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  • Later in the day, the White House vehemently denied a report that it had sought to hobble the testimony of a former acting attorney general before Nunes canceled the hearing where she was to speak. The Senate intelligence committee is doing its own investigation, and since late July the FBI has been conducting a counterintelligence investigation into...

  • WASHINGTON— Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers. The Federal Communications Commission rule issued in October was designed to give consumers greater control...

  • CHICAGO— Environmental groups that have hired scores of new lawyers in recent months are prepared to go to court to fight a sweeping executive order from President Donald Trump that eliminates many restrictions on fossil fuel production and would roll back his predecessor's plans to curb global warming. Even so, "this is not what most people elected Trump to do;...

  • March 29- The last time the United States was a net exporter of natural gas was in 1957, when Dwight Eisenhower was president. Six bcfd of gas can fuel about 30 million U.S. homes, or almost every house in California, Texas and Florida combined. Just a decade ago, before the shale revolution, the United States was expected to become a growing LNG importer, not an exporter,...

  • The vast majority of those students are from Iran, where undergraduate programs are known for their strength in engineering and computer sciences. The ban, which would suspend immigration from Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Syria and Yemen, has been blocked by federal judges. Students from Iran have helped fill graduate programs at American colleges for years,...

  • LONDON- Bank of England Executive Director, Chris Salmon speaks at Foreign Exchange Industry event in London. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Peter Praet delivers speech at the "2017 Harvard Law Europe- US Symposium on International Financial Systems"- 1750 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams...

  • LONDON- Bank of England Executive Director, Chris Salmon speaks at Foreign Exchange Industry event in London. FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Peter Praet delivers speech at the "2017 Harvard Law Europe- US Symposium on International Financial Systems"- 1750 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams...

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., March 22, 2017.

    The "Fast Money" traders discuss which trades to make in today's market.

  • NEW YORK, March 28- A congressional subcommittee on Tuesday urged Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello to finalize an $8.9 billion debt restructuring at the island's power utility, PREPA, before a deadline to close the deal expires on Friday. In a letter to Rossello, California Republican Doug LaMalfa, who chairs the U.S. House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular...

  • WASHINGTON— The House voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers. The Federal Communications Commission rule was designed to give consumers greater control over...

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan stands by Devin Nunes, a White House ally who heads the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee and is under fire for his handling of an investigation into possible Russian ties to Trump's election campaign. Trump will attend a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7-8, the White House says after Trump spoke by phone to German...

  • DETROIT, March 28- China's Tencent Holdings Ltd has bought a 5 percent stake in U.S. electric car maker Tesla Inc for $1.78 billion, the latest investment by a Chinese internet company in the potentially lucrative market for self-driving vehicles and related services. Tencent also could help the U.S. company sell- or even build- cars in China, the world's largest...

  • TOKYO, March 29- U.S. nuclear developer Westinghouse Electric Co plans to seek bankruptcy protection from creditors on Tuesday as it struggles to limit losses that have thrown its Japanese parent Toshiba Corp into crisis, people familiar with Toshiba's thinking said. Pittsburgh- based Westinghouse, crippled by cost overruns at two U.S. power plant projects in...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- Wall Street followed gains in stocks globally on Tuesday after U.S. consumer confidence soared to a more than 16- year high, while the U.S. dollar bounced from a four-month low to post its best day in nearly a month. On Wall Street, cyclical sectors led the way higher after the strong consumer confidence data boosted investor views that the U.S....

  • Trump will attend a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7 and 8, the White House says after Trump spoke by phone to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will have a final vote on April 7 on Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, even as more Democrats oppose his confirmation.

  • WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars.

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, March 28- Ford Motor Co on Tuesday said it would invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities and create 130 jobs in projects largely in line with a previous agreement with the United Auto Workers union, hours after U.S. In January, Ford scrapped plans to build a $1.6 billion car factory in Mexico and instead added 700 jobs in Michigan...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— The governors of California and New York said Tuesday that they will push ahead with their aggressive climate change policies despite President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to boost the coal industry. Jerry Brown of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York said in a joint statement that they will help fill the void left by...

  • Dec. 2014— Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners applies to the federal government to build the 1,200- mile Dakota Access pipeline to carry North Dakota oil through the Dakotas and Iowa to an existing pipeline in Illinois. The proposed route skirts the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's reservation and crosses under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir in North...

  • MEXICO CITY, March 28- Mexican and U.S. trade representatives will resume talks in Washington aimed at resolving a sugar dispute between the two neighbors, Mexico's top trade official said on Tuesday. "We are exchanging information, the positions of those who launched the investigation in the United States, the positions of Mexican industry and we're making...