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  • MENLO PARK, Calif.— Twitter has handed over to Senate investigators the profile names, or "handles," of 201 accounts linked to Russian attempts at influencing the 2016 presidential election. The company has stepped up its efforts to cooperate with investigators after it was criticized for not taking congressional probes seriously enough.

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 13- Eighteen U.S. states sued President Donald Trump's administration on Friday to stop him from scrapping a key component of Obamacare, subsidies to insurers that help millions of low-income people pay medical expenses, even as Trump invited Democratic leaders to negotiate a deal. The subsidies cost $7 billion this year and were...

  • People briefed on the matter said U.S. negotiators issued the proposal, which could force automakers to shift sourcing of some components to North America from Asia, during talks on Friday to overhaul NAFTA. In addition to the metals and plastics, the list would now include sophisticated automotive electronics, electric vehicle batteries and other parts not...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 13- Eighteen U.S. states vowed to sue President Donald Trump's administration on Friday to stop him from scrapping a key component of Obamacare, subsidies to insurers that help millions of low-income people pay medical expenses, even as Trump invited Democratic leaders to negotiate a deal. The subsidies cost $7 billion this year...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- The U.S. auto parts industry could lose up to 50,000 jobs if the North American Free Trade Agreement is terminated and companies must pay higher tariffs to ship products to Mexico and Canada, according to a new study set for release on Thursday. Ending NAFTA, however, would result in a full reversion to tariffs under World Trade Organization...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to more than a one-month low last week as claims in Texas and Florida continued to decline after being boosted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 243,000 for the week ended Oct. 7, the lowest...

  • WASHINGTON— The North American Free Trade Agreement is in its 23rd year. But what he wants— from requiring that more auto production be made-in-America to shifting more government contracts to U.S. companies— will likely be unacceptable to America's two NAFTA partners, Mexico and Canada. asks Phil Levy, senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. "

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- U.S. demands for more favorable treatment under the NAFTA trade deal threatened to bring talks with partners Canada and Mexico close to collapse as the latest round of negotiations began on Wednesday. "In terms of trade, the U.S. sells more to Canada than it does to China, Japan and the United Kingdom combined. The Canadian leader visits...

  • Fatima Goss Graves, president of the Washington- based National Women's Law Center, announced the formation of the Legal Network for Gender Equity on Wednesday, depicting it as the first of its kind. —Halting efforts by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to collect data from large companies about what they pay their employees by job category, gender,...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- Contentious new U.S. demands are set to hit NAFTA negotiating tables on Wednesday, threatening to push modernization talks toward collapse as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again tries to remind U.S. Trudeau will meet with Trump and trade-focused U.S. lawmakers on the North American Free Trade Agreement while hundreds of...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- Contentious new U.S. demands are set to hit NAFTA negotiating tables on Wednesday, threatening to push modernization talks toward collapse as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau again tries to remind U.S. Trudeau will meet with Trump and trade-focused U.S. lawmakers on the North American Free Trade Agreement while hundreds of...

  • Trudeau will meet with Trump and trade-focused U.S. lawmakers on the North American Free Trade Agreement while hundreds of negotiators, government officials and lobbyists from Canada, Mexico and the United States descend on a hotel in Arlington, Virginia for a fourth round of talks. "These will be met with widespread opposition from Canada and Mexico.

  • BEIJING— China is closing to matching the United States as a source of official grants and loans to developing countries, but much of Beijing's financing serves its own economic interests and yields scant benefits for recipients, a multinational group of researchers reported Wednesday. China gave or lent $354.4 billion in the 15 years ending in 2014 in Africa,...

  • VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.— Ten new satellites for Iridium Communications Inc. have been carried into orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from California. The booster lifted off from coastal Vandenberg Air Force Base before dawn Monday. Its first stage successfully returned from space and set down on a landing platform floating in the Pacific...

  • A homemade sign that says Heather Heyer Park rests at the base of the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that stands in the center of Emancipation Park on August 18, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    White nationalists again rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia, where violent clashes in August led to the death of a woman.

  • His company has faced several setbacks since it ventured into Scotland a dozen years ago, and its troubles recently have mounted. The company has angered some local residents near its second resort on the North Sea with what they say are its bullying tactics to make way for more development. It's not clear how big a role Trump's setbacks in Scotland have played in...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 5- Boeing Co said on Thursday it would buy Aurora Flight Sciences Corp to advance its ability to develop autonomous, electric-powered and long-flight-duration aircraft for its commercial and military businesses. "The aerospace industry is going to be changing" and the acquisition positions Boeing strategically "for whatever that future may be,"...

  • Oct 5- Boeing Co said on Thursday it would buy aircraft technologies provider Aurora Flight Sciences Corp to advance the development of autonomy for its commercial and military systems. Manassas, Virginia- based Aurora would be a unit under Boeing Engineering, Test& Technology, Boeing said. Last year, Aurora won a contract for more than $89 million for the...

  • A nomination could come within weeks as the term of current Chair Janet Yellen ends in Febuary 2018.. He faces a choice between two continuity candidates, current Chair Janet Yellen and Governor Jerome Powell, and two outsiders, Gary Cohn, currently his top economic advisor, and former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh. Gary Cohn, 57, Director of the National Economic...

  • A nomination could come within weeks as the term of current Chair Janet Yellen ends in Febuary 2018.. He faces a choice between two continuity candidates, current Chair Janet Yellen and Governor Jerome Powell, and two outsiders, Gary Cohn, currently his top economic advisor, and former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh. Gary Cohn, 57, Director of the National Economic...