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  • A budget measure approved by the Republican-controlled Senate late Thursday allows Congress to pursue legislation allowing oil and gas exploration in the remote refuge on a majority vote. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan of Alaska said Congress can create jobs and enhance energy security by opening a small section of the 19.6 million-acre site to drilling.

  • The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:. THE FACTS: A homeless man from Mexico was arrested on suspicion of arson Sunday in California, but a Sonoma County sheriff's official says the fire doesn't appear to be linked to the wildfires that have killed dozens. Spencer Crum tells The Associated Press the blaze was a small fire in a park that was...

  • Prosecutors at the Federal Trade Commission, 11 states and the District of Columbia have filed 36 lawsuits and other legal actions against companies they say falsely promise debt relief, charging more than $95 million in illegal fees in recent years. But they say the Education Department and its contracted loan servicing companies fail to steer borrowers...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Becoming a lawyer in California isn't going to get easier after the state Supreme Court decided not to lower the minimum passing score on one of nation's toughest licensing exams for attorneys. The move came after law school deans said in a letter to the court that California's high score unfairly penalizes students who would have become...

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans on Thursday muscled a $4 trillion budget through the Senate in a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promise of "massive tax cuts and reform." Divisions within the GOP indicate the process won't be easy despite the political imperative. The upcoming tax measure, always a top item on the GOP agenda, has taken on even...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Top government lawyers representing 19 U.S. states on Wednesday asked a federal judge in California to force the administration of President Donald Trump to make health care subsidy payments that Trump abruptly cut off last week. The states, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, asked a judge in San Francisco for an emergency...

  • PORTLAND, Ore. _ Umpqua Holdings Corp. on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $61.3 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 29 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $297.5 million.

  • The Republican proposal would eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes, a widely popular break used by some 44 million Americans, especially in high-tax, Democratic-leaning states like New York, New Jersey, California and Illinois. Trump and the GOP cast the plan as a boon to the middle class. Meeting at the White House on Wednesday with members...

  • Apples are displayed at a Whole Foods store in New York City, August 28, 2017.

    Shoppers prefer to buy in stores even when online ordering is an option, a Reuters poll found.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Oct 18- Most U.S. shoppers are fiercely loyal to local food stores, calling them better than online options, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that raises questions about how much Amazon.com' s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods will shake up the supermarket business. She shops at BJ's Wholesale Club, ShopRite and Food Lion, even though...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— German automaker Daimler says it is moving toward implementing a new structure in which its Mercedes-Benz car division and truck and bus business would become legally independent entities under Daimler's overall roof. All three would keep their registered offices in Germany. Daimler AG's CEO, Dieter Zetsche, said in a statement that "...

  • SISTERS, Ore.— Lightning started a forest fire one August afternoon near this Oregon tourist town, and it was spreading fast. Just a few months earlier, the U.S. Forest Service and a group of locals representing environmental, logging and recreational interests arranged to thin part of the overgrown forest, creating a buffer zone around Sisters.

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 13- Eighteen U.S. states sued President Donald Trump's administration on Friday to stop him from scrapping a key component of Obamacare, subsidies to insurers that help millions of low-income people pay medical expenses, even as Trump invited Democratic leaders to negotiate a deal. The subsidies cost $7 billion this year and were...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 13- Eighteen U.S. states vowed to sue President Donald Trump's administration on Friday to stop him from scrapping a key component of Obamacare, subsidies to insurers that help millions of low-income people pay medical expenses, even as Trump invited Democratic leaders to negotiate a deal. The subsidies cost $7 billion this year...

  • BOSTON, Oct 5- New Jersey on Thursday accused Insys Therapeutics Inc of engaging in a fraudulent scheme to boost sales of a fentanyl-based cancer pain drug, as Massachusetts announced a $500,000 settlement with the drugmaker to resolve similar allegations. The lawsuit by New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino accused Insys of illegally directing...

  • Oct 2- If history is a guide, Uber Technologies new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi is likely to dangle data sharing and a promise to pay fines and fees when he sits down with London officials to negotiate the ride service's future in one of its most important markets. London transportation officials last month deemed Uber unfit to operate because of lax...

  • Sept 26- Nike Inc posted its slowest quarterly sales growth in nearly seven years in the face of intensifying competition from Adidas AG and said it expects a further drop in revenue from North America. Nike is battling pressures on many fronts- in North America a reinvigorated Adidas has taken market share, while athleisure, a decade-long trend that saw...

  • Trucking industry executives are gathering this week at the North American Commercial Vehicle show in Atlanta as the U.S. medium and heavy truck market is emerging from a slump. "We definitely are leaving 2017 with nice momentum," Martin Daum, chief of Daimler's commercial truck business, told Reuters on Monday. Daimler's North American truck unit said on Monday...

  • Portland, Oregon- based Daimler Trucks North America LLC said on Monday it received permission from the regional regulatory body, Oregon Department of Transportation, after successful trials in its proving ground in Madras, Oregon. Daimler Trucks would test its "platooning" technology in two connected Cascadia, Freightliner's heavy duty semi-trailer truck,...

  • With no Democratic support for the bill, Republicans remain a handful of votes short in the Senate, needing 50 votes in a 100- seat chamber they control 52-48, with Pence casting a potential tie-breaking vote. Senator Rand Paul opposes it and at least six others are undecided: John McCain, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Rob Portman and Jerry Moran.