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  • CHARLESTON, W.V., Oct 4- Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker said he would have voted in favor of an interest rate hike at the Fed's September policy meeting had he been able to vote, reflecting the growing pressure on Fed Chair Janet Yellen to raise rates. The U.S. central bank left interest rates steady at its Sept 20-21 meeting but three of its 10...

  • They argue that the EPA overstepped its regulatory authority under the federal Clean Air Act when the agency issued rules to curb greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants. Tuesday's highly anticipated arguments drew a crowd of hundreds at sunrise to watch the opponents face off against the EPA, 18 states and some supportive power companies.

  • They argue that the EPA overstepped its regulatory authority under the federal Clean Air Act when the agency issued the rules, which would curb greenhouse emissions mainly from coal-fired power plants. During Tuesday's highly anticipated arguments, which drew hundreds of lawyers, journalists and others to queue-up at the court at sunrise to watch...

  • They argue that the EPA overstepped its regulatory authority under the federal Clean Air Act when the agency issued the rules, which the U.S. Supreme Court has put on hold while the case is litigated. "It's an invasion, in our estimation, of the state regulatory domain," Scott Pruitt, the Republican attorney general of Oklahoma, one of the states suing the EPA, said at a...

  • Heather Bresch, chief executive officer of Mylan

    Mylan CEO Heather Bresch is set to testify Wednesday before a House committee over sky-high price hikes for lifesaving EpiPens.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- Mylan NV faced new scrutiny over price hikes for its anti-allergy EpiPen on Tuesday, with U.S. lawmakers calling for a probe of oversight of the company's rebates to government healthcare plans, while West Virginia said it was investigating whether Mylan defrauded its Medicaid department. Ahead of the hearing, Republicans on the Senate...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- Mylan NV faced new scrutiny over price hikes for its anti-allergy EpiPen on Tuesday, with U.S. lawmakers calling for a probe of oversight of the company's rebates to government healthcare plans, while West Virginia said it was investigating whether Mylan defrauded its Medicaid department. Ahead of the hearing, Republicans on the Senate...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- Mylan NV faced new scrutiny over price hikes for its anti-allergy EpiPen on Tuesday, with U.S. lawmakers calling for a probe of oversight of the company's rebates to government healthcare plans, while West Virginia said it was investigating whether Mylan defrauded its Medicaid department. Ahead of the hearing, Republicans on the Senate...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- The U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday said it had asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the rebates to state Medicaid programs for Mylan Inc's EpiPen treatment.

  • A test for the shares looms on Wednesday, when Mylan CEO Heather Bresch testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee over price increases of EpiPen, an auto-injector of allergy medicine. The hearing will come the day after West Virginia disclosed an investigation into whether Mylan violated antitrust laws or defrauded the state's...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- The state of West Virginia is investigating whether Mylan NV violated antitrust law or defrauded the state's Medicaid program in connection with its EpiPen device. Mylan, which has raised the U.S. price for a pack of two EpiPens from less than $100 when it acquired the product in 2007 to more than $600, also faces scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers and an...

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON, Sept 19- The 27 states challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan in court say the lower emissions levels it would impose are an undue burden. Already, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Dakota appear to be meeting the CPP's early targets. Cynthia Coffman, attorney general of Colorado, said her state's likely ability to comply with the...

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The 27 states challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan in court say the lower emissions levels it would impose are an undue burden. Already, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Dakota appear to be meeting the CPP's early targets. Cynthia Coffman, attorney general of Colorado, said her state's likely ability to comply with the...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- Mylan NL Chief Executive Officer Heather Bresch will appear at a Sept. 21 congressional hearing over price increases for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee said in a statement on Wednesday. A probe into EpiPen pricing by a U.S. Senate subcommittee was announced on Sept. 7.

  • Arch had $485.5 million in self-bonds in Wyoming when it filed for bankruptcy protection in January, saddled with $6 billion of debt and a deep slump in the coal sector. Under a reorganization plan set for a confirmation trial in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis on Tuesday, Arch must replace all of its self-bonds within 15 days of its bankruptcy exit plan becoming...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- About 10,000 retired coal miners and their families descended on the U.S. Congress on Thursday to pressure lawmakers to pass stalled legislation that would prevent 22,000 of them from losing their pension and health benefits as soon as early 2017.. "These miners put in decades of back-breaking work in America's coal mines to energize our...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- About 10,000 retired coal miners and their families descended upon the U.S. Congress on Thursday to pressure lawmakers to pass stalled legislation that would prevent 22,000 of them from losing their pension and health benefits as soon as early 2017.. "These miners put in decades of back-breaking work in America's coal mines to energize our...

  • The Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service offices in Hamden, Connecticut, as well as the USDA office in Leetown, West Virginia, would reopen on Thursday, Herrick said. The closures were triggered by one email message sent to multiple employees at USDA offices in Hamden and Leetown, along with offices in Fort Collins, Colorado; Beltsville,...

  • The USDA closed offices in five states on Tuesday and is working with local and federal authorities, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, to determine the seriousness of the threats, department spokesman Matthew Herrick said in an emailed statement on Tuesday night. The Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service offices in Hamden,...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 30- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has closed six offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats, a USDA spokesman said on Tuesday, and police were investigating similar threats to faculty members from at least two universities in eastern states. "Yesterday, USDA received several anonymous messages that are concerning for the safety...