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  • Jan 19- President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term bill to keep the U.S. government open and prevent agencies from shutting down. After previous government shutdowns, Congress passed measures to ensure that essential and nonessential employees received retroactive pay.

  • President Donald Trump postponed plans to leave Washington on Friday as a bill to fund the government through Feb. 16, approved on Thursday night by the House of Representatives, appeared on the verge of collapse in the Senate, where Democratic votes are needed to pass it. Congress has been struggling for months to agree on long-term government funding levels...

  • Shares of ADT fell 10 percent in the company's market debut Friday.

  • Jan 19- Shares of ADT Inc fell 10 percent in their market debut, giving the home security products maker a valuation of $9.56 billion. Its offering of 105 million shares was priced at $14 apiece, below the expected $17 to $19 range, and raised $1.47 billion. ADT's shares opened at $12.65 on the New York Stock Exchange and hit a low of $12.50 in early trading.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- President Donald Trump postponed plans to leave Washington on Friday while the U.S. Congress faced a midnight deadline to come up with funding legislation to avoid federal agency shutdowns. Although the House of Representatives voted 230-197 on Thursday night for a bill to extend expiring funding through Feb. 16, the measure appeared to be...

  • But with tempers frayed and Republicans and Democrats deeply divided over immigration legislation that has found its way into the government funding fight, the bill appeared to be on the verge of collapse in the Senate. Trump, who was scheduled to leave for his Florida resort in the afternoon, will remain in Washington until Congress passes legislation to...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the budget battle in Congress:. President Donald Trump has invited Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to the White House to try to reach a deal to avoid a government shutdown. The House has voted to remain in session— for now at least— while a Senate vote to avert a government shutdown looms.

  • But with tempers frayed and Republicans and Democrats deeply divided over immigration legislation that has found its way into the government funding fight, the bill appeared to be on the verge of collapse in the Senate. "Democrats are needed if it is to pass in the Senate- but they want illegal immigration and weak borders. Republicans control the Senate but need...

  • Republicans and Democrats in Congress and the White House traded blame for the increasingly likely shutdown with just hours remaining before the midnight deadline. President Donald Trump phoned Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York to invite him to the White House Friday afternoon to try to reach some sort of accord. Democrats in the Senate...

  • Cities such as Detroit, Memphis, Tennessee; and Gary, Indiana, failed to make Amazon's first cut as the online giant narrowed its list to 20 prospective sites for the $5 billion project that could employ up to 50,000 people. Larry Hogan floated an incentive package of more than $5 billion to lure the second headquarters to Montgomery County. New Jersey's pitch...

  • LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Jan 19- HydraForce Inc is going to almost desperate lengths, including offering to bus in out-of-town workers, to find the muscle it needs to meet growing demand for hydraulic valves from its three factories north of Chicago. The Lincolnshire, Ill.- based firm, which wants to add 125 employees to its workforce of 850 this year, has six job fairs...

  • The US Capitol on January 18, 2018 as Congress continues to wrestle to pass a spending bill.

    President Trump and GOP leaders are racing to meet the Friday deadline to pass a short-term spending bill and prevent a government shutdown.

  • Jan 18- President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term spending bill to keep the U.S. government open and prevent agencies from shutting down. After previous government shutdowns, Congress passed measures to ensure that essential and nonessential employees received retroactive...

  • Amazon said on Thursday that Toronto and 19 U.S. locales made the first cut in a contest to find a second headquarters where it promises to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs. As it reviews Toronto, Amazon must weigh whether advantages including Canada's open immigration policy, top technical schools and universal healthcare outweigh any potential...

  • Amazon said on Thursday that Toronto and 19 U.S. locales made the first cut in a contest to find a second headquarters where it promises to invest $5 billion and create 50,000 jobs. As it reviews Toronto, Amazon must weigh whether advantages including Canada's open immigration policy, top technical schools and universal healthcare outweigh any potential...

  • MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Jan 18- Schneider Electric SE said on Thursday that hackers had exploited a flaw in its technology in a watershed incident discovered last month that halted operations at an undisclosed industrial facility. While the target's identity is unknown, one cyber security firm, Dragos, has said it occurred in the Middle East. Others have speculated it...

  • At the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, investors and executives interviewed by Reuters were unfazed by government moves to further regulate cryptocurrencies, which have sent prices into a tailspin. In recent weeks, Japan and China have made noises about a regulatory crackdown while South Korean policymakers said they are considering shutting...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- Three hours west of Chicago, a federal prison stands ready to take in thousands of inmates and hire hundreds of guards, but its expansion is on hold, awaiting approval from a U.S. Congress that is again paralyzed by budget disputes. In Florida, the Coast Guard patrols the waters off President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, working off an...

  • At the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, investors and executives interviewed by Reuters were unfazed by government moves to further regulate cryptocurrencies, which have sent prices into a tailspin. In recent weeks, Japan and China have made noises about a regulatory crackdown while South Korean policymakers said they are considering shutting...

  • At the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, investors and executives interviewed by Reuters were unfazed by government moves to further regulate cryptocurrencies, which have sent prices into a tailspin. In recent weeks, Japan and China have made noises about a regulatory crackdown while South Korean policymakers said they are considering shutting...