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  • Last week alone, governors of 10 states were jetting across Europe, many converging at an air show in Paris. Others traveled to Canada, South America and Asia. Since the start of 2014, governors have taken or scheduled more than 80 trips to 30 countries in their efforts to increase exports and entice foreign companies to expand in their states, according to a...

  • Katherine Archuleta, director of the Office of Personnel Management, is scheduled to testify Thursday before the Senate's homeland security panel, the Homeland Security& Governmental Affairs Committee said in a statement on Monday. Some lawmakers have called for top OPM officials to resign in the wake of the breach, although the White House last week said...

  • June 17- The U.S. government on Wednesday sued Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc for its alleged failure to timely report that the plastic handles on carafes of its Black& Decker SpaceMaker coffee pots could detach suddenly, posing burn and laceration hazards to consumers. In a complaint filed in the federal court in Madison, Wisconsin, the government said Spectrum...

  • INSTANT VIEW-Fed likely to raise rates later in year Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 2:08 PM ET

    June 17- The U.S. economy is growing moderately after a winter swoon and likely strong enough to support an interest rate increase by the end of the year, U.S. Federal Reserve officials indicated on Wednesday. COMMENTS: WAYNE KAUFMAN, CHIEF MARKET ANALYST AT PHOENIX FINANCIAL SERVICES IN NEW YORK:.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- Don't call Chris Christie rich. "The divide between the governing elite and the voters has never been so big," said David Carney, a New Hampshire- based Republican strategist. John Weaver, a former advisor to 2008 Republican nominee John McCain, said candidates understand that.

  • *Coty up on P&G deal. Despite the collapse of talks between Athens and its European and IMF lenders over the weekend, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told U.S. "The market seems to be pricing in a possibility, overpricing, a Greece exit," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities in New York.

  • Jeb Bush to make it official, eyes fresh start Sunday, 14 Jun 2015 | 9:03 AM ET
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush recites the Pledge of Allegiance before speaking at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    As he prepares to make his candidacy official, Jeb Bush finds himself in an unexpectedly weak position, The New York Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, June 10- Various Republican governors with an eye on the White House can point to tax cuts and other business-friendly policies they spearheaded as they enter the crowded 2016 presidential contest. Among the handful of governors and former governors competing for the Republican presidential nomination, only one- former Texas Governor Rick...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday ruled that Gov. Chris Christie can cut $1.6 billion from state pension funding, removing a hurdle for the Republican presidential hopeful's national ambitions and giving some temporary financial relief to the state. The stakes were high for Christie, who has trailed in polls behind rivals such as Wisconsin...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday cleared the way for Gov. Chris Christie to cut $1.57 billion from state pension funding, bolstering the Republican's presidential hopes but still leaving the state with fiscal struggles ahead. Christie is battling to improve his record on the economy in New Jersey, where he has come under fire for his handling...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday cleared the way for Gov. Chris Christie to cut $1.57 billion from state pension funding, a move that could bolster the Republican's presidential hopes but still leave the state with fiscal struggles ahead. The stakes were high for Christie, who has trailed in polls behind rivals such as Wisconsin Governor...

  • June 9- New Jersey's Supreme Court will release its decision on Tuesday on whether Governor Chris Christie, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, violated public pensioners' contract rights when he slashed $1.6 billion from the state's contribution to the retirement system for this year. The stakes are high for Christie, a Republican, who has trailed in polls...

  • SUPERIOR, Wisconsin, June 5- Shortly after taking office in 2011, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker traveled to this hardscrabble port city to unveil a new sign that announced his plan to slash taxes and lure companies from nearby Minnesota. Unemployment in Superior now stands at 4.6 percent, down nearly by half since Walker took office. "We should put the $2...

  • NEW YORK, June 5- The record California drought, now in its fourth year, is prompting fund managers to dive into the shares of water technology companies. Fund managers from T. Rowe Price, Janus, and Mairs& Power are among those that have increased their stakes in firms such as Ecolab Inc, Roper Technologies Inc and Flowserve Corp that make smart meters, efficient...

  • Republicans face a potential political backlash from voters if the Supreme Court rules soon against President Barack Obama's healthcare law, and are split over what to do about it, with some calling on the Obama administration for help. She said in a telephone interview that this would be a blow and she urged Republicans and Democrats in Congress to act.

  • LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., June 2- Differences emerged on Tuesday among Republican rivals for the 2016 presidential nomination at a forum where it was clear that Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio will face some competition in Florida despite their home-state edge. The fact that seven Republican candidates or potential candidates spoke at Florida Governor Rick Scott's "...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- Florida Senator Marco Rubio has one; Texas Senator Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, considered a longshot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has a billionaire in his corner. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has two. Some voters in Philadelphia, for example, were turned off by the billionaires...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- Florida Senator Marco Rubio has one; Texas Senator Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, considered a longshot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has a billionaire in his corner. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has two. Some voters in Philadelphia, for example, were turned off by the billionaires...

  • HOUSTON, May 27- Progressive shareholders are pushing to add directors with climate change expertise to the boards of Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, arguing the largest U.S. oil companies need more depth of knowledge to navigate environmental issues. In January, Europe's Royal Dutch Shell Plc backed a measure from activist investors asking it to be more...

  • HAMPTON, N.H./ WASHINGTON, May 22- Hillary Clinton on Friday voiced strong support for keeping the U.S. Export-Import Bank open and accused Republican opponents who want to close the export-promoting lender of putting American jobs at risk. Some of the bank's biggest beneficiaries, including General Electric Co and Boeing Co, say closing Ex-Im will lead to the...