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  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump on Monday promised a tax overhaul by Christmas, a day after the White House signaled its willingness to strike a health care provision from Senate tax legislation if it's an impediment to passing the tax bill. Susan Collins of Maine, whose vote the White House needs. Senators would have to find the money elsewhere to meet the...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— The nation's largest electric company agreed Monday to seek a smaller rate increase on more than a million North Carolina customers, with a smaller potential profit margin, but still wants nearly $200 million a year to clean up the toxic byproducts of burning coal. Duke Energy Corp. and consumer advocates working for the North Carolina Utilities...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 20- In August, a dozen inventors gathered around a fire pit outside the headquarters of the U.S. "It's time for us to make patents great again," Michael Caputo, an advisor to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, told those gathered. The U.S. Supreme Court is due to rule sometime next year on whether the tribunal is an unconstitutional intrusion of the...

  • WASHINGTON— Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday he had no idea that a photo of him and his wife posing with a sheet of newly printed money would go viral. And he said he's not bothered that some commentators suggested the pair looked like James Bond villains. Mnuchin, a former Hollywood producer, said on "Fox News Sunday" that he probably should take it as a...

  • WASHINGTON— Two of President Donald Trump's leading economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the Senate version of a $1.5 trillion measure to overhaul business and personal income taxes that is expected to be voted on after Thanksgiving. Bob Corker of Tennessee, John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona, and Rand Paul of...

  • A measure passed the House of Representatives on Thursday, moving the action to the Senate, where the plan has already encountered resistance. Republicans control the Senate by a 52-48 margin, leaving little room for defections. Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin surprised colleagues on Wednesday by becoming the first Republican to announce opposition to the...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 16- The top U.S. electricity regulator wants to prop up ailing coal and nuclear plants for as long as it takes to determine whether they provide vital services to the grid a process that could take two years or longer, he said in an interview late on Wednesday. Neil Chatterjee, the acting head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said his...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- The top U.S. electricity regulator wants to prop up ailing coal and nuclear plants for as long as it takes to determine whether they provide vital services to the grid a process that could take two years or longer, he said in an interview late on Wednesday. Neil Chatterjee, the acting head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said his...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate on Wednesday narrowly approved President Donald Trump's selection of a retired coal company executive to oversee U.S. mining safety. Zatezalo, of West Virginia, retired in 2014 as chairman of Rhino Resources, a coal company cited for repeated safety violations. A miner died at a Rhino mine in West Virginia in 2011..

  • A coalition of a dozen national and Midwestern agricultural groups sued on Wednesday to overturn a California decision that could force the popular weed-killer Roundup to carry warning labels that it can cause cancer. It claims California's decision violates constitutional due-process and free-speech rights and should be superseded by federal...

  • Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Finance Committee, confirmed late Tuesday he was revising the bill to include repeal of the insurance mandate "to help provide additional relief to low- and middle-income families." The surprise renewal of the failed effort to scrap the law's mandate came a day after President Donald Trump renewed pressure on GOP lawmakers to...

  • Republican leaders in Congress view passage of the first major tax revamp in 30 years as imperative for the GOP to preserve its majorities in next year's elections. At the same time, a nonpartisan analysis of the Senate version of the tax overhaul legislation showed it actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income American households.

  • **FRANKFURT- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen participates in policy panel before the European Central Bank Conference: Communications Challenges for Policy Effectiveness, Accountability and Reputation- 1000 GMT. **FRANKFURT- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen participates in policy panel before the European Central Bank- 1000 GMT.

  • **FRANKFURT- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen participates in policy panel before the European Central Bank Conference: Communications Challenges for Policy Effectiveness, Accountability and Reputation- 1000 GMT. **FRANKFURT- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen participates in policy panel before the European Central Bank- 1000 GMT.

  • Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate were debating their respective plans this week before heading home for the U.S. House& Senate for working so hard on cutting taxes 1/ 2& reform. 3/ 4 Were getting close! " Neither House nor Senate proposals include such a provision.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- Zhongwang USA, an investment firm backed by a Chinese tycoon, has called off its planned acquisition of U.S. aluminum maker Aleris Corp after failing to win U.S. government approval, the companies said on Monday. Zhongwang USA said it had wanted the deal to preserve American jobs. "The Aleris acquisition was a win-win opportunity for American...

  • The assessment by Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation emerged as the Senate's tax-writing committee began wading through the measure, working toward the first major revamp of the tax system in some 30 years. Barging into the carefully calibrated work that House and Senate Republicans have done, President Donald Trump called for a steeper tax cut for...

  • FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives Keynote speech at Opening Conference of 20th Euro Finance Week in Frankfurt, Germany- 0900 GMT. **FRANKFURT- ECB board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger participating in an opening discussion at the Banking Supervision, Resolution and Risk Management Conference during 20th Euro Finance Week in Frankfurt,...

  • FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives Keynote speech at Opening Conference of 20th Euro Finance Week in Frankfurt, Germany- 0900 GMT. **FRANKFURT- ECB board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger participating in an opening discussion at the Banking Supervision, Resolution and Risk Management Conference during 20th Euro Finance Week in Frankfurt,...

  • GLEN DANIEL, W.Va.— Chuck Nelson spent his life in this corner of Appalachia, working for years in the coal mines— a good job in the economically depressed area. But he says the industry that helped him earn a living cost him his health, and his wife's, too. The 61- year-old Nelson blames his kidney and liver disease on the well water he drank for years, and his wife's more...