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  • WASHINGTON, July 29- More than 17,000 U.S. military personnel and other consumers will receive about $92 million in debt relief as part of a settlement over a lender's alleged improper practices, the U.S. consumer watchdog and 13 states announced on Tuesday.

  • Monsanto Co., Dow Chemical and other GMO crop backers last summer kicked off an interactive website, called GMO Answers, as the centerpiece of a broad effort to win over consumers.

  • Monsanto Co., Dow Chemical and other GMO crop backers last summer kicked off an interactive website, called GMO Answers, as the centerpiece of a broad effort to win over consumers.

  • PORTLAND, Ore., July 24- An Oregon citizens' initiative that would require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients has garnered more than enough signatures to gain a spot on the state's November ballot, a state government spokesman said on Thursday. "It cleared easily," said Tony Green, a spokesman for the Oregon Secretary of State's Office.

  • U.S. House panel approves bill to rein in patent fights Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 10- A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Thursday approved a draft bill aimed at reining in companies that seek licensing fees for invalid patents or are otherwise dishonest in writing what are known as "demand letters."

  • 42: Vermont Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    The Green Mountain State offers exactly the quality of life its nickname implies, as well as one of the best education systems.

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has backed the proposed increase to $8.50 from the current $7.25 an hour, but the bill has met heavy resistance in the state senate, where Republicans have a power sharing agreement with a breakaway group of Democrats.

  • America's top state to live in is... Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Wonder which state has the lowest crime rate, ranks high in environmental quality, parks and recreation and access to health care? Read on.

  • The bicameral bill by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Representative Doris Matsui of California comes as the Federal Communications Commission is collecting public comments on new "net neutrality" rules.

  • But the EPA rule does not focus on absolute emissions reductions but rather seeks a reduction of carbon intensity from 2012 levels. The EPA said every state except Vermont, which has almost no carbon emissions, still needs to reduce carbon intensity under the rule, including the dozen or so states whose emissions are already 30 percent or more below 2005 levels.

  • May 28- California lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would require labels on foods made with genetically modified organisms, the second time in two years such legislation has failed to take hold in the state.

  • Pilgrims journey to craft beer mecca this weekend Friday, 23 May 2014 | 2:58 PM ET

    Vermont's Hill Farmstead, Lawson's Finest Liquids and Alchemist are hosting Memorial Day weekend events that have aficionados buzzing.

  • As Vermont labels GMO, food industry likely to sue Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 5:33 PM ET
    Labels on bags of snack foods indicate they are non-GMO food products.

    Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a new law that puts the state on the path to become the first to require labels on genetically modified foods.

  • Climate change has a cost and it's on you Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    A woman with the Army Corps of Engineers and a representative from FEMA document a destroyed home November 28, 2012 in a residential area of New Dorp Beach in Staten Island.

    The impact of climate change has never been more present with droughts, storms and tornadoes. But this change has a cost and it's for you to pay.

  • Power House: Virginia real estate     Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Edward Berenbaum of Century 21 Redwood Realty, provides insight on the current housing market in Virginia. He shares three listings currently for sale.

  • States beat US in Obamacare enrollments: Study Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 3:15 PM ET
    A couple purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act on Jan. 15, 2014 in Miami.

    A new measure of Obamacare enrollment shows the federal government is far behind the state-run exchanges in getting people signed up.

  • Going up: 13 states raising minimum wage on Jan. 1 Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 12:44 PM ET
    Protesters at a rally against low wages for fast-food workers, in front of a McDonald's, Dec. 5, 2013, in Phoenix.

    As many as 11 other states and Washington, D.C., are expected to consider increases in 2014. USA Today reports.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.