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  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the budget battle in Congress:. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is accusing President Donald Trump of reneging on a deal he thought they had neared on immigration and spending. The New York Democrat said on the Senate floor that after a White House meeting Friday with Trump, he thought "in my heart" that senators could complete an...

  • Houston, Jan 19- Oil prices slid 1 percent on Friday and were on track for the biggest weekly falls since October despite hitting three-year highs earlier this week as concerns over growing U.S. production outweighed tightening global supplies. Brent crude futures were trading 68 cents lower at $68.63 a barrel at 1:26 p.m. EST. West Texas Intermediate crude...

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration's promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action, an Interior Department official said Friday in a statement that Democrats said contradicted a high-profile announcement by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Zinke's announcement about keeping Florida off the table, made during a...

  • Unreleased full-year coal employment data from the Mining Health and Safety Administration shows total U.S. coal mining jobs grew by 771 to 54,819 during Trumps first year in office, led by Central Appalachian states like West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania- where coal companies have opened a handful of new mining areas for shipment overseas.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the budget battle in Congress:. Republicans control the Senate 51-49. The GOP needed 60 votes to prevail, but the tally was 50-48 as of 11 p.m. Eastern time. The Senate is awaiting a final vote from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

  • Unreleased full-year coal employment data from the Mining Health and Safety Administration shows total U.S. coal mining jobs grew by 771 to 54,819 during Trumps first year in office, led by Central Appalachian states like West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania- where coal companies have opened a handful of new mining areas. But the industry also lost jobs in...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Preparations for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the Capitol, December 08, 2016.

    Three bids from the Washington, D.C., area made it to the final list for Amazon's second headquarters, the highest representation among all regions.

  • Jan 18- Amazon.com Inc has short-listed 20 cities and regions, including Canada's Toronto, for the construction of a second headquarters that it says will generate 50,000 new, high-paying jobs in a $5 billion investment. Major U.S. centers including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C. also made it onto the list announced on Thursday, and smaller...

  • Major U.S. centers including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C. were on the list announced on Thursday, along with Toronto and smaller cities such as Raleigh, North Carolina, and Columbus, Ohio. The others that met the company's criteria were Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Miami, Montgomery County in Maryland,...

  • Here's a list of the 20 places still in contention for Amazon's second headquarters:.

  • NEW YORK— Amazon's second home could be in an already tech-heavy city, such as Boston, New York or Austin, Texas. The 20 picks, narrowed down from 238 proposals, are concentrated mostly in the East and the Midwest and include several of the biggest metro areas in the country, such as Chicago, Washington and Los Angeles, the only West Coast city on the list.

  • OLNEY, Md. _ Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $8.3 million. The holding company for Sandy Spring Bank posted revenue of $63 million in the period. Sandy Spring Bancorp shares have risen 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BETHESDA, Md. _ Eagle Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $15.6 million. The Bethesda, Maryland- based bank said it had earnings of 45 cents per share. Eagle Bancorp shares have increased roughly 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— Federal prisons officials on Wednesday tested a jamming technology inside the walls of a federal prison, a rare move that authorities said they hope will help combat the danger posed by inmates with cellphones. The test was conducted over several hours Wednesday morning at a federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland, Assistant Attorney General...

  • The rules barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's push to undo them inspired both street and online protests in defense of the Obama-era rules. FCC spokesman Brian Hart declined to comment on the litigation.

  • WASHINGTON— A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remained distant Tuesday, as House Republicans leaders turned their attention to building support for a backup plan: a stopgap funding bill to stave off the threat of an election-year shutdown. The focus on a budget Plan B— another temporary measure...

  • But Washington isn't just any American city. Washington City Councilman Jack Evans, who serves as chairman of the Metro board, cites studies showing 42 percent of federal government workers take public transit regularly. Washington's trains extend into Virginia and Maryland, pulling in three bureaucracies in an unwieldy arrangement with officials who are...