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  • PHOENIX— Republican lawmakers from 19 states are trying to develop a plan in Arizona this week for carrying out a growing, but unlikely, national effort to amend the Constitution to require a balanced U.S. budget, a long-held goal of conservatives who believe out-of-control spending is harming the nation. All 27 amendments that have been adopted were proposed...

  • It doesn't take much to upend many Americans' finances. According to the Federal Reserve, 44 percent of U.S. adults say they would have trouble coming up with $400 to cover an unexpected expense. Surveys by The Pew Charitable Trusts found that 51 percent of families with at least $2,000 in savings reported trouble paying the bills after a financial shock.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- Days after President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Mayara Pena still has a lot of unanswered questions. On Tuesday, Pena, who came to the United States from Brazil as a teenager, learned that her authorization to work and protection from deportation under DACA will lapse in 2019, before the car...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 7- U.S Customs and Border Patrol has awarded four additional contracts to design prototypes for a wall along the southern border of the United States, another step toward fulfilling President Donald Trump's campaign promise. Last week, the agency awarded four contracts for concrete wall prototypes and the latest contracts will be for...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 7- A self-driving car will soon be one ride option available from Lyft in the San Francisco Bay Area, as the ride-services company ramps up its efforts to become a serious player in autonomous vehicle technology. The cars will come from Drive.ai, a Mountain View, California, startup that builds software to turn cars into autonomous vehicles.

  • BOSTON, Sept 6- Insys Therapeutics Inc sought to manipulate insurance payment approval for an opioid cancer pain drug called Subsys even if for inappropriate uses, according to a U.S. Senate report on the opioid crisis released on Wednesday. The report was the first by McCaskill, the ranking Democrat on the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs...

  • BOSTON, Sept 6- Insys Therapeutics Inc sought to manipulate the process to gain insurance payment approval for an opioid cancer pain drug called Subsys even if for inappropriate uses, according to a U.S. Senate report related to the national opioid addiction crisis released on Wednesday. The report was the first by McCaskill, the ranking Democrat on the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 5- The U.S. Congress, back from vacation on Tuesday, already had its plate full with urgent fiscal and disaster relief issues when President Donald Trump saddled it with deciding the fate of people brought illegally to the United States as children. Trump on Tuesday scrapped DACA while giving Congress six months to do something about it.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 5- The U.S. Congress, back from vacation on Tuesday, already had its plate full with urgent fiscal and disaster relief issues when President Donald Trump saddled it with deciding the fate of people brought illegally to the United States as children. Trump on Tuesday scrapped DACA while giving Congress six months to do something about it.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 5- The U.S. Congress, back from vacation on Tuesday, already had its plate full with urgent fiscal and disaster relief issues when President Donald Trump saddled it with deciding the fate of people brought illegally to the United States as children. Trump on Tuesday scrapped DACA while giving Congress six months to do something about it.

  • *Ryan, Republican Senator Hatch say Congress must act. WASHINGTON, Sept 1- House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan urged President Donald Trump on Friday not to rescind an Obama-era program that protects immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children, as more Republicans lined up against the move. Ryan and Senator Orrin Hatch on Friday...

  • *Ryan, Republican Senator Hatch say Congress must act. Ryan and Senator Orrin Hatch on Friday joined a small but growing number of lawmakers from the party that controls Congress and the White House to speak out against killing DACA, created in 2012 by Democratic former President Barack Obama and long the target of conservative immigration hard-liners.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 1- House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan urged President Donald Trump on Friday not to rescind an Obama-era program that protects immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children, joining business leaders and others opposing the move. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump will announce on Tuesday whether he...

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    The White House told Congress it does not need to include money for Trump's border wall in a budget bill, The Washington Post reports.

  • Aug 31- Arizona sued Insys Therapeutics Inc on Thursday, accusing the drugmaker of engaging in a fraudulent marketing scheme aimed at increasing sales of a fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine called Subsys. The lawsuit by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix comes during a series of federal and state...

  • The lawsuit by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix comes during a series of federal and state investigations centered on Insys' Subsys opioid drug. The lawsuit, filed in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, accused Insys of paying doctors sham speaker fees in exchange for writing prescriptions of Subsys...

  • After Freeport agreed to divest a 51 percent stake in Grasberg, the world's second-biggest copper mine, Indonesia's Energy and Finance Ministries posted on social media. #FreeportTaatIndonesiaBerdaulat, or " Freeport is obedient, Indonesia is a sovereign state". Indonesia's President Joko Widodo was the driving force behind the agreement demanding the...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- Standard& Poor's warned on Wednesday of grim consequences for the U.S. economy if the White House and lawmakers fail to reach a deal to keep the government open and avert a default. The likelihood of either outcome, however, remains slim, with the urgency to address massive damage from Tropical Storm Harvey, the most powerful storm to hit Texas in over...

  • After Freeport agreed to divest a 51 percent stake in Grasberg, the world's second-biggest copper mine, Indonesia's Energy and Finance Ministries posted on social media. The bombastic statement illustrates Indonesia's view that the dispute with Freeport over the mine was all about asserting the country's rights to its mineral resources.

  • JAKARTA, Aug 30- Indonesia's government left no doubts as to who it believes got the better deal in its landmark agreement with Freeport McMoRan Inc on the future of the Grasberg copper mine. After Freeport agreed to divest a 51 percent stake in Grasberg, the world's second-biggest copper mine, Indonesia's Energy and Finance Ministries posted on social media.