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  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 12- President Donald Trump's administration has vowed to revive the coal industry, challenged climate-change science and blasted renewable energy as expensive and dependent on government subsidies. And yet the solar power industry is booming across Trump country, fueled by falling development costs and those same subsidies, which many...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- A suburban New York hedge fund manager accused of losing or spending all but about $27,000 of the $21.8 million he told investors he had was criminally charged on Thursday with running a Ponzi scheme. Prosecutors said Michael Scronic, who once worked at Morgan Stanley and has degrees from Stanford University and the University of Chicago, stole...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- A suburban New York hedge fund manager who once worked at Morgan Stanley and was accused of losing or spending all but about $27,000 of the $21.8 million he told investors he had was criminally charged on Thursday with running a Ponzi scheme. Prosecutors said Michael Scronic, 46, of Pound Ridge, New York, stole more than $19 million from 45 investors...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- A suburban New York hedge fund manager who once worked at Morgan Stanley and was accused of losing or spending all but about $27,000 of the $21.8 million he told investors he had was criminally charged on Thursday with running a Ponzi scheme. Prosecutors said Michael Scronic, 46, of Pound Ridge, New York, stole more than $19 million from 45 investors...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON, July 6- More than one-third of U.S. states on Thursday sued the U.S. Education Department and Secretary Betsy DeVos over the recent suspension of rules that would have swiftly canceled the student-loan debt of people defrauded by Corinthian Colleges Inc and other for-profit schools. Massachusetts, 17 other states and the District of Columbia said...

  • Democratic attorneys general for New York, Maryland, Vermont, Washington, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia filed a motion to intervene in a case environmental and social advocacy groups brought in a federal appeals court on June 5. The EPA has previously said chlorpyrifos, which is sold under a range of brandnames, did not meet safety standards laid...

  • WASHINGTON, July 6- More than one-third of U.S. states on Thursday sued the U.S. Education Department and Secretary Betsy DeVos over the recent suspension of rules that would have swiftly canceled student-loan debt of people defrauded by Corinthian Colleges Inc and other for-profit schools. Massachusetts, 17 other states and the District of Columbia said in a...

  • WASHINGTON, July 6- More than one-third of U.S. states on Thursday sued the U.S. Education Department and its secretary, Betsy DeVos, over a recent decision to suspend rules intended to speedily cancel student-loan debt of people defrauded by for-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc and others. Massachusetts, 17 other states and the District of Columbia said in a...

  • NEW YORK, June 20- A federal judge on Tuesday faulted the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's apparent "indifference" toward how to distribute money left over from its 2015 settlement with Sprint Corp over unauthorized customer charges. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan nonetheless rejected a request by the attorneys general of...

  • Senator Jeff Flake, one of the Republican Party's most vocal advocates for easing restrictions on U.S. dealings with Cuba, on Friday called on congressional leaders to allow a vote on legislation lifting restrictions on American travel there. "It is time Senate leadership finally allowed a vote on my bipartisan bill to fully lift these archaic restrictions...