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  • *Wall Street slumps on concerns about U.S. tax reform bill. TOKYO, Dec 15- Asian shares erased earlier modest gains on Friday with sentiment dented by Wall Street's weakness on concerns about the progress of U.S. tax reform, though regional stocks remain on track for a weekly rise. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.4 percent, but...

  • *Wall Street slumps on concerns about U.S. tax reform bill. TOKYO, Dec 15- Asian shares erased earlier modest gains on Friday but were still on track for a weekly rise, as sentiment was hurt by Wall Street's weakness on concerns about the progress of U.S. tax reform. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.5 percent, but poised to gain 0.7...

  • *Wall Street slumps on concerns about U.S. tax reform bill. TOKYO, Dec 15- Asian shares edged higher on Friday, on track for weekly gains, though sentiment was kept in check by Wall Street's weakness on concerns about the progress of U.S. tax reform. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.04 percent in early trade, poised to gain 1.2 percent...

  • Greg Gianforte is sponsoring legislation to withdraw land near Yellowstone National Park from future mining, after describing an identical Senate measure as "dead on arrival" in the House. Gianforte spokesman Travis Hall said the Republican has been working with other lawmakers to make sure the bill introduced Thursday can pass. Jon Tester, a Democrat, had...

  • National anthem protests in the NFL. These were some of the people, topics and memes that trended to the top of Google searches in 2017. The search terms reflected the United States in upheaval over sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men, reeling from the tumultuous presidency of Donald Trump, and people around the world searching for information...

  • Dec 12- Wall Street stocks were higher on Tuesday afternoon with the biggest boost from the financial sectors as investors bet on strong economic growth a day ahead of the U.S. Earlier in the day, a Labor Department report showed U.S. producer prices rose in November as gasoline prices surged and the cost of other goods increased, leading to the largest annual gain...

  • *Brent hits $65 a barrel earlier in day. NEW YORK, Dec 12- Major European stock indexes closed higher on Tuesday as the S&P and the Dow advanced further into record territory, while Brent crude oil slipped after reaching $65 per barrel for the first time since mid-2015. Shares of Gemalto, a Netherlands- based digital security services company, surged 34.6 percent...

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— Even as it clashes with American Indians over reductions to national monuments in the Southwest, the Trump administration is pursuing creation of a new monument on the border of a Montana reservation where tribal officials remain wary of the idea. The Blackfeet Indian Tribe has long fought oil and gas drilling and other development within the...

  • *U.S. Congress passes bill to temporarily avert govt shutdown. An agreement would remove the last obstacle for opening free-trade talks with the European Union. May is likely to meet European Union chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker before dawn in Brussels.

  • *U.S. Congress passes bill to temporarily avert govt shutdown. The euro inched down 0.1 percent to $1.1766, around its lowest levels since Nov. 22, as traders waited to see if British Prime Minister Theresa May has finally clinched an elusive deal with Irish and EU officials on how they would run their post-Brexit land border on the island of Ireland.

  • *U.S. Congress passes bill to temporarily avert govt shutdown. Removing one major stumbling block for the dollar on Friday, the U.S. Congress on Thursday passed legislation to temporarily fund the government through Dec. 22, beating a Friday midnight deadline. U.S. Senate Republicans agreed to talks with the House of Representatives on sweeping tax legislation...

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— A small Montana company that landed and lost a contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid reached a settlement in a dispute over money it said it was owed for the work, according to court documents. The settlement between Montana- based Whitefish Energy Holdings and Arc American of Indiana was confirmed by...

  • SALT LAKE CITY— President Donald Trump ordered U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke earlier this year to conduct an unprecedented review of 27 monuments established by former presidents over more than two decades on lands and waters revered for their natural beauty and historical significance. Trump will shrink Bears Ears National Monument by about 85...

  • WASHINGTON— A Senate panel on Tuesday approved legislation that would provide banks and credit unions with relief from some of the stricter regulatory requirements put in place after the 2008 financial crisis. That bill had no chance of gaining the 60 votes necessary to overcome a filibuster in the Senate. Supporters from both major parties said the Senate...

  • Dec 4- Montana has sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, withdrawing from a multistate investigation by attorneys general into opioid manufacturers' marketing practices and joining a growing list of states that have broken off to pursue individual lawsuits. Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced a lawsuit on Monday accusing Purdue of...

  • Dec 4- Montana has sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, withdrawing from a multistate investigation by attorneys general into opioid manufacturers' marketing practices and joining a growing list of states that have broken off to pursue individual lawsuits. Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced a lawsuit on Monday accusing Purdue of...

  • Dec 4- Montana has sued OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, withdrawing from a multistate investigation by attorneys general into opioid manufacturers' marketing practices, joining a growing list of states that have broken off to pursue individual lawsuits.

  • MONTANA ACCUSES PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY PURDUE PHARMA LP OF DECEPTIVELY MARKETING OPIOID OXYCONTIN.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- Six more U.S. senators signed on to support a sweeping Republican tax bill on Friday, leaving only one known Republican opponent- Bob Corker- and virtually assuring the measure would pass despite Democratic opposition. Corker, a deficit hawk from Tennessee, said on Friday he could not vote for the Senate legislation because of fiscal concerns.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- Five more U.S. senators signed on to support a sweeping Republican tax bill on Friday, but two holdouts remained. The moderate senator from Maine has said she is not committed to voting for the bill. She said she made progress on Friday on another concern, reaching agreement to change the bill so state and local property taxes are deductible from...