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  • PORTLAND, Maine— A disagreement over the right to fish for scallops off New England is pitting small boats against big ones in one of the most lucrative fisheries in the U.S. Small boat fishermen say the conflict has arisen in the northern Gulf of Maine, a critically important fishing area stretching roughly from Boston to the border of Maine and Canada.

  • BOSTON, Feb 16- The board of Wells Fargo& Co plans to oppose a resolution filed by shareholder activists led by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia seeking a review of the root causes of the bank's unauthorized accounts scandal, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. A Wells Fargo spokesman, Mark Folk, declined to comment on whether the draft was still...

  • CONCORD, N.H.— The fate of so-called right-to-work legislation is uncertain this week in the GOP- controlled New Hampshire House, potentially handing new Republican Gov. Now with a Republican governor in charge, New Hampshire has been viewed as a top target for passage from Americans for Prosperity, the advocacy group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers, and...

  • NEW YORK— A $25 million pledge to fight the food industry's influence on public health is coming from a surprising source— the CEO of a snack bar maker. Kind founder Daniel Lubetzky says he's pledging his own money to create a group called "Feed the Truth" dedicated to revealing corporate influence in the nutrition field, with activities like education campaigns...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 14- U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23- year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and given a work permit during the Obama administration, according to a lawsuit challenging the detention in Seattle federal court. Ethan Dettmer, a partner in the law firm Gibson Dunn& Crutcher and one of the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 14- U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23- year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States illegally as a child but later given a work permit during the Obama administration, according to a lawsuit challenging the detention in Seattle federal court. The program was established in 2012 by Democratic President Barack Obama...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 14- U.S. authorities have arrested an immigrant from Mexico who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and later given a work permit during the Obama administration in what could be the first detention of its kind under President Donald Trump. The program protects from deportation 750,000 people who were brought to the United...

  • Making a difference with microfinance

    Warwick Aubin of VisionFund Australia talks about how the organization has made an impact on over 4.4 million children through microfinance.

  • *U.S. Supreme Court ultimately likely to decide. Feb 9- President Donald Trump suffered a legal blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled...

  • *U.S. Supreme Court ultimately likely to decide. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Trump administration failed to offer any evidence that national security concerns justified immediately restoring the ban, which he launched two weeks ago. Shortly after the court issued its 29- page ruling, Trump tweeted: " SEE...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- A potential increase in gasoline taxes in several U.S. states could put a dent in demand at the pumps and mark another setback for a market already flooded with excess fuel. "It's all a question of how quickly cause and effect can kick in," said Sandy Fielden, director of oil and products research at Morningstar. In October, New Jersey Governor Chris...

  • Feb 7- Jobs in the U.S. solar industry grew 25 percent last year to include more than 260,000 workers, according to a report by sector advocacy group the Solar Foundation on Tuesday. Solar's dramatic jobs growth, including its largest annual percentage gain in the six years the Solar Foundation has tracked the data, is a key benefit renewable energy advocates hope...

  • Under the Obama administration, the FCC had sent letters raising concerns about whether some data practices by AT&T and Verizon violated net neutrality rules. In new letters to the companies, the FCC said it was closing its investigation. "These free-data plans have proven to be popular among consumers, particularly low-income Americans, and have enhanced...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Surveys regularly find that Americans have no idea what a 529 college savings plan is, so a little tinkering under the hood is definitely needed. "There aren't enough hours in the day," said Republican Representative Lynn Jenkins of Kansas, who just co-sponsored a bill with Democrat Ron Kind of Wisconsin to improve 529 and ABLE accounts, which are...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Surveys regularly find that Americans have no idea what a 529 college savings plan is, so a little tinkering under the hood is definitely needed. "There aren't enough hours in the day," said Republican Representative Lynn Jenkins of Kansas, who just co-sponsored a bill with Democrat Ron Kind of Wisconsin to improve 529 and ABLE accounts, which are...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- Scientists may steal a page from the oil industry's playbook to stop President Donald Trump rewriting the U.S. position on climate change, by relying on an obscure law meant to ensure federal agencies present accurate information. "Posting blatantly false information on the EPA's website would violate the Information Quality Act," said...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- As a lawyer in private practice for a decade, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch often fought on behalf of business interests, including efforts to curb securities class action lawsuits, experience that could mould his thinking if he is confirmed as a justice. Gorsuch, a conservative federal appeals court judge...

  • INDIAN WELLS, Calif., Jan 29- Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is launching a campaign to sink a border tax under consideration by Republican leaders in Congress, a move that could complicate the lawmakers' efforts to find a way to pay for President Donald Trump's proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. Americans for Prosperity, a conservative...

  • Oprah Winfrey

    Kraft Heinz and Oprah Winfrey said they would form a joint venture to develop a new line of food products in the United States.

  • Jan 25- Heinz ketchup maker Kraft Heinz Co and media mogul Oprah Winfrey said on Wednesday they would form a joint venture to develop a new line of food products in the United States. The joint venture, Mealtime Stories LLC, will initially make ready-to-eat refrigerated products across multiple categories and 10 percent of its profits will be donated to...