The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to ban discrimination against gay workers but the measure faces a struggle in the House of Representatives.» Read More
Interest rate swaps - sold as a way to save money on public financing - have turned into municipal bombs.
SAN FRANCISCO- Nov 13- California businesses covered by the state's cap-and-trade program will soon be able to use forest conservation projects to offset the carbon emissions from their plants and factories after the state issued the first batch of credits on Wednesday.
*Ryan: Dec. 13 "not considered a hard-and-fast deadline". WASHINGTON, Nov 13- U.S. budget negotiators said on Wednesday they were still far from an agreement and put off scheduling any other public meetings as talks to ease automatic spending cuts moved behind closed doors.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 8- Able-bodied seamen, decorative sails meant to evoke fish fins and dozens of security cameras will eventually make up the on-board complement of a mysterious four-story barge being built by Internet company Google Inc..
WASHINGTON, Nov 7- The Democratic-led U.S. Senate, reflecting a major shift in the past decade in public opinion, passed a bipartisan bill on Thursday to outlaw discrimination against gay workers. The bill cleared the Senate 64-32, with 10 Republicans joining 52 Democrats and two independents in voting "yes."
WASHINGTON, Nov 7- The Democratic-led U.S. Senate, reflecting a major shift in the past decade in public support of gay rights, passed a bipartisan bill on Thursday to outlaw discrimination against gay workers.
TORONTO, Nov 4- Canadian National Railway Ltd reopened a section of its main line in the western province of Alberta late on Sunday after it was blocked by a train derailment earlier in the day, CN said on Monday, adding that the cause of the accident is under investigation.
TORONTO, Nov 3- A Canadian National Railway Co train carrying lumber and sulfur dioxide derailed in the Western Canadian province of Alberta on Sunday, but there were no injuries or spills of dangerous goods, a spokesman for the railway said.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 1- Google Inc's mysterious barges, which prompted fevered speculation about everything from offshore data centers to floating research labs, may serve a more prosaic role as upscale party venues and showrooms.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- How badly does Google want to keep under wraps a mysterious project taking shape on a barge in San Francisco Bay? At least one Coast Guard employee has had to sign a non-disclosure agreement with the Internet giant, said Barry Bena, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman.
Oct 29- Brixmor Property Group Inc, a shopping center operator owned by Blackstone Group LP, priced its enlarged initial public offering at the midpoint of its expected range, raising $825 million in proceeds. It filed in September to take U.S. hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Inc public and also registered for an IPO of hotel chain Extended Stay America Inc..
Oct 17- Brixmor Property Group Inc, a shopping center operator owned by Blackstone Group LP, said it expected its initial public offering to be priced between $19 and $21 per share, raising about $790 million. It filed in September to take U.S. hotel operator Hilton Worldwide Inc public and also registered hotel chain Extended Stay America Inc for an IPO.
WASHINGTON, Oct 10- Several Republican U.S. senators on Thursday voiced support for House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner's plan for a short-term debt limit increase, but said it should also provide for an end to the 10- day government shutdown.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- U.S. House of Representatives Republicans are considering signing on to a short-term increase in the government's borrowing authority to buy time for negotiations on broader policy measures, according to a Republican leadership aide.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- A month before election day, environmentalists urged biotechnology companies and a food industry group to stop pouring money into a campaign against a proposed food-labeling law in Washington state. In that case, groups opposed to labeling, including Monsanto Co and PepsiCo, spent about $46 million on an advertising blitz.
*Expected to win Senate approval despite some Republican qualms. WASHINGTON, Oct 9- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen, President Barack Obama's pick to lead the U.S. central bank, said on Wednesday that strengthening the economic recovery and boosting employment would be priorities if she is confirmed as Fed leader.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- With pressure rising and no clear path forward for breaking their fiscal impasse, President Barack Obama began inviting lawmakers to the White House on Wednesday for meetings to discuss the government shutdown and raising the debt limit.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- Janet Yellen appears set to win U.S. Senate confirmation as the first female Federal Reserve chair given unified support from Democrats, who will only need to pick up a few Republican votes to secure her confirmation.
WASHINGTON, Sept 12- The Pentagon announced five possible missile defense sites in the eastern United States on Thursday, but said it was far from any decision to proceed with what would be an "extraordinarily expensive" program expansion in an era of budget cuts.
WASHINGTON, Sept 12- The Pentagon announced five possible missile defense sites in the eastern United States on Thursday, but said it was far from any decision about whether to proceed with what would be an "extraordinarily expensive" program expansion in an era of budget cuts.