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*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.
Aug 31- Ford Motor Co is recalling about 370,000 model year 2005 to 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car sedans in the United States and Canada to fix a steering shaft issue, the company said in a statement.
There were fewer U.S. foreclosures in July than a year ago, while properties in the foreclosure pipeline also fell, according to CoreLogic data.
NEW YORK, Aug 29- There were fewer U.S. foreclosures in July than a year ago, while properties in the foreclosure pipeline also fell as the housing market continued to improve, according to data from CoreLogic released on Thursday. There were 49,000 completed foreclosures last month, down from a 65,000 in July of last year, CoreLogic Inc said.
Due to a combo of taxes on ordinary income, pensions, real estate, inherited property and estates, these 10 states can best be described as hostile territory for seniors.
PORTLAND, Maine, Aug 25- By all rights, lobsterman Steve Train should be the envy of commercial fishermen around the world. Lobster populations in Maine are booming like never before.
TORONTO, Aug 23- The rail company whose oil tanker train blew up in a Quebec town last month, killing 47 people, will be allowed to continue operating through Oct. 1 after providing insurance documentation demanded by Canadian authorities.
OTTAWA, Aug 22- Canada should force railways to take out enough insurance to ensure they can cover damage caused by major incidents, the Canadian Senate said on Thursday in a report issued after last month's train disaster in Quebec, which killed 47 people.
Aug 15- The Canadian province of Quebec has ordered Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd to help pay clean-up costs after a train disaster that killed 47 people and said on Thursday the company has no choice in the matter.
MONTREAL/ BANGOR, Aug 8- The U.S. railway whose runaway train killed 47 people in a tiny Quebec town last month was granted bankruptcy protection from a Canadian court on Thursday and took steps in that direction in a U.S. court as well.
MONTREAL, Aug 8- A Quebec court granted bankruptcy protection on Thursday to the U.S. railway whose runaway train smashed into a tiny Quebec town, killing 47 people, but Judge Martin Castonguay called Montreal Maine& Atlantic's behavior "deplorable" and said he was not impressed by its management.
WASHINGTON, Aug 7- The U.S. Navy said on Wednesday it will scrap a nuclear-powered submarine damaged by an arsonist last year rather than repair it, saying the $700 million repair cost could not be justified in a time of tight budgets.
OTTAWA, Aug 6- The Montreal, Maine and Atlantic railway company will stop transporting oil after a runaway oil tanker train derailed and exploded in a small Quebec town last month, killing 47 people, MMA Chairman Ed Burkhardt said in a newspaper interview. MMA owns 510 miles of track in Maine, Vermont and Quebec, according to its website.
*Navy would receive $400 million in equipment, lawmaker says. Senator Susan Collins told the Senate Appropriations Committee the government reached a deal this week to end its battle with Boeing Co- which now owns McDonnell Douglas- and General Dynamics Corp..
WASHINGTON, Aug 2- U.S. military shipbuilder General Dynamics Corp has won a contract valued at $212 million to design and construct a new steel deckhouse for the third Zumwalt-class destroyer it is building in Bath, Maine, the Pentagon announced on Friday.
*MMA Railway suggests it may not survive. OTTAWA, Aug 1- As investigators seek reasons for the deadly train crash in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, last month and the huge "abnormal" fire it caused, they are focusing on the nature of the fuel cargo as well as the brakes, tanker cars, and locomotive, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said on Thursday.