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Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen will likely secure sufficient votes to be confirmed as the next head of the central bank, according to one of her harshest critics in the Senate who sits on the banking panel that will vet her for the job.
Nov 7- James River Coal Co said it idled four mines in eastern Kentucky in Central Appalachia and temporarily laid off about 200 employees as coal prices fall further. James River Coal shares were down about 0.5 percent in trading before the bell, after the coal miner reported a slide in shipments and a bigger loss for the third quarter.
Humana Inc said that because of technical problems preventing millions of Americans from accessing the federal HealthCare.gov website since it opened on Oct. 1, the company had slashed its expectations of signing on 500,000 new plan members to an estimate of closer to 250,000..
*Energy Transfer, Enbridge Inc end partnership in Gulf access project. *Energy Transfer aims to move volumes from Enbridge and others. HOUSTON, Nov 6- Energy Transfer Partners LP shelved a new Louisiana- only leg of its Eastern Gulf Crude Access pipeline project over lack of shipper interest, Chief Operating Officer Marshall McCrea told analysts on Wednesday.
The comments from Humana Inc add to calls from Democratic and Republican lawmakers to wait until it is clear people can sign up for coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, commonly called Obamacare.
Nov 6- Duke Energy Corp, the largest U.S. power company, posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, primarily due to wet, cool weather in North and South Carolina that reduced demand for air conditioning. Third-quarter net income was $1 billion, or $1.42 per share, compared with $594 million, or 85 cents per share, a year earlier.
WASHINGTON, Nov 4- President Barack Obama, defiant against mounting criticism of his troubled healthcare plan, vowed on Monday to press ahead with the rollout and asked supporters to help as the White House struggled to gain control of the debate over his signature achievement.
WASHINGTON, Nov 4- President Barack Obama, defiant against critics of his troubled healthcare plan, vowed on Monday to press ahead with the rollout and asked supporters to help as the White House struggled to gain control of the debate over his signature achievement in the face of mounting criticism.
WASHINGTON, Oct 31- A senior Republican on the Senate Banking Committee said on Thursday he would oppose efforts to block the nomination of Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chairwoman with a filibuster unless some disturbing disclosure emerged.
*Cuts 2013 capital budget to $260 mln- $290 mln from $275 mln- $325 mln. Oct 31- Alpha Natural Resources Inc joined rival Arch Coal Inc in forecasting lower mining costs for the year as it reins in spending to cope with weak coal prices.
WASHINGTON, Oct 30- A senior Republican U.S. senator vowed on Wednesday to block confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominees to head the Federal Reserve and the Department of Homeland Security if the administration does not provide more information about the 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.
*Treasury to sell $96 bln 2-, 5-, 7- year debt next week. NEW YORK, Oct 25- U.S. The market is expecting Fed's bond purchases will continue into 2014. There's nothing in the near term that will change this view, "said Brian Rehling, chief fixed income strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors in St. Louis.
WASHINGTON, Oct 25- Republican Senator Rand Paul plans to put a "hold" on the nomination of Janet Yellen to be chair of the Federal Reserve, CNBC reported on Friday, a move that would force supporters to round up 60 votes in the 100 seat Senate to confirm her. Democrats control the Senate 55-45 and would need only five Republicans to support Yellen.
WASHINGTON, Oct 23- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday kicked off an 11- city "listening tour" as part of its effort to craft emissions rules for existing power plants under the Obama administration's strategy to address climate change. The tour started in New York and Atlanta, with meetings wrapping up on Nov. 8.
The fleet of exiting power plants will be the main target of President Barack Obama's climate action plan, which requires the EPA to propose a rule to regulate their emissions by June 2014. The EPA on Wednesday kicked off an 11- city listening session tour to solicit feedback from states that will need to implement plans to reduce power plant emissions.
The tour starts in New York and Atlanta. Meetings will then be held from Boston to Seattle, wrapping up on Nov. 8. The EPA will use a rarely employed section of the federal Clean Air Act, known as section 111, and will rely heavily on input from states to craft a flexible rule that can be applied to states with different energy profiles.
Oct 22- Health insurer Centene Corp raised its revenue growth forecast for 2014 based on a new Medicaid contract win in Florida and expansion of others. Centene confirmed that glitches stopped consumers from accessing its plans, which are currently listed on federal exchanges in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio and Texas.
Oct 22- Health insurer Centene Corp raised its full-year revenue forecast and reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as it benefits from expanded coverage, improved rates and a contract in Kansas.
*Says fellow Senator Ted Cruz tapped vein of "anger". WASHINGTON, Oct 21- The troubled launch of Democratic President Barack Obama's healthcare website could give Republicans a chance to regain some of the political ground they lost during the recent government shutdown, Republican Senator John McCain said on Monday.
New York and Illinois court rulings on 'Amazon taxes' may head to the U.S. Supreme Court to settle questions about the taxing online retail sales.