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  • Hunter's bill, which was reviewed by Reuters, would exempt vaping devices from many of those rules, including a requirement that new products be reviewed and authorized by the FDA before being sold. The bill adds momentum to a series of legal and legislative efforts by tobacco and vaping companies to derail the FDA rule, though it is unclear how much support it...

  • Coca-Cola and rival PepsiCo Inc's soda sales have taken a hit as consumers in North America and Europe increasingly shun sugary drinks. The Atlanta- based company said it was increasing its cost-cutting target by $800 million in annualized savings and now expects to save $3.8 billion by 2019.. The company, which also reported a smaller-than-expected...

  • Pulte's shares were down 2.9 percent at $22.40 in premarket trading on Tuesday. Wedbush Securities analyst Jay McCanless said slower-than-expected unit closing pace would come under focus in the post-earnings call, noting that first-quarter housing revenues and unit closing were below his forecast. Pulte, which mainly sells single-family homes, said the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled. The nomination earlier passed the Senate Agriculture Committee with only one vote in opposition, although some Midwestern senators raised concerns that Perdue...

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture, leaving all but one of President Donald Trump's Cabinet positions filled.

  • April 24- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by former WellCare Health Plans Inc Chief Executive Todd Farha of his 2013 fraud conviction for his role in a scheme to cheat the Medicaid health insurance program for the poor. Farha began serving a three-year sentence at a minimum security federal prison in Alabama after the Atlanta- based...

  • HOUSTON, April 20- ConocoPhillips has beaten its 2017 asset sales target less than four months into the year, after shedding $30.8 billion worth of energy assets in six years. But instead of a chorus of cheers on Wall Street, Chief Executive Ryan Lance is facing investor skepticism that the company can deliver growth from remaining oil and gas fields.

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- The U.S. Justice Department is expected to name a deputy attorney general under former President George W. Bush to serve as independent monitor of Volkswagen AG under a plea agreement over its diesel emissions scandal, a source briefed on the matter said on Wednesday. Larry Thompson, a lawyer at Finch McCranie LLP who was deputy attorney...

  • Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff speaks to volunteers and supporters at a campaign office on April 17, 2017 in Atlanta.

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on Georgia's special election where the GOP held off a Dem win.

  • April 18- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday suffered a rare loss before one of its own judges, who dismissed a case accusing an Atlanta real estate investor of insider trading. SEC Administrative Law Judge James Grimes found no evidence that Charles Hill gained $744,000 of illegal profit in shares of Radiant Systems Inc in 2011 after...

  • Georgia special election a referendum on Trump?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the highlights of the special election for the 6th District in Georgia as the traditionally Republican seat may become Democratic.

  • WASHINGTON, April 18- A group that supports a new prepaid card rule sued the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday for information it says could raise doubts about why Republicans are trying to kill the measure. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the company has donated thousands of dollars to Georgia Senator David Perdue, a...

  • GA special election a referendum on Trump?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on Georgia's special election to replace the seat vacated by Tom Price who became President Trump's secretary of Health and Human Services.

  • A special election in Georgia is becoming a must-watch political event

    Tuesday's special House election in Georgia is drawing big-time media attention.

  • Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff speaks to volunteers and supporters at a campaign office on April 17, 2017 in Atlanta.

    If Jon Ossoff wins a special election for Tom Price's seat, Republicans may face the possibility that they could lose control of Congress.