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  • Aug 25- As Hurricane Harvey closes in on U.S. Gulf Coast energy infrastructure, backup resources are available should oil and fuel production be halted and threaten shortages. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, maintained underground in Louisiana and Texas by the Department of Energy, holds 678.9 million barrels of crude, which is enough to meet total U.S. needs for...

  • Poland Spring Water is committing 'colossal fraud,' lawsuit says

    The class-action lawsuit claims that parent company Nestle Waters North America is bottling common groundwater that doesn't meet the federal definition of spring water.

  • Earlier this month Sara Rademaker bought 4 lbs of elvers (at $1,500 a pound, down from a high of about $2,200, something of a deal). Not to eat, not to ship to Asia, like the vast majority of Maine's baby eels, but to grow. She's spent the last three years developing a commercial aquaculture for the fishery, a means to keeping bigger longterm profits of the elver business in Maine.

    Changes in the worldwide sushi industry have turned live baby American eels into a commodity that can fetch more than $2,000 a pound at the dock.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 3- U.S. lumber mill owners said on Thursday they were "in no hurry" to reach a softwood lumber deal with Canada that fails to limit Canadian producers' share of the U.S. market to a strict percentage. The owners of four lumber mills told Reuters that talks to end a decades-old dispute with Canada should stay on a separate track from negotiations to...

  • AWARDED SEABED LEASES Massachusetts- Vineyard Wind: Avangrid- Bay State Wind: Danish former oil major DONG Energy, New England ultility Eversource- Cape Wind: Boston- based Energy Management Inc.- Deepwater Wind Energy Center: Deepwater Wind. Maryland- Skipjack: Deepwater Wind- Maryland Project: US Wind New York- New York Wind Energy Area: Statoil.

  • July 27- The publisher of marijuana enthusiast magazine, "High Times," plans to take the company public, High Times Holding Corp announced Thursday, as an increasing number of U.S. states legalize the drug. Oreva Capital, which in June announced it had bought a controlling stake in High Times for $70 million, is selling the company to special purpose acquisition...

  • July 27- The publisher of marijuana enthusiast magazine, "High Times," plans to take the company public, High Times Holding Corp announced Thursday, as an increasing number of U.S. states legalize the drug. Oreva Capital, which in June announced it had bought a controlling stake in High Times for $70 million, is selling the company to special purpose acquisition...

  • Oreva Capital, which in June announced it had bought a controlling interest in High Times for $70 million, is selling the company to special purpose acquisition company, Origo Acquisition Corp, for $250 million, the sources said. "This is a market that is growing at a 27 percent annual growth rate," said Troy Dayton, chief executive officer of cannabis investment and...

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- President Donald Trump exhorted every Republican to vote yes on a healthcare overhaul when it comes before the Senate this week, but one of his party's most vocal opponents of the bill, Senator Susan Collins, said he had made no effort to reach her. Hours later on Capitol Hill, Collins, one of a handful of Republican holdouts and the party's most...

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- President Donald Trump exhorted every Republican to vote yes on a healthcare overhaul when it comes before the Senate this week, but one of his party's most vocal opponents of the bill, Senator Susan Collins, said he had made no effort to reach her. Hours later on Capitol Hill, Collins, one of a handful of Republican holdouts and the party's most...

  • *President hopes lunch will strengthen Republican resolve. Trump told 49 senators who came to a White House lunch that they should not leave Washington for a planned August recess until they can find common ground on healthcare. We're very close, "Trump said at the start of the lunch meeting, a day after the seven-year Republican quest to repeal and replace...

  • President Donald Trump pushed Senate Republicans on Wednesday to take another stab at repealing or overhauling Obamacare, urging them at a White House meeting to keep their campaign promises and find a new healthcare approach. We're very close, "Trump said at the start of the lunch meeting, a day after the seven-year Republican quest to repeal and replace...

  • WASHINGTON, July 19- President Donald Trump pushed Senate Republicans on Wednesday to take another stab at repealing or overhauling Obamacare, calling all 52 Republican senators to the White House to urge them to keep their campaign promises and find a new healthcare approach. We're very close, "Trump said at the start of the lunch meeting, a day after the...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- Republican efforts to overhaul or repeal Obamacare collapsed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, dealing a sharp setback to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party's seven-year quest to kill former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The disarray in the Republican-controlled Senate rattled financial markets as it...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- Republican efforts to overhaul or repeal Obamacare collapsed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, dealing a sharp setback to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party's seven-year quest to kill former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The disarray in the Republican-controlled Senate rattled financial markets as it...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- Republican efforts to overhaul or repeal Obamacare collapsed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, dealing a sharp setback to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party's seven-year quest to kill former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The disarray in the Republican-controlled Senate rattled financial markets as it...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- Republican efforts to overhaul or repeal Obamacare collapsed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, dealing a sharp setback to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party's seven-year quest to kill President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The disarray in the Republican-controlled Senate rattled financial markets as it cast...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- Republican efforts to overhaul or repeal Obamacare collapsed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, dealing a sharp setback to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party's seven-year quest to kill President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The disarray in the Republican-controlled Senate rattled financial markets and cast doubt...

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell set a vote on a straight repeal of Obamacare after efforts to overhaul the healthcare law collapsed, but the new approach unraveled within hours on Tuesday in a sharp setback for President Donald Trump and his Republican Party. The disarray in the Republican-controlled Senate rattled...

  • The disarray in the Senate rattled financial markets and cast doubt on the chances for getting President Donald Trump's other domestic policy priorities such as tax reform through a divided Congress. "We will now try a different way to bring the American people relief from Obamacare," McConnell said on Tuesday as he opened the Senate, where the Republicans hold...