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*Unclear if measure will win Senate approval. WASHINGTON, March 7- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday backed President Barack Obama's call to crack down on the clandestine trafficking of firearms, marking the first votes in Congress on gun-control since a school massacre last year prompted calls for action.
*Unclear if measure will win Senate approval. WASHINGTON, March 7- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday backed President Barack Obama's call to crack down on illegal trafficking of firearms, marking the first votes in Congress on gun-control since a school massacre last year prompted calls for action.
WASHINGTON, March 7- U.S. lawmakers have picked up the baton from the White House in the effort to make it legal for cellphone users to switch their devices to any mobile carrier. The White House on Monday responded to an online petition, signed by more than 100,000 people, protesting the ban.
*But unclear which if any of them will win Senate approval. WASHINGTON, March 7- Less than three months after the Connecticut school massacre, members of a Senate committee on Thursday will cast the first votes in Congress on measures backed by President Barack Obama to tighten U.S. gun laws.
DETROIT, March 7- Ford Motor Co is recalling about 230,000 older minivans globally to fix a corrosion problem that could prevent the fold-down third-row seats from locking in place.
WASHINGTON, Feb 26- The largest U.S. manufacturers' association on Tuesday warned that a potential tax on carbon emissions to fight global warming would cut factory output and could hurt the U.S. economy in other ways.
WASHINGTON, Feb 23- Less than a week before billions of dollars of U.S. spending cuts are set to begin, governors meeting in Washington ratcheted up the pressure on Congress and President Barack Obama to find an alternative to the reductions and give states more say in bringing down the federal debt.
The storm was expected to pelt New England' s coastal areas from northern Connecticut to southern Maine.
WASHINGTON, Feb 21- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday that it would provide 25 of the 50 U.S. states with funding to test new ways to lower costs and improve care within the national Medicaid program for the poor.
*Move due to looming $46 billion cut in defense spending. WASHINGTON, Feb 20- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta formally notified Congress on Wednesday that the Pentagon plans to put civilian defense employees on unpaid leave this year if $46 billion in across-the-board U.S. government spending cuts take effect on March 1.
States have another few hours to decide whether they want to create their own health care marketplace, or partner with the federal government, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
Today is the deadline for states opting to partner with the federal government to build a health exchange, or create their own, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.
WASHINGTON, Feb 14- Two of the most liberal U.S. senators on Thursday proposed a bill to tax carbon emissions, raising up to $1.2 trillion in revenue over 10 years that would largely be returned consumers.
BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Feb 9- A record-breaking blizzard packing hurricane-force winds hammered the northeastern United States on Saturday, cutting power to 700,000 homes and businesses, shutting down travel and leaving at least five people dead.
New York state and Connecticut declared states of emergency, and Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts ordered nonessential state workers to stay home.
The Northeastern United States braced on Friday morning for a possibly record-setting blizzard bearing down on the region, which forecasters warned could drop up to 2-1/2 feet (76 cm) of snow and bring travel to a halt.
WASHINGTON, Feb 6- States involved in the developing northeastern U.S. carbon market are expected to announce on Thursday that they will reduce the program's emissions cap as a way to stimulate allowance trading and strengthen its environmental goals, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.
NEW YORK/ HOUSTON, Feb 6- A decision by Duke Energy Corp to retire rather than repair its damaged Crystal River reactor in Florida may signal the shutdown of other older U.S. nuclear plants as weak natural gas prices make significant investment in them uneconomical.
WASHINGTON, Feb 5- The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate's tax committee on Tuesday veered slightly from President Barack Obama's call for quick tax code fixes to avert looming budget cuts, reflecting a split among Democrats on the scope of a possible tax code overhaul.
NEW YORK, Feb 1- U.S. stock index futures gained on Friday as investors anticipated data that was expected to show that U.S. jobs growth picked up in January. If the jobs figure is weaker than expected, the market could be vulnerable to a pullback, tipping the S&P 500 off its best monthly performance since October 2011.