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  • *U.S. Justice Department reviewing law Marino championed. WASHINGTON, Oct 17- The U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump's pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it became public he spearheaded a bill that hurt the government's ability to crack down on opioid makers flooding the market with the addictive painkillers. Trump had pegged...

  • DETROIT— Autonomous vehicles are already navigating the verdant hills of Pittsburgh and cruising the pitched avenues of San Francisco. Cruise Automation, a self-driving software company owned by General Motors, aims to begin testing in New York early next year. Testing in New York is allowed under legislation included in the 2018 state budget.

  • *Wall Street mixed, Europe flattens near record highs. *U.S. 2- year yields pop to near 9- year high. NEW YORK, Oct 17- U.S. stocks turned mixed on Tuesday, with traders unimpressed by some bank earnings reports, while the U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- President Donald Trump's pick for U.S. drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it become public that he spearheaded a bill that undercut the government's power to crack down on opioid makers that were flooding the market with the addictive painkillers. Trump had pegged Tom Marino, a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, to lead the Office of...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- U.S. 2- year Treasury yields rose to their highest level since November 2008 on Tuesday after the strongest reading on U.S. import prices in more than a year pushed inflation expectations higher. The Labor Department said import prices jumped 0.7 percent last month, the biggest gain since June 2016, after an unrevised 0.6 percent rise in August.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Tom Marino, his pick as the U.S. drug czar, has withdrawn after it became public that the congressman advocated for legislation undermining the government's ability to crack down on pharmaceutical companies that play a role in the nation's opioid crisis. Trump had pegged Marino, a Pennsylvania...

  • PITTSBURGH— A Pittsburgh man who helped a defense contractor in a $6 million scheme to overcharge the U.S. Defense Department for Humvee window kits has been sentenced to three years' probation. The federal judge says in Tuesday's sentencing that 52- year-old Harry Kramer must spend the first six months under house arrest. Kramer pleaded guilty in May to...

  • Tom Marino of Pennsylvania is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar.

  • **LONDON Bank of England Deputy Governor David Ramsden and Monetary Policy Committee member Silvana Tenreyro participates in Treasury Select Committee appointment hearings followed by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. STOCKHOLM- Riksbank executive board meeting 1100 GMT. FRANKFURT- Opening speech by the ECB President Mario Draghi at the ECB...

  • The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late on Friday approved construction of the 303- mile Mountain Valley pipeline that will move up to 2 billion cubic feet per day of gas from West Virginia to Virginia and the 600- mile Atlantic Coast pipeline that will move up to 1.5 bcfd of the fuel from West Virginia to Virginia and North Carolina.

  • Tom Wolf's administration on Monday blamed President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress for a sharp increase in the cost of health insurance that will take effect next year for some of the 500,000- plus people who buy individual plans in Pennsylvania. On a conference call with reporters, Wolf's acting insurance commissioner, Jessica Altman,...

  • Chris Christie on Monday endorsed the bid of the state's biggest city to win Amazon's competition for a second headquarters. "Newark is prime for Amazon's HQ2 development, and this deal would amount to one of the most successful endeavors in the history of New Jersey and Amazon," Christie said in a statement. Monday's announcement of a possible $7 billion in tax...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump presented a distorted picture of his tax plan this past week and claimed he was trying to keep the Obama health law's insurance markets afloat even as he took steps that could well sink them. A look at his statements on a grab-bag of hot topics spanning the economy, Iran, health care and the way he treats his subordinates:.

  • WASHINGTON— For art aficionados, President Donald Trump's tax plan paints a pretty picture. Under current rules, the first $11 million of an estate is exempt for a married couple. Otherwise, their heirs may end up selling off art to pay the IRS.

  • 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...

  • Oct 13- Constitution Pipeline said on Friday that its natural gas pipe from Pennsylvania to New York could enter service as early as the first half of 2019 if it gets the necessary regulatory approvals. On Wednesday, Constitution asked the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to overturn New York's denial of a required water permit that would allow it to...

  • 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...

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— The Latest on Pennsylvania's reaction to the Trump administration's move to stop paying subsidies that lower the price of health insurance policies.:. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says he's joining his counterparts in at least a dozen states to sue the Trump administration over its decision to stop paying cost-sharing...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Alaska, Kansas, North Dakota and Pennsylvania each gained one rig. Texas lost four rigs, Oklahoma declined by three, California lost two and Louisiana and West Virginia each declined by one. Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 13- U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest increase in eight months in September as gasoline prices soared in the wake of hurricane-related production disruptions at oil refineries in the Gulf Coast, but underlying inflation remained muted. "The firmness in retail sales should override the enduring mystery of low inflation to spur a...