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WASHINGTON, Sept 12- The U.S. Senate's No. 2 Republican would vote against President Barack Obama's former economic adviser Lawrence Summers if he is nominated to serve as Federal Reserve chairman, the lawmaker's office said on Thursday.
NERA was asked to analyse the effects of LNG exports limited to a relatively low level or a high one, with exports ramping up to full volume slowly or rapidly. NERA was also asked to examine the case in which there was no limit on the volume of gas exported.
Sept 11- Agriculture officials in Washington state are testing samples of alfalfa after a farmer reported his hay was rejected for export because it tested positive for a genetically modified trait that was not supposed to be in his crop.
WASHINGTON, Sept 11- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Jina Choi, a 13- year veteran attorney with the agency, will head the SEC's San Francisco office, the hub for many of the agency's investigations into some of the country's largest Silicon Valley technology companies.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 10- The National Security Agency routinely violated court-ordered privacy protections between 2006 and 2009 by examining phone numbers without sufficient intelligence tying them to associates of suspected terrorists, according to U.S. officials and documents that were declassified on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Sept 10- Obamacare is likely to have a "rocky" enrollment start on Oct. 1 in some U.S. states, because of ongoing technology challenges facing new online health insurance exchanges, a leading expert told U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday.
LONDON, Sept 10- Some western U.S. states have already made full use of their best locations for large-scale wind and solar power generation, creating opportunities for neighbouring states that still have suitable sites and for small-scale solar generation.
NEW YORK, Sept 9- Investors in U.S. hospital companies are counting on the Obama administration to pull off its national healthcare reform for 2014 to drive earnings growth, but a series of delays to the program has some questioning how strong the launch will be at its start.
PORTLAND, Ore/ LA CROSSE, WI, Sept 4- One top Federal Reserve official said on Wednesday he was open-minded about reducing stimulus this month, as investors largely expect the central bank to do, while another policymaker said the U.S. central bank should actually do more for the economy.
PORTLAND, Ore. Sept 4- The Federal Reserve should begin to trim its massive bond-buying stimulus later this year and end it mid-2014, as long as the job market continues to heal and inflation heads back up toward 2 percent, a top Fed official said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Aug 30- The Pentagon is taking a harder look at proposed foreign acquisitions of U.S. companies given the increasing financial complexity of such deals, but continues to encourage foreign investment, a top U.S. defense official said this week.
*Funds from Rhode Island and Oregon send letters over fees. NEW YORK, Aug 30- Some U.S. public pension funds are pressuring TPG Capital LP and Apollo Global Management LLC to share more of the fees they withdraw from loss-making casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp, in a rare display of activism against private equity firms.
MEXICO CITY, Aug 30- Billionaire Mexican businessman Carlos Slim is facing an unfamiliar challenge as he seeks to steer his flagship phone company America Movil into Europe- dissent.
*Officials say launch still set for Oct. 1. WASHINGTON, Aug 28- The Obama administration has delayed a step crucial to the launch of the new healthcare law, the signing of final agreements with insurance plans to be sold on federal health insurance exchanges starting Oct. 1.
WASHINGTON, Aug 27- President Barack Obama will likely have to contend with Democratic defections and bring some Republicans on board to support Lawrence Summers if he chooses the controversial former Treasury secretary as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Aug 22- California said on Thursday it would consider a soft launch of its Obamacare online health insurance exchange if tests of the new system next month show it isn't ready to accommodate wide public access.
NEW YORK, Aug 16- U.S. stocks fell on Friday, following the largest one-day drop in almost two months a day earlier, as retailers took a beating after reporting lackluster earnings and high-dividend names were hurt by rising interest rates.
WASHINGTON, Aug 15- A new U.S. government report on Thursday highlighted both the growing importance of digital trade to the United States and a long list of trade barriers that American internet and other online companies face around the world.
NEW YORK, Aug 15- Kurt is a 32- year-old IT systems administrator from Des Moines, Iowa. Soon Kurt was taking them three to four times a week to get high and relax. One in 10 Americans admit taking a prescription drug they have not been prescribed, and a quarter of those people have used them just to get high, according to an ongoing Reuters/ Ipsos poll.
CNBC's Jane Wells offers a look inside Eugene, Oregon's brand new state of the art football facility at the University of Oregon.