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  • 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...

  • Oct 17- Several public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday backed a proposal to remove Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman, saying the social media giant mishandled several high-profile scandals. State treasurers from Illinois, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, co-filed the...

  • Oct 17- Several public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday backed a proposal to remove Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman, saying the social media giant mishandled several high-profile scandals. State treasurers from Illinois, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, co-filed the...

  • The Block Island Wind Farm, located off the coast of Block Island, RI, is pictured on Jun. 13, 2017. 

    The new organization will be called Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- The U.S. economy does not face a large chance of a recession in the next two years and the Federal Reserve plans to keep gradually raising interest rates, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said on Thursday. Asked whether the narrowing gap between short-term and long-term interest rates points to an impending economic downturn, Powell said the U.S....

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- A reshuffling of Wall Street benchmark industry sectors that transferred high-flying FANG stocks like Facebook Inc and Google-parent Alphabet Inc out of the technology label may be a boon to some under-the-radar companies that used to compete with them for investor attention. Companies such as Cisco Systems Inc, Juniper Networks Inc, Xerox...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- A reshuffling of Wall Street benchmark industry sectors that transferred high-flying FANG stocks like Facebook Inc and Google-parent Alphabet Inc out of the technology label may be a boon to some under-the-radar companies that used to compete with them for investor attention. Companies such as Cisco Systems Inc, Juniper Networks Inc, Xerox...

  • Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, attends the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 12, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho. 

    Apple plans to create an online tool for police to formally request data about its users and to assemble a team to train police about what data can and cannot be obtained from the iPhone maker, according to a company letter seen by Reuters. 

  • Sept 6- The potential for another takedown of a longtime Democratic incumbent by a progressive challenger looms in Delaware, where voters on Thursday were choosing between a three-term U.S. Carper has won a dozen statewide elections over his 40- year career and has faced only token opposition in Senate nominating contests in the past. The contest follows...

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Donna Childs recently bought a home in Rhode Island about 5 minutes from the Pocasset River, and, despite past flooding, everyone told her she did not need flood insurance. But what it actually refers to is a flood event that has a 1 percent chance of occurring in any given year, said Lynne McChristian, consultant with the Insurance Information...

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Donna Childs recently bought a home in Rhode Island about 5 minutes from the Pocasset River, and, despite past flooding, everyone told her she did not need flood insurance. But what it actually refers to is a flood event that has a 1 percent chance of occurring in any given year, said Lynne McChristian, consultant with the Insurance Information...

  • NEW YORK, July 31- Donna Childs recently bought a home in Rhode Island about 5 minutes from the Pocasset River, and, despite past flooding, everyone told her she did not need flood insurance. But what it actually refers to is a flood event that has a 1 percent chance of occurring in any given year, said Lynne McChristian, consultant with the Insurance Information...