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  • LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 22: American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten greets a crowd of striking teachers in Grand Park on January 22, 2019 in downtown Los Angeles, California.

    Teachers overwhelmingly approved a new contract Tuesday and planned to return to the classroom after a six-day strike over funding and staffing in the nation's second-largest school district.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength that should continue to underpin the economy. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 213,000 for the week ended Jan. 12, the Labor Department said on...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 15- Some 30,000 Los Angeles teachers on strike for higher pay, smaller classes and more staff walked picket lines in the rain for a second day on Tuesday as Mayor Eric Garcetti embraced their cause while trying to nudge the two sides back to the bargaining table. There was no immediate word in response from either the mayor's office or LAUSD, which...

  • LOS ANGELES, Jan 15- Some 30,000 striking Los Angeles teachers demanding higher pay, smaller classes and more support staff from the nation's second-largest school district walked picket lines for a second day on Tuesday, with no new talks on the horizon. The strike, shattering 30 years of labor peace by Los Angeles teachers, has not completely idled instruction...

  • Dec 16- EQT Corp's board of directors will ask to meet Toby and Derek Rice for talks, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, after the two brothers threatened the largest producer of natural gas in the United States with a board challenge. The Rice family sold its company Rice Energy Inc to EQT for $6.7 billion in cash and stock last year.

  • Dec 10- EQT Corp is facing calls for a shakeup at the helm from shareholders Toby Rice and Derek Rice, who had sold Rice Energy Inc to the oil and gas producer last year. The two brothers said that after several EQT investors reached out to them for help, they held talks with Chairman Jim Rohr and Chief Executive Officer Rob McNally, but there was a lack of' reciprocal...

  • Dec 10- Toby Rice and Derek Rice, who sold Rice Brothers Inc to oil and gas producer EQT Corp last year, on Monday blamed the management for the company's underperformance and pushed for a change in its operations. The Rice brothers, who now collectively hold about seven million shares in EQT, said in a letter to the board that the company's operational performance...

  • MEDIA, PENNSYLVANIA, Nov 28- Energy Transfer LP and its Sunoco pipeline subsidiary have racked up more than 800 state and federal permit violations while racing to build two of the nation's largest natural gas pipelines, according to a Reuters analysis of government data and regulatory records. The pipelines, known as Energy Transfer Rover and Sunoco Mariner...

  • Nov 20- Mylan NV said on Tuesday it is addressing issues raised in a warning letter it received earlier this month from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which flagged concerns regarding the drugmaker's manufacturing plant in West Virginia. The company said the FDA's letter, dated Nov. 9, followed a regulatory inspection of its Morgantown, West Virginia...

  • Nov 14- U.S. federal energy regulators on Wednesday approved a request by TransCanada Corp's Columbia Gas Transmission unit to put the eastern facilities of its $900 million WB XPress natural gas pipeline into service in West Virginia and Virginia. WB XPress is one of several pipelines designed to connect growing output in the Marcellus and Utica shale...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- The top U.S. coal miners union has put a larger share of its campaign donations behind Democrats ahead of the Nov. 6 elections than in 2016, as dimming hopes for a coal industry revival led by President Donald Trump reinforce fears about the safety of worker pensions. The United Mine Workers of America has donated nearly 84 percent of its money to...

  • Oct 25- Injury rates have more than doubled at five West Virginia coal mines acquired by Murray Energy Corp. in 2013, according to a Reuters review of federal data, as the firm sharply increased the amount of coal produced per manhour. The injury rate at the five mines averaged 6.35 per 200,000 work hours last year, up from 2.79 in 2013, the last year CONSOL operated...

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) (L) talks with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) as they walk through the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. 

    Two key senators, one Democrat and one Republican, voted against their parties in a dramatic showdown on the floor of the Senate on the question of whether to advance Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to a confirmation vote this weekend. 

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK Oct 5- The Trump administrations replacement of Obama-era carbon regulations will not save U.S. coal-fired power plants from shutdown, according to a Reuters survey of utilities, spelling bad news for Trumps efforts to revive the ailing coal industry. The Environmental Protection Agency in August proposed replacing the...

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK Oct 5- The Trump administrations replacement of Obama-era carbon regulations will not save U.S. coal-fired power plants from shutdown, according to a Reuters survey of utilities, spelling bad news for Trumps efforts to revive the ailing coal industry. The Environmental Protection Agency in August proposed replacing the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Oct 3- Federal Reserve policymakers continue to signal that gradual U.S. interest rate hikes will be enough to tame inflation despite a fast-growing economy, even as a jump in longer-term borrowing costs suggests investors may be increasingly nervous about that rosy scenario. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell emphasized that the outlook for...

  • WASHINGTON D.C.- Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell participates in discussion before event, The Atlantic Festival in Partnership with the Aspen Institute- 2000 GMT. CHARLESTON, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Thomas Barkin speaks on "The Outlook for Tomorrow: Five Numbers to Watch" before the West Virginia Economic Outlook...

  • LONDON Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee Member Silvana Tenreyro: Chairing session at Rebuilding Macroeconomics Annual Conference on Bringing Psychology and Social Sciences into Macroeconomics, London 1450 GMT. ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic participates in panel on "Economic Development" before the...

  • OTTAWA, Sept 29- Canada and the United States on Saturday narrowed their differences in last-ditch talks to save NAFTA but there is no guarantee an agreement will be forged, two Ottawa sources said, a notion echoed by a top adviser to U.S. Trump is threatening to impose auto tariffs on Canada unless it signs a text of an updated agreement by the end of Sunday.

  • LONDON Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee Member Silvana Tenreyro: Chairing session at Rebuilding Macroeconomics Annual Conference on Bringing Psychology and Social Sciences into Macroeconomics, London 1450 GMT. ATLANTA- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic participates in panel on "Economic Development" before the...