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  • The subsidies are expected to be linked to recipients' income in the Senate bill, a "major improvement" from a measure approved last month by the U.S. House of Representatives that tied them solely to age, Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine said. Some of the Senate bill's provisions could be political land mines, with individual senators' reactions crucial...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his lieutenants have worked in secret for weeks on the bill, which is expected to curb Obamacare's expanded Medicaid help for the poor and reshape subsidies to low-income people for private insurance. The subsidies are expected to be linked to recipients' income in the Senate bill, a "major improvement" from a measure...

  • Driving stoned pot marijuana

    A new study finds an increase in car accident insurance claims in three states that allow recreational use of marijuana.

  • RENO, Nev.— The drug sellers aren't the problem when it comes to the highly anticipated launch of Nevada's recreational marijuana industry. It's the distributors who have muddled plans to allow people to light up July 1. A judge blocked the state's plan to license existing medical marijuana dispensaries to act as their own middlemen, saying alcohol...

  • In addition to worrying about the deadline for raising the debt ceiling, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has another very important date to remember: his wedding this Saturday to Louise Linton. While Treasury is keeping mum about the event, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross let the secret out while introducing Mnuchin at a conference this week in Washington.

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration moved on Wednesday to prevent pharmaceutical companies from "gaming" the system to block or delay entry of generic rivals. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a blog post that the agency plans to hold a public meeting on July 18 to identify ways pharmaceutical companies are using FDA rules to place...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration moved on Wednesday to prevent pharmaceutical companies from "gaming" the system to block or delay entry of generic rivals. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a blog post that the agency plans to hold a public meeting on July 18 to identify ways pharmaceutical companies are using FDA rules to place...

  • BOSTON— The wildly popular fidget spinners that seem to be in the hands of the half the children in the U.S. are also potentially dangerous, a consumer watchdog group warned Wednesday. Children in Texas and Oregon have been taken to hospitals recently after choking on fidget spinner pieces, W.A.T.C.H. said. W.A.T.C.H doesn't tell the whole story and "tends to...

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The U.S. Commerce Department said on Monday it had reached a preliminary determination that some Chinese companies are dumping hardwood plywoods in the United States, which imported an estimated $1.12 billion worth of the products from China in 2016.. A Commerce Department investigation found that exporters from China had sold hardwood...

  • *Ruling could affect case about NFL's Washington Redskins. WASHINGTON, June 19- In a decision that could benefit the NFL's Washington Redskins, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a federal prohibition on disparaging trademarks as a constitutional violation in a major free speech ruling involving a band called The Slants. The National Football League...

  • People wait in line to enter the US Supreme Court.

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a law forbidding official registration of offensive trademarks unconstitutionally limits free speech.

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a law forbidding official registration of offensive trademarks unconstitutionally limits free speech in a case involving a band called The Slants, an outcome the government has said could lead to a proliferation of racial slurs as sanctioned trademarks. The ruling is expected to have a direct...

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a law forbidding official registration of offensive trademarks unconstitutionally limits free speech in a case involving a band called The Slants, an outcome the government has said could lead to a proliferation of racial slurs as sanctioned trademarks. The ruling is expected to have a direct...

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a law forbidding official registration of offensive trademarks unconstitutionally limits free speech in a case involving a band called The Slants, an outcome the government has said could lead to a proliferation of racial slurs as sanctioned trademarks. The court ruled in favor of Portland,...

  • WASHINGTON— Employers added a significant number of jobs in nine states last month, and unemployment rates in four states fell to record lows. The Labor Department said Friday that the states with the largest percentage gains in jobs were Alaska, Alabama and Louisiana. Florida added nearly 30,000 jobs last month, the most of any state, followed by New York with...

  • RENO, Nev.— Nevada voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, and officials are trying to put rules in place to start selling it on July 1. But Nevada's quick timeline faces a major hurdle: A legal battle between the state and the powerful liquor lobby over who can distribute the drug to retailers. Oregon and Colorado each raised about $3.5 million in tax...

  • June 15- A federal judge has rejected Adidas AG's effort to block Skechers USA Inc from selling athletic sneakers that it said copied its "Springblade" concept. District Judge Michael Simon in Portland, Oregon said Skechers did not willfully infringe two Adidas patents by selling its less expensive "Mega Blade" sneakers, and denied Adidas' request for a...

  • NEW YORK— Nike wants to be more nimble on its feet. More people are choosing fashion over function, with sales of classic sneakers industry-wide climbing 26 percent last year, according to research from The NPD Group. "Nike missed the fashion shift away from performance basketball to retro," said Matt Powell, the sports industry analyst at NPD.

  • U.S. enforcement agencies— the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission— in recent years have closed only seven companies that lured consumers with rosy promises to reduce or forgive student loan debt. The search of state and federal documents nationwide identified companies hit by lawsuits, court actions or negative Better...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— New York, California and nine other states sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its failure to finalize energy-use limits for portable air conditioners and other products. The new standards would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save businesses and consumers billions of dollars, and conserve enough energy to power more than 19 million...