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  • WASHINGTON— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explored options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill Wednesday but confronted an expanding chorus of GOP detractors, deepening the uncertainty over whether the party can resuscitate its bedrock promise to repeal President Barack Obama's overhaul. A day after McConnell, short of...

  • *Investors cautious after US Senate delays health bill vote. Traders said overall sentiment was subdued as investors remain cautious after the vote on a healthcare bill was delayed in the U.S. Senate, raising fresh questions about President Donald Trump's domestic agenda. "The news raised worries on overall sentiment and makes it hard for the market to take a...

  • TOKYO, June 28- Japan's anti-monopoly regulator said on Wednesday that all new contracts for liquefied natural gas must not contain restrictions on the resale of cargoes of the fuel, ending a practice the country's buyers say is unfair. The ruling is likely to result in more trading of LNG cargoes by buyers in Japan, the world's biggest importer of the fuel, and...

  • The delay put the future of a longtime top Republican priority in doubt amid concerns about the Senate bill from both moderate and conservative Republicans. With Democrats united in their opposition, Republicans can afford to lose only two votes among their own ranks in the Senate. At the White House meeting with most of the 52 Republican senators, Trump said it...

  • SINGAPORE, June 28- The euro hit a 10- month high on Wednesday after the European Central Bank chief hinted the days of the ECB's aggressive stimulus are numbered, and as the dollar was pressured after a vote on U.S. healthcare legislation was delayed. The euro edged up 0.1 percent to $1.1345, having hit a high of around $1.1355 earlier on Wednesday, its strongest...

  • CLEVELAND— Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday reiterated a promise to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care reforms by the end of the summer despite uncertainty over whether a Republican bill has enough votes to pass the Senate. After Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell abandoned plans to bring the bill to a vote this week, fresh GOP...

  • Emanuel, a Los Angeles- based partner at law firm Littler Mendelson, has worked with Republicans in Congress and major trade groups from an array of industries, and has for decades defended employers in cases before the board. He is a member of the conservative Federalist Society, an influential group of lawyers credited with pushing Trump to nominate U.S....

  • SINGAPORE, June 28- The euro stood tall near a 10- month high on Wednesday after the European Central Bank chief hinted the days of the ECB's aggressive stimulus are numbered, and as the dollar was pressured after a vote on U.S. healthcare legislation was delayed. The euro was fetching $1.1338, after surging 1.4 percent on Tuesday and scaling a high of around...

  • The delay put the future of a longtime top Republican priority in doubt amid concerns about the Senate bill from both moderate and conservative Republicans. With Democrats united in their opposition, Republicans can afford to lose only two votes among their own ranks in the Senate. At the White House meeting with most of the 52 Republican senators, Trump said it...

  • The White House said in a statement that Trump intended to nominate William Emanuel, 75, to fill one of two vacancies on the five-member NLRB, which oversees union elections and disputes between workers, unions, and employers. Emanuel, a Los Angeles- based partner at law firm Littler Mendelson, has worked with Republicans in Congress and major trade groups from an...

  • The delay put the future of a longtime top Republican priority in doubt amid concerns about the Senate bill from both moderate and conservative Republicans. With Democrats united in their opposition, Republicans need almost every vote among their own ranks in the Senate. At the White House meeting with most of the 52 Republican senators, Trump said it was vital...

  • NEW YORK— A bankruptcy court filing shows the estates of Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff's two sons will get to keep nearly $4 million once about $18 million in assets is taken away as part of a legal settlement. The settlement terms were contained in papers filed by a court-appointed trustee Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York. The deal leaves Mark...

  • Lines are expected Saturday outside some medical marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas and other Nevada cities that will begin selling pot for recreational use for the first time since voters approved it in November. Some outlets plan grand opening events at 12:01 a.m., and one in Las Vegas is having a barbecue with raffle drawings. Nevada Dispensary...

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- California took another step on Tuesday toward allowing state residents to sue financial institutions for fraud, rather than letting banks force customers to settle disputes in arbitration, as a bill inspired by last year's Wells Fargo scandal passed a key Assembly committee. The bill has already passed the state Senate.

  • WILMINGTON, Del., June 27- Lawyers for people injured by exploding Takata Corp air bags told a U.S. bankruptcy court judge on Tuesday that the company's restructuring plan is being skewed to benefit automakers over victims. TK Holdings Inc, the U.S. business of Takata, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday due to tens of billions of dollars of liabilities from...

  • DOVER, Del.— A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday granted several preliminary orders allowing Japanese auto parts supplier Takata to move forward with its reorganization plan, which includes the sale of most of its assets to a Chinese-owned rival for $1.6 billion. An attorney representing the U.S. Virgin Islands, which has sued Takata and Honda over the...

  • *Trump agenda in focus as U.S. Senate delays healthcare vote. Stocks on Wall Street finished at session lows after a planned U.S. Senate vote on a healthcare revamp bill was postponed. The euro peaked for the day at a 10- month high of $1.1349 after the delay in the U.S. Senate vote.

  • June 27- The tech-heavy Nasdaq led a broad Wall Street decline on Tuesday with stocks falling more sharply after a healthcare bill was delayed in the U.S. Senate, raising fresh questions about President Trump's domestic agenda. Major indexes extended losses after U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell decided to put off a planned vote on a bill to...

  • NEW YORK, June 27- The dollar slid to 10- month lows against the euro on Tuesday after the head of the European Central Bank opened the door to steps that might begin to reduce the central bank's stimulus and after a vote on U.S. healthcare legislation was delayed. Speaking to a conference in Portugal, ECB President Mario Draghi said the ECB could adjust its policy...

  • *U.S. Senate postpones planned healthcare vote. NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 27- Gold rose on Tuesday after hitting a six-week low in the previous session as bargain hunting set in and the dollar slid sharply after the U.S. Senate postponed a planned healthcare vote. dropped further, after a vote on healthcare legislation was delayed in the U.S. Senate, according to a Senate...