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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday warned that Congress must act well before year-end to extend a Dec. 31 deadline for railroads to adopt new safety measures, to avoid major disruptions to freight and passenger service, but some said they are uncertain about how to act. "We cannot wait until the last minute to act," Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John...

  • The plan, not yet finalized, would transfer catfish to the USDA from the Food and Drug Administration, which has safety responsibility for all other seafood. USDA is working toward a final rule, and TPP will not affect that, "a U.S. official said on condition of anonymity because the overall trade deal is not yet finalized. The final rules may require Hanoi to erect a...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 1- Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc, which builds aircraft carriers and U.S. Navy warships, on Tuesday said it was keen to bid to build new icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard, after President Barack Obama pushed for quicker work on the program. Huntington Ingalls spokesman Bill Glenn said his company had responded to a request for information...

  • The 10 worst states for business in America in '15 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    n abandoned, graffiti-covered home stands adjacent to occupied properties in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana.

    From states with sluggish economies to the worst education systems, find out what set these locales back to make them the bottom 10.

  • America's most affordable states to call home Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Top States Cheapest States

    You'd be surprised at the most affordable places to live in the U.S., thanks to low food prices, great home values and low utility costs.

  • 43. Mississippi Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:20 PM ET
    Top States 2015: Mississippi

    The Magnolia State is the cheapest to live in and second cheapest for business. But innovation and economic strength are lacking.

  • Whole Foods issues macadamia nut recall Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 7:29 PM ET
    A man walks into a Whole Foods Market in Brooklyn, New York.

    Whole Foods has recalled macadamia nuts due to potential Salmonella contamination, according to consumer advocacy site Consumerist.

  • Deadly weather in the South Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:13 AM ET
    Deadly weather in the South

    The Weather Channel's Keith Carson reports from Columbia, Mississippi, on the major damages and injuries from the strong tornadoes there.

  • Where Christmas is most loved—and hated—in the US Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:39 PM ET
    Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders during game in Atlanta.

    Every part of the U.S. loves Christmas, but one region loves it more than anywhere else.

  • Health report card: Less smoking, too much eating Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    obesity over weight health

    Life expectancy is up, smoking is down, and obesity rates are on the rise again according to the new edition of America's Health Rankings.

  • Student debt at all-time high of $1.2 trillion Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 10:53 AM ET
    Graduation, grad, student debt, education, student loans

    Student debt has climbed to an all-time high of $1.2 trillion while all other lending categories fall.

  • US gas prices fall, extending summer decline Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 | 4:55 PM ET
    Gas pump gasoline prices

    A national survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped another 9 cents over the last two weeks, to $3.37.

  • Senator survives tea party challenge in Mississippi Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran speaks to supporters during his 'Victory Party' after holding on to his seat after a narrow victory over Chris McDaniel.

    Veteran U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi narrowly defeated challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff election.

  • GOP's Sen. Cochran defeats tea party challenger Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    GOP's Sen. Cochran defeats tea party challenger

    The Democrats' chances of retaking the Senate got a little bit worse last night, reports CNBC's John Harwood, with a look at the high-profile runoff election between Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi and rival Chris McDaniel.

  • KFC: No evidence store threw out disfigured girl Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    Despite lack of evidence, KFC will still contribute to the medical bills of a disfigured girl allegedly kicked out of a restaurant in Mississippi.

  • America’s cheapest states to live in 2014 Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:47 PM ET

    Value-conscious consumers are always on the prowl for bargains. Here's a look at the states that offer the lowest cost of living.

  • America's comeback states: 10 turnaround stories Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    These states have made the biggest gains since the Great Recession by reforming regulations and offering incentives to attract investment.

  • 36. Mississippi Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    Mississippi offers low business costs, including the lowest wages. But a plaintiff-friendly legal system has kept businesses away.

  • What a primary runoff could say about GOP's future Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:58 AM ET
    Sen. Thad Cochran

    The Mississippi Senate runoff between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel has turned into a proxy war for feuding Republican factions.

  • Life of tea party depends on primary turnout Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:34 AM ET
    Life of tea party depends on primary turnout

    The Mississippi runoff election between Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel holds big implications for the future of the GOP, reports CNBC's John Harwood.