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  • White House, Republican lawmakers have not devised tax plan. The president is cranking up a publicity campaign to build public support for his general goals of lower and simpler taxes, but no detailed tax plan has been completed or proposed by the White House or the Republicans in control of Congress. Later in the day, Trump held a dinner at the White House with the...

  • *White House, Republican lawmakers have not devised tax plan. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin cast doubt on Tuesday on President Donald Trump's goal of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, even as the president moved to inject new urgency into a sluggish effort in Congress to lower taxes. Trump was set to dine at the White House with six senators-...

  • *White House, Republican lawmakers haven't devised tax plan. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday cast doubt on President Donald Trump's goal of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, even as the president moved to inject new urgency into a sluggish effort in Congress to lower taxes. But neither the administration nor the Republicans who...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday cast doubt on President Donald Trump's goal of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, even as the president moved to inject new urgency into a sluggish effort in Congress to lower taxes. Republicans in Congress have yet to agree on a tax plan, despite months of high-level discussions. Senator Joe Manchin of...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday that the administration's goal of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent may be unattainable, even as President Donald Trump steps up his push for tax cuts in Congress. Republicans in Congress also have not agreed on a tax plan, despite months of high-level discussions. Trump may visit as many as 13 state...

  • The White House announced the dinner with the Republican president late on Monday, and a White House aide confirmed the guest list included three Democrats: Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. It also included Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah, Patrick Toomey of...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed a spending bill on Thursday evening that includes $10 million to help fund the United Nations' climate change body that oversees the Paris Climate Agreement, despite President Donald Trump's decision to stop funding it. The 30- member Senate panel, which allocates federal funds to various...

  • Sept 7- New Mexico on Thursday sued eight opioid manufacturers and wholesale distributors, becoming the latest state or local government to file a lawsuit seeking to hold corporations accountable for a national drug addiction epidemic. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas accused Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson& Johnson, Allergan Plc, Endo International...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 23- One of the biggest commercial threats to Taser Internationals signature weapon could come from a lawsuit the company won. The decision prompted cities in the five-state region from Maryland to South Carolina to adopt new restrictions. There, Jinia Lopez took her 43- year-old brother Ronald Armstrong to a hospital after he tried to poke a...

  • The volume of banned or restricted pesticides and illegally applied fertilizers in the woods dwarfs estimates by the U.S. Forest Service in 2014, when a top enforcement official testified that the pollution was threatening forest land in California and other states. California accounts for more than 90 percent of illegal U.S. marijuana farming, with much of...

  • Aug 4- Energy Transfer Partners LP said on Friday sabotage or an accident might have caused diesel to get into drilling fluid that spilled into an Ohio wetland during construction of its Rover natural gas pipeline, but opponents of the project disagreed with the sabotage theory. Once complete, the $4.2 billion Rover will carry gas from the Marcellus and Utica...

  • Toyota North America chief Jim Lentz told Reuters in an interview the automaker has not started searching for sites for the plant, expected to employ 4,000 workers, but would locate the factory near Toyota's existing supply chain. Toyota has 10 U.S. plants in eight states in an arc that runs from West Virginia through Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama, Mississippi and...

  • Aug 3- West Virginia's Democratic Governor Jim Justice is expected to announce Thursday night at a rally with U.S. Trump said earlier on Thursday that he would make a "big announcement" tonight in West Virginia. Justice, a billionaire coal and real estate magnate, ran as a conservative Democrat and declined to endorse Hillary Clinton in 2016, the paper reported.

  • But it adds to growing signs of interest in bipartisan cooperation since the collapse of Republican healthcare legislation in the Senate last week. In an Aug 1 letter to President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in the Senate, 45 lawmakers led by Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said a bipartisan effort would raise wages for workers, grow jobs,...

  • July 31- Four years ago, Frances Broaddus-Crutchfield, 74, gave $500 to the campaign of Virginia's Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring. This election cycle, the lifelong Democrat who lives on a farm in Powhatan County, Virginia, upped the ante, donating $6,500 so far to Herring's re-election bid. Now, with Republicans controlling the White House and...

  • The 700- mile Rover pipeline, the biggest natural gas pipeline under construction in the United States, is designed to transport 3.25 billion cubic feet per day of domestically produced natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale production areas to markets across the United States as well as Canada. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commision on May 10...

  • July 31- Four years ago, Frances Broaddus-Crutchfield, 74, gave $500 to the campaign of Virginia's Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring. This election cycle, the lifelong Democrat who lives on a farm in Powhatan County, Virginia, upped the ante, donating $6,500 so far to Herring's re-election bid. Now, with Republicans controlling the White House and...

  • Shareholders Teamsters and state treasurers from Illinois, Pennsylvania and West Virginia urged McKesson to take stringent efforts to combat the opioid epidemic plaguing the country. Hammergren was paid more than $20 million for the year ended March 31, despite a record $150 million settlement that McKesson paid to resolve a U.S. probe into whether it...

  • July 25- U.S. state treasurers from Illinois, Pennsylvania and West Virginia on Tuesday urged drug distributor McKesson Corp to appoint an independent chair and link executive pay with progress in combating opioid epidemic. The letter follows criticism from International Brotherhood of Teamsters, who earlier this month urged shareholders to vote against...

  • July 25- U.S. state treasurers from Illinois, Pennsylvania and West Virginia on Tuesday urged drug distributor McKesson Corp to appoint an independent chair and link executive pay with progress in combating opioid epidemic. The letter follows criticism from International Brotherhood of Teamsters, who earlier this month urged shareholders to vote against...