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  • WASHINGTON— Low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, a U.S. trade commission ruled Friday, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from abroad. Georgia- based Suniva Inc. and Oregon- based SolarWorld Americas...

  • ATLANTA— A website is tricking people into thinking they're dealing with Delta Air Lines when arranging for their pets to fly on jets, the Atlanta- based company maintains in a new federal lawsuit. The site— DeltaPetTransit.com— is designed to look like a Delta site and uses the airline's logos and pictures of its planes, Delta said in the lawsuit, filed Thursday in...

  • BOISE, Idaho— The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires. Under the deals, Idaho foresters will administer timber sales on about 10,000 acres the federal agency has on its...

  • WASHINGTON— Low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, a U.S. trade commission ruled Friday, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from abroad. Georgia- based Suniva Inc. and Oregon- based SolarWorld Americas...

  • The SEC, the federal agency responsible for protecting investors and ensuring markets function properly, is under fire after disclosing the hack of its electronic network that whisks company news and data to investors. Experts question the length of time taken to disclose the breach, and why the SEC isn't meeting the same security standards it demands of...

  • In the two months since Senate Republicans lost their initial attempt to scuttle President Barack Obama's statute, there's fresh evidence GOP voters are adamant that the party achieve its long-promised goal of dismantling that law. This includes conservative firebrand Roy Moore forcing a GOP primary runoff against Sen. Charles Grassley, R- Iowa, told Iowa...

  • RENO, Nev.— The Latest on tests for new bridge construction technology intended to withstand strong earthquakes at the University of Nevada, Reno:. The University of Nevada, Reno engineers performed the test Wednesday, a day after the big Mexico earthquake. A day after a deadly earthquake struck Mexico City, University of Nevada scientists will mimic quakes to...

  • RENO, Nev.— Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab on Wednesday tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage. University of Nevada, Reno engineers performed the experiments on a giant "shake table" to simulate violent motions of an...

  • Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina

    Republicans need 22 more votes from among the 24 GOP senators representing states that would get less money under the latest Obamacare repeal bill.

  • LAS VEGAS— Officials with authority over the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday decided to wait until the city of Denver approves the nation's first marijuana club before they further discuss licensing and regulating pot lounges in Sin City. Nevada launched legal sales of recreational pot on July 1, and there's been heavy demand from tourists. The initial discussion...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law:. A bipartisan attempt at shoring up the Affordable Care Act is officially over in the Senate. The development comes as the GOP has revived its partisan attack on "Obamacare," with Senate leaders and President Donald Trump pushing repeal and replace legislation.

  • BOSTON, Sept 18- The sale of former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci's SkyBridge Capital LLC hedge fund investment firm to a consortium that includes a Chinese buyer is still on track, with the closing date expected in late September, the firm's chief investment officer said on Monday. SkyBridge spokeswoman Woomi Yun, in an email, named...

  • RENO, Nev.— Environmentalists have sued a U.S. agency to try to stop it from allowing oil and gas drilling on a vast stretch of federal land in Nevada, where the government is reversing protections put in place nine months ago under the Obama administration. The Sierra Club and Center for Biological Diversity say the U.S. Bureau of Land Management illegally failed...

  • Sept 18- Kinross Gold Corp, as expected, gave the go-ahead on Monday to spend more than $1 billion to expand two of its gold mines, including its Tasiast mine in West Africa, but its shares fell as investors took profits after a stellar run this year. Kinross okayed a second-phase, $590 million expansion at its Tasiast operation in Mauritania, which will help the...

  • Sept 18- Kinross Gold Corp said it plans to expand two gold mines, including the second phase of its Tasiast operation in West Africa, spending more than $1 billion to boost output and lower costs. The Toronto- based miner said it will spend another $445 million to add five years of production to its Round Mountain mine in Nevada, currently scheduled to end in 2022.

  • HENGQIN, China, Sept 17- Just a stone's throw across a narrow waterway from the world's largest gambling hub Macau, a former oyster farming island is being transformed into China's newest tourism haven. The transformation of Hengqin, which is three times as large as Macau, is part of Beijing's efforts to bolster links between Hong Kong, Macau and nine cities in the...

  • HENGQIN, China, Sept 17- Just a stone's throw across a narrow waterway from the world's largest gambling hub Macau, a former oyster farming island is being transformed into China's newest tourism haven. The transformation of Hengqin, which is three times as large as Macau, is part of Beijing's efforts to bolster links between Hong Kong, Macau and nine cities in the...

  • Sept 15- As U.S. consumer outrage grows over prescription drug prices, state authorities and patient advocates in Maryland are preparing to enforce the nation's first law designed to punish drugmaker price-gouging. The state Attorney General's office said it will field complaints and investigate "unconscionable increases" in essential generic medicines...

  • LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas never needs an excuse to party, and as an entertainment oasis a short trip from Mexico, the city will roll out the red, white and green carpet starting Friday to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. Las Vegas has the' ambiente'— the fun, the excitement— all year long, and then you bring in Alejandro Fernandez, Pepe Aguilar and the ones who have the...

  • When Uber began operating in Portland in December 2014, it did not have any permits, so it used a software tool it had created called Greyball to block regulators from booking rides. Uber stopped using the software after it received approval to operate its service in Portland in April 2015. Portland launched its investigation after the New York Times reported in...