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  • The Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it's preparing to put the pipeline into service. Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners made the announcement in a brief court filing with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The announcement marks a...

  • 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— Don't mess with our stretch, United Airlines, or risk the wrath of leggings lovers. The social media matter of The Kids in Leggings vs. That's when one Shannon Watts said on Twitter she had witnessed a gate agent refusing to let two girls board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because of their leggings.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- Following the failure of a healthcare bill backed by President Donald Trump, his administration plans to take a lead role in crafting major legislation to cut taxes with an eye toward meeting an August target date, the White House said on Monday. "Obviously, we're driving the train on this," White House spokesman Sean Spicer said during a...

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- Following the failure of a healthcare bill backed by President Donald Trump, his administration plans to take a lead role in crafting major legislation to cut taxes with an eye toward meeting an August target date, the White House said on Monday. "Obviously, we're driving the train on this," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a briefing.

  • Carl Icahn speaking at Delivering Alpha in New York on Sept. 13, 2016.

    Since Trump was elected with help from Icahn's $200,000 in contributions to Republican causes, CVR energy's stock has gone up. The New York Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struggled over whether to upend nearly 30 years of law governing patent lawsuits that critics say allows often-baseless litigants to sue in friendly courts, giving them the upper hand over high-technology companies such as Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google. The justices heard an hour of arguments in an...

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struggled over whether to upend nearly 30 years of law governing patent lawsuits that critics say allows often-baseless litigants to sue in friendly courts, giving them the upper hand over high-technology companies such as Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google. The justices heard an hour of arguments in an...

  • March 27- U.S. stocks slid on Monday amid concerns that Republican President Donald Trump may struggle to push a sweeping overhaul of the tax code through Congress in the wake of his party's failure last week to pass broad healthcare legislation. The White House has sought to refocus attention on that part of Trump's agenda since the collapse on Friday of a...

  • PARIS, March 27- French oil and gas major Total said it aims to become a major player in the U.S. polyethylene market as it announced a $1.7 billion joint venture on Monday with Austria's Borealis and Canada's Nova Chemical. The new venture plans to build a 1 million tonne per year ethane steam cracker in Port Arthur, Texas, and is also considering building a 625,000...

  • PARIS— French energy company Total is launching a multi-billion-dollar petrochemical joint venture in Texas as it tries to profit from the "business-friendly environment" under the current U.S. administration. The plan announced Monday in Paris is the company's largest-ever investment in petrochemicals, and part of its strategy to benefit from cheap...

  • The same week legendary investor Warren Buffett put his California vacation house on the market, a friend told me her widowed mother had sold the family home in Cleveland. Buffett bought his Laguna Beach place in 1971 for $150,000 and is asking $11 million. The Cleveland house eked out a 2.82 percent annual return.

  • *Congress pulls healthcare bill on Friday. *Bank stocks, dollar drop; gold hits one-month high. March 27- Wall Street main indexes hit their lowest levels in six weeks on Monday after Republican's pulled a healthcare bill, raising questions about President Donald Trump's ability to deliver on his ambitious economic agenda.

  • *Congress pulls healthcare bill on Friday. March 27- Wall Street was set to open lower on Monday after the defeat of President Donald Trump's healthcare reform bill cast doubts over his ability to deliver on his agenda of tax cuts and simpler regulations. In a stunning setback, Congress controlled by Trump's Republican party pulled a bill to overhaul the...

  • *A Congress controlled by Trump's Republican party on Friday pulled a bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, in a stunning setback for the President's first major legislative move since taking office. *Still, the drop in futures appeared to be kept in check on Trump's comment to turn his attention to getting "big tax cuts" through Congress.

  • LONDON/ HOUSTON, March 27- Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp may let a 10- year joint venture in the oil-rich Permian Basin of Texas expire and split their properties, hoping to speed up development, according to a senior Shell executive. Shell and Anadarko have been discussing how to proceed after the partnership agreement expires this summer...

  • WASHINGTON, March 26- Fresh off a defeat on U.S. healthcare legislation, the White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers that they should get behind President Donald Trump's agenda or he may bypass them on future legislative fights, including tax reform. The threat by White House chief of staff Reince Priebus to build a broad coalition on tax reform...

  • MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations 1700 GMT. ONTARIO- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will attend...

  • MADRID- Chicago Fed President Charles Evans and ECB Chief Economist Peter Praet speaks in Madrid- 1300 GMT. DALLAS, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations 1700 GMT. ONTARIO- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will attend...

  • WASHINGTON, March 26- Fresh off a defeat on U.S. healthcare legislation, the White House warned rebellious conservative lawmakers that they should get behind President Donald Trump's agenda or he may bypass them on future legislative fights, including tax reform. The threat by White House chief of staff Reince Priebus to build a broad coalition on tax reform...