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  • Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said she held separate calls with Trump and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Wednesday, in which she urged them not to make that change. However, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the administration "didn't make any assurances" on renewable fuel standard levels. The biofuels industry has...

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— The potential for a tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production gained new life Wednesday, as a bill emerged from a state House committee and Democratic Gov. Pennsylvania, the nation's No. 2 gas state thanks to the prolific Marcellus Shale, is the only major natural gas producer that does not tax production. Wolf and other supporters of the tax say...

  • Communities around Pennsylvania are hoping to become the site of Amazon's much-vaunted second headquarters, with the e-commerce giant's promises of $5 billion in investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Smaller Pennsylvania cities are making a bid for HQ2, too, even though they don't meet some of Amazon's criteria for population and access...

  • FRANKFORT, Ky.— Most of Kentucky's future public employees would not get guaranteed pension payments under a deal announced Wednesday by the state's Republican leaders who are trying to salvage one of the worst-funded public retirement systems in a country where many such plans are hopelessly underfunded. "This is a big, big cost to the people of Kentucky,"...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Communities across New Jersey and the nation have spent the last few months developing proposals on why they should be selected as the site of Amazon's second headquarters, hoping to reap the financial benefits it would provide. Analysts say the choice for New Jersey basically came down to four cities— Camden, Jersey City, New Brunswick and Newark.

  • BOSTON— Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo Amazon's much-vaunted second headquarters that they're brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company and even pushing its buttons. The Associated Press talked to the leaders of more than 50 cities or metropolitan regions about the different ways they're showcasing...

  • *Wall Street mixed as Dow touches record but S&P negative. *Oil falls as U.S. production offsets Iraq output concerns. NEW YORK, Oct 17- U.S. stocks turned mixed on Tuesday on earnings reports, with the Down Jones Industrial Average breaching the 23,000 mark for the first time, while the U.S.

  • *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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

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    While the national picture of high home prices and a tight supply may look bleak, certain local markets are still lucrative options.

  • Weinstein is nude in the bathtub and asks Roberts to bare her breasts, she told The New York Times. —1988: Lisa Rose, then a 22- year-old assistant in Miramax's London office, is sent to work for a day at The Savoy hotel and while alone in a suite with Weinstein, he requests a back rub and a massage, saying others complied, she told the BBC. —Early 1990 s: Actress Rosanna...

  • The department said New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, and Cook County in Illinois along with its largest city Chicago, "have preliminarily been found" to have policies that violate the law. The Justice Department said it had found no evidence that four other jurisdictions- Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Clark County, Nevada, Miami-Dade County, Florida and the...

  • SILVER SPRING, Md.— The Latest on an FDA panel's discussion on a gene therapy treatment for blindness:. A panel of experts to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously in favor of Spark Therapeutics' injectable therapy, which aims to improve vision in patients with a rare mutation that gradually destroys normal vision. The FDA has until mid-January to...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 12- The United States Justice Department singled out four cities and a county on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law that says local governments cannot limit information sharing with U.S. immigration officials. The department said New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, and Cook...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 12- The United States Justice Department singled out four cities and a county on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law which requires them to communicate with federal immigration officials about a person's citizenship status. The department said Thursday that New Orleans, New...

  • LANSING, Mich.— Local taxes on food and beverages would be preemptively banned in Michigan under legislation that is likely to be signed into law by Gov. While no Michigan municipalities are considering an excise tax on sugary and artificially sweetened beverages, business groups and others lobbying for the measure pointed to soda taxes in Philadelphia and...

  • The panel experts to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously in favor of Spark Therapeutics' injectable therapy, which aims to improve vision by replacing a defective gene needed to process light. The FDA has until mid-January to make its decision and does not have to follow the panel's recommendation, though it often does. While the therapy from...

  • Target Corp. joins Walmart and Home Depot among others in partnering with Google on voice shopping as they seek to compete against Amazon's dominance with its Echo devices. Amazon started offering Echo voice assistants in late 2014, while Google made its debut with Google Home earlier this year. Target is also expanding nationwide its Google Express...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- The United States Justice Department singled out five cities and counties on Thursday for allegedly having so-called "sanctuary policies" that may violate a federal law which requires them to communicate with federal immigration officials about a person's citizenship status. The department said Thursday that Cook County in Illinois,...