Industry regulation

March 02, 2017 - 2:50 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa state lawmaker said Thursday that he didn't mean to mislead anyone by claiming he had a business degree from a company that actually had awarded him a certificate for participating in a training program when he worked at Sizzler. Sen. Mark Chelgren's biography on a...
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March 02, 2017 - 2:46 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials executed a search warrant Thursday at three central Illinois facilities of Caterpillar, one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world. Caterpillar spokeswoman Corrie Heck Scott said in an email that the company is cooperating...
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March 01, 2017 - 2:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan will likely include private projects like pipelines that don't involve federal money but have been hindered by a lack of government permits or regulations, according to a key Republican lawmaker. Trump has repeatedly pledged...
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President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. listen. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 01, 2017 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8: 45 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence is denying reports that a U.S. military raid in Yemen that led to the death of a Navy SEAL yielded no significant intelligence. In an interview Wednesday with CBS "This Morning," Pence...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, then-Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear speaks in Louisville, Ky. Beshear took a populist tenor in Democrats' formal response to President Donald Trump's speech to Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, accusing him of planning to "rip affordable health insurance" from Americans and being "Wall Street's champion." Seated at a diner in Lexington, Ky., Beshear assailed Trump for "ignoring serious threats to our national security from Russia, who's not our friend, while alienating our allies." (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
March 01, 2017 - 12:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear took a populist tenor in Democrats' formal response to President Donald Trump's speech to Congress on Tuesday, accusing him of planning to "rip affordable health insurance" from Americans and being "Wall Street's champion." Seated at a diner in...
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In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, photo, an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Tuesday, Feb. 28, as investors awaited a speech by President Donald Trump to both houses of Congress that could have a major bearing on the outlook for all types of financial assets in the near-term. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
March 01, 2017 - 12:32 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher Wednesday as attention turned to President Donald Trump's speech to Congress for clues on what might be ahead for trade, regulations and taxes. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.3 percent to 19,361.75. Australia's S&P/ASX 200...
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FILE - This July 25, 2016 file photo Astrid Silva of PLAN speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Silva, who was brought into the United States as a young child, will provide the Spanish-language rebuttal to President Donald Trump's first address to Congress Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
February 28, 2017 - 11:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear took a populist tenor in Democrats' formal response to President Donald Trump's speech to Congress on Tuesday, accusing him of planning to "rip affordable health insurance" from Americans and being "Wall Street's champion." Seated at a diner in...
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FILE - This Dec. 8, 2008, file photo shows the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum. The House sergeant-at-arms will stand at the rear of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night and announce the arrival of Donald Trump before a joint session of Congress by intoning: “Mister Speaker, the President of the United States” just like always. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
February 28, 2017 - 8:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first address to Congress Tuesday night (all times local): 8:40 p.m. President Donald Trump is set to declare that "the time for small thinking is over" in his address to Congress. Trump is to say "the time for trivial fights is behind us"...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., followed by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., leaves a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, to meet with reporters before President Donald Trump's speech to the nation. A month into the new administration, the GOP is discovering the difficulties of making good on its promises on repealing Obama's health care law, and other issues. Speaker Ryan says he isn't frustrated though on Trump's lack of detailed direction, saying "I see him as more of a chairman." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 28, 2017 - 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the health care law, and beseeched President Donald Trump to settle the dispute in his first speech to a joint session of Congress. "He's the leader on...
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President Donald Trump, flanked by Independence Blue Cross CEO Daniel J. Hilferty, left, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina CEO Brad Wilson, speaks during a meeting with health insurance company executives in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 27, 2017 - 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday that "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated." Yet the opposite has long been painfully obvious for top congressional Republicans, who face mounting pressure to scrap the law even as problems grow longer and knottier. With the...
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