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  • French President Emmanuel Macron, COP23 President Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama of Fiji and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose for a photo with Timothy Naulusala from Fiji during the COP23 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, November 15, 2017.

    Almost 200 nations kept a global agreement to tackle climate change on track after talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out.

  • Wal-Mart said it plans to order a total of 15 Tesla trucks, five for the United States and ten for Canada. The company operates a fleet of about 6,000 trucks in the United States. JB Hunt Transport Inc was the first major U.S. trucking company to announce an order for Tesla's new "Semi" electric trucks, saying it had reserved multiple vehicles for use on the U.S. West...

  • NEW YORK— Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to rape. He was impeached and then acquitted of perjury...

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

  • Hunt Transport Services Inc said on Friday they will order Tesla Inc's electric semi trucks, boosting the Silicon Valley automaker's effort to expand its reach beyond luxury cars and solar energy systems. Walmart plans to order a total of 15 Tesla trucks, five for the United States and ten for Canada. Separately, J.B. Hunt was the first major U.S. trucking company...

  • Hunt Transport Services Inc was the first major U.S. trucking company to back Tesla Inc's new "Semi" electric trucks on Friday, saying it had reserved multiple vehicles for use on the U.S. West Coast. Shares of J.B. Hunt were down 1.8 percent while Tesla shares were up 1.7 percent in early trading in New York. In a showy launch on Thursday, Tesla chief Elon Musk said the...

  • Orrin Hatch, R- Utah, the oldest and longest-serving Senate Republican, said to a Democratic colleague. The dispute flared Thursday night as Republicans pushed a $1.5 trillion tax cut for businesses and individuals through the Senate Finance Committee over Democrats' objections. Sherrod Brown, D- Ohio, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, said everyone...

  • Thorny problems await in the Senate, though. But in the Senate, a similar measure received a politically awkward verdict from nonpartisan congressional analysts showing it would eventually produce higher taxes for low- and middle-income earners but deliver deep reductions for those better off. The Senate bill was approved late Thursday by the Finance...

  • MIDVALE, Utah _ Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $9.8 million. For the current quarter ending in January, Sportsman's Warehouse expects its per-share earnings to range from 26 cents to 29 cents. Sportsman's Warehouse expects full-year earnings in the range of 56 cents to 59 cents per share, with...

  • SALT LAKE CITY _ Security National Financial Corp. on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $1.1 million. The Salt Lake City- based company said it had net income of 7 cents per share. Security National Financial shares have decreased 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The mostly party-line 227-205 vote masked more ominous problems in the Senate. The Senate bill was approved late Thursday by the Finance Committee and sent to the full Senate on a party-line 14-12 vote. Elimination of the so-called individual mandate would add an estimated $338 billion in revenue over 10 years that the Senate tax-writers used for other tax...

  • WASHINGTON— Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others. "It's a terribly regressive tax that imposes harsh burdens on low- and middle-income taxpayers," said Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R- Utah.

  • MONROE, Mich.— Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21- foot motorboat— unaware that he was being poisoned. A thick, green scum coated western Lake Erie. He recovered, but Lake Erie hasn't.

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Nov 15- State and local governments could suffer hits to revenue collections under the tax reform bills being considered in the U.S. Senate and House because of the potential loss of a federal subsidy applied to bond issues and because a proposed increase in the standard taypayer deductions would affect some states. The future federal subsidy...

  • CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Nov 15- States and local governments face additional revenue risks under U.S. House and Senate Republican tax reform bills from a potential loss of a federal subsidy and increases in standard taxpayer deductions that would cut cash to some state coffers. Now, the U.S. House of Representatives bill, which was unveiled Nov. 2, could knock out a...

  • WASHINGTON— Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others in a sharp break with the idea that everyone should contribute toward health care. "It's a terribly regressive tax that imposes harsh burdens on low- and...

  • Nancy Nayor of Nancy Nayor Casting says Andy Henry no longer works for her firm after he recently told her about the incidents. They told The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the story, they had felt preyed upon by Henry. Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of an honorary degree from the University of Buffalo.

  • WASHINGTON— Wisconsin's Ron Johnson on Wednesday became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party's tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP leaders. Passage of a similar package seemed certain Thursday in the House, where a handful of dissidents conceded they expected to be steamrolled by a GOP frantic to claim its first major...

  • OAKLAND, Calif.— Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease. The experiment was done Monday in California on 44- year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot.

  • Nov 14- Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello spent six hours on Capitol Hill on Tuesday defending his government's actions over the handling of power restoration on the island in the wake of Hurricane Maria's devastation. For Rossello, who has just requested $94.4 billion in federal assistance to rebuild the U.S. territory better than it was before the Sept....