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  • WASHINGTON, June 8- Legislation to help Puerto Rico dig out of its $70 billion debt crisis is set for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday after a House panel fended off attempts to open the bill to a series of controversial amendments. If the bill passes the House, action would then move to the Senate, where some leading Democrats have said they...

  • June 8- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday signed into law new measures to expand the sale of bottled wine to certain private stores, a move that could generate millions in state revenues through taxes and licensing fees. Pennsylvania is one of just two U.S. states, along with Utah, with full control over its liquor sale system- owning and operating retail...

  • June 7- Clinching a job on Wall Street soon may have as much to do with beating an algorithm as nailing the interview. "Up until this point, technology has only allowed you to find the best resume, but now it's a way of truly understanding the people that are applying," said Mark Newman, chief executive of Salt Lake City, Utah- based HireVue, a video-interviewing platform...

  • NEW YORK, June 3- As travelers face long waits for U.S. airport security checks, Delta Air Lines Inc wants to expand limited access lanes to allow its top fliers- and anyone who pays a fee- to jump to the front of the line. Houston's two main airports plan to drop the program next year. At the airports, CLEAR employees verify customers' identities and escort them to the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, May 25- U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday debated a bill aimed at restructuring Puerto Rico's crushing debt load, while setting guidelines to suspend addressing creditor lawsuits as the U.S. commonwealth seeks to reform its economy. Lawmakers are pushing to send President Barack Obama a bill before Puerto Rico's July 1 deadline for making about $1.9...

  • The government spends about three-fourths of its technology budget maintaining aging computer systems, including platforms more than 50 years old.

  • May 23- New Mexico sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an agency contractor and two mining companies on Monday over the 2015 breach of an abandoned Colorado gold mine that spilled some 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into three states. New Mexico, Colorado and Utah were affected. Colorado and New Mexico both declared state of emergencies over...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, May 19- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday began coalescing around revised bipartisan legislation to help address Puerto Rico's unpayable debt burden, which now threatens a full-blown humanitarian crisis. Puerto Rico has already defaulted on some of its roughly $70 billion in debt while trying to cope with a 45 percent poverty rate among its 3.5...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, May 19- U.S. lawmakers on Thursday began coalescing around revised bipartisan legislation to help address Puerto Rico's unpayable debt burden that now threatens a full-blown humanitarian crisis. Puerto Rico has already defaulted on some of its roughly $70 billion in debt while trying to cope with a 45 percent poverty rate among its 3.5...

  • NEW YORK, May 12- Puerto Rico's debt crisis, if left unaddressed by the U.S. Congress where legislation has stalled in the House Natural Resources Committee, will result in the need to pay for a humanitarian aid package, Congressman Raul Grijalva said on Thursday. Grijalva, the ranking Democrat on the HNRC from Arizona, said in a teleconference with reporters that...

  • *Wall St drops as Disney, Macy's earnings disappoint. NEW YORK, May 11- U.S. and European stocks retreated on Wednesday amid disappointing corporate earnings, while oil prices surged for a second day as data showed U.S. crude inventories fell unexpectedly last week. The yen rebounded 0.7 percent against the dollar, halting declines against the greenback as Japan...

  • *Wall St drops as Disney, Macy's earnings disappoint. NEW YORK, May 11- U.S. and European stocks stumbled on Wednesday after big gains a day earlier amid disappointing corporate earnings, while oil prices surged for a second day as data showed U.S. crude inventories fell unexpectedly last week. The yen rebounded 0.7 percent against the dollar, halting declines...

  • SAN JUAN/WASHINGTON, May 10- Congressional Democrats circled their wagons on Tuesday, a day before Republicans unveil an updated Puerto Rico debt bill, by focusing attention on the island's humanitarian crisis while hinting at an unwanted bailout if the legislation fails to pass. Raul Grijalva, the Democratic leader of the HNRC, told Reuters during a visit to...

  • NEW YORK, May 9- The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives' Natural Resources Committee said on Monday that legislation to address Puerto Rico's growing debt and humanitarian crisis will be introduced for discussion Wednesday with a committee vote a week later. Rob Bishop, a Utah Republican, to delay and rework the bill's language. Puerto Rico has already...

  • Though 34 states had declining debt levels, two had double-digit increases: Kansas and South Dakota, at 40 percent and 20 percent, respectively. States with the largest year-over-year debt level declines were Nebraska and North Dakota, each with a 15 percent drop, and Utah, which saw its debt decrease 12 percent. States with the highest per capita debt levels were...

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  • April 20- Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank, the U.S. territory's primary fiscal agent, has filed with regulators to issue taxable one-year debt as it faces a looming default on May 1. The GDB owes creditors $422 million on May 1, a payment the island's governor, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, has said it cannot afford. A default at GDB, the main liquidity source...

  • April 20- The Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico has filed with regulators to issue taxable one-year notes as it faces a looming debt default on May 1, Bloomberg news service reported on Wednesday. The filing with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board did not list the size of the possible deal or the coupon, Bloomberg reported.

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    North Carolina business leaders called for a repeal of a new state law they blamed for mounting economic losses.