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  • AUSTIN, Texas— Budget woes in Texas caused by a prolonged oil slump would be patched with cuts to higher education, kicking the can down the road on growing Medicaid costs and rebuffing priorities of Republican Gov. But booming Texas is still belt-tightening in the wake of sagging energy prices. The $106.3 billion package, approved 31-0, doesn't fully fund...

  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry pushed for opening Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in a meeting with the state's governor on Monday, but the local leader said he remains staunchly opposed to the project. Most of Nevada's politicians question the long-term safety of the site and the transportation of radioactive waste through the state.

  • LAS VEGAS— Energy Secretary Rick Perry toured the site of a shuttered nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain on Monday, his first visit to a U.S. Energy Department site since taking over the department. Perry's visit occurred less than two weeks after President Donald Trump proposed $120 million to restart a licensing process for the site in the desert...

  • NEW YORK— Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has famously declared himself "not a big media press access person," isn't alone in President Donald Trump's Cabinet. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Transportation Secretary Elaine Cho, both with extensive private sector backgrounds, have similarly been press-averse at the beginning of their tenures.

  • A worry for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is that a bankruptcy would give President Donald Trump cause to criticise Japanese firms operating in the United States. "Westinghouse is a major employer and nuclear industry company with ongoing nuclear new build projects in two different states, one of which is supported by U.S. Department of Energy loan guarantees,"...

  • A worry for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is that a bankruptcy would give President Donald Trump cause to criticise Japanese firms operating in the United States. "Westinghouse is a major employer and nuclear industry company with ongoing nuclear new build projects in two different states, one of which is supported by U.S. Department of Energy loan guarantees,"...

  • TORONTO— Canada's natural resource minister said Saturday his government is happy the Keystone XL pipeline has finally been approved by the White House, but he noted that obstacles remain and said Canada remains determined to diversify its oil exports beyond the United States. But he said there are other important projects like the recently approved...

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    Energy Secretary Rick Perry takes issue with the election at his alma mater, Texas A&M University.

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- Japan's industry minister said on Thursday he had agreed with the U.S. energy and commerce secretaries to share information on developments involving Toshiba Corp and its troubled U.S. nuclear affiliate, Westinghouse Electric Co, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported. Kyodo said Hiroshige Seko, Japan's minister of economy, trade and...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- Japan's industry minister said on Thursday he had agreed with the U.S. energy and commerce secretaries to share information on developments involving Toshiba Corp and its troubled U.S. nuclear affiliate, Westinghouse Electric Co., Japan's Kyodo news agency reported. Kyodo said Hiroshige Seko, Japan's minister of economy, trade and...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- The White House's 2018 budget plan for the U.S. Department of Energy includes $120 million for nuclear waste programs including the restart of licensing for Nevada's Yucca Mountain, a project stalled for years by lawsuits and local opposition. While Yucca Mountain would store waste on a practically permanent basis, the budget money would...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- The White Houses fiscal 2018 budget plan for the U.S. Department of Energy includes $120 million to restart licensing for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada, a project stalled for years by lawsuits and local opposition. In 2010, then-President Barack Obama withdrew the license to store waste at Yucca amid opposition...

  • Then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a sign supporting coal during a rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on October 10, 2016.

    The Trump administration's war on regulation and reported cuts to agency budgets are obstacles to making clean coal a reality.

  • Construction crews work to erect a new highway bridge to carry I-65 traffic across the Ohio River to southern Indiana as a part of the Ohio River Bridges Project in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Americans should expect to see major infrastructure improvements, longtime Trump friend and fellow real estate mogul Richard LeFrak says.

  • White House spokesman Sean Spicer said "strong public-private partnerships" would be key to rebuilding the nation's roads, bridges and airports. The White House sees infrastructure as a potential large job creator but officials have said the federal government cannot shoulder the entire burden. Major real estate and private equity executives attended the...

  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday will discuss the administration's plans to boost infrastructure spending with business leaders including Elon Musk, who heads Tesla Inc and Space X, the White House said. Major real estate and private equity executives will attend the meeting, including developer Richard LeFrak, Vornado Realty Trust Chief Executive...

  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday will discuss the administration's plans to boost infrastructure spending with Elon Musk, who heads Tesla Inc and Space X, and other business leaders, a White House official said. Wednesday's meeting will also include Vice President Mike Pence, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and...

  • Also expected to attend the White House meeting are developer Richard LeFrak, chief executive officer of LeFrak; Vornado Realty Trust CEO Steve Roth; and Apollo Global Management co-founder Josh Harris, the official said. General Atlantic CEO Bill Ford, McKinsey& Co partner Tyler Duvall and Lynn Scarlett, a managing director at the Nature Conservancy, are also...

  • President Donald Trump and business leaders Wednesday on the administration's plans to boost infrastructure spending, a White House official told Reuters. Also expected to attend the White House meeting are Richard LeFrak, chief executive officer of LeFrak; Vornado Realty Trust CEO Steve Roth; and Apollo Global Management co-founder Josh Harris, the...

  • TORONTO, March 6- Canada's Cameco Corp, the world's second-biggest uranium producer, is exploring the sale of its U.S. production facilities, its chief executive said on Monday, as a six-year industry slump drags on. Cameco, which has been cutting costs and curbing production, is in the early stages of evaluating the sale of its mines in Wyoming and Nebraska, but also...