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  • May 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday tightened rules on where injury lawsuits may be filed, handing a victory to corporations by undercutting the ability of plaintiffs to bring claims in friendly courts in a case involving Texas- based BNSF Railway Co.. The justices, in a 8-1 decision, threw out a lower court decision in Montana allowing out-of-state...

  • May 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday tightened rules on where injury lawsuits may be filed, handing a victory to corporations by undercutting the ability of plaintiffs to bring claims in friendly courts in a case involving Texas- based BNSF Railway Co.. The justices, in a 8-1 decision, threw out a lower court decision in Montana allowing out-of-state...

  • Protesters hold a wooden coffin with an upside down donkey representing the Democratic party in downtown Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia,

    A new Democratic political action committee wants to plant progressive candidates in the Midwest and Appalachia, Vox reports.

  • May 30- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday tightened rules on where injury lawsuits may be filed, handing a victory to corporations by undercutting the ability of plaintiffs to bring claims in friendly courts in a case involving Texas- based BNSF Railway Co.. The justices, in a 8-1 decision, threw out a lower court decision in Montana allowing out-of-state...

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) answers questions from reporters at the U.S. Capitol.

    Republican Greg Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after a physical altercation with a Guardian journalist, NBC reports.

  • Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte speaks to supporters during a campaign meet and greet at Lambros Real Estate on May 24, 2017 in Missoula, Montana.

    Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs says Montana GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte “body slammed” him during a taped interview.

  • Republican Greg Gianforte campaigns for Montana's House of Representatives seat vacated by the appointment of Ryan Zinke to head the Department of Interior on April 22, 2017 in Bozeman, Montana.

    The president's party tends to lose ground in midterms, attracting eye-popping sums from both sides, USA Today reports.

  • TOKYO, May 12- Asian shares were hobbled on Friday by a downbeat performance on Wall Street though they remained on track for weekly gains, while oil prices extended a rally on hopes for output cuts. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan erased early modest gains and turned down 0.3 percent, shy of nearly two-year highs probed in the previous...

  • TOKYO, May 12- Asian shares inched up Friday, hobbled by a downbeat day on Wall Street but still on track for weekly rises, while oil prices extended gains on hopes for output cuts. President Donald Trump on Thursday ran into resistance for calling ousted FBI chief James Comey a "showboat." U.S. political turmoil has a secondary effect on markets, said Bill Northey,...

  • NEW YORK, May 10- U.S. President Donald Trump's ouster of the FBI chief that could hinder his plans for tax cuts and infrastructure spending. The yield drop faded following below-average investor demand at a $23 billion 10- year note sale with benchmark yields retesting a five-week high reached on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, May 10- U.S. President Donald Trump's firing of the FBI director that could hinder his economic agenda. The yield drop faded following below-average investor demand at a $23 billion 10- year note sale, the second leg of $62 billion quarterly refunding supply this week with benchmark yields retesting a five-week high reached on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, May 10- Four U.S. states have sued Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Interior Department and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to block new leases of public lands for coal mining, according to papers filed on Tuesday in Montana federal court. State prosecutors for California, New Mexico, New York and Washington are arguing new coal extraction would...

  • WASHINGTON, May 9- A bill to ease restrictions on energy development on U.S. tribal lands has a good chance of passing the Republican-controlled Congress this year, after several failed attempts since 2013, the chair of the Senate Indian affairs committee said. "I think we will be able to get the bill through the House this go around," Republican Senator John Hoeven...

  • Reuters exclusively reported on April 26 that public pension funds in at least seven U.S. states periodically send millions of dollars to an investment fund that owns the Trump SoHo Hotel and Condominium in New York City and pays one of Trump's companies to run it, according to a Reuters review of public records. Trump is setting an extremely dangerous...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters)- Public pension funds in at least seven U.S. states have invested millions of dollars in an investment fund that owns a New York hotel and pays one of President Donald Trump's companies to run it, according to a Reuters review of public records. The Trump SoHo Hotel and Condominium in Manhattan is an upscale 46- story property owned by a...

  • WASHINGTON, April 26- Public pension funds in at least seven U.S. states have invested millions of dollars in an investment fund that owns a New York hotel and pays one of President Donald Trump's companies to run it, according to a Reuters review of public records. The White House referred comment to the Trump Organization, the parent conglomerate for Trump's...

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared poised to clamp down on where corporations can be sued, a potential setback for plaintiffs' lawyers who strive to bring cases in courts and locales they consider friendly. Conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy expressed skepticism over California handling matters for residents of all other...

  • HOUSTON, April 20- ConocoPhillips has beaten its 2017 asset sales target less than four months into the year, after shedding $30.8 billion worth of energy assets in six years. But instead of a chorus of cheers on Wall Street, Chief Executive Ryan Lance is facing investor skepticism that the company can deliver growth from remaining oil and gas fields.

  • TOKYO, April 20- The dollar caught its breath in Asian trading on Thursday, holding above lows hit earlier this week as investors anxiously awaited this weekend's first round of presidential voting in France. Millions of French voters remain undecided, making this the least predictable vote in France in decades, and raising fears of a potential surprise result...

  • Neligh, NEBRASKA, April 19- When President Donald Trump handed TransCanada Pipeline Co. a permit for its Keystone XL pipeline last month, he said the company could now build the long-delayed and divisive project "with efficiency and with speed." But Trump and the firm will have to get through Nebraska farmer Art Tanderup first, along with about 90 other landowners...