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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • PORTLAND, Ore., May 10- The city of Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday directed its attorneys to issue a subpoena intended to force Uber Technologies Inc to disclose software that helped its drivers evade local transportation authorities. Uber has acknowledged using the software, known as Greyball, to circumvent government officials who were trying to clamp down on...

  • BOSTON, May 9- Insys Therapeutics Inc's chief executive said on Tuesday it was working to resolve a U.S. Justice Department probe, after prosecutors accused several former executives of leading a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based pain medication. Saeed Motahari, who took over as the Arizona- based drugmaker's CEO just over three weeks ago,...

  • "We continue to believe that a negotiated settlement is in the best interests of all parties and we are prepared to work toward that end," Ross said in a statement issued by the Commerce Department. Canada also is considering duties on exports from Oregon such as wine, flooring and plywood, a source close to the matter told Reuters, citing the role played by U.S.

  • OTTAWA, May 5- Canada struck back at the United States over a lumber dispute on Friday, threatening to ban shipments of U.S. thermal coal from Pacific ports and suggesting sanctions against products from Oregon. Canada is also considering duties on exports from Oregon such as wine, flooring and plywood, said a source close to the matter, citing Oregon Democratic...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- The U.S. House of Representatives was set on Thursday for a cliffhanger vote to repeal Obamacare, as Republican leaders worked to deliver President Donald Trump a win for one of his top legislative priorities. "We're optimistic that we'll pass it out of the House today," Representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina, chairman of the conservative...

  • Arrests made in America's May Day protests

    Tens of thousands across the U.S. protested against President Trump's immigration and labor policies in May Day rallies.

  • SmartAsset.com ranked the top 10 U.S. states (and, in one case, federal district) whose citizens have the most personal debt.

  • *Pembina to pay as much as C $1.52 bln in cash, 99.5 mln in shares. *To pay either 0.4287 of a Pembina share or C $18.65 in cash. Pembina's deal for Veresen comes in the wake of Enbridge Inc's $28 billion acquisition of Spectra Energy, announced in September, and TransCanada Corp's $10 billion purchase of Columbia Pipeline Group in March last year.

  • *Pembina to pay as much as C $1.52 bln in cash, 99.5 mln in shares. *To pay either 0.4287 of a Pembina share or C $18.65 in cash. After the deal with Veresen, Pembina will own about 5.8 billion cubic feet per day of gas processing infrastructure across Western Canada by 2018..

  • NEW YORK, April 25- More than a dozen state prosecutors urged President Donald Trump in a letter on Tuesday not to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, which commits the United States, along with 200 other countries, to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to slow global warming. In an April 14 appearance on television show "Fox& Friends," Scott...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- The U.S. Homeland Security Department's inspector general said on Friday he was investigating possible abuse of authority in a case that triggered a lawsuit against the department by Twitter Inc. Inspector General John Roth described the probe in a letter to Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who had asked for an investigation due to...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- The U.S. Homeland Security Department's inspector general said on Friday he was investigating possible abuse of authority in a case that triggered a lawsuit against the department by Twitter Inc. Inspector General John Roth described the probe in a letter to Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who had asked for an investigation due to...

  • NEW YORK, April 20- U.S. state public pension systems unfunded liabilities increased by 17 percent in fiscal 2015 to $1.1 trillion, largely due to the failure of investment returns meeting expectations, a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts showed on Thursday. Poor investment performance was the largest contributor- $125 billion- to pension plans bearing a $157...

  • Portland stops all corporate investing

    Portland Oregon votes to pull all of its investments in corporate bonds and securities. With Dan Saltzman, Portland City Commissioner.

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared skeptical of widening the scope of who can be subject to a federal law targeting debt collectors' abusive practices by including those who buy debt, sometimes for pennies on the dollar. A lower court had dismissed the case brought by four Maryland residents who had defaulted on car loans.

  • Whether Uncle Sam owes you money, or vice versa, some companies are offering money-saving, free and entertaining Tax Day rewards.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, April 7- An attempt by U.S. authorities to identify an anonymous critic of President Donald Trump on Twitter has set off alarm bells among Democratic and Republican lawmakers and civil liberties advocates fearful of a crackdown on dissent. The summons that Twitter received came from agents who investigate corruption and misconduct...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 7- Twitter Inc on Friday dropped a lawsuit it filed the previous day against the U.S. Homeland Security Department, saying the government had withdrawn a summons for records about who was behind an account critical of President Donald Trump. A lawyer for the social media company, Mark Flanagan, wrote in court papers that a U.S. Justice...