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  • Nov 17- President Barack Obama's nominee to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration defended his ties to the pharmaceutical industry on Tuesday during a Senate committee hearing that included questions on soaring drug prices. Robert Califf, 64, who joined the FDA in January as a deputy commissioner. Sanders, a Democratic senator from Vermont, said that the...

  • Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton played defense over her 2003 vote backing the U.S. invasion of Iraq and inched away from President Barack Obama on Syria and the rise of Islamic State militants during a contentious debate on Saturday. The day after a series of bomb and gun attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris, Sanders linked...

  • Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton came under heavy criticism in a debate on Saturday for her 2003 vote backing the U.S. invasion of Iraq, with rival Bernie Sanders linking it to regional chaos that aided the rise of Islamic State militants. The day after a series of bomb and gun attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris, Sanders...

  • Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton was criticized in a debate on Saturday for her 2003 vote backing the U.S. invasion of Iraq, with rival Bernie Sanders linking it to regional chaos that aided the rise of Islamic State militants. "I would argue that the disastrous invasion of Iraq, something that I strongly opposed, unraveled the region...

  • Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton came under early criticism in a debate on Saturday for her 2003 vote backing the U.S. invasion of Iraq, with Bernie Sanders linking it to regional chaos that aided the rise of Islamic State militants. The day after a series of deadly bomb and gun attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris, Sanders said...

  • BOSTON, Nov 13- Maine Governor Paul LePage on Friday said building high-voltage transmission lines from eastern Canada will be key to helping New England cut its soaring electricity costs, which he said had driven out businesses and cost the region jobs. "There's a better future for New England if we open the door to Quebec," he said at the New England-Canada...

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday proposed a $30 billion plan to help displaced workers in coal-producing areas find new jobs and continue receiving health benefits as the country shifts to using renewable energy and more natural gas. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, her chief rival for the Democratic nomination, has tacked...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 10- Thousands of protesters took to the streets across the U.S. on Tuesday to demand a $15- an-hour minimum wage and union rights for fast food workers, a campaign intended to attract support from national political candidates ahead of the 2016 elections. Organizers said thousands of low-wage workers walked off their jobs in some 270 cities across...

  • Republicans seeking the White House in the November 2016 presidential election quickly voiced their disagreement. Senator Marco Rubio vowed to approve the pipeline if he wins the White House. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, also a White House hopeful, accused Obama of giving in to "radical environmentalists."

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush suggested rival Marco Rubio resign his Senate seat on Wednesday at a testy economic debate marked by frequent personal attacks and several heated clashes over tax policy. Rubio, a U.S. senator from Florida, defended his record of missing about one-third of his Senate votes this year while...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush lashed out at rival Marco Rubio in a spirited debate on Wednesday, joining a Florida newspaper in suggesting Rubio should resign his Senate seat given all of his missed votes. Rubio, a U.S. senator from Florida, defended his record of missing about one-third of his Senate votes this year while...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- The Republican presidential contenders clashed over tax plans in a debate on Wednesday, with front-runner Ben Carson defending his Bible-inspired proposals and former business executive Carly Fiorina vowing to reduce the complicated tax code to three pages. Fiorina, a former executive at Hewlett-Packard, said she would reduce the tax...

  • BOULDER, Colo., Oct 28- The Republican presidential contenders kicked off their third debate on Wednesday with a volley of verbal shots at Donald Trump and gridlock in Washington. Ohio Governor John Kasich led the way on the very first question. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, without mentioning Trump by name, said "it troubles me that people are rewarded for...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 26- Keurig Green Mountain Inc plans to import coffee beans into the United States through duty-free sites, an unprecedented move in the coffee industry as the single-serve company aims to cut costs amid falling sales of its pods and brewers. The plan is the latest move by the company to overhaul its coffee-buying strategy after it moved its coffee...

  • U.S. Senate committee set to examine GMO labeling law Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    The hearing in the Senate agriculture committee comes after the U.S. House of Representatives in July passed a measure that would block any mandatory GMO labeling by states and instead set a national voluntary standard. The hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition& Forestry is expected to take testimony from five speakers, including...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- Jeb Bush is leading the U.S. presidential campaign by at least one measure: financial support from Wall Street. The former Florida governor who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination received more financial backing than any competitor- Democrat or Republican- from employees of the major Wall Street banks between July and the end of...

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday she does not support the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, rejecting a central tenet of President Barack Obama's strategic pivot to Asia. The TPP deal, reached on Monday after marathon talks between the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations, aims to liberalize commerce in 40...

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday she did not support the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, rejecting a central tenet of President Barack Obama's strategic pivot to Asia. "As of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it," Clinton said in an interview with the public broadcasting program "Newshour," filmed...

  • *China left out of Pacific group. The Trans-Pacific Partnership pact struck in Atlanta after marathon talks could reshape industries, change the cost of products from cheese to cancer treatments and have repercussions for drug companies and automakers. If approved, the TPP pact would cut trade barriers and set common standards for a region stretching from...

  • *China left out of Pacific group. ATLANTA, Oct 5- The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have reached a sweeping deal to set up a free-trade zone for 40 percent of the world's economy, but the accord on Monday faced initial skepticism in the U.S. Congress. The 12 countries will cut trade barriers and set common standards for a region stretching from...