Industry regulation

March 30, 2017 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida law school dean Alexander Acosta has moved a step closer to becoming President Donald Trump's secretary of labor. A Senate panel on Thursday voted along party lines, 12-11, to advance Acosta's nomination to all 100 members of the chamber for a confirmation vote. There was...
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March 30, 2017 - 10:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Agriculture Committee has approved President Donald Trump's pick for agriculture secretary, moving the nomination to the Senate floor. The panel backed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue on a voice vote on Thursday. In his confirmation hearing last week, Perdue stressed...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2017, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., announces that he is pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor at the Capitol in Washington. Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
March 30, 2017 - 10:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local): 10:31 a.m. A House Freedom Caucus member is defending the group's opposition to the failed GOP health care bill. That's after President Donald Trump lashed out at the Republican...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a reception for Senators and their spouses in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 30, 2017 - 3:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — To believe or not to believe? That is the question, when it comes to President Donald Trump's comments about what comes next on health care. Since the Republicans' coverage bill died in the House last week, marking the defeat of Trump's first major legislative initiative, the...
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Veronica Fuertes embraces her daughter Violeta Penalba, who suffers epilepsy, and is treated with marijuana, as they stand outside the Senate in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The Senate is expected to vote into law the medicinal use of marijuana on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
March 29, 2017 - 10:09 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Senate has given final legislative approval to a bill legalizing the use of cannabis oil and other marijuana derivatives for medicinal purposes, and setting up a regulatory framework for the state to prescribe and distribute them to patients. The...
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March 29, 2017 - 9:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected a bid by environmental groups to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Wednesday denied a petition to ban the agricultural pesticide chlorpyrifos, reversing...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 file photo, demonstrators gather in front of the White House in Washington, during a rally against President Donald Trump's Energy Independence Executive order. Environmental groups are preparing to go to court to battle Trump's efforts to roll back his predecessor's plans to curb global warming. But they say their first order of business is to mobilize a public backlash against an executive order Trump signed on Tuesday that eliminates many restrictions of fossil fuel production. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
March 29, 2017 - 6:20 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Environmental groups that vowed to fight President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back his predecessor's plans to curb global warming made good on their promise Wednesday, teaming up with an American Indian tribe to ask a federal court to block an order that lifts restrictions on...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a reception for Senators and their spouses in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 29, 2017 - 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — To believe or not to believe? That is the question, when it comes to President Donald Trump's comments about what comes next on health care. Since the Republicans' coverage bill died in the House last week, marking the defeat of Trump's first major legislative initiative, the...
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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, a doctor and former congressman, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing to outline the Trump Administration's proposals to trim the HHS budget. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 29, 2017 - 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's top health official got strong pushback Wednesday from lawmakers of both parties about deep cuts the White House is pressing in medical research, public health and social service programs. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price also dodged repeated...
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March 29, 2017 - 2:33 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The largest U.S. electric company sued 30 international and domestic insurance companies Wednesday, saying they should cover part of the utility's multibillion-dollar cleanup costs in the Carolinas for toxic byproducts left from decades of burning coal to generate power...
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