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  • Government drafting birth control accommodation Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Aug 6 Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Treasury Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Mark Mazur participates in panel, "Improving Inducements for Energy Innovation" at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center, "Driving Resources into Energy Innovation" in Washington- 1530 GMT.

  • Undercover probe finds health law failings Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday.

  • *Russia has 10 pct of EMEA maturities of $1.17 trillion. MOSCOW, July 23- Russian companies, including oil giant Rosneft, may face challenges refinancing $112 billion in debt due to mature over the next four years, which includes a peak maturity wall to overcome in 2015, a report by Moody's Investors Service said.

  • Senate, House on collision course on border money Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money.

  • Excerpts from conflicting health law rulings Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday in a dispute involving crucial financing for President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Senate panel approves Vietnam nuclear agreement Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved an agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam, as Washington looks to expand its relationship with its former Southeast Asian foe.

  • Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

  • FOREX-Dollar rises as U.S. bond yields hold firm Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 22- The dollar rose on Tuesday as U.S. bond yields stood firm on the view that the world's biggest economy is expanding enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next year despite data showing a mild rise in domestic prices in June.

  • *Several ministers call for arms embargo on Russia. BRUSSELS, July 22- The European Union threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine that could inflict wider damage on its economy following the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but it delayed action for a few days.

  • Business events scheduled for Wednesday Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:54 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon pollution standards for power plants. WASHINGTON— Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee hearing on legislation focusing on consumer protections and safety for cruise ship passengers.

  • In rare high-level criticism of growing Kremlin conservatism, Kudrin said Moscow should not intervene militarily in the rebellion in eastern Ukraine and expressed dismay that Russians were as once again becoming adversaries of the West.

  • *Several ministers call for arms embargo on Russia. BRUSSELS, July 22- The European Union threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine that could inflict wider damage on its economy following the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but it delayed action for a few days.

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- Immediate government action is needed to stop U.S. corporations from avoiding federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas through deals known as inversions, the head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee said on Tuesday.

  • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:55 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby.

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- U.S. home resales hit an eight month-high in June, suggesting the housing market was gradually regaining momentum and would help the economy to stay on a higher growth path this year.

  • July 22- Verizon Communications Inc, the largest U.S. wireless telecommunications company, on Tuesday reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue on a jump in wireless customers and a surge in tablet sales. The increase in customers is a boost for Verizon, which has been reluctant to follow rivals like T-Mobile US Inc which have discounted aggressively.

  • Group says Ohio casinos, racinos employ over 7,000 Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The American Gaming Association says Ohio's commercial casinos and racinos employed more than 7,000 workers who received a total of $225 million in wages benefits and tips last year. The Washington- based trade association says the four casinos and four racinos operating in Ohio in 2013 generated $351 million in tax revenue.

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- Immediate government action is needed to plug a loophole that allows U.S. corporations to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas through deals known as inversions, the head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee said on Tuesday.

  • White House: Health subsidies not halted by ruling Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:33 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The White House says health subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will continue to flow for the time being despite a major setback delivered by a federal appeals court. But White House spokesman Josh Earnest says while the case works its way through the courts, it has "no practical impact" on tax credits.