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  • *Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor. *Jon Huntsman, former Republican Utah governor and ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, ran for Republican presidential nomination in 2012. *John Bolton, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, foreign policy adviser to 2012...

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Monday he would nominate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a presidential rival-turned-supporter to serve as Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary. *Jon Huntsman, former Republican Utah governor and ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, ran for 2012 Republican presidential nomination in...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by printer cartridge reseller Impression Products Inc of a lower court ruling finding it liable for infringing patent rights of Lexmark International Inc when it imported Lexmark's toner products back to the United States after they were sold abroad. At issue is whether foreign sales...

  • Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota for either the interior or energy secretary positions in his Cabinet, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. Trump is also considering Joe Manchin, another conservative Democratic senator who represents the coal state of West Virginia, and Gary Cohn, president and chief operating officer of Goldman...

  • Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota for either the interior or energy secretary positions in his Cabinet, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. Trump is also considering Joe Manchin, another conservative Democratic senator who represents the coal state of West Virginia, and Gary Cohn, president and chief operating officer of Goldman...

  • President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name Wilbur Ross, a billionaire known for his investments in distressed industries, to head the Commerce Department, a Republican source familiar with the decision told Reuters on Tuesday. Ross, 78, a staunch supporter of Trump and an economic adviser, has helped shape the Trump campaign's views on trade policy,...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 18- Most of the U.S. coal industry doubts Donald Trump can fulfill his promise to make the ailing industry great again in a country awash in dirt-cheap natural gas, a competing fuel. "This is the best news that Appalachia as a whole has had in about 10 years," said Jason Bostic, a vice president at the West Virginia Coal Association, referring to Trump's...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 18- Most of the U.S. coal industry doubts Donald Trump can fulfill his promise to make the ailing industry great again in a country awash in dirt-cheap natural gas, a competing fuel. "This is the best news that Appalachia as a whole has had in about 10 years," said Jason Bostic, a vice president at the West Virginia Coal Association, referring to Trump's...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 17- West Virginia's environmental regulator sued Alpha Natural Resources Inc's former management on allegations of fraud on Wednesday, saying top executives should be held accountable for an unusual $100 million funding gap that has emerged just three months after the U.S. coal producer exited bankruptcy. Alpha said in a Nov. 3 court filing it had...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday it had approved an application from HeidelbergCement and Italcementi to divest the Essroc cement plant in Martinsburg, West Virginia, as well as eight cement terminals in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region.

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 8- Mexico's peso whipsawed in after-session trading on Tuesday, but remained at two-and-a-half-month highs on bets that U.S. Polls favor Clinton over Trump, who has threatened to rip up a free-trade deal with Mexico and tax money sent home by migrants in order to build a wall on the southern U.S. border. After rallying nearly 1.4 percent on Tuesday,...

  • TOKYO, Nov 9- The dollar retreated on Wednesday as brief gains gave way to anxiety after early exit polls in the U.S. presidential election showed the final outcome was too close to call. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton scored early victories on Tuesday in their bitter presidential race, with Trump winning as expected in conservative...

  • In a press release, Grassley's office said the HHS Inspector General confirmed in discussions with Senate aides that the watchdog office notified the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about the problematic classification, which was highlighted in a report. A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment to Reuters on the purported...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 8- The internal watchdog at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services warned the office tasked with administering federal health insurance programs that Mylan NV's EpiPen was improperly classified as a generic drug in 2009, Senator Charles Grassley said Tuesday. Mylan said last month it intends to pay $465 million to settle with the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 4- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has won over the U.S. coal industry by promising to revive the downtrodden sector and scrap regulations if elected. But the industry has a Plan B if the New York businessman loses to his more green-minded Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday: carbon capture and storage, a technology that...

  • Voters in this small city in the San Francisco Bay area will be voting on a penny-per-ounce soda tax Tuesday. Proponents are pushing for lawmakers in Birmingham to consider a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages to fill a shortfall for Medicaid. Voters in this small city in the San Francisco Bay will be voting on a penny-per-ounce soda tax on Nov. 8.

  • Voters in this small city in the San Francisco Bay area will be voting on a penny-per-ounce soda tax Tuesday. Proponents are pushing for lawmakers in Birmingham to consider a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages to fill a shortfall for Medicaid. Voters in this small city in the San Francisco Bay will be voting on a penny-per-ounce soda tax on Nov. 8.

  • Heather Bresch, chief executive officer of Mylan NV, listens during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, Sept. 21, 2016.

    The West Virginia attorney general says Mylan could be liable for more than the $465 million the company agreed to pay.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 26- The credit quality of U.S. states is dropping as a result of flagging revenue growth, even as the national economy continues to expand, according to a report due on Wednesday from global investment management firm Conning Inc.. "The biggest driving factor is the reversal in state revenue growth that we've seen over the last six months," Managing...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 7- U.S. employment growth likely picked up in September, putting pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates and signaling that steam could be building in the economy ahead of America's presidential election. The Labor Department will release its employment report on Friday at 8:30 a.m and the data is expected to show the jobless...