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  • WASHINGTON, June 21- U.S. senators expressed concern on Wednesday about a plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, fearing a rush to consider the major legislation as Republican leaders prepare to unveil it. The healthcare bill will be released to the Republican Senate Conference on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. EDT and posted online, Senators John Barrasso of...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- U.S. senators expressed concern on Wednesday about a plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, fearing a rush to consider the major legislation as Republican leaders prepare to unveil it. The healthcare bill will be released to the Republican Senate Conference on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. EDT and posted online, Senators John Barrasso of...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The Latest on Rhode Island's debate over a paid sick leave mandate:. It now awaits consideration by the full Senate, as well as the state House of Representatives. Corrects that Senate labor committee, not judiciary committee, passed the measure.

  • NEW YORK— MGM Resorts International lost another round Wednesday in a court fight aimed at giving it leverage against Native American tribes in Connecticut as they compete for casino customers. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan agreed that a Connecticut judge was right to dismiss MGM's lawsuit against the state. MGM Resorts claimed it was...

  • Bill Shuster, the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said Wednesday the committee will consider his legislation next week. A similar effort to move air traffic control operations out of the Federal Aviation Administration faltered in the last Congress. The proposal faces opposition from Democrats and some Republicans in...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- The chairman of the U.S. House Transportation Committee on Wednesday proposed legislation to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system and make other aviation reforms, but it faces an uncertain future in Congress. The panel plans to consider the bill on Tuesday and the full House will vote in mid-July, said Representative Bill Shuster, a...

  • MONTPELIER, Vt.— Vermont Senate negotiators have reached a deal with the governor's office to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state, but the fate of the proposal still rests with Republicans in the House, a state senator said Wednesday. Phil Scott when be vetoed the bill last month that would have made Vermont the ninth state in the country to...

  • MOSCOW— The leaders of Russia and Brazil have agreed to enhance coordination of their foreign policy moves. Putin said after the talks that Russian energy and transport companies hope to increase their operations in Brazil. Brazil has several ground stations of Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation system, a rival to the U.S.

  • BRUSSELS, June 21- Tax advisers in the European Union risk fines for helping companies to cut their tax bills by shifting profits to low-tax countries, if proposed new EU legislation gets approval. Under the draft law, proposed by the European Commission on Wednesday, tax advisers including the Big Four accounting firms, banks and lawyers, would be required to...

  • Activists hold signs during a Stop 'Trumpcare' rally May 4, 2017 in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC.

    As Republicans write health-care legislation behind closed doors, business owners have become more hesitant to support the GOP effort.

  • Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York.

    Johnson & Johnson is seizing upon a U.S. Supreme Court ruling from Monday limiting where injury lawsuits can be filed to fight off claims it failed to warn women that talcum powder could cause ovarian cancer.

  • Rep. Jordan: Border tax should be dead

    Rep. Jim Jordan, (R-Ohio), explains why he does not support a border adjustment tax because it levies an additional burden on taxpayers.

  • *Could increase perceived risk of sukuk issued in UAE. *Dana seeking ruling in UAE court. The UAE company is arguing that since its sukuk were issued in 2013, they have become invalid under UAE law "due to the evolution and continual development of Islamic financial instruments and their interpretation."

  • Rep. Coons: Dems don't know what's in the GOP health-care bill

    Rep. Chris Coons, (D-Del.), weighs in on why he does not support the Republican's secretive health-care bill and urges lawmakers to reveal its content.

  • WASHINGTON— The White House plans to privately negotiate a massive overhaul of the tax system with Republican leaders in Congress, possibly giving rank-and-file members little if any say over the finished product, according to a top aide to President Donald Trump. This type of top-down approach has a sketchy record on Capitol Hill, especially on issues as...

  • 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...

  • The Senate was poised to take up its own version of the bill, one calling for more modest revisions in the current law, on Thursday, setting the stage for negotiations between the chambers over a final version lawmakers hope to send to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker by July 1. The bill would create two new enforcement agencies, one within the Cannabis Control...

  • "That was an old Gmail account that has been hacked," said Kevin Durfee, owner of George's of Galilee in Narragansett. Goodwin said she didn't believe Durfee's public denial and was told by police to expect an apology from him, but the controversy only emboldened her and other sick leave proponents who ushered a compromise version through a Senate panel Wednesday...

  • A fifth of the plaintiffs have cases pending in state court in St. Louis, where juries in four trials have hit J&J and a talc supplier with $307 million in verdicts. Those four cases and most of the others on the St. Louis docket involve out-of-state plaintiffs suing an out-of-state company. "We believe the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Bristol-Myers Squibb...

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- Legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and Iran that passed the U.S. Senate nearly unanimously last week has run into a procedural problem that could prevent a quick vote in the House of Representatives, lawmakers said on Tuesday. The Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act, which also includes new sanctions against Russia,...