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  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday mandating a review of an Obama-era rule aimed at protecting small streams and wetlands from development and pollution. The order will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to review a rule that redefined "waters of the United States" protected under...

  • WASHINGTON— Economists and investors will be looking for one thing above all from President Donald Trump's speech to the nation Tuesday night:. "The stock market has been pricing in a pretty optimistic scenario about what policy changes under a Trump administration will look like," said David Kelly, chief global strategist at JPMorgan Funds.

  • Jordan Horowitz, producer of the movie "La La Land," was forced to acknowledge the major error last night. Moonlight wins the Best Picture Oscar after a mishap that named La La Land the winner at the 89th Annual Academy Awards.

    Media reports said accountant had been tweeting backstage shortly before he gave presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the wrong envelope.

  • District Judge James Boasberg in Washington will consider a request by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes to order the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw permission for developer Energy Transfer Partners to lay pipe under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. The stretch under the Missouri River reservoir is the last piece of construction for the $3.8...

  • Accountant Brian Cullinan, who media reports said had been tweeting backstage shortly before, gave presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the wrong envelope for the movie industry's top award on Sunday, the accounting firm said in a statement. In a gaffe that stunned the Dolby Theatre crowd in Hollywood and a television audience worldwide, "Cullinan...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 27- An accountant for the Academy Awards botched the meticulous procedure for announcing the Oscar for best picture when he handed victory to "La La Land" before declaring "Moonlight" the real winner, PricewaterhouseCoopers said on Monday. In a gaffe on Sunday that stunned the Dolby Theatre crowd in Hollywood and a television audience worldwide,...

  • BASEL, Switzerland- Bank of England Banknotes and Chief Cashier Director Victoria Cleland will speak on "Introduction of the new Bank of England 5 Euro note" at World Banknote Summit 2017- 0950 GMT. PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on the economic outlook before an event hosted by the Temple...

  • BASEL, Switzerland- Bank of England Banknotes and Chief Cashier Director Victoria Cleland will speak on "Introduction of the new Bank of England 5 Euro note" at World Banknote Summit 2017- 0950 GMT. PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on the economic outlook before an event hosted by the Temple...

  • DETROIT, Feb 27- Japan's Takata Corp on Monday removed a major obstacle to its potential sale or restructuring, pleading guilty in a U.S. federal court to a felony charge as part of a $1 billion settlement that included compensation funds for automakers and victims of its faulty airbag inflators. U.S. District Court Judge George Steeh approved the previously...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Feb 27- President Donald Trump sought on Monday to bring the nation's largest insurance companies on board with his plans to overhaul Obamacare, saying their help was needed to deliver a smooth transition to the Republicans' new plan. "We must work together to save Americans from Obamacare you people know that and everyone knows that- to...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Feb 27- President Donald Trump sought on Monday to bring the nation's largest insurance companies on board with his plans to overhaul Obamacare, saying their help was needed to deliver a smooth transition to the Republicans' new plan. "We must work together to save Americans from Obamacare you people know that and everyone knows that- to...

  • HAVANA, Feb 27- Sales of Cuba's legendary cigars rose 5 percent last year to $445 million, defying stagnation in the global luxury goods market, manufacturer Habanos S.A. said on Monday at the opening of the Caribbean island's annual cigar festival. Habanos dominates the global market for hand-rolled, premium cigars except in the United States due to...

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

  • WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction, with rates on six-month bills holding steady while rates on three-month bills dipped to their lowest level in five weeks. The Treasury Department auctioned $34 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.515 percent, down from 0.535 percent last week.

  • DETROIT, Feb 27- Japan's Takata Corp on Monday pleaded guilty to a felony charge as part of an expected $1 billion deal with the U.S. Justice Department that includes compensation funds for automakers and victims of its faulty airbag inflators. Lawyers for U.S. vehicle owners have sued Honda Motor Co, Nissan Motor Co, BMW AG, Ford Motor Co, Mazda Motor Corp, and other...

  • DETROIT, Feb 27- Japan's Takata Corp on Monday pleaded guilty to a felony charge as part of an expected $1 billion deal with the U.S. Justice Department that includes compensation funds for automakers and victims of its faulty airbag inflators. After Takata's guilty plea, a federal judge in Detroit was hearing objections on Monday to the settlement raised by...

  • Bill Cosby arrives at Montgomery County Courthouse for Bill Cosby Change Of Venue Hearing on February 27, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

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  • With the GOP- controlled Congress starting its third month of work on one of its marquee priorities, unresolved difficulties include how their substitute would handle Medicaid, whether millions of voters might lose coverage, how their proposed tax credits would work and how to pay for the costly exercise. In a fresh blow, a leading House conservative said late...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- President Donald Trump sought on Monday to bring the nation's largest insurance companies on board with his plans to overhaul Obamacare, saying their help was needed to deliver a smooth transition to the Republicans' new plan. "We must work together to save Americans from Obamacare you people know that and everyone knows that- to create more...

  • WASHINGTON— The Interior Department's law enforcement director "demonstrated a pattern of unprofessional behavior" by touching and hugging female employees and making flirtatious remarks, the agency's inspector general said in a report released Monday. The report by the inspector general, the agency's internal watchdog, follows reports it issued last...