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  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. —Obama's budget for the Agriculture Department includes a proposed $12 billion over 10 years to help feed schoolchildren from low-income families during the summer. Spending that needs Congress' annual approval: $24.2 billion.

  • WASHINGTON— Obama sends record $4.1 trillion spending plan to Congress to combat terror threats, global warming.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. companies advertised more available jobs in December and more Americans quit, trends that could lift wages in the coming months. The number of job openings jumped 4.9 percent to 5.6 million, the most since July, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has said that she monitors quits as a potential sign of an...

  • BERLIN, Feb 9- German environmental lobby group DUH stepped up its campaign against auto industry pollution on Tuesday, accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' 500 X compact sport-utility vehicle of releasing excessive levels of toxic diesel emissions. DUH has already accused General Motors' Opel division, Renault and Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand of...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. wholesale businesses cut their stockpiles and registered lower sales for the third straight month in December. The Commerce Department said Tuesday wholesale inventories fell 0.1 percent in December after dropping 0.4 percent in November and 0.3 percent in October. Sales fell 0.3 percent in December after sliding 1.3 percent in November...

  • BERLIN, Feb 9- German environmental lobby group DUH stepped up its campaign against auto industry pollution on Tuesday, accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' 500 X compact sport-utility vehicle of releasing excessive levels of toxic diesel emissions. DUH has already accused General Motors' Opel division, Renault and Daimler's Mercedes-Benz brand of...

  • LONDON, Feb 9- Emerging market stocks and oil-linked currencies fell on Tuesday, though for once the decline seemed to be the consequence rather than the cause of a sharp sell-off in the world's most developed markets. Stocks in Warsaw, which have bounced only half the 12 percent the rest of eastern Europe has gained since mid-January due to concerns over its new...

  • The $19- billion increase in cybersecurity funding across all government agencies— up more than from 35 percent from last year— is entitled the "Cybersecurity National Action Plan" and is an effort touted by the White House as the "capstone" of seven years of often faltering attempts to build a cohesive, broad federal cybersecurity response.

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama is unveiling his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion- plus proposal that's freighted with liberal policy initiatives and new and familiar tax hikes— all sent to a dismissive Republican-controlled Congress that simply wants to move on from his presidency. The White House is countering the worsening deficit outlook with a...

  • All but Florida had accepted a Medicaid expansion that is one of two major pathways to coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. GOP presidential candidates are vowing to repeal "Obamacare," while offering hardly any detail on how they'd replace it without millions losing coverage. They are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois,...

  • MONTREAL/ WASHINGTON Feb 8- Global aviation experts agreed on Monday to the first emissions-reduction standards for aircraft in a deal that will take effect with new models in four years, but environmental groups said the carbon dioxide cuts did not go far enough. The standards are aimed at makers of small and large planes alike and will apply to all new aircraft...

  • Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry speaks at luncheon before the 2016 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference, "Pathways to Economic Opportunity," sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Community Development Financial Institutions...

  • MONTREAL/ WASHINGTON Feb 8- Global aviation experts agreed on Monday to the world's first carbon dioxide emissions standards for new and existing aircraft programs, in a deal that environmental groups said does not go far enough. The new standards, aimed at makers of small and large planes alike, will apply to all new aircraft models launched after 2020, the...

  • The Treasury Department auctioned $37 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.315 percent, down from 0.350 percent last week. The three-month rate was the lowest since these bills averaged 0.305 percent two weeks ago on Jan. 25. For a $10,000 bill, the three-month price was $9,992.04 while a six-month bill sold for $9,978.77.

  • MONTREAL/ WASHINGTON Feb 8- Global aviation leaders agreed on Monday to the world's first carbon dioxide emissions standards for new and existing aircraft manufacturing programs starting in 2020, two sources familiar with the matter said. The new standards, aimed at makers of small and large planes alike, were agreed to at the United Nations aviation agency...

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

  • WASHINGTON— A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming. The International Civil Aviation Organization said the agreement reached by the agency's...

  • WASHINGTON— The Federal Aviation Administration says there are now more registered drone operators in the U.S. than there are registered manned aircraft. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a legal forum on Monday that the agency passed the milestone last week when it topped 325,000 registered drone owners. FAA officials launched a drone registration...

  • WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for December, 10 a.m. Eastern. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases job openings and labor turnover survey for December, 10 a.m.. PARIS— French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi reports 2015 earnings.

  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profit colleges and other schools. The Education Department said Monday that it was creating a new student aid enforcement unit that will "respond more quickly and efficiently to allegations of illegal actions by higher education institutions."