bill to streamline the passage of trade deals through Congress. "Of course we've heard of an attempt to stand in the way of an effort to pass this bipartisan legislation," McConnell said of the trade bill on the Senate floor.

  • LAS VEGAS, May 5- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will call on Tuesday for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants during a campaign appearance in Nevada. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a Republican presidential candidate and son of Cuban immigrants, was a co-author of a bill that failed to pass in the Senate that would have given a...

  • U.S. Labor Dept to unveil proposed overtime pay rules Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 11:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 5- Overtime pay rules for broad swaths of salaried U.S. workers would be overhauled under a proposal that moved forward on Tuesday, with President Barack Obama pushing to make overtime more widely available. The Labor Department said it had finished crafting updated rules and would soon seek public feedback on them. Obama last year bypassed the...

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. trade deficit in March swelled to the highest level in more than six years, propelled by a flood of imports that may have sapped the U.S. economy of any growth in the first quarter. The deficit rose to $51.4 billion, the largest trade gap since October 2008 and more than 43 percent higher than in February, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON— The Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade deficit in March at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Tuesday. WIDER DEFICIT: The expectation is that the deficit increased to $41 billion, according to a survey of economists by data firm FactSet. TRADE DRAG: In February, the U.S. trade deficit narrowed to $35.5 billion, down from $42.7 billion in January, as imports...

  • RIYADH, May 5- After failing for years to win a single order for the Dassault-built Rafale fighter jet, France has scored a string of multi-billion-euro wins in recent weeks and is on a quest for more. Egypt, India and Qatar have all just signed contracts. After signing deals worth some 15 billion euros for a total of 84 aircraft, France now has the United Arab Emirates...

  • Senate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare' Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 3:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate on Tuesday adopted a GOP budget that paves the way for an assault on President Barack Obama's health care law this summer and a partisan showdown over spending bills this fall. And in the near term the GOP plan promises a $38 billion, 7 percent increase for the Pentagon that is possible only by padding war accounts. Republicans and many...