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  • WASHINGTON, June 21- A healthcare bill being unveiled by U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday is expected to roll back the Obamacare expansion of the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor and reshape subsidies to low-income people buying private insurance. Those subsidies are expected to be linked to recipients' income, a "major improvement" from a...

  • "What we're seeing is a deterioration in these markets, but the markets haven't imploded, they haven't gone into a rapid downward decline," said Dan Mendelson, president of the consulting firm Avalere Health. Some counties in Missouri, Ohio, Indiana and Washington will have none if another insurer fails to step in. The Blue Cross- Blue Shield insurer Anthem said...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 21- Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and General Motors Co have become some of Americas biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions. That's up from just 5 percent in 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association trade group.

  • FOREST CITY, Iowa _ Winnebago Industries Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $19.4 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 66 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $442.6 million.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 21- Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and General Motors Co have become some of Americas biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions. That's up from just 5 percent in 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association trade group.

  • Departing from the House-approved version of the legislation— which President Donald Trump privately called "mean" last week— the Senate plan would drop the House bill's waivers allowing states to let insurers boost premiums on some people with pre-existing conditions. Starting in 2020, the Senate version would begin shifting increasing amounts of tax...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 21- Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and General Motors Co have become some of Americas biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions. That's up from just 5 percent in 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association trade group.

  • CHICAGO, June 20- U.S. spring wheat futures set fresh 2-1/ 2- year highs on Tuesday as a further decline in spring wheat condition ratings surprised traders and coincided with concern about damage to French wheat from a heat wave. Chicago Board of Trade July wheat settled up 5-1/ 2 cents at $4.72-1/ 2 a bushel and Minneapolis Grain Exchange July spring wheat ended up...

  • WASHINGTON— Seeking to advance her family-focused agenda, Ivanka Trump made her first official sojourn to Capitol Hill Tuesday to talk tax policy with Republican lawmakers. Marco Rubio of Florida that included talks about expanding the child tax credit, paid family leave and other family-focused tax policies. After the session, Ivanka Trump tweeted: "Just...

  • Minnesota- based Medica says the increase is necessary to remain in Iowa. Medica will re-evaluate the decision in September before contracts to provide coverage in Iowa are signed. Iowa is seeking a waiver that would allow it to repurpose federal subsidies to attract younger, healthier individuals into the market.

  • Minnesota- based Medica has preliminary plans to sell insurance in Iowa next year in the individual market and expects to make an announcement soon, spokesman Larry Bussey said. It was viewed as an effort to keep Medica in the Iowa market while luring others back. "It is our intent to stay in Iowa, but we can't make a final decision until we have clarity on the rules for...

  • IOWA CITY, Iowa— Eddie Tipton, a former employee at the Multi-State Lottery Association, is accused of installing software on Random Number Generators that allowed him to predict winning combinations for drawings that occurred on three dates every non- leap year— Nov. 23, Dec. 29 and May 27. —Colorado: Nov. 23, 2005: Tipton's brother Tommy Tipton, a Texas magistrate, buys...

  • But Tommy Tipton, a Fayette County magistrate, told the FBI that his actions were innocent, if odd: He won the Colorado lottery but couldn't tell his wife because gambling was against their Christian faith. The FBI accepted the story and dropped its inquiry of Tipton, who soon bought a new truck and more property around the town of Flatonia, 110 miles west of Houston.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A judge says he's inclined to let a group of individual members of American Indian tribes join a lawsuit over the Dakota Access oil pipeline, but only if they agree to not add President Donald Trump as a defendant. The White House said the administration is confident that federal analysis of the pipeline's environmental impacts "is legally sound."

  • SINGAPORE, June 16- Chicago wheat climbed to its highest since early May on Friday with the market on track for a second week of gains as dry weather in parts of North America threatens to reduce yields. The Chicago Board Of Trade most-active wheat contract is up 2.7 percent this week and has risen by 6.6 percent in the past two weeks- the biggest fortnightly rally...

  • SYDNEY, June 16- U.S. wheat futures rose 1 percent on Friday to hit a more than one-month high on fears of widespread crop losses due to recent unfavorable weather, and were headed for their biggest two-week gains in four months. *The most active wheat futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade were up more than 2.5 percent for the week, extending two-week gains to over 6.5...

  • CHICAGO, June 15- U.S. wheat futures rose on Thursday, led by a 2.9 percent rally in the benchmark Chicago Board of Trade July contract, on concerns about dry weather leading to crop shortfalls globally. "There are concerns for western Europe, Ukraine, northeast China theres dry trends in those areas getting some discussion," said Dan Cekander, analyst at DC Analysis.

  • But shippers said Thursday that they aren't concerned that there will be any long-term disruption to service on the $3.8 billion pipeline that on June 1 began moving crude from the Bakken oil patch to a distribution point in Illinois, from which it's shipped to the Gulf Coast and potentially high-paying markets abroad. "It's business as usual today," said Ron...

  • WASHINGTON, June 14- Wind and solar accounted for more than 10 percent of U.S. electricity generation for the first time in March, the Energy Department's Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. Wind and solar power capacity has been growing in the United States, accounting for an average of up to 7 percent of electricity in 2016..

  • LONDON, June 14- When Aaron Blair sat down to chair a week-long meeting of 17 specialists at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in France in March 2015, there was something he wasn't telling them. The epidemiologist from the U.S. National Cancer Institute had seen important unpublished scientific data relating directly to a key question the IARC...