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  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 29- When General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra faces Congress next week she will have to explain how the top brass at the biggest U.S. automaker can say they knew nothing for more than a decade about a faulty ignition switch linked to crashes and at least 12 deaths.

  • March 27- A federal data-sharing system meant to prevent healthcare providers banned from one state's Medicaid program from billing another state's program isn't working as intended, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

  • March 27- A federal data-sharing system meant to prevent healthcare providers banned from one state's Medicaid program from billing another state's program isn't working as intended, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, March 26- Snapchat is known for an app that enables users to send photo messages that can vanish within seconds of being viewed.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- Pressure built on General Motors on Monday to take steps to get 1.6 million of its recalled cars off the road immediately and to establish a compensation fund for consumers affected by the company's faulty ignition switches linked to 12 deaths.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- A U.S. senator on Monday asked the federal government to force General Motors to establish a fund to compensate consumers affected by a long-running problem that prompted a major recall of some GM vehicles he characterized as "lethally defective."

  • The EPA veto was issued after President Barack Obama, a Democrat, became president in 2009. Conservatives have accused Obama of waging a "war on coal," a reference to the administration's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including those from coal-burning power plants.

  • U.S. top court declines to hear mining permit case Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 24- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a blow to Arch Coal Inc by declining to hear its challenge to an Obama administration decision to block an environmental permit for a coal mining project in West Virginia.

  • GM under mounting pressure to pay crash victims Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 7:24 AM ET
    Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors.

    General Motors is facing increasing pressure to compensate victims for an ignition defect that prompted the recall of 1.6 million vehicles.

  • NEW YORK, March 13- General Motors Co is facing increasing pressure to compensate victims for an ignition defect that prompted the recall of 1.6 million vehicles, even if some would-be plaintiffs are barred from suing the auto maker under the terms of its emergence from bankruptcy in 2009..

  • WASHINGTON, March 11- Deborah Hersman, who headed the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board during high-profile investigations into plane crashes and other transit mishaps, said on Tuesday she would leave the agency in April.

  • SunCoke said it would initially transfer a 33 percent interest in its Haverhill and Middletown cokemaking facilities in Ohio to SunCoke Energy Partners LP. Apart from the two coke plants to be initially transferred to the MLP, the company has plants in Virginia, Indiana and Illinois as well as in Brazil and India.

  • WASHINGTON, March 8- Republicans, looking for ways to turn November's congressional elections into a referendum on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, are trying to portray Obamacare as a danger to Medicare.

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the largest U.S. coal producers, has reached a consent decree to settle a complaint about pollution discharged by coal mines into Appalachian rivers and streams, federal authorities said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the largest U.S. coal companies, and dozens of subsidiaries have reached a consent decree to settle a complaint about pollution from coal mines, federal authorities said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- The eastern and central United States were plunged into a deep freeze on Tuesday, with record low temperatures in the wake of a deadly storm expected to moderate in coming days. Baltimore; Scranton, Pennsylvania; Morgantown, West Virginia; Zanesville, Ohio; and Flint, Michigan all set or tied record lows.

  • Google sets roadblocks to stop anti-Glass measures Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 11:06 AM ET
    File photo: Google Glass

    Google is lobbying officials in at least three states to stop proposed restrictions on driving with headsets such as Google Glass.

  • West Virginia water safe?     Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports why the water crisis in West Virginia is far from over.

  • Firm tied to W Va. chemical spill seeks bankruptcy Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 4:33 PM ET
    Workers walk behind the fence at the Freedom Industries building in Charleston, West Virginia on Saturday, January 11, 2014.

    Freedom Industries filled for bankruptcy on Friday, eight days after a leak from one of it's storage tanks contaminated drinking water in W. Virginia.

  • Judge rejects challenge to Obamacare subsidies Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    A couple speaks with an insurance agent as they try to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in Miami, Florida.

    A judge rejected a conservative challenge to insurance subsidies available to people that declined to establish their own online marketplaces.