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  • Democratic senators urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to press China for a trade deal that fully addresses the technology transfer and intellectual property concerns outlined by U.S. Led by Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the senators said in a letter to Trump that any deal with Beijing must at a minimum commit China to "cease the predatory...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- Troubled by widespread health and safety hazards uncovered by a Reuters investigation into U.S. military housing, Congress will hold hearings next month to ensure that what were seeing now can never happen again, said Michigan Democrat Gary Peters, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. The hearings mark a growing bipartisan...

  • OSLO, Jan 16- Budget carrier Norwegian Air will axe a number of routes in Europe and to the U.S and the Middle East, shutting several bases as part of a cost-cutting plan announced last month. The airliner will close its bases in Palma de Mallorca, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife in Spain, as well as in Stewart and Providence in the United States. "These aircraft are primarily...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK Jan 4- The partial government shutdown is increasing the chances of delays in U.S. energy initiatives from the release of President Donald Trump's proposed offshore drilling plan to allowing higher levels of ethanol in gasoline during summer months, energy industry groups said on Friday. The Interior Department is operating at reduced...

  • Another set of pictures, taken by tenants, shows homes across the Atlantic in North Carolina, Maryland and Louisiana, plagued by flooding, bursting pipes, mold blooms, collapsed ceilings, exposed lead paint and tap water as brown as tea. Ireland's historic Capard House is among the vacation properties owned by Rhode Island real estate developer John Picerne.

  • Dec 14- A U.S. government auction for three wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts ended on Friday with record-setting bids totaling more than $400 million from European energy giants including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Equinor ASA. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced the sale's three winners- Equinor Wind US LLC, Mayflower Wind Energy LLC, and...

  • Dec 14- A U.S. government auction for three wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts ended on Friday with record-setting bids totaling more than $400 million from companies backed by European energy giants including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Equinor ASA, the agency that conducted the sale said. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced the sale's...

  • Most people who do not sign up for Obamacare insurance by Saturday's open enrollment deadline will not be able to obtain coverage until next fall, unless they have a qualifying life event such as getting married or having a child.

  • Dec 13- A U.S. government auction for three wind leases off the coast of Massachusetts was on track to blow through a previous sale record on Thursday, with bids standing at combined $285 million after 24 rounds. The highly competitive lease sale will give the winner or winners the right to develop nearly 390,000 acres, divided into three leases near the...

  • Nov 29- U.S. agriculture suppliers are stockpiling the Chinese chemicals that farmers need to kill crop pests and boost yields- before tariffs on them more than double on Jan. 1. President Donald Trump, are part of an eight-month trade war between the United States and China affecting $250 billion worth of Chinese products and $113 billion in U.S. goods.

  • A CVS Pharmacy store is seen in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 30, 2017.

    Florida is suing the nation's two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales.

  • Industry groups and state environmental officials have urged the EPA to set new nationwide rules as the state of California has been moving forward with plans to set new state emissions limits. The EPA said in a statement it had scheduled a formal announcement on Tuesday with industry executives and state environmental officials regarding its "Cleaner...

  • issues for schools, roads, parks, sewers and other projects as well as measures to rein in taxation and expand Medicaid. F-State of California $8.87 bln for water projects P-State of California $4 bln for housing and veterans' loans P-San Diego Unified School District $3.5 bln for school improvements P-State of California $2 bln for homeless housing P-State of...

  • issues for schools, roads, parks, sewers and other projects as well as measures to rein in taxation and expand Medicaid. F-Pima County $430 mln for roads and highways Mesa School District $300 mln for upgrades and renovations. F-State of California $8.87 bln for water projects P-State of California $4 bln for housing and veterans' loans P-San Diego Unified...

  • Nov 1- U.S. voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of scores of bond issues for schools, roads, parks, sewers and other projects as well as measures to rein in taxation and expand Medicaid. State of California $8.87 bln for water projects State of California $4 bln for housing and veterans' loans San Diego Unified School District $3.5 bln for school improvements...

  • The dairy industry was a sticking point in the contentious renegotiations of the free trade deal between the U.S., Canada and Mexico that concluded last month. President Donald Trump demanded concessions from the protected Canadian dairy industry and said on Twitter that Canada was hurting U.S. farmers with high tariffs. Trade Representative- which...

  • Oct 22- Toymaker Hasbro Inc missed analysts' estimates for quarterly revenue and profit on Monday, as the demise of major retail partner Toys' R' Us hurt sales in the United States and Europe, sending its shares down 9 percent in early trading. Investor expectations were high going into the quarter after Chief Executive Officer Brian Goldner and Wall Street...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- Five industry groups representing major internet providers and cable companies filed suit on Thursday seeking to block a Vermont law barring companies that do not abide by net neutrality rules from receiving state contracts. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Vermont by groups representing major providers like AT&T Inc,...

  • The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Vermont by groups representing major providers like AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc and follow a suit from the four groups earlier this month challenging a much broader California law mandating providers abide by net neutrality rules. The groups are also challenging an executive order on...

  • Oct 17- Four major U.S. public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday proposed removing Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman following several high-profile scandals and said they hoped to gain backing from larger asset managers. State treasurers from Illinois, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, and New York City Comptroller Scott...