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  • PHILADELPHIA— The restaurateurs behind a popular doughnuts and fried chicken chain in Philadelphia have found a valuable use for their discarded chicken backs: making soup for charity. All proceeds after expenses will benefit Broad Street Ministry, a local nonprofit serving the hungry and homeless. Since 2005, Broad Street Ministry has provided services...

  • Pai, a former Justice Department, FCC and Capitol Hill staffer, in December predicted landmark "net neutrality" rules adopted in 2015 would not last. The son of Indian immigrants who grew up in Kansas, Pai said the commission should take a "weed whacker" to unneeded rules and was harshly critical of many FCC regulations imposed during the Obama administration.

  • The Republicans' new majority at the FCC, along with their control of Congress and the White House, is expected to help them roll back policies applauded by consumer advocates that upset many phone and cable industry groups, including net neutrality rules that bar internet service providers from favoring some websites and apps over others.

  • SARAJEVO, Jan 23- A Chinese company began work on Monday on a $715 million expansion of a Serbian coal mine and a new power plant, part of a wave of investment in new coal-fired plants in the Balkans that is at odds with EU policy of reducing coal use. China Machinery and Engineering Corp's project to expand Kostolac, Serbia's second biggest coal mine, and build a new...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 19- In his farewell address last week, President Barack Obama quoted something his mother used to tell him: "Reality has a way of catching up with you." The U.S. population over age 65 will nearly double by 2050, to 83.7 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And, in the category of "the dog ate my homework," it must be mentioned that an obstructionist...

  • Jan 18- The foundation created by billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda plans to sell 60 million Class B shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc donated by Warren Buffett, reflecting the fellow billionaire's desire that proceeds be spent on charitable works. In a regulatory filing on Tuesday, the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation said the sales would occur from...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 17- American actor Matt Damon used Davos to drum up support for his water charity, Water.org on Tuesday, after getting a new multi-million-dollar commitment from Belgian brewer Stella Artois. Stella Artois said it was committing $4.8 million over four years to Water.org, at a time that AB InBev is moving into Africa, where access to clean...

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— President Barack Obama's administration scaled back new safety measures for the sprawling network of fuel pipelines that crisscross the United States on Friday, following oil industry complaints that proposed changes would cost companies billions of dollars. Documents show the pipeline repair criteria was altered to give companies more...

  • WASHINGTON— It's a public relations win for the president-elect: Donald Trump's company says it will donate profits from any foreign governments that use his hotels. Trump says he is making the move to avoid the appearance that foreign governments can curry favor with him by using his hotels— including one that just opened a short walk from the White House.

  • Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee has raised a record $90 million- plus in private donations, far more than President Barack Obama's two inaugural committees. They collected $55 million in 2009 and $43 million in 2013, and had some left over on the first go-round. Steve Kerrigan, CEO for Obama's inaugural committee in 2013 and chief of staff in 2009,...

  • SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin— Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you. The generational gap is a central dilemma for the incoming presidency of Donald Trump, who essentially pledged a return to the prosperity of post-World War II America. After moving through a series of jobs, she now earns $18,000 making pizza at Classic Slice in Milwaukee,...

  • WASHINGTON— It's a public relations win for the president-elect: Donald Trump's company says it will donate profits from any foreign governments that use his hotels. Trump says he is making the move to avoid the appearance that foreign governments can curry favor with him by using his hotels— including one that just opened a short walk from the White House.

  • "This opportunity is unique, maybe once in a lifetime," said Jack Gerard, president of the Washington D.C.- based American Petroleum Institute lobby group, referring to prospects for increased access to federal leases. "It would only take one serious mistake- one well to go bad- for our town's water supply to be damaged," said Josh Ewing, the leader of a southern Utah...

  • BOSTON— Lacking authority to change the laws of physics to allow more sunlight on the darkest days of winter, a special commission is instead considering whether Massachusetts should change the laws of man and observe daylight saving time year-round. If adopted, Massachusetts residents wouldn't have to set their clocks back in November and forward in March,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 5- U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded an ethics probe into Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for health secretary, following a report that the fierce Obamacare critic traded in healthcare company stock while pushing legislation in Congress that could affect those shares. Price is an orthopedic surgeon and a Republican...

  • *Fastest-aging population of Asia's Dragon economies- analyst. TAIPEI/ HONG KONG, Jan 5- Taiwan's military pension fund may be in default by 2020 after years of widening deficits, raising alarm about the island's defence stability when tensions are heating up with political foe China. "When soldiers cannot focus on their duty, it weakens the effectiveness of...

  • *Fastest-aging population of Asia's Dragon economies- analyst. TAIPEI/ HONG KONG, Jan 5- Taiwan's military pension fund may be in default by 2020 after years of widening deficits, raising alarm about the island's defence stability when tensions are heating up with political foe China. "When soldiers cannot focus on their duty, it weakens the effectiveness of...

  • *Fastest-aging population of Asia's Dragon economies- analyst. TAIPEI/ HONG KONG, Jan 5- Taiwan's military pension fund may be in default by 2020 after years of widening deficits, raising alarm about the island's defense stability when tensions are heating up with political foe China. "When soldiers cannot focus on their duty, it weakens the effectiveness of...

  • *Fastest-aging population of Asia's Dragon economies- analyst. TAIPEI/ HONG KONG, Jan 5- Taiwan's military pension fund may be in default by 2020 after years of widening deficits, raising alarm about the island's defense stability when tensions are heating up with political foe China. "When soldiers cannot focus on their duty, it weakens the effectiveness of...

  • Donald Trump

    Trump has renewed his defense of his charitable foundation, even as the NY attorney general continues to investigate. NYT reports.