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  • People wait for the bus in Newark, New Jersey.

    A new report found cities' stress levels are influenced by poverty and divorce rates, U.S. News reports.

  • Bruce Rauner, governor of Illinois, left, delivers a budget address in the House Chamber of the State Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois.

    Tight revenues and uncertainty about the impact of federal tax and budget policies has ignited the worst state budget battles since 2007.

  • Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk.

    Musk warned that government regulation of artificial intelligence is needed because it's a "fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization."

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- The Trump administration on Thursday announced its first offshore oil and gas lease sale, offering 76 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico and reduced royalty rates for shallow-water leases to encourage drilling at a time of low oil prices. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the sale on Aug. 16 would offer leases offshore Texas, Louisiana,...

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- The Trump administration announced its first offshore oil and gas lease sale on Thursday, offering 76 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico and reduced royalty rates for shallow water leases to encourage drilling at a time of low oil prices. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the sale to take place on August 16 will offer leases offshore Texas,...

  • HOUSTON, July 13- Exxon Mobil Corp has been fined about $165,000 by U.S. regulators for safety lapses including inadequate training and equipment maintenance over an explosion that injured four workers at an aging Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery last year. Exxon said it is contesting the OSHA citations and fines. The Nov. 22, 2016 explosion on a sulfuric-acid...

  • HOUSTON, July 13- ExxonMobil Corp has been fined about $165,000 by U.S. regulators for safety lapses including inadequate training and equipment maintenance over an explosion that injured four workers at an aging Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery last year. Exxon said it is contesting the OSHA citations and fines. The facility was faulted five years ago by the...

  • Donald Trump attends the 'Celebrity Apprentice' Red Carpet Event at Trump Tower on January 5, 2015, in New York City.

    Louisiana's FastStart work-training program is a model for states looking to boost apprenticeships and job growth.

  • Members of the FBI Evidence Response Team work the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of the Armed Forces Career Center/National Guard recruitment office on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    These are the 10 worst states in the US for quality of life, including crime, health, social tolerance and the environment.

  • These are America's worst states for businesses

    Here's why West Virginia tops the list as the worst state in America for business in 2017.

  • A large 20-foot-deep (6-meter) sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles in North Laurel Canyon Blvd, in Los Angeles, is cordoned-off on February 18, 2017, after a powerful storm hit southern California.

    From sluggish economies to the worst in education and innovation, these states score the lowest among all 50 for business.

  • July 7- Missouri joined Arkansas on Friday in banning the use and sale of the weed killer dicamba after a rise in complaints that the agricultural chemical is drifting into neighboring fields and damaging crops, the states agriculture departments said on Friday. "Based on feedback and research, the Department of Agriculture is going to hit the pause button on...

  • July 7- Arkansas will temporarily ban the use and sale of the weed killer dicamba after a rise in complaints that the agricultural chemical is drifting into neighboring fields and damaging crops, the state's agriculture department said on Friday. The emergency 120- day ban of dicamba, produced by Monsanto Co, Germany's BASF and others, will go into effect as soon...

  • LONDON, July 7- The zinc funds-fundamentals pendulum has swung again. Back in May funds were beating a collective retreat from the London zinc market after a second failed attempt at the big-number $3,000- per tonne resistance level. The London Metal Exchange three-month price troughed at $2,427.50 on June 7, since when it has bounced back to a current $2,783.00.

  • Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA).

    U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, shot and wounded during a baseball practice last month, developed an infection and was readmitted to an intensive care unit.

  • The incident occurred when 20 cars of a Canadian National Railway Co freight train, carrying crude for Exxon Mobil Corp to Louisiana, went off the tracks, the Chicago Tribune said in a report on Saturday, quoting officials. Exxon said in an emailed response that CNR confirmed the train was transporting crude oil from Canada to Louisiana, but the oil major did not...

  • President Donald Trump, the Labor Department has continued to fight a challenge to an Obama administration-era rule to raise the pay threshold for overtime eligibility. The Labor Department told a federal appeals court on Friday it had the power to use salaries to set thresholds for mandatory overtime pay, without advocating for the $47,500 maximum salary...

  • The Labor Department told a federal appeals court on Friday it had the power to use salaries to set thresholds for mandatory overtime pay, without advocating for the $47,500 maximum salary level set by the department under Obama. The Labor Department is challenging a November decision from a federal judge in Texas that blocked the Obama rule, a decision that...

  • WASHINGTON, June 29- President Donald Trump on Thursday promoted a "golden era" of the U.S. energy business by seeking to assert power abroad through a boost in natural gas, coal and petroleum exports. The United States also will offer to export coal to Ukraine, where energy consumers often have suffered from cuts in natural gas supply by Russia.

  • The United States also will offer to export coal to Ukraine, where energy consumers have suffered from cuts in natural gas supply by Russia. After decades of being a major importer of natural gas, the United States is set to become a net exporter of gas by 2018 thanks to the boom in fracking in states like Texas and Pennsylvania. As the United States aims to boost LNG...