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  • 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.

  • Gov't creates new student aid enforcement office Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 12:46 PM ET

    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."

  • UK delays Libor trial of former Barclays traders Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 11:04 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 8- British prosecutors have delayed the start of their third Libor trial after new information was provided by Barclays, the former employer of the latest group of traders charged with conspiracy to manipulate financial benchmark interest rates. The trial will mark a watershed for the SFO, which has obtained one conviction but seen six brokers...

  • WASHINGTON— Things looked so clear back in mid-December. The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate from record lows, and it signaled the likelihood of four more hikes in 2016.. But as Chair Janet Yellen addresses Congress this week, most analysts and investors think the Fed will raise rates fewer than four times this year, if at all.

  • Wyden's inquiry follows a recent Associated Press story that found nearly a third of panelists at a December meeting of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee had apparent financial ties to painkiller manufacturers, including the maker of OxyContin. "These financial and professional relationships raise serious concerns about the...

  • Feb 8- Sarepta Therapeutics Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had delayed a decision on its lead drug for a rare muscle-wasting disorder. The FDA has delayed the decision to May 26 from late February, the company said. The agency in late January postponed a meeting of its advisory panel to review Sarepta's drug due to inclement weather forecast for...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama says one improvement he'd like to make at the White House for his successor is to upgrade the WiFi system. Speaking during an interview with CBS News on Super Bowl Sunday, both Obama and his wife, Michelle, said getting better quality connectivity for the Internet is a serious issue at the Executive Mansion.

  • WASHINGTON— The main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders. Typically, the budget is released on a Monday, but White House press secretary Josh Earnest says Tuesday's release allowed...

  • North Korea launch a black eye for China Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 | 2:19 PM ET
    China's President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2nd annual World Internet Conference in Jiaxing, China, on Dec. 16, 2015.

    North Korea's launch is a humiliation for China, but there are no signs that Beijing will change course, The New York Times writes.

  • Iran: Dollars no good here, but euros are Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 | 11:19 AM ET
    Iranian workers walk at a unit of South Pars Gas field in Asalouyeh Seaport, north of Persian Gulf, Iran November 19, 2015.

    Iran wants to recover tens of billions of dollars it is owed by India and other buyers of its oil in euros.

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 7- Republican contender Marco Rubio struggled at a presidential debate on Saturday at the worst possible time, potentially confounding his bid to emerge as Donald Trump's chief rival in New Hampshire and giving hope to three rivals desperate for a strong showing. While Rubio recovered later in the debate, the timing of his performance was...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- The United States vowed on Saturday to take all necessary actions to defend itself and its allies following a North Korean rocket launch, and said it would seek "significant measures" in the U.N. Security Council to hold North Korea to account. North Korea said the rocket carried a satellite, but its efforts have raised strong suspicion in...

  • In a contentious debate three days ahead of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump also battled with rival Jeb Bush over the use of eminent domain to seize private property and called for a compassionate approach to those who might lose their health insurance if Republicans repealed Obamacare. Polls show Trump leading...

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 6- Republican presidential contenders led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went on the attack against fast-rising rival Marco Rubio in Saturday's presidential debate, accusing the first-term U.S. senator from Florida of being too inexperienced for the White House and walking away from comprehensive immigration reform.

  • MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb 6- Republican presidential contenders led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went on the attack against fast-rising rival Marco Rubio in Saturday's presidential debate, accusing the first-term U.S. senator from Florida of being too inexperienced for the White House and walking away from comprehensive immigration reform.

  • App launched with uniquely African emojis Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 10:59 AM ET

    JOHANNESBURG— App developers have launched a series of uniquely African emojis of characters dressed in colorful traditional attire using popular local expressions and gestures. Afro Emoji founder Nigerian-American Ayoola Daramola said there was a gap in the market for images representing African mobile phone users. Afro Emoji spokeswoman Jessica...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama said Saturday that he will ask the Republican-led Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020. GOP lawmakers scoff at the science behind climate change and dismiss Obama's pleas for the issue to be dealt with urgently. Obama on Tuesday plans to send to Congress the spending blueprint...