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  • Donald Trump says that the Green Party is dropping its recount lawsuit in Pennsylvania, but that's not the whole story. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has spearheaded a recount effort in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, states where Trump won narrowly over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump tweeted Sunday that "the Green Party just dropped...

  • The EPA is considering similar requirements for chemical manufacturers, power generation companies and the petroleum refining and coal manufacturing industries. From 2010 to 2014, the EPA spent $1.1 billion on cleanup work at abandoned hardrock mining and processing sites across the U.S. Companies would face a combined $7.1 billion financial...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 477 rigs sought oil and 119 explored for natural gas this week. Louisiana declined by four, Colorado and North Dakota each fell by two and Utah lost one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • Wells, in a September settlement with the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other regulators, agreed to pay $185 million in penalties and $5 million to customers for opening up to 2 million deposit and credit-card accounts in their names without their permission. The Justice for Victims of Fraud Act of 2016, introduced by Senate Banking Committee...

  • WASHINGTON— Citing fears of a Donald Trump presidency, environmental groups are urging President Barack Obama to stay busy in his final weeks. In the three weeks since Trump's election, the Obama administration has moved to block for several years new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, canceled 25 oil and gas leases in western Colorado and halted new...

  • Wells Fargo& Co. wants a federal court judge in Utah to order that customers suing the banking giant over improper sales practices submit their claims to binding arbitration. The San Francisco- based company's request applies to a class-action lawsuit filed initially by three Utah residents who at one time had accounts with the bank. Wells Fargo also faces...

  • As Americans feasted on turkey Thursday during the nation's first major post-election holiday, some took to social media to describe the political gloating, loathing and subject avoiding they experienced around the Thanksgiving table. Facebook and Twitter posts, many even before dinner was served, revealed some people still struggling to come to grips...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said 474 rigs sought oil and 118 explored for natural gas this week. Pennsylvania gained four rigs, Texas three and Colorado two. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • With Republicans controlling the White House and Congress in January, they're faced with delivering on their long-time promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare." After all, Congress already sent Obama a repeal bill last January, which he vetoed, and many GOP voters will see no reason for delays this time. Democrats will be sure to accuse the GOP of threatening the...

  • Nov 21- President-elect Donald Trump, working to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on Jan. 20, was scheduled to hold talks in New York on Monday with former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is being considered for Cabinet posts including defense, energy and veterans affairs. Trump met with aides and contenders for top U.S. posts over the...

  • WILLIAMSON, W.Va.— The hard-eyed view along the Tug Fork River in West Virginia coal country is that President-elect Donald Trump has something to prove: that he'll help bring back Appalachian mining, as he promised time and again on the campaign trail. He vowed to undo looming federal rules and said President Barack Obama had been "ridiculous" to the industry.

  • *Boral agrees to buy Headwaters for $1.8 bln. *Announces $1.5 bln share issue to fund deal. SYDNEY, Nov 21- Boral Ltd, Australia's biggest supplier of building materials, said it would buy Headwaters Inc for $1.8 billion in cash, doubling its U.S. presence at a time when President-elect Donald Trump plans a huge jump in infrastructure spending.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- President-elect Donald Trump held talks on Saturday with 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a meeting between famous foes fueling speculation that Romney could be in line to be the new U.S. secretary of state. On Friday it was announced that Trump had chosen Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, retired...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- President-elect Donald Trump held talks on Saturday with 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a meeting between famous foes fueling speculation that Romney could be in line to be the new U.S. secretary of state. On Friday it was announced that Trump had chosen Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, retired...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- President-elect Donald Trump held talks on Saturday with 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a meeting between famous foes fueling speculation that Romney could be in line to be the new U.S. secretary of state. On Friday it was announced that Trump had chosen Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, retired...

  • President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet have emerged, including former CIA chief and retired General David Petraeus as a potential defense secretary, according to a Wall Street Journal report. On Friday it was announced that Trump had chosen Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn to be national...

  • President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet have emerged, including former CIA chief and retired General David Petraeus as a potential defense secretary, according to a Wall Street Journal report. On Friday it was announced that Trump had chosen Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn to be national...

  • President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet have emerged, including former CIA chief and retired General David Petraeus as a potential defense secretary, according to a Wall Street Journal report. On Friday it was announced that Trump had chosen Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn to be national...

  • Senator Ted Cruz as a potential attorney general and North Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as secretary of state, as he works to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on Jan. 20. Trump said on Sunday he would hire Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and named Stephen Bannon, former head of the...

  • Senator Ted Cruz as a potential attorney general and North Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as secretary of state, as he works to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on Jan. 20. Trump said on Sunday he would hire Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and named Stephen Bannon, former head of the...