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  • BOSTON— Tapping into Canadian hydropower is hardly a new concept in energy-starved New England. Among several plans yet to secure final approval are the $1.4 billion Northern Pass project, designed to bring 1,090 megawatts of Hydro- Quebec power through New Hampshire into southern New England and a 1,000- megawatt transmission line beneath Lake Champlain...

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 7- Republican contender Marco Rubio struggled at a presidential debate on Saturday at the worst possible time, potentially confounding his bid to emerge as Donald Trump's chief rival in New Hampshire and giving hope to three rivals desperate for a strong showing. While Rubio recovered later in the debate, the timing of his performance was...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- Seven years after the United States banned waterboarding as an interrogation tactic, two Republican presidential candidates said on Saturday they would revive its use and one of them, billionaire businessman Donald Trump, would go even further. Waterboarding- the practice of pouring water over someone's face to mimic drowning as an...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- The United States vowed on Saturday to take all necessary actions to defend itself and its allies following a North Korean rocket launch, and said it would seek "significant measures" in the U.N. Security Council to hold North Korea to account. North Korea said the rocket carried a satellite, but its efforts have raised strong suspicion in...

  • Feb 6- Republican White House contenders on Saturday called for a tough strategy toward North Korea, including expanded missile defense, after the reclusive communist nation appeared to have launched a long-range rocket into space. "They do not understand anything but toughness and strength," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said of North Korea during the...

  • In a contentious debate three days ahead of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump also battled with rival Jeb Bush over the use of eminent domain to seize private property and called for a compassionate approach to those who might lose their health insurance if Republicans repealed Obamacare. Polls show Trump leading...

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 6- Republican presidential contenders led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went on the attack against fast-rising rival Marco Rubio in Saturday's presidential debate, accusing the first-term U.S. senator from Florida of being too inexperienced for the White House and walking away from comprehensive immigration reform.

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 6- Republican presidential contenders led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went on the attack against fast-rising rival Marco Rubio in Saturday's presidential debate, accusing the first-term U.S. senator from Florida of being too inexperienced for the White House and walking away from comprehensive immigration reform.

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama said Saturday that he will ask the Republican-led Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020. GOP lawmakers scoff at the science behind climate change and dismiss Obama's pleas for the issue to be dealt with urgently. Obama on Tuesday plans to send to Congress the spending blueprint...

  • Feb 5- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to appear in an interview with Larry David on NBC's "Saturday Night Live", the New York Times reported on Friday. The U.S. senator from Vermont will travel to New York this weekend for the TV appearance, interrupting his campaign in New Hampshire, NYT reported on Friday, citing a senior campaign official.

  • Op-Ed: Trump should have run as a Democrat Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 1:27 PM ET
    Donald Trump

    Despite his politically-incorrect stance on minorities and women, Trump's positions hold appeal for working class Democrats worried about the economy.

  • President Barack Obama takes victory lap on economy Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 12:47 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama on Friday used a new jobs report to continue his victory lap on the economy— and jab at the Republicans vying for his job. In brief remarks to reporters at the White House, Obama declared the U.S. has "the strongest, most durable economy in the world." The president spoke shortly after the Labor Department announced that U.S....

  • White Mountains posts 4Q profit Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 8:25 AM ET

    HANOVER, N.H. _ White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $267.9 million. The Hanover, New Hampshire- based company said it had profit of $47.25 per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $297.6 million, or $50.60 per share.

  • AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders missteps Friday, 5 Feb 2016 | 3:09 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign— despite the money that industry has poured into her White House effort. CLINTON on Wall Street: "They are trying to beat me in this primary." THE FACTS: Wall Street is not the anti-Clinton monolith she implied.

  • "We do not have any concerns or objections to the decommissioning road map that Entergy has developed," NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan said Thursday. He made the comment shortly after the NRC made public a letter it had written to New Orleans- based Entergy Corp. that touched on several aspects of managing the Vernon reactor post-shutdown. Vermont Yankee closed...

  • Feb 3- The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on Wednesday imposed a new policy banning staff from tweeting from its official Twitter account on their personal devices, a day after the bank apologized for an employee's unauthorized tweet dismissing the Iowa caucuses as irrelevant. On Monday night, as results were coming in from the Iowa caucuses, a San...

  • Rubio could see campaign fortunes rise from Iowa finish Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 3:15 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Marco Rubio's strong third-place finish in Iowa could sound like a starting gun to the Republican Party's top donors. Rubio, a 44- year-old Florida senator, came within striking distance of Trump's second place in Iowa, a surprising result given the celebrity businessman's dominance in polls. Rubio moves on to New Hampshire, which weighs in Tuesday,...

  • Super political action committees, or super PACs, helping White House hopefuls like Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton received big checks recently from obscure corporations or from nonprofits that don't have to disclose their donors' names. A super PAC backing Rubio, a Republican senator from Florida, benefited from companies with spectral names like " IGX LLC"...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Expectant couples planning "babymoon" vacations are increasingly steering clear of Latin America and the Caribbean amid warnings about a suspected link between a Zika virus outbreak in the region and birth defects, travel agents say. Machowsky, who is herself expecting a child and called off a planned vacation to Anguilla, said she is redirecting...

  • Lake Sunapee Bank posts 4Q profit Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:17 PM ET

    NEWPORT, N.H. _ Lake Sunapee Bank Group on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.1 million. Lake Sunapee Bank shares have declined 1.5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Lake Sunapee Bank, Earnings Report.