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  • LONDON, Jan 27- In the event of a mass-casualty accident involving the derailment of a crude-carrying train in a densely populated urban area, who would be responsible for the compensation for deaths, injuries, damage to property and environmental clean up?

  • SEATTLE, Jan 25- North American members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers on Saturday nominated challengers seeking to replace top union leaders, a move that could lead to a tougher negotiating stance toward major companies.

  • Jan 16- Four U.S. lawmakers joined with more than 200 food companies, organic farming groups, health and environment organizations and other groups on Thursday to urge President Barack Obama to require manufacturers to label food products that contain genetically engineered ingredients.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monsanto Co's biotech seed patents on Monday, dealing a blow to a group of organic farmers and other activists trying to stop the biotech company from suing farmers if their fields contain a few plants containing the company's genetically modified traits.

  • BOSTON, Jan 6- Americans are unlikely to move to another state to obtain better medical coverage, according to a Harvard study released on Monday that debunks fears expanded Medicaid in some states under the U.S.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 3- A heavy snowfall and dangerously low temperatures gripped the northeastern United States on Friday, grounding flights, closing schools and government offices across the region and causing at least three deaths.

  • The wide storm system stretches from the lower Mississippi Valley to the Atlantic coast, with parts of New England including Boston bracing for as much as 14 inches of snow by Friday morning.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 24- U.S. state budgets appear to be stabilizing, budget gaps are rare and policymakers have more flexibility to deal with over-spending and unexpected one-off costs, the National Conference of State Legislatures said in a report distributed on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 20- When it comes to dreaming about retirement, travel is often at the top of the agenda. In the next year, the retired 73- year-old banker, who is based in New York, has trips planned to Tunisia, Morocco and southern India.

  • Dec 9- A massive winter storm that drove parts of the southern United States into a deep freeze over the weekend kept a tight grip on the region on Monday while bitter temperatures, snow and ice spread through the East Coast.

  • Marching north, it was expected to pummel the East Coast with snow, sleet, and freezing rain from Baltimore to north of Portland, Maine, according to the National Weather Service. The Delaware Memorial Bridge, which links Delaware with New Jersey, was closed briefly "due to ice and multiple accidents," according to the bridge's official Twitter account.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 28- Americans gathered on Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving, stuffing turkeys for family feasts, braving high winds and the bitter cold along parade routes and starting their holiday shopping one day earlier this year.

  • Thinning blue line: Police cuts cripple cities Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    In crisis: Trenton police on patrol in the Garden State's capitol

    Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.

  • *Yellen nomination clears Senate banking panel on 14-8 vote. Full Senate expected to confirm Yellen in post in December. WASHINGTON, Nov 21- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen moved closer on Thursday to becoming the first woman to lead the U.S. central bank after a Senate committee approved her nomination and sent it to the full Senate for a final vote.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 21- The U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Thursday approved Janet Yellen's nomination to become the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, sending it to the full Senate for a final vote.

  • The new city economy Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:45 AM ET
    Ford Motor Co. said it will invest $200 million to make four-cylinder engines at the Ford Motor Co. Cleveland Engine Plant in Brook Park, Ohio.

    Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Janet Yellen picked up some more U.S. Senate support Wednesday on the eve of a vote in the Senate Banking Committee that is expected to approve her nomination to lead the U.S. The committee is set to vote at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday on whether to send her name to the full Senate for consideration.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- U.S. budget talks are aiming for a two-year deal that would end divisive fiscal showdowns that have plagued Congress since 2011, while also easing the severe across-the-board spending cuts that otherwise would be triggered in 2014 and 2015, a Republican negotiator said on Wednesday.

  • How Orlando and Phoenix are making a comeback Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    Orlando, Florida

    These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.

  • Miami vice: Shady muni deals cripple cities Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    The ebbing economic tide from the Great Recession revealed some of the worst swindles in municipal finance in decades.

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