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  • The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is questioning Secret Service Director Julia Pierson about recent security lapses at the White House, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Sagebrush habitat fuels $1B in recreation spending Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    Hunters, campers, fishermen and others spent more than $623 million directly within 50 miles of Bureau of Land Management property in sagebrush ecosystems across more than 61 million acres, said the report by ECONorthwest, an economic consulting firm founded in Oregon in 1974..

  • Climate plan faces test in Montana coal country Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 5:49 AM ET

    Steve Bullock's assertion that Montana can meet the Obama administration's climate goals without shutting down power plants is getting its first public test in the heart of coal country. State officials planned a Tuesday public meeting in Colstrip on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to cut greenhouse emissions.

  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought one lawsuit in Florida and another in Michigan on Thursday on behalf of two transgender employees. In one case, funeral home director Amiee Stephens was fired after she told her employer in Michigan she was undergoing a gender transition, the government alleged.

  • Sept 29- Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an expanded use of its constipation treatment. Salix, which is merging with Cosmo Pharmaceuticals SpA's Irish subsidiary, is in talks with Allergan Inc and Actavis Plc about a potential sale, sources have told Reuters in recent weeks.

  • Traders see rates at just 0.55% by 2016: Fed study Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    The Fed will likely start raising interest rates in mid-2015, but so slowly that rates will end the year at just 0.55 percent, a new study suggests.

  • Bond denied for suspect in Chicago-area FAA fire Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    CHICAGO— A magistrate judge ordered a suburban Chicago man held without bond Monday on charges he set a fire at an air traffic control center, causing damage that brought the city's two international airports to a halt.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 29- The Federal Reserve will likely start raising interest rates in mid-2015, but so slowly that rates will end the year at just 0.55 percent, according to a San Francisco Fed study of betting in futures markets released on Monday.

  • FAA orders review in Chicago air traffic snarl Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing security practices and how it deals with unexpected incidents throughout its air traffic control facilities following last week's fire at a Chicago- area air traffic facility, agency administrator Michael Huerta said Monday.

  • FAA: 2 weeks to reopen Chicago-area control center Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    CHICAGO— The Federal Aviation Administration says it will take about two weeks to fully reopen a Chicago- area control center where an act of sabotage brought the city's two international airports to a halt last week. The FAA said Sunday it hopes to return the facility to full service by Oct. 13. The FAA said crews are working to install replacement equipment.

  • 5 questions, answers on 'net neutrality' Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The Federal Aviation Administration said on Sunday that it has set a target of October 13 to restore to service a Chicago- area air traffic control site that was set ablaze by a field technician, as delays and cancellations continued at Chicago airports.

  • Harris says working 24/7 to restore Chicago FAA site Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 28- Harris Corp on Sunday said it was working to install new equipment and conduct repairs at a Chicago- area air traffic control site that was set ablaze by a field technician on Friday in an incident that has continued to snarl U.S. air traffic over the weekend.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, said the United States risks falling behind the curve on inflation as wage pressure starts to bubble in some parts of the country.

  • Tough luck, NSA: New iPhone locks out spy agency Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 2:04 PM ET
    Shoppers looking at new iPhones at an Apple store in New York

    The new, post-Edward Snowden smartphone is the first that will disrupt American spying, the New York Times reports.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 26- An influential U.S. senator wants to hold hearings into "disturbing" issues raised by secretly taped conversations between Federal Reserve supervisors and officials at Goldman Sachs Group Inc, a bank the Fed was tasked with policing.

  • Business Highlights Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK— It's no surprise that the prospect of a Federal Reserve rate hike worries stock investors.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 26- An influential U.S. senator wants to hold hearings into "disturbing" issues raised by secretly taped conversations between Federal Reserve supervisors and officials at Goldman Sachs Group Inc, a bank the Fed was tasked with policing.

  • Japanese firm fined $67.7M in shipping conspiracy Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:25 PM ET

    A major Japanese shipping company agreed Friday to pay the United States a $67.7 million criminal fine for conspiring to fix prices for international ocean shipments of cars, trucks and other wheeled vehicles at the Port of Baltimore and other locations, the Justice Department said.

  • USDA: Genetically modified wheat found in Montana Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    USDA said Friday that the incident is on a smaller scale than a similar finding in Oregon last year that prompted several Asian countries to temporarily ban U.S. wheat imports. The herbicide-resistant wheat was found on one to three acres in Montana, while the genetically engineered plants found in Oregon were spread over more than 100 acres.