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  • WASHINGTON, Nov 29- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday took a step toward passage of tax legislation that is a top White House priority, setting up a likely decisive vote later this week even though it was unclear if the bill has enough Republican support to become law. Stocks rallied on optimism the tax overhaul package could pass, but obstacles remained, including...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 29- Congressional Republicans scrambled on Wednesday to reformulate their tax bill to satisfy lawmakers worried about how much it would balloon the U.S. budget deficit, as the measure moved toward a decisive U.S. Senate floor vote later this week. Stocks rallied on optimism that the tax overhaul package could pass, but obstacles remained,...

  • New, long-acting drugs may hold hope for millions of people who often suffer migraines. Andrew Hershey, neurology chief at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He had no role in the research but has tested other migraine drugs and wrote a commentary published with the studies Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • ST. CHARLES, Mo.— The Latest on President Donald Trump's speech promoting the Republican tax plan:. President Donald Trump's visit to Missouri may be less about winning the support of Democratic Sen. Trump, who called on McCaskill to support the bill during his tax reform event in St. Charles, Mo., is lending his support to Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley's bid to...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 29- Congressional Republicans scrambled on Wednesday to reformulate their tax-cut bill to satisfy lawmakers worried about how much it would expand the federal deficit, as the measure moved toward a decisive U.S. Senate floor vote later this week. Republicans have a 52-48 majority in the 100- member Senate, giving them enough votes to approve...

  • WASHINGTON— More people signed contracts in October to buy homes, ending three straight months of declines. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of pending home sales jumped 3.5 percent to 109.3 in October. The median home sales price in October rose 5.5 percent from a year earlier to $247,000.

  • ST. CHARLES, Mo.— President Donald Trump appeared to give up trying to win Democratic support for the GOP tax overhaul plan Wednesday, as he took aim at a chief Republican target and repeatedly boosted her rival. During a trip to Missouri to try to push the GOP tax plan across the finish line, Trump told the state's voters that Democratic Sen. McCaskill, a top Republican...

  • Several states, including Missouri, Massachusetts and New York, have opened investigations, and the city of Chicago sued Uber on Monday for failing to notify affected residents. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said that because the drivers' information that was accessed included names and license numbers, state law required Uber to notify them and...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 28- Three out of 12 regional Federal Reserve banks wanted an increase in the rate commercial banks are charged for emergency loans ahead of the U.S central bank's last policy meeting, minutes from a discussion of the discount rate showed on Tuesday. The Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City, Cleveland and Richmond in October had urged the Fed's...

  • LONDON, Nov 24- Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. The U.S. Senate Banking Committee holds a hearing on Tuesday to confirm the nomination of Jerome Powell to succeed Janet Yellen at the helm of the Federal Reserve. The world's top economy is pretty much...

  • LONDON, Nov 24- Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them. The U.S. Senate Banking Committee holds a hearing on Tuesday to confirm the nomination of Jerome Powell to succeed Janet Yellen at the helm of the Federal Reserve. The world's top economy is pretty much...

  • CHICAGO/ GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Nov 24- Violence in Missouri and Alabama marred an otherwise subdued start to the U.S. holiday shopping season as bargain hunters flocked to malls for Black Friday deals. Riverchase Galleria mall in Alabama shut its doors 40 minutes early on Thursday when fights broke out in the mall, local news outlet al.com reported.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 22- The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday said it had made a final determination that anti-subsidy duties should be imposed on tool chests imported from China. It calculated final countervailing duty rates of 15.09 percent for Jiangsu Tongrun Equipment Technology Co Ltd, 14.03 percent for Zhongshan Geelong Manufacturing Co Ltd and 14.39...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 22- The U.S. Commerce Department said on Wednesday it had made a final determination that tool chests imported from China are subsidized. The department said in a statement it would impose final anti-subsidy duties on Chinese exporters ranging from 14.03 percent to 95.96 percent. The case was brought by Waterloo Industries Inc of Sedalia,...

  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, in a notice to the four other members of the commission, asked that an initial vote be cast to begin a process to decide if the existing ownership cap should be eliminated or raised, the agency said. There is debate about whether the FCC has the legal authority to set the cap, designed to ensure that one company does not acquire an overwhelming...

  • Missouri AG: I want the facts about Google's data collection

    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley discusses his state's investigation into Google's supposed mishandling of consumer data.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 20- Warner Bros.- DC's costly " Justice League" has dominated the North American box office but fallen well short of expectations with a $96 million opening weekend at 4,051 locations. Instead, " Justice League" is launching with only the eighth largest opening of 2017. Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. domestic distribution president, said there were...

  • French President Emmanuel Macron, COP23 President Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama of Fiji and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose for a photo with Timothy Naulusala from Fiji during the COP23 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, November 15, 2017.

    Almost 200 nations kept a global agreement to tackle climate change on track after talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out.

  • Nov 17- Missouri will limit the use of a weed killer made by BASF SE after farmers complained the chemical drifted and harmed their crops, following a move by Arkansas to prohibit sprayings next year of the herbicide and rival products. Missouri on Thursday banned sprayings of BASF's Engenia herbicide, which is based on a chemical known as dicamba, in 10 counties...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 17- A weed killer blamed for damaging millions of acres of U.S. crops this summer did not reduce yields for most of the soybeans checked by BASF SE, which makes a version of the herbicide, the company said on Friday. The United States has faced a weed-killer crisis this year caused by new formulations of dicamba-based products, which drifted away from...