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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- As part of a prisoner exchange with Iran, the White House said on Saturday it had offered clemency to seven Iranians who were convicted or facing trial in the United States. Through interviews with attorneys and a review of court records, Reuters has identified seven cases in which the United States offered clemency for Iranians serving...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 15- Third Avenue Management, founder Martin Whitman and other executives at the value investment firm have been sued for at least $500 million over last month's sudden collapse of a junk bond mutual fund they oversaw. In a complaint filed on Friday with a New York state court in Manhattan, an investor in the Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund accused the...

  • Vice President Joe Biden praised Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for tapping into Americans' concerns about growing income inequality, potentially giving the Vermont senator a boost as he gains on rival Hillary Clinton weeks before the Iowa caucuses. Sanders has argued that he is a more authentic choice to be the party's nominee as he...

  • Vice President Joe Biden said he was not surprised that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is "neck-and-neck" with Hillary Clinton in the early contests of Iowa and New Hampshire, saying the Vermont senator's message of income inequality is more authentic. In an interview with CNN on Monday night, Biden said the focus by Sanders on the growing...

  • The company, which also makes Pepperidge Farm cookies and Prego pasta sauces along with its world-famous soups, said it would also withdraw from all efforts by groups opposing such measures. "This could be a watershed moment," Michele Simon, a public health lawyer told Reuters. Companies such as PepsiCo Inc and Kellogg Co have resisted such calls and have spent...

  • The company, which also makes Pepperidge Farm cookies and Prego pasta sauces, said it would withdraw from all efforts by groups opposing such measures. Several big companies such as PepsiCo Inc, Kellogg Co and Monsanto Co have resisted such calls and have spent millions of dollars to defeat GMO-labeling ballot measures in states such as Oregon, Colorado,...

  • The company, which also makes Pepperidge Farm cookies and Prego pasta sauces, said it would withdraw from all efforts by groups opposing such measures. Several big companies such as Monsanto Co, PepsiCo Inc and Kellogg Co have resisted such calls and have spent millions of dollars to defeat GMO-labeling ballot measures in states such as Oregon, Colorado,...

  • Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who has made reining in Wall Street a top campaign theme, will warn on Tuesday that financial-sector greed is "destroying the fabric of our nation" and detail his plan to break up big banks, his campaign said. Sanders will deliver what his campaign is calling a "major policy address" on Wall Street reform in New York.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 4- A top aide to Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Monday criticized rival Bernie Sanders' proposals to regulate Wall Street transactions as doing nothing to address some of the riskiest financial institutions. Sanders, who is Clinton's chief challenger for the Democratic nomination for the November 2016 election, is...

  • *European shares down 2.5 percent after China stocks sink. Rising tensions in the Middle East also increased demand for safe-haven assets. Global benchmark Brent crude rose above $38 a barrel as some speculated a breakdown in diplomatic ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran could result in oil supply restrictions.

  • Some of the country's universities are now offering online programs on the business of craft beer.

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Dec 19- U.S. Clinton, at a debate with rivals Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley, repeatedly zeroed in on Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, at one point accusing him of helping Islamic State militants recruit new members with his vow to ban Muslims from entering the United States. The two-hour debate, moderated by ABC News, did not...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 16- A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of a Mennonite minister accused of helping a woman flee to Nicaragua with her daughter to evade court orders giving her former lesbian partner visitation rights. Prosecutors said Miller helped orchestrate Lisa Miller's flight to Canada and Nicaragua in 2009 with her daughter out of...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 7- A panel of scientists is disputing a World Health Organization report published earlier this year that concluded glyphosate, the world's most widely used weed killer and main ingredient in Monsanto Co's Roundup herbicide, is probably carcinogenic to humans. The 16- member panel, assembled by Intertek Scientific& Regulatory Consultancy, will...

  • Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled a climate change plan on Monday that seeks to end the country's dependence on oil, coal and nuclear energy and could pressure party front-runner Hillary Clinton. The Vermont senator's plan envisions 10 million new jobs in clean energy such as wind, solar and geothermal power. It would ban oil and gas...

  • Alcohol has long been the go-to holiday gift. But today there are a number of unique spirit-based options. Here are 10 great suggestions.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- Members of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday indicated that Vermont and 17 other states could be prevented from collecting healthcare information from certain employee health plan administrators. The nine justices heard a one-hour oral argument over whether a 2005 Vermont data collection law aimed at improving the quality of...

  • Dec 1- Two bitcoin mining companies and their founder used the lure of quick riches from virtual currency to defraud investors in a $20 million Ponzi scheme, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday. The commission charged GAW Miners LLC, ZenMiner LLC and founder Homero Garza with civil fraud, according to a complaint filed in the U.S. District...

  • Angry Orchard

    Big cider brands such as Boston Beer's Angry Orchard and Woodchuck Cider have been affected by more competition and a slowdown in the sector.

  • Customers shop the produce aisle at a Kroger grocery store in Louisville, Kentucky.

    A food fight is under way in Congress that could decide whether genetically engineered food products are labeled using a new national standard.