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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 15- Republican lawmakers on Wednesday criticized Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's stewardship of the U.S. economy and urged her to halt work on financial regulation until President Donald Trump names new policymakers to the central bank. In a tense hearing before the House of Representatives' Financial Services Committee, Republicans...

  • Feb 15- U.S. crude oil and gasoline inventories soared to record highs last week as refineries cut output and gasoline demand softened, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. By 10:59 a.m. ET, it was trading 19 cents firmer at $53.39 a barrel. "Although this is another bearish report, we're likely to see buying interest this afternoon only to...

  • The attorneys general of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Iowa- key states for Trump in his presidential election victory- say they signed on to the legal action seeking to overturn the travel restrictions because of the potential impact of the presidential order on their states. "When someone says to me you're doing this in a state that Trump won," Pennsylvania...

  • The attorneys general of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Iowa- key states for Trump in his presidential election victory- say they signed on to the legal action seeking to overturn the travel restrictions because of the potential impact of the presidential order on their states. "When someone says to me you're doing this in a state that Trump won," Pennsylvania...

  • Feb 8- President Donald Trump's tweets on various. Shares of Nordstrom dropped 0.7 percent and spiked in volume in a one-minute span on Wednesday but were last up 1.5 percent at a session high of $43.42 in early afternoon. tweet for "moving to Mexico and rather viciously firing all of its 300 workers."

  • This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was to Chicago, the state's great metropolis- a city the political boss once controlled down to the last garbage truck. But if Daley's Chicago was "the city...

  • This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was to Chicago, the state's great metropolis- a city the political boss once controlled down to the last garbage truck. But if Daley's Chicago was "the city...

  • This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was to Chicago, the state's great metropolis- a city the political boss once controlled down to the last garbage truck. But if Daley's Chicago was "the city...

  • Feb 7- President Donald Trump's tweets on various companies have drawn much attention, but with the Dow hitting a record high on Tuesday and the S&P 500 also poised to hit a fresh peak, the impact on the shares of those companies has been mostly short lived. United Technologies Corp: Trump tweeted on Nov. 24 about working on a deal with the Dow component to keep jobs at...

  • KANSAS City, Mo., Feb 6- Missouri became the 28th U.S. state on Monday to make paying dues optional for employees who work in union-represented shops. The bill was passed rapidly in the Republican-controlled Missouri House and Senate over the past two weeks. Kentucky passed a similar law in January, just months after Republicans won control of the state's General...

  • The stacks from the Gavin coal burning power plant tower in Cheshire, Ohio.

    Cutting this regulation won't really help Trump fulfill his goal of reversing the coal industry's decline, Vox reports.

  • Kellyanne Conway

    Vox says the Trump adviser made up a fake attack to justify President Trump's new immigration policy.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The U.S. Congress moved swiftly on Thursday to undo Obama-era rules on the environment, corruption, labor and guns, with the Senate wiping from the books a rule aimed at reducing water pollution. By a vote of 54-45, the Senate approved a resolution already passed in the House of Representatives to kill the rule aimed at keeping pollutants out of...

  • By a vote of 54-45, the Senate approved a resolution already passed in the House of Representatives to ax the rule, which is intended to keep water sources in areas of mountaintop removal mining clear of waste. The Senate was scheduled later on Thursday to debate killing an equally controversial rule requiring extraction companies such as Exxon Mobil and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to overturn a rule aimed at cutting water pollution from coal-mining waste, the first of a number of Obama-era regulations congressional Republicans are aiming to kill. By a vote of 54-45, the Senate approved a resolution passed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday to axe the rule intended to keep water...

  • Amazon to build air cargo hub in Kentucky

    The "Squawk Box" crew discusses some of the morning's most provocative stories.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 31- Amazon.com Inc plans to invest $1.49 billion to build a large air cargo hub in northern Kentucky, state officials said on Tuesday, stoking expectations it may one day opt to directly compete with FedEx Corp and United Parcel Service Inc.. "We estimate a $400 billion- plus market opportunity for Amazon in delivery, freight forwarding, and...

  • Tempur Sealy's shares were down 28.5 percent at $45.20 in late afternoon trading, easing slightly after hitting a more-than-three-year low of $42.54. However, Mattress Firm is not only Tempur Sealy's largest, but also its most profitable customer, and the stock is tanking because estimates for future periods must be lowered, ROE Equity Research analyst Laura...

  • Jan 30- Mattress maker Tempur Sealy International Inc said it terminated its contracts with U.S. mattress retailer Mattress Firm Holdings Corp, after disagreements over changes, which asked for "significant economic concessions." Shares are tanking because Mattress Firm is Tempur Sealy's largest and most profitable customer, so estimates for future...

  • Jan 30- Mattress maker Tempur Sealy International Inc said it terminated its contracts with U.S. mattress retailer Mattress Firm Holdings Corp, after disagreements over changes, which asked for "significant economic concessions." Shares are tanking because Mattress Firm is Tempur Sealy's largest and most profitable customer, so estimates for future...