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Facility Tied To Ohio Chemical Spill To Submit Cleanup Plan

June 18, 2015 12:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company has said cleanup efforts have already been underway since shortly after the spill.

Bipartisan Rescue Bid For Obama's Trade Agenda

June 18, 2015 12:15 pm | by David Espo, Charles Babington, The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's trade agenda appears to be back on track.

Key Miscalculation Forces Obama To Weigh New Path On Trade

June 17, 2015 4:44 pm | by Charles Babington, Jim Kuhnhenn, The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Obama and his allies on trade are thinking of restarting their legislative push.

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Senate GOP Bill Combats Obama Environmental Agenda

June 17, 2015 12:10 pm | by Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Senate panel approved a $31 billion spending bill slashing the EPA's budget.

Officials Say Security Lapses Left System Open To Hackers

June 17, 2015 10:07 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

The number of security clearance holders whose data has been taken is not yet known.

Health Groups Laud Trans Fat Ban As Potential Litigation Looms

June 17, 2015 10:04 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The FDA's move generated strong reactions on both sides of the political aisle.

Leaders Of Texas City Repeal Voter-Approved Fracking Ban

June 17, 2015 9:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Denton City Council early Wednesday voted 6-1 to drop the ban on fracking.

NAM: Ozone Regulation Will Hamper Growth And Opportunity

June 17, 2015 9:19 am | by Mallory Micetich | News | Comments

Manufacturers expressed fear that the proposed regulation would delay new construction.

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Fed Likely To Signal Coming Rate Hike If Economy Strengthens

June 16, 2015 4:30 pm | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Federal Reserve will likely signal this week that an interest rate increase is coming.

House Allows More Time On Trade, With No Solution In Sight

June 16, 2015 3:12 pm | by Charles Babington, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The House voted on a procedure that gives lawmakers six more weeks to revisit the vote.

White House Announces $4B In Private Sector Climate Pledges

June 16, 2015 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The executive actions are designed to encourage the private sector to invest in more clean energy efforts.

FDA Tells Food Industry To Phase Out Artificial Trans Fats

June 16, 2015 9:57 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration calls trans fats a threat to public health.

In Next Strike Against Unions, GOP States Go After Wage Laws

June 16, 2015 2:05 am | by David Eggert, The Associated Press | News | Comments

They say the wage laws inflate costs and make it harder for nonunion contractors to compete.

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U.S. Fast-Track Vote Leaves Pacific Trade Pact Talks In Limbo

June 15, 2015 10:01 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The effort to get U.S. trade legislation through Congress is in limbo once again.

Groups Call For Faster Introduction Of Chemical Plant Safety Regulations

June 15, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A coalition of advocacy groups called for new safety standards for chemical plants.

Five Things To Know About Net Neutrality

June 15, 2015 9:43 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Here's a look at what the developments mean for consumers and companies.

Court Says Net Neutrality Rules Will Go Into Effect Friday

June 12, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rules that treat the Internet like a public utility will begin today.

Union Says All Federal Workers Fell Victim To Hackers

June 12, 2015 9:43 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

Democrats blocked an effort to add a cybersecurity bill to a sweeping defense measure.

Obama's Trade Bill Faces Showdown Vote On Capitol Hill

June 12, 2015 9:37 am | by Charles Babington, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The trade bill would give Obama so-called "fast track" authority to negotiate trade deals.

House Votes To Repeal Country-Of-Origin Labeling On Meat

June 11, 2015 10:09 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

"Our people deserve to know where their food is produced," said Rep. Marcy Kaptur.

Applications For U.S. Jobless Aid Remain Low At 279,000

June 11, 2015 10:02 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

There are other signs that the economy is doing better after a rough early year start.

GOP Leaders Ready To Push Obama Trade Bill To Crucial Vote

June 11, 2015 9:57 am | by Charles Babington, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Debate will start Thursday on Obama's bid for "fast track" negotiating authority.

Organized Labor Takes Gamble By Battling Obama's Trade Bill

June 10, 2015 9:43 am | by Charles Babington, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Unions and Democrats agree on most big issues, but trade bitterly divides many of them.

Obama: Cyberattack Attempts Against U.S. Will Accelerate

June 8, 2015 3:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Obama says part of the problem is the U.S. has old systems for detecting intrusions.

Republicans Shift Strategy In Effort To Increase Logging

June 8, 2015 2:32 pm | by Kevin Freking, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Republicans are resurrecting efforts to thin millions of acres and take down dead trees.

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