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  • WASHINGTON— Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions. Four conservative GOP...

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan— The chairman of Taiwan's Foxconn, which assembles Apple's iPhones and other consumer electronics, said Thursday it expects to release investment plans by early August for at least three U.S. states following its announcement it would spend up to $7 billion to build a factory in the United States. Terry Gou gave no indication where Foxconn might...

  • DALLAS— Americans are expected to put down the TV remote and hit the road in record numbers for the July 4th weekend. Even though pump prices usually rise as summer begins, the national average for a gallon of regular was $2.28 on Wednesday— 4 cents lower than last year's holiday weekend, and down more than 7 cents from a month ago. Bill Sutherland, a AAA senior vice...

  • DOVER, Del.— A federal judge in Delaware has blocked a Utah- based nuclear waste disposal company from buying a Texas- based competitor. The judge on Wednesday ruled in favor of the U.S. Justice Department in an antitrust lawsuit aimed at blocking Salt Lake City- based EnergySolutions' planned $367 million acquisition of rival Waste Control Specialists, based in...

  • HOUSTON, June 21- Crude oil's bear market is highlighting the haves and have nots among U.S. shale producers, with the stronger promising to keep pumping even as prospects dim for some of their financially strapped peers. Crude prices have dropped more than 20 percent since late February, in part because of rising U.S. shale production that is offsetting OPEC's...

  • HOUSTON, June 21- Crude oil's bear market is highlighting the haves and have nots among U.S. shale producers, with the stronger promising to keep pumping even as prospects dim for some of their financially strapped peers. Crude prices have dropped more than 20 percent since late February, in part because of rising U.S. shale production that is offsetting OPEC's...

  • June 21- Tropical Storm Cindy churned slowly on Wednesday across the Gulf of Mexico toward an expected landing on the Texas- Louisiana border, after claiming the life of a vacationing child and threatening to bring flash floods from Texas to Florida. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and readied emergency vehicles and the...

  • FORT WORTH, Texas— American Airlines will change uniform suppliers after employees complained the uniforms were causing reactions from hives to wheezing. American told employees Wednesday that it will not renew a contract with Twin Hill, a division of Houston- based Tailored Brands Inc., when the deal expires in 2020.. Fort Worth- based American Airlines Group...

  • OKLAHOMA CITY— Officials from Oklahoma and more than a dozen other states have sent two letters to California's insurance commissioner, asking that he stop pressing insurance companies to publicly disclose fossil fuel investments and divest from the coal industry, saying it only confuses consumers and unnecessarily brings politics into the insurance...

  • "We would expect a decision sometime after that, probably September," said Jan Hasselman, an attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux, which filed the lawsuit last summer that was later joined by three other Sioux tribes. The Standing Rock tribe sued because it believes the $3.8 billion pipeline built by Texas- based Energy Transfer Partners threatens cultural sites...

  • President Donald Trump- when GM canceled the third shift at its Lordstown small-car factory here. Layoffs at Lordstown and other auto plants point to a broader challenge for the economy in Midwestern manufacturing states and for the Trump administration. "This is about economics, not what Trump says," said Robert Morales, president of United Auto Workers union...

  • June 21- Tropical Storm Cindy weakened slightly on Wednesday afternoon as it headed toward landfall on the Texas- Louisiana border, but it still threatened to bring flash floods from Texas to Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and readied emergency vehicles and the Louisiana...

  • June 21- Tropical Storm Cindy was moving north-westward toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Wednesday. The center of Cindy will approach the coast of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas late Wednesday and move inland over southeastern Texas or southwestern Louisiana on Thursday, the NHC said.

  • NEW YORK, June 21- Oil prices fell about 3 percent to a 10- month low in heavy trading on Wednesday, as nagging fears about the global crude glut fed a sell-off that was interrupted only briefly after news of a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. inventories. "The market wants proof that OPEC cuts are shifting petroleum balances, and it's not getting it.

  • *Healthcare top gainer among S&P sectors. *Oil prices hit seven-month lows. June 21- The Nasdaq Composite index was higher in early afternoon trading on Wednesday, boosted by biotechnology stocks, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 were dragged lower by energy and bank shares.

  • June 21- Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to make landfall on the Gulf Coast near the Texas- Louisiana border on Wednesday, threatening to bring flash floods from Texas to Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm was moving northwest at nearly 10 miles per hour, and forecasters said they expect this motion to continue and landfall to be made...

  • *Healthcare top gainer among S&P sectors. *Adobe rises on strong forecast. June 21- The Nasdaq Composite index was higher in late morning trading on Wednesday, boosted by biotechnology stocks, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 were dragged lower by financial stocks.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 21- Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and General Motors Co have become some of Americas biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions. That's up from just 5 percent in 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association trade group.

  • LANSING, Mich.— A company hired to analyze the worst-case scenario of an oil pipeline failure in the Straits of Mackinac has been fired because of a conflict of interest with Enbridge Energy, the state of Michigan announced Wednesday. An employee on the project subsequently worked on another project for Enbridge, which owns Line 5 in northern Michigan.

  • 'Serious event': Tropical storm Cindy expected to reach Gulf Coast tonight

    The storm was moving slowly northwest Tuesday night, is expected to reach the northern Gulf Coast tonight and then move inland Thursday over western Louisiana and eastern Texas.