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  • *Trump endorses bill, but it is unclear it can pass Senate. President Donald Trump, who has expressed frustration at the Senate's failure thus far to pass legislation dismantling Obama's signature legislative achievement, said "47 or 48" Republicans back the bill, which needs 50 votes for passage in the 100- seat Senate, which his party controls 52-48..

  • The new arbitration requests, filed in the International Court of Arbitration that oversees the companies' agreement, seeks to stop Toshiba from investing in the so-called Fab 6 facility in Yokkaichi, Japan, unless Western Digital's subsidiary Sandisk was also allowed to invest. The court, a branch of the International Chamber of Commerce, is an institution...

  • The Watch Series 3 starts at $399 and was launched alongside new iPhone models. The company is "investigating a fix for a future software release," Apple spokeswoman Amy Bessette told Reuters. But other prominent publications, including the Wall Street Journal and The Verge, recommended against purchasing the new model because the LTE cellular data...

  • *Fed balance sheet to shrink up to $10 billion per month at first. WASHINGTON, Sept 20- The U.S. The Fed, as expected, also said it would begin in October to reduce its approximately $4.2 trillion in holdings of U.S.

  • Sept 20- California cities San Francisco and Oakland filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change, according to public documents. The lawsuits, filed in state courts in San Francisco and Alameda Counties, alleged Chevron Corp, ConocoPhillips,...

  • *Trump endorses bill, but it is unclear it can pass Senate. President Donald Trump, who has expressed frustration at the Senate's failure thus far to pass legislation to replace Obama's signature legislative achievement, said "47 or 48" Republican senators already back the new bill, which needs 50 votes for passage in the 100- seat Senate that his party controls...

  • *Fed balance sheet to shrink up to $10 billion per month at first. WASHINGTON, Sept 20- The U.S. The Fed, as expected, also said it would begin in October to reduce its approximately $4.2 trillion in holdings of U.S.

  • RENO, Nev.— The Latest on tests for new bridge construction technology intended to withstand strong earthquakes at the University of Nevada, Reno:. The University of Nevada, Reno engineers performed the test Wednesday, a day after the big Mexico earthquake. A day after a deadly earthquake struck Mexico City, University of Nevada scientists will mimic quakes to...

  • NEW YORK— The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could have fined Wells Fargo in excess of $10 billion for its illegal sales practices but instead settled for $100 million, according to the agency's internal documents released by Congressional Republicans this week. The CFPB also had evidence that the bank's sales problems went back to at least 2006— far...

  • KB Homes CEO Jeff Mezger

    Jeffrey Mezger's tirade came after a "series of unneighborly actions taken by Ms. Griffin and her boyfriend," a spokesman said.

  • FRESNO, Calif.— The Latest on California's proposal to build two giant water tunnels:. The powerful Westlands Water District dealt a major blow to the project when it opted out, saying the $16 billion tunnels were too expensive. University of California, Davis, professor Jay Lund says the "no" vote by the group of farmers creates an opening for robust political...

  • Sept 20- Democratic U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Federal Election Commission to require transparency for social media advertising after Russians bought U.S. political ads on Facebook Inc in an alleged attempt to influence the 2016 elections. Some 20 Democrats from the Senate and House of Representatives signed the letter. Russia has denied...

  • The Watch Series 3 starts at $399 and was launched alongside new iPhone models. The company is "investigating a fix for a future software release," Apple spokeswoman Amy Bessette told Reuters. But several other prominent publications, including the Wall Street Journal and The Verge, recommended against purchasing the new model because the LTE cellular data...

  • Sept 20- California cities San Francisco and Oakland filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change, according to public documents. The lawsuits, filed in state courts in San Francisco and Alameda Counties, alleged Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon...

  • Sept 20- Democratic U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Federal Election Commission to require transparency for social media advertising after Russians bought U.S. political ads on Facebook Inc in an alleged attempt to influence the 2016 elections. Some 17 Democrats from the Senate and House of Representatives signed the letter. Russia has denied...

  • "I've never felt that we should legalize marijuana," Sessions said in response to a question from a reporter during a press conference in San Diego announcing record-breaking narcotics seizures by the U.S. Coast Guard in fiscal 2017.. Since taking over the helm of the Justice Department in February, Sessions has made drugs, violent crime and illegal immigration...

  • Mashable's Lance Ulanoff dubbed it the "smartest smartwatch yet" as it allows users to do many of the things that they do with their iPhones. "Considering that my Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE didn't function like it was supposed to, I can't recommend buying it and paying the monthly cell fee based on promises," Verge reviewer Lauren Goode wrote.

  • Sept 20- California cities, San Francisco and Oakland, said they filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change. The lawsuits, filed in state courts in San Francisco and Alameda Counties, alleged Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, BP, and Royal...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20- Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit is seeking about $2.6 billion from Uber for the alleged theft of one of several trade secrets in a lawsuit over self-driving cars, a lawyer for Uber said on Wednesday. Uber Technologies Inc attorney Bill Carmody disclosed the figure in a hearing in federal court in San Francisco, where both companies are...

  • *$18 bln agreement follows dramatic twists. TOKYO, Sept 20- Japan's Toshiba Corp agreed on Wednesday to sell its prized semiconductor business to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP, a key step in keeping the struggling Japanese conglomerate listed on the Tokyo exchange. It's unclear whether the sale to the Bain Capital- led group will proceed...