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*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.
WASHINGTON, Nov 13- Search giant Google Inc on Wednesday warned that U.S. spying operations risk fracturing the open Internet into a "splinter net" that could hurt American business.
Nov 8- President Barack Obama said the White House was weighing options for fixing problems with his signature healthcare law but it may be a complicated legal and logistical task.
NEW YORK, Nov 7- Stronger-than-expected U.S. economic growth and a surprise interest rate cut by the European Central Bank boosted the dollar on Thursday and helped push oil prices to a four-month low, but stocks on both sides of the Atlantic struggled. That helped push Brent oil down $1.58 to $103.66 a barrel, while U.S. crude slipped 45 cents to $94.35.
*Brent oil slides to 4- month low at $103.52 a barrel. NEW YORK, Nov 7- Stronger-than-expected U.S. economic growth, coupled with a surprise interest rate cut by the European Central Bank, pushed the dollar up and crude oil prices down on Thursday.
SALINITAS, El Salvador, Nov 6- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc, the world's biggest fair-trade coffee buyer, expects to purchase about a fifth more coffee during the new fiscal year, up from 180 million pounds last year, said a top company buyer.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30- The National Security Agency has tapped directly into communications links used by Google and Yahoo to move huge amounts of email and other user information among overseas data centers, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.
The bill from Representative Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, requires companies to provide specific details on what patent is infringed and how it is used when they file a lawsuit. Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican, is working on the measure with his counterpart on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy.
WASHINGTON, Oct 11- As the battle in Congress over the U.S. budget grinds on, states say they may soon have to choose between putting their own dollars into federal programs for residents or letting vitally important services such as food stamps lapse.
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 3- Americans trying to find out how much health coverage will cost under Obamacare endured a third day of limited access to new online health insurance exchanges on Thursday, leading to a growing backlog of people waiting to enter the system.
BRUSSELS, Oct 3- Twenty-one Nobel laureates including South African anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu have written to European Union leaders urging them to implement a law that would label oil from tar sands as dirtier than other crudes.
Congressional Republicans and the White House are in a stalemate over government funding forcing the first government shutdown in 17 years and interrupting, among other government functions, the regular flow of official data on the economy.
WASHINGTON, Sept 13- Another down-to-the-wire fight, potentially more toxic than usual, is rapidly shaping up in the U.S. Congress as conservatives prepare to exploit looming fiscal deadlines to derail President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law.
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.
Sept 12- Entergy Corp, which is shutting down its Vermont Yankee reactor, plans to keep its five remaining merchant nuclear power plants in service, a top executive told Reuters.
Instead, the Securities and Exchange Commission will redraft the so-called "resource extraction" rule to address the judge's concerns, and start the process all over again, SEC spokesman John Nester said. "The court remanded the matter for further SEC proceedings, which the commission will undertake informed by the court's decision."
Instead, the Securities and Exchange Commission intends to revise the so-called "resource extraction" rule, which was required by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, through a new rulemaking process, SEC spokesman John Nester said.
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.
Aug 27- Entergy Corp announced on Tuesday that it will shut the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, citing low power prices and high costs, after years of battling with state politicians and environmentalists to keep the plant operating. "This was an agonizing decision and an extremely tough call for us," said Leo Denault, Entergy's chief executive officer.