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  • WASHINGTON/ SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb 17- When Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah introduced legislation last month to transfer about 3 million acres of federally-held public land to state control, he was bombarded by thousands of angry phone calls, letters and social media posts urging him to back off. Such areas include national forests, parks and...

  • Copper inventories tied to China's Shanghai Futures Exchange have surged 61 percent since the week of Jan. 20 to 277,659 tonnes, the most since May 2016, the latest data shows. Stockpiles held in bonded warehouses in China have edged above 500,000 tonnes, from around 450,000 tonnes in November, according to consultants CRU Group. "In China's bonded market there is...

  • Copper inventories tied to China's Shanghai Futures Exchange have surged 61 percent since the week of Jan. 20 to 277,659 tonnes, the most since May 2016, the latest data shows. Stockpiles held in bonded warehouses in China have edged above 500,000 tonnes, from around 450,000 tonnes in November, according to consultants CRU Group. "In China's bonded market there is...

  • Feb 10- Wall Street's main stock indexes rose to fresh all-time closing highs as a spike in oil prices supported energy shares and investors renewed their optimism about President Donald Trump's economic agenda. The benchmark S&P 500 has surged 8.3 percent since Trump's Nov. 8 election, fueled by expectations he will lower corporate taxes, reduce regulations...

  • Feb 10- Wall Street's main stock indexes set fresh record highs for a second day as a spike in oil prices supported energy shares and investors renewed their optimism about President Donald Trump's economic policy agenda. The benchmark S&P has surged more than 8 percent since Trump's Nov. 8 election amid expectations he will usher in lower corporate taxes,...

  • Do you know what the No. 1 injury is in your state? Vice offers up this handy state-by-state guide.

  • A shopper uses a credit card to pay for her items at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Denver, Colorado.

    Critics are laying groundwork for dramatic changes to the institution at the heart of President Obama's overhaul of the financial system.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 7- Donald Trump Jr. has taken the reins of the Trump International Hotel near the White House after critics charged it was a conflict of interest for U.S. Chaffetz met Trump at the White House on Tuesday, and a spokesman for Chaffetz said they spoke about the lawmaker's reform agenda, including civil service and postal reforms.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 7- Donald Trump Jr. has taken the reins of the Trump International Hotel near the White House after critics charged it was a conflict of interest for U.S. Chaffetz was scheduled to meet Trump at the White House on Tuesday afternoon, and a spokeswoman for Chaffetz said the lawmaker did not know why the president had called him in for a meeting.

  • Nevada in the crosshairs of fate of public lands

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the renewed debate over whether to return federal lands back to the states or to private ownership.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 6- The Bank of Mom& Dad is busy these days. Chelsea and Kirk Johnson of Lehi, Utah, consider themselves financially independent, yet they borrowed $5,000 from Kirk's parents for a down payment for a new home. Chelsea, 26, estimates that they are subsidized by about $7,000 annually from their parents, including babysitting, various family meals and a trip...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- The top U.S. Senate Republican on tax policy raised questions on Wednesday about a border adjustment tax backed by Republicans in the House of Representatives, and suggested it could have difficulty passing the Senate as a part of a U.S. tax reform. The Utah Republican did not say whether he thinks border adjustment could clear the Senate.

  • Representative Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services and banker Steven Mnuchin to be Treasury secretary Wednesday on a straight party line vote, sending the nominations to the Senate floor. Republican members of the committee, who were all present, then approved the nominees 14-0. The nominees are considered likely to be confirmed by...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 1- The top U.S. Senate Republican on tax policy raised questions on Wednesday about a border adjustment tax backed by Republicans in the House of Representatives, and suggested the proposal could have difficulty passing the Senate as a part of U.S. tax reform. The Utah Republican did not say whether he thinks border adjustment could clear the...

  • Representative Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services and banker Steven Mnuchin to be Treasury secretary, sending the nominations to the full Senate for a vote. Republican members of the committee, who were all present, then approved the nominees 14-0. The nominees are considered likely to be confirmed by the Republican-majority...

  • HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- As with many industries now fretting over the uncertain future of U.S. trade policy, the oil business is sizing up the potential impact of the various protectionist measures being bandied about Washington- which have sent crude markets into a tizzy. That would spark a rise in fuel costs across the country that would hurt East and West Coast...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- As some Native American tribes renew their push for more control over the natural resources on their lands, they will also urge Congress and President Donald Trump to prohibit state taxation of energy and resource development on reservations. "Dual taxation is an impediment to development," MHA Nation Chairman Mark Fox said in an interview...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- As some Native American tribes renew their push for more control over the natural resources on their lands, they will also urge Congress and President Donald Trump to prohibit state taxation of energy and resource development on reservations. "Dual taxation is an impediment to development," MHA Nation Chairman Mark Fox said in an interview...

  • Jan 20- Donald Trump, a big supporter of the U.S. oil, gas and coal industries, has promised to get to work quickly after being sworn in as president of the United States, raising expectations that he will sign a slew of executive orders. The problem is that attorneys general from states like New York and California, as well as environmental groups, would likely step...

  • Final repossessions of properties also dropped overall, but did increase in 21 states and the District of Columbia, including Massachusetts, Alabama, New York, Virginia and New Jersey. Daren Blomquist, spokesman for the Irvine, California, data company, said just over half of the foreclosures that did take place were related to the housing crisis, which began in...