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WASHINGTON, June 6- A bipartisan group of over half of the members of the U.S. House of Representative have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to insist on new rules against currency manipulation in a proposed trade agreement with Japan and 10 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
WASHINGTON, June 5- A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introduced legislation to give the United States new tools to fight currency manipulation, an effort aimed mainly at China, just days before President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet for an informal retreat.
WASHINGTON, June 3- Fourteen Republican-led states that oppose expanding Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health reform will leave 3.6 million of their poorest adult residents uninsured, at a cost of $9.4 billion per year by 2017, researchers said on Monday.
May 30- Thirty-three states have enlisted the federal government to run their health insurance exchanges under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Aetna Inc, Cigna Corp and Humana Inc filed documents for exchange products with the state department of insurance.
WASHINGTON, May 30- Nearly 200 U.S. lawmakers have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to insist on new rules against currency manipulation in a proposed trade agreement with Japan and 10 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Laws as big as the Affordable Care Act rarely without changes, but in a polarized Congress, accomplishing them has become all but impossible. NYT reports.
NEW YORK, May 22- New Hampshire's House of Representatives rejected a bill on Wednesday that would have authorized the construction of the state's first casino, bucking a regional trend toward easing restrictions on gaming in New England.
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*Government: Firm made over $68 million of illegal profits. NEW YORK, May 13- Former Level Global Investors LP fund manager Anthony Chiasson on Monday was sentenced to 6-1/ 2 years in prison for insider trading, a penalty that the judge in the case said was intended to deter others in the financial industry from similar conduct.
*Lawmakers doubt IRS explanation that targeting was not political. It needs to have a full investigation, " House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican, said on" Fox News Sunday. "
*Supporters drive for lopsided Senate approval. WASHINGTON, May 6- The U.S. Congress this week opens its first debate in six years on a comprehensive immigration reform bill, testing whether business and labor groups can hold together on a delicately crafted deal that already is under attack.
The company decided to sell the plants to reduce its exposure to merchant pricing and recognized a charge of roughly $41 million, NextEra said in its first quarter earnings release. Last month, NextEra sold 351 MW of hydropower assets in Maine and New Hampshire to a unit of Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners LP.
*Airlines, FAA say safety not affected by furloughs. Without any debate, the Senate unanimously passed legislation giving the Department of Transportation flexibility to use unspent funds to cover the costs of air traffic controllers and other essential employees at the Federal Aviation Administration.
*Airlines, FAA say safety not affected by furloughs. Under bipartisan legislation that is all but ready to be presented to the full Senate, the Department of Transportation would be given new flexibility to take unspent funds and use them to cover the costs of air traffic controllers and other essential employees at the Federal Aviation Administration.
The House of Representatives could vote soon after but leaders in that chamber first want to see what the Senate produces, fearing a retreat on this issue could open the door to easing other budget cuts. One option senators are exploring is attaching legislation to an unrelated Internet sales tax bill currently being debated, a Senate aide said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, April 25- U.S. Senate leaders are looking at ways to alleviate widespread airline flight delays- brought about by last month's automatic federal spending cuts- with legislation that could be voted upon as early as Thursday, a Senate aide said.
WASHINGTON, April 23- The White House said on Tuesday it would be open to legislation to put air traffic controllers back to work full-time as key U.S. senators demanded more information about the impact of furloughs on safety and air operations.
April 17- Bank of America Corp has reached a record $500 million settlement with investors who claimed they were misled by its Countrywide unit into buying risky mortgage debt.
April 9- The board of J.C. Penney Co Inc is facing scathing criticism from investors and corporate governance experts after ousting Chief Executive Ron Johnson and replacing him with his own embattled predecessor, Myron Ullman. More than 16 hours after the change, Penney's website still listed Johnson as CEO.