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  • WASHINGTON/ HOUSTON, Feb 8- Native American groups said they would step up efforts to block the development of energy infrastructure across the United States to prevent future water contamination and damage to sacred land, following the defeat for the Standing Rock Sioux in its battle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. In states including Texas,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- Silenced on the Senate floor, Democrat Elizabeth Warren took her criticism of U.S. The unusual rebuke of Warren came after the Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for confirming Sessions as attorney general. Warren took to the Senate floor to argue against the nomination, reading the letter Coretta Scott King wrote in...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- Silenced on the Senate floor, Democrat Elizabeth Warren took her criticism of U.S. The unusual rebuke of Warren came after the Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for confirming Sessions as attorney general. Warren took to the Senate floor to argue against the nomination, reading the letter Coretta Scott King wrote in...

  • President Donald Trump on Friday started killing off a retirement advice rule that wealth managers from Wall Street to Wisconsin have spent the last six years lobbying against. Wall Street has argued it would harm consumers because it would raise compliance costs and therefore fees, and force them to get rid of Main Street clients and small businesses that...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Surveys regularly find that Americans have no idea what a 529 college savings plan is, so a little tinkering under the hood is definitely needed. "There aren't enough hours in the day," said Republican Representative Lynn Jenkins of Kansas, who just co-sponsored a bill with Democrat Ron Kind of Wisconsin to improve 529 and ABLE accounts, which are...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Surveys regularly find that Americans have no idea what a 529 college savings plan is, so a little tinkering under the hood is definitely needed. "There aren't enough hours in the day," said Republican Representative Lynn Jenkins of Kansas, who just co-sponsored a bill with Democrat Ron Kind of Wisconsin to improve 529 and ABLE accounts, which are...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- U.S. House Republicans are unlikely to begin tackling tax reform legislation until the summer, after first moving to revamp the nation's healthcare system, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday. In an interview with Fox News, the Wisconsin Republican said lawmakers had to make good on their pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- U.S. House Speaker Ryan on Thursday said Republicans in Congress were unlikely to begin tackling tax reform legislation until the summer, after first moving to revamp the nation's healthcare system. Ryan's comments came as Trump, who has called on Congress to act swiftly to enact his sweeping agenda, prepared to meet with congressional tax...

  • *Fed policy statement expected at 2:00 pm ET. A rate hike is not the likely outcome of the Fed's first meeting under President Donald Trump as the central bank awaits more clarity on his policies. Fourth-quarter earnings seem to be okay, "said Chuck Self, chief investment officer at iSectors LLC in Appleton, Wisconsin.

  • *Fed policy statement expected at 2:00 pm ET. The Fed is expected to keep interest rates unchanged in its first policy meeting after President Donald Trump took office, as the central bank seeks greater clarity on his economic policies. Fourth-quarter earnings seem to be okay, "said Chuck Self, chief investment officer at iSectors LLC in Appleton, Wisconsin.

  • The company got complaints from eight consumers in Indiana, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Ohio, who found some sharp metal objects in certain cans. The recall involved certain products under brands Cope, Copenhagen, Husky Brands and Skoal, which were made in the company's Franklin Park, Illinois, facility. The company said it notified the U.S. Food...

  • *Shares fall as much as 5.4 pct to $54.79. The motorcycle maker said dealers in the United States still had too many 2016 models at the end of the fourth quarter, which led Harley to limit shipments of its 2017 models, including higher-margin touring motorcycles with the new "Milwaukee-Eight" engine. "We are concerned about currency going forward and expect that to...

  • The Milwaukee- based company's shares fell about 5 percent to $55.00 in premarket trading on Tuesday. The lower shipment forecast suggests that dealer inventories are still too high, RBC Capital Markets analyst Joseph Spak wrote in a note. In October, Harley said it planned to slow production in the fourth quarter in an effort to work through high inventory...

  • The Milwaukee- based company's shares were down nearly 4 percent at $55.65 in premarket trading on Tuesday. Shipments have been hurt as foreign competitors such as Japan's Honda Motor Co Ltd and Indian motorcycle maker Polaris Industries Inc have cut prices to entice new buyers. Harley's rivals also include Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, as well as Germany's...

  • The Milwaukee- based company's shares were down 2 percent at $56.81 in premarket trading on Tuesday. The motorcycle maker's net income rose to $47.18 million, or 27 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $42.2 million, or 22 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue from motorcycles and related products fell to $933 million from $1.01 billion.

  • *Ban affects Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen. WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 29- President Donald Trump's order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States sparked confusion and anger on Saturday after immigrants and refugees were kept off flights and left stranded in airports. In his most sweeping decision...

  • *Ban affects Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen. WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 29- President Donald Trump's order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States sparked confusion and anger on Saturday after immigrants and refugees were kept off flights and left stranded in airports. In his most sweeping decision...

  • *Ban affects Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen. WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 29- President Donald Trump's order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States sparked confusion and anger on Saturday after immigrants and refugees were kept off flights and left stranded in airports. In his most sweeping decision...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 28- President Donald Trump's order to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States sparked outrage but hit a roadblock late on Saturday when a federal judge said stranded travelers could stay in the country. The emergency court ruling was cheered at Boston's Logan International Airport, one...

  • The new Republican president on Friday put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred travelers from Syria and six other countries. Hundreds of protesters gathered at airports in Dallas, Chicago, New York and elsewhere while inside, anxious family members waited and worried for travelers. They knew Trump had pledged...