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  • BOSTON, May 31- After U.S. But now investors are pouring money back in, boosting net deposits in 22 green funds to nearly $83 million in the first four months of 2017, according to data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper unit. The coal industry faces problems in the marketplace that are too big for any government to solve, said Murray Rosenblith, a portfolio manager for the...

  • TORONTO, May 25- Freeport McMoRan Inc said Thursday that mining and milling rates at its Grasberg mine in Papua, Indonesia have been affected by an extended strike, and a "large number" of approximately 4,000 absentee workers were deemed to have resigned. Escalating labor tension is a further disruption for Freeport, entangled in a lengthy dispute with Indonesia...

  • OAK BROOK, Ill., May 24- Hundreds of fast-food workers demanded wage increases as they marched outside McDonald's Corp headquarters during the company's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday. More than two dozen protesters were arrested outside the United Continental Holdings Inc shareholder meeting in downtown Chicago. "I saw my mother, who worked 30...

  • Among the group's recommendations for the Senate include maintaining the expansion of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled, while also limiting federal spending for certain populations, according to a copy of the proposal. Members of the group, which include governors from Utah, Tennessee and Michigan, are also now...

  • TEL AVIV, May 16- Israeli defense electronics firm Elbit Systems reported slightly higher quarterly net profit, boosted by a rise in revenue that was partly offset by increased research and marketing spending aimed at boosting future revenue growth. Elbit, Israel's largest publicly traded defense firm, said on Tuesday it earned $1.21 per diluted share...

  • TEL AVIV, May 16- Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit Systems reported slightly higher quarterly net profit, boosted by a rise in revenue that was partly offset by increased research and marketing spending aimed at boosting future revenue growth. Elbit, Israel's largest publicly traded defence firm, said on Tuesday it earned $1.21 per diluted share...

  • "Wells Fargo has been a part of the Philadelphia community for more than 140 years and we will vigorously defend our record as a fair and responsible lender." Philadelphia accused Wells Fargo of having since 2004 steered minority borrowers into higher-cost, riskier loans than white borrowers, even if they qualified for loans with easier terms, and refused to let...

  • WASHINGTON, May 11- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, a critical position ahead of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Delays in Senate confirmation of veteran trade lawyer Robert Lighthizer more than 100 days after his nomination have set back...

  • WASHINGTON, May 11- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, a critical position ahead of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Delays in Senate confirmation of veteran trade lawyer Robert Lighthizer more than 100 days after his nomination have set back...

  • Trade Representative, a critical position ahead of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, passed a key procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Thursday. The Senate voted to limit debate over the nomination of veteran trade lawyer Robert Lighthizer by a 81-15 vote. Lighthizer passed through the procedural vote easily...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a resolution to revoke an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to free the drilling industry from what he sees as excessive environmental regulation. Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona made a...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- In a blow to administration efforts to free the oil and gas industry from Obama-era environmental rules, a Senate resolution to revoke a rule to limit leaks and flaring of methane from oil and gas production on federal lands fell short of votes 49-51 on Wednesday. Getting the Trump administration to repeal the Interior Department's Bureau of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- In a blow to administration efforts to free the oil and gas industry from Obama-era environmental rules, a Senate resolution to revoke a rule to limit leaks and flaring of methane from oil and gas production on federal lands fell short of votes 49-51 on Wednesday. Getting the Trump administration to repeal the Interior Department's Bureau of...

  • BOSTON, May 9- Insys Therapeutics Inc's chief executive said on Tuesday it was working to resolve a U.S. Justice Department probe, after prosecutors accused several former executives of leading a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based pain medication. Saeed Motahari, who took over as the Arizona- based drugmaker's CEO just over three weeks ago,...

  • Now Kentucky is poised for a new distinction: to be the first state to save money by reducing the number of people on Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled and a central tenet of Obamacare. If successful, Kentucky would provide a roadmap for other states who are worried about paying an increasing share for people on Medicaid.

  • Now Kentucky is poised for a new distinction: to be the first state to save money by reducing the number of people on Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled and a central tenant of Obamacare. If successful, Kentucky would provide a roadmap for other states who are worried about paying an increasing share for people on Medicaid.

  • MEXICO CITY/ OTTAWA, May 4- From launching a data-mining drive aiming to find supply-chain pressure points to sending officials to mobilize allies in key U.S. states, Mexico and Canada are bolstering their defenses of a regional trade pact President Donald Trump vows to rewrite. Mexico, for example, has picked out the governors of Texas, Arizona and Indiana as...

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- A former accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to settle criminal and civil charges, after he was caught illegally trading options while working at the agency, according to sources familiar with the matter. He will also pay more than $100,000 in penalties and ill-gotten profits to settle the SEC's civil case, and...

  • WASHINGTON, May 3- A former accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to settle parallel criminal and civil charges, after he was caught illegally trading options while working at the agency, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. The charges against David R. Humphrey, a 16- year SEC veteran, represent a rare instance...

  • Currently about 35 percent of the workforce in the United States are freelancers, according to Freelancers Union, a non-profit organization. Maven Gig, currently operational in San Diego, will be launched in San Francisco and Los Angeles later this year, GM said. GM is testing more than 50 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles with self-driving technology on public...