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  • J.C. Penney on Friday released a list of the 138 locations that will close in the coming months as part of its plan to cut costs. Riverview Mall in Bullhead City. Fort Morgan Main Street in Fort Morgan.

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- Arconic Inc said on Friday it had dropped its request for a $259 million loan from the U.S. Energy Department, a day after the Trump administration proposed killing the program aimed at boosting manufacturing of advanced technology vehicles. In 2015 the Obama administration announced a "conditional commitment" to loan Alcoa Corp the $259...

  • NEW YORK— J.C. Penney on Friday listed for the first time the 138 locations it will shutter in the coming months as the retailer seeks to cut costs and improve its profitability. Like other department stores, J.C. Penney Co. is hurting as more people shop online instead of heading to the mall. About 5,000 jobs will be cut due to the closures, J.C. Penney said.

  • House Republicans leaving a White House meeting with Trump, as well as a Capitol Hill meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, listed several changes they expect to be made in order to attract both moderate and conservative party members who are currently waffling about their support. Conservative Republicans...

  • Trump came to the Detroit area earlier this week to announce that his Environmental Protection Agency will re-examine gas mileage requirements that were affirmed in the Obama administration's last days. We have to design our vehicles to be fuel efficient not only in the U.S., but in Europe and Asia, "said John Juriga, director of powertrain at the Hyundai-Kia...

  • LONDON, March 17- Americans angry with their lot elected the anti-establishment Donald Trump despite a U.S. economy running at an annual rate of around 3.5 percent and unemployment at a meager 4.6 percent. Britons believing they were being left hanging voted to leave the wealthy European Union trading bloc regardless of an economy gaining a relatively solid...

  • LONDON, March 17- Americans angry with their lot elected the anti-establishment Donald Trump despite a U.S. economy running at an annual rate of around 3.5 percent and unemployment at a meager 4.6 percent. Britons believing they were being left hanging voted to leave the wealthy European Union trading bloc regardless of an economy gaining a relatively solid...

  • LONDON, March 17- Americans angry with their lot elected the anti-establishment Donald Trump despite a U.S. economy running at an annual rate of around 3.5 percent and unemployment at a meagre 4.6 percent. Britons believing they were being left hanging voted to leave the wealthy European Union trading bloc regardless of an economy gaining a relatively solid...

  • LONDON, March 17- Americans angry with their lot elected the anti-establishment Donald Trump despite a U.S. economy running at an annual rate of around 3.5 percent and unemployment at a meagre 4.6 percent. Britons believing they were being left hanging voted to leave the wealthy European Union trading bloc regardless of an economy gaining a relatively solid...

  • WASHINGTON— The closure of a regional airport could force residents of a small town in upper Michigan to drive eight hours to catch a flight. The elimination of funding to keep the Great Lakes clean could hurt business at a waterside Ohio boating club. "Some people might think it's a betrayal," said Eric Waara, the Republican city manager of the 7,000- person town of...

  • JERUSALEM— As the world moves toward an era of self-driving cars, Israel is positioning itself to be the Detroit of the future. Israel is now home to hundreds of startups that provide everything from censors to cybersecurity to data collection for autonomous vehicles, putting it alongside Silicon Valley at the forefront of an industry that many expect to take...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing next week to consider Sonny Perdue's nomination to be agriculture secretary. The March 23 hearing was announced by Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts, R- Kansas, and the panel's top Democrat, Michigan's Debbie Stabenow. The nominations for Robert Lighthizer, Trump's pick for U.S. trade...

  • MELBOURNE, March 17- London copper steadied on Friday but was set to mark its biggest weekly advance since mid-February, supported by a softer dollar and ongoing mine supply concerns. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper edged down 0.1 percent to 47,920 yuan a tonne. *President Donald Trump's first budget outline, calling for a security-heavy realignment of...

  • MELBOURNE, March 17- London copper steadied on Friday but was set to mark its biggest weekly advance since mid-February, supported by a softer dollar and ongoing mine supply concerns. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper edged down 0.1 percent to 47,920 yuan a tonne. *President Donald Trump's first budget outline, calling for a security-heavy realignment of...

  • NEW YORK, March 16- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday said the city would suffer huge cuts to a wide array of services and capital funding, jeopardizing everything from housing inspections and senior services to transit projects and counter-terrorism efforts, under President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget. "New York City is directly in the...

  • The White House budget blueprint proposes ending the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-e, program, which gives $300 million a year in grants for research in technologies aimed at reducing fossil-fuel consumption and improving energy efficiency. The White House would also eliminate a U.S. Energy Department clean vehicle loan program that...

  • The White House budget blueprint proposes ending the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy program, which gives $300 million a year in grants for research in a wide variety of technologies aimed at reducing fossil fuel consumption and improving energy efficiency. The White House would also eliminate a U.S. Energy Department clean vehicle loan program...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 16- A federal judge in Detroit on Thursday ordered that a Volkswagen AG executive charged in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal be detained until his trial set for next year, agreeing with prosecutors that the German national represented a flight risk. Oliver Schmidt, who was chief of Volkswagen's environmental and...

  • Friends and family of Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt, who was arrested on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with the automaker's emissions cheating scandal, walk from Federal court in Miami, Florida, January 9, 2017.

    VW's chief of environmental and engineering center in Michigan is to be detained in the U.S. until his trial.

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 16- A federal judge in Detroit on Thursday ordered that a Volkswagen AG executive charged in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal be detained until his trial set for next year, agreeing with prosecutors that the German national represented a flight risk. Oliver Schmidt, who was chief of Volkswagen's environmental and...