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  • Lisa Murkowski, among a handful of GOP senators who've not said how they'll vote and whose backing party leaders desperately need. The language would shield Alaska from cuts the legislation would make in Medicaid by limiting spending to a specified amount per beneficiary under the health care program for the poor. And studies released by the nonpartisan...

  • With no Democratic support for the bill, Republicans remain a handful of votes short in the Senate, needing 50 votes in a 100- seat chamber they control 52-48, with Pence casting a potential tie-breaking vote. Senator Rand Paul opposes it and at least six others are undecided: John McCain, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Rob Portman and Jerry Moran.

  • VERNON, Vt.— Two Native American tribes want a say in the cleanup of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant and the future use of the land, which was once the site of settlements and fishing and burial grounds for the groups' ancestors. Last month, the Elnu Abenaki tribe, based in southern Vermont, filed testimony with the Public Utilities Commission.

  • A group that represents state officials who administer Medicaid programs is telling Senate Republicans to slow down and rethink their latest health care bill. The group wants Congress to revisit Medicaid changes. A study finds the latest GOP effort to end "Obamacare" would take federal dollars away from states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law:. A bipartisan attempt at shoring up the Affordable Care Act is officially over in the Senate. The development comes as the GOP has revived its partisan attack on "Obamacare," with Senate leaders and President Donald Trump pushing repeal and replace legislation.

  • Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, introduced a bill on Thursday that would make it easier for the government to stop mergers and another that would raise fees that companies pay for merger reviews. One bill would lessen the burden on the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission, which review...

  • KINGSTON, N.Y.— Kevin Corrado, publisher of the New Haven Register in Connecticut for the past three years, has been named publisher of the Daily Freeman in Kingston. The Hudson Valley newspaper reports that Corrado also will oversee operations at the Denver- based Digital First Media's other New York properties, including the Oneida Daily Dispatch; The...

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

    Sanders' description of the legislation omitted specifics about how much it would cost and final decisions about how he would pay for it.

  • WASHINGTON— Senators on Wednesday rolled out competing plans for the nation's health care system, with a group of GOP senators making a last, long-shot effort to undo Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and independent Sen. Lindsey Graham, R- S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R- La., proposed legislation that would do away with many of the subsidies and mandates of the 2010 law and...

  • A customer prepares to fuel her vehicle at a Road Ranger gas station in Princeton, Ill.

    New York, California and three other states are suing the Trump administration, saying it must put in place higher penalties for automakers that violate federal fuel economy standards.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- New York, California and three other U.S. states said on Monday they sued the federal government for delaying the rollout of higher "gas-guzzler" penalties for automakers whose vehicles fail to meet minimum fuel-economy standards. The lawsuit, which also includes Vermont, Maryland and Pennsylvania, is the highest profile legal challenge to...

  • DETROIT— New York, California and three other states are suing the Trump administration, saying it must put in place higher penalties for automakers that violate federal fuel economy standards. The U.S. Department of Transportation more than doubled civil penalties for fuel economy violations last year after Congress ordered agencies to adjust their fines...

  • THE ROAD BACK FROM A STORM. There's no single formula for a small business to recover from a hurricane or other natural disaster. The Federal Emergency Management Agency estimates that 40 percent of companies fail after a disaster.

  • A Ford hybrid vehicle on the assembly line in Wayne, Michigan.

    New York, California and three other U.S. states are suing the government for delaying the rollout of higher "gas-guzzler" penalties for automakers.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- New York, California and three other U.S. states on Monday are suing the federal government for delaying the rollout of higher "gas-guzzler" penalties for automakers building new vehicles failing to meet minimum fuel-economy standards. The suit, which also includes Vermont, Maryland and Pennsylvania, is the highest-profile legal...

  • ONTARIO, California, Aug 22- As her husband stalked around the back yard, upending chairs and screaming about demons, Nancy Schrock knew he was unraveling fast. It was 10:24 p.m. on a Thursday in June 2012. Nancy took them through the house to the back; Santiago Mota, a veteran cop, drew his Taser.

  • A City College of New York graduate takes a selfie during the commencement ceremony.

    Here are the states leading in all levels of education, according to CNBC's 2017 Top States for Business report.

  • These are the five most expensive US states

    Living in these states is a blessing and a curse. Prices are sky-high, but the lifestyles can be grand. Here are 2017's five most expensive states to live in.

  • Top States to Live

    Think you live in the best possible place? These states get high marks for low crime, inclusiveness and good health of their citizens.

  • Top States On The Move.

    CNBC reveals the 10 states where you will pay a pretty penny to live and plunk down big bucks for some basic essentials.