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  • May 22- Private equity firm TPG Global LLC said on Monday it would buy Wave Broadband for $2.37 billion in a deal that creates the sixth largest U.S. cable operator at a time when demand for high-speed internet service is growing rapidly. Headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, Wave has residential and commercial customers in the Sacramento and San Francisco...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill. It includes a wave of cuts to benefit programs such as Medicaid, federal employee pensions, welfare benefits and farm subsidies.

  • Democratic Senator Ron Wyden on Friday accused Canada of "politicizing" a U.S. government anti-subsidy investigation into Canadian softwood lumber imports by threatening retaliation against wine and other products from his home state of Oregon. Wyden told Reuters in an interview the trade case has broad support in Congress and is supported by evidence,...

  • CHICAGO, May 19- U.S. states collected less personal income tax revenue in April than they did a year earlier, a Reuters analysis shows, and analysts said they believed high earners were shifting income to next year, hoping for tax cuts from the federal government. Removing outliers Louisiana and Oregon, which had big gains due to technical factors, magnified the...

  • A significant number of the job gains occurred in nine states, led by Texas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Arkansas, Colorado and Oregon reported the lowest unemployment rates since 1976. Colorado's rate, at 2.3 percent, was the nation's lowest. Hawaii, New Hampshire, North Dakota and South Dakota each had jobless rates below 3 percent.

  • Trudeau told reporters their private meeting at a Seattle hotel was an opportunity "to talk about the incredibly close ties between Washington state and British Columbia and indeed, all of Canada." Inslee called Trudeau's visit fitting "because we share so much more with Canada than just a common border. Washington state and the Canadian province of British...

  • Wave and its PE owners Oak Hill Capital and GI Partners did not respond immediately to requests for comment. TPG acquired RCN and Grande Communications for $2.25 billion from another buyout firm, ABRY Partners, in a deal that closed this February. Headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, Wave has residential and commercial customers in the Sacramento and San...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- U.S. arrests of suspected illegal immigrants rose by nearly 40 percent in the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency, following executive orders that broadened the scope of who could be targeted for immigration violations, according to government data released on Wednesday. The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

  • Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia have passed laws that bar employers from asking applicants about their salary history. And several states, including California, Mississippi and Pennsylvania, have proposed similar legislation this year. "I would not be surprised if we see other states and cities consider it," says Christine Hendrickson, an...

  • Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, told colleagues his top priority this year is to overhaul the Federal Aviation Administration along those lines. He said the FAA has been trying to put in place a high-tech system for air traffic controllers for nearly three decades, but progress has been incremental.

  • WASHINGTON— Another year of big premium increases and dwindling choice is looking like a distinct possibility for many consumers who buy their own health insurance— but why, and who's to blame? President Donald Trump has seized on early market rumbles as validation of his claim that "Obamacare" is a disaster, collapsing of its own weight. Democrats, meanwhile,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 16- The Trump administration's top trade officials hope to keep the North American Free Trade Agreement as a trilateral deal in negotiations with Canada and Mexico to revamp the 23- year-old pact, senators said on Tuesday. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told them in a closed door meeting that they would prefer the current...

  • LAS CRUCES, N.M.— The New Mexico company that recalled more than 252,000 pounds of frozen burritos because of possible listeria contamination says they're relocating. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Saturday announced the Green Chile Food Company recall for various frozen burritos containing meat and poultry, after a routine sample of a beef and potato...

  • SEATTLE— Residents of a coastal community in Oregon are considering whether to try to derail a fossil fuel export project in their rural county, a decision that could put them at odds with the Trump administration. The ballot measure before Coos County voters Tuesday would block the $7.5 billion Jordan Cove Energy Project, a proposed liquefied natural gas port...

  • HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, May 12- Cheniere Energy Inc said on Friday it has had extensive negotiations with China about increasing U.S. liquefied natural gas exports, as a new trade deal paves the way for a second wave of LNG investment in the world's fastest growing gas supplier. The Trump Administration on Thursday said it reached an agreement with China to increase...

  • HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, May 12- Cheniere Energy Inc said on Friday it has had extensive negotiations with China about increasing U.S. liquefied natural gas exports, as a new trade deal paves the way for a second wave of LNG investment in the world's fastest growing gas supplier. The Trump Administration on Thursday said it reached an agreement with China to increase...

  • HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, May 12- Cheniere Energy Inc said on Friday it has had extensive negotiations with China about increasing U.S. liquefied natural gas exports, as a new trade deal paves the way for a second wave of LNG investment in the world's fastest growing gas supplier. The Trump Administration on Thursday said it reached an agreement with China to increase...

  • Now, a federal judge in San Francisco has referred allegations of trade secret theft to the U.S. —Feb. 2: Amid mounting pressure from employees and calls for boycott from customers, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quits President Donald Trump's council of business leaders. —Feb. 19: A former Uber engineer, Susan Fowler, discloses a slew of sexual harassment and sexism claims...

  • PORTLAND, Ore.— Voters in Oregon's largest city are poised to vote on the biggest school bond in state history after a scandal over high levels of lead in the water at almost every Portland school. The $790 million spending package that would raise taxes to address the crisis has generated intense interest in an otherwise sleepy election as residents revisit...

  • WASHINGTON, May 11- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, a critical position ahead of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Delays in Senate confirmation of veteran trade lawyer Robert Lighthizer more than 100 days after his nomination have set back...