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- Exclusive: As Democratic attorneys general target Trump, Republican AGs target them
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:42:32 -0400
(Reuters) - For years the national political organizations of both Democratic and Republican state attorneys general observed an agreement not to target the other party's incumbent office-holders in elections.
- Trump to offer federal coal to industry awash in reserves
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:05:25 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has billed his move to re-open federal lands to new coal leases as a win for miners seeking to expand production. But a review of company filings shows that coal miners with the most to gain already have enough leases in hand to last well over a decade.
- Republicans on Obamacare repeal: 'We're going to get it done'
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:09:31 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Republican leaders said on Tuesday they still intended to repeal and replace Obamacare after their White House-backed bill failed to get enough support and collapsed last week.
- Trump to sign order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:12:14 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says is hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups have vowed to take to court.
- House Speaker backs intelligence panel chair in Russia probe
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:28:38 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican in Congress on Tuesday stood by Devin Nunes, an ally of President Donald Trump who heads the House of Representatives intelligence committee and is under fire for his handling of an investigation into possible Russian ties to Trump's election campaign.
- Consumer confidence hits 16-year high in boost to economy
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:26:38 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence surged to a more than 16-year high in March amid growing labor market optimism while the goods trade deficit narrowed sharply in February, indicating the economy was regaining momentum after faltering at the start of the year.
- Toshiba's Westinghouse to file for U.S. bankruptcy Tuesday: sources
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:28:56 -0400
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. nuclear developer Westinghouse Electric Co plans to seek bankruptcy protection from creditors on Tuesday as it struggles to limit losses that have thrown its Japanese parent Toshiba Corp into crisis, people familiar with Toshiba's thinking said.
- U.S. House committee approves bill to increase scrutiny of Fed
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:21:57 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican-controlled committee of lawmakers approved a bill on Tuesday to allow a congressional audit of Federal Reserve monetary policy, a proposal Fed policymakers have opposed and which faces an uncertain path to final approval.
- Thousands shelter as "screaming, howling" Cyclone Debbie hits north Australia
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:44:19 -0400
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas pounded Australia's northeast on Tuesday, damaging homes, wrecking jetties and cutting power to thousands of people as Tropical Cyclone Debbie tore through the far north of Queensland.
- Wells Fargo failed test of community lending, bank says
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:23:38 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. bank regulator has flunked Wells Fargo on a national scorecard for community lending, the lender said on Tuesday as it tries to repair its reputation after a phony-accounts scandal.