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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...
From states with sluggish economies to the worst education systems, find out what set these locales back to make them the bottom 10.
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.
The Magnolia State is the cheapest to live in and second cheapest for business. But innovation and economic strength are lacking.
Whole Foods has recalled macadamia nuts due to potential Salmonella contamination, according to consumer advocacy site Consumerist.
The Weather Channel's Keith Carson reports from Columbia, Mississippi, on the major damages and injuries from the strong tornadoes there.
Every part of the U.S. loves Christmas, but one region loves it more than anywhere else.
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 has climbed to an all-time high of $1.2 trillion while all other lending categories fall.
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.
Veteran U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi narrowly defeated challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff election.
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.
Despite lack of evidence, KFC will still contribute to the medical bills of a disfigured girl allegedly kicked out of a restaurant in Mississippi.
Value-conscious consumers are always on the prowl for bargains. Here's a look at the states that offer the lowest cost of living.
These states have made the biggest gains since the Great Recession by reforming regulations and offering incentives to attract investment.
Mississippi offers low business costs, including the lowest wages. But a plaintiff-friendly legal system has kept businesses away.
The Mississippi Senate runoff between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel has turned into a proxy war for feuding Republican factions.
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.