US hospital stocks dropped as GOP vows to try again on Obamacare repeal
2017-03-28 20:29:50 UTC
U.S. hospital stocks dropped on Tuesday as Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives said they were considering a renewed push to repeal and replace Obamacare, after the effort failed last week.
Shares of Community Health Systems Inc (CY...
Republicans Trying To Replace Obamacare Still Don't Have Any Idea
2017-03-28 19:48:35 UTC
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.
"The fact that our conference is more re...
America Being A Backwards Country - The Environmental Enemy No. 1
2017-03-28 20:10:48 UTC
U.S. President Donald Trump will rescind at least six Obama-era executive orders aimed at curbing climate change and regulating carbon emissions, including Obama's November 2013 executive order instructing the federal government to prepare for the...
House cancels today's vote on Republican healthcare plan
2017-03-23 20:01:29 UTC
By David Morgan and Richard Cowan |
WASHINGTON — House cancels today's vote on Republican healthcare plan as President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress labored to find enough support among fellow Republicans for their version of a new f...
Unexpected Increase Of Americans Filing For Unemployment Benefits
2017-03-23 17:43:18 UTC
By Lucia Mutikani |
WASHINGTON — An unexpected increase in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week, data on Thursday showed. Still, the labor market continues to tighten, which together with the strength in housing, ...
GOP Healthcare Plan Forcing U.S. Hospitals To Cut Costs, Stop Hiring
2017-03-23 18:00:24 UTC
By Robin Respaut and Yasmeen Abutaleb
Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing some U.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or take on added risk to borrow money for capital investment projects, ...
Trump fighting a losing battle ahead of healthcare vote
2017-03-22 20:04:04 UTC
By David Morgan and Susan Cornwell |
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders appeared on Wednesday to be losing the battle to get enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their Obamacare roll...
US dollar struggles near a four-month low against the yen
2017-03-22 03:58:12 UTC
By Shinichi Saoshiro |
TOKYO — The dollar struggled near a four-month low against the yen on Wednesday as a bout of investor risk aversion hit U.S. stocks and sent U.S. Treasury yields sharply lower, eroding the greenback's interest rate allur...
G20 Drop 'Climate' and 'Free Trade' Pledge, Acquiescing To An Increasingly Protectionist United States
2017-03-18 21:45:12 UTC
By Balazs Koranyi and Gernot Heller |
BADEN BADEN, GERMANY — Financial leaders of the world's biggest economies dropped a pledge to keep global trade free and open, acquiescing to an increasingly protectionist United States after a two-day mee...
Agriculture leaders slam Trump's budget proposal
2017-03-16 22:49:57 UTC
By Karl Plume and P.J. Huffstutter |
CHICAGO — Agriculture leaders including lawmakers from President Donald Trump's Republican Party on Thursday criticized his planned 21 percent cut to discretionary spending at the U.S. Department of Agric...
Trump out of touch with environmental concerns: Reopening the fuel-economy rules
2017-03-15 22:11:17 UTC
By Nick Carey and David Shepardson |
DETROIT/WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered a review of tough U.S. vehicle fuel-efficiency standards put in place by the Obama administration, handing a victory to auto industry executi...
Trump's newest Executive Order: Global warming and climate change will not play a role in U.S. policy anymore
2017-03-14 23:15:10 UTC
By David Shepardson |
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is preparing to release a wide-ranging executive order to reduce the role that climate change plays in policy decisions, according to a Trump administration offici...
Euro marks strongest gain against dollar in one month
2017-03-13 01:51:24 UTC
The euro edged up near a one-month high against the dollar in Asian trading on Monday, after some European Central Bank policymakers raised the possibility of hiking interest rates before bond purchases end.
The euro was up 0.1 percent at $1.06...
Countdown: Brits facing an uncertain future without the EU
2017-03-12 22:43:33 UTC
By William James |
LONDON — Britain is drawing up contingency plans for the unlikely event it has to walk away from divorce talks with the European Union without a deal, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday.
Prime Minister Theresa May...
White House breaks from federal guidance with hasty tweets
2017-03-10 20:47:33 UTC
A series of tweets by White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Friday commenting on strong February job creation figures may have run afoul of federal guidance barring most officials from commenting on key economic data within an hour of its release.
US shouldn't assume OPEC would extend cuts to offset shale
2017-03-09 21:50:59 UTC
By Ron Bousso |
HOUSTON — Senior Saudi energy officials told top independent U.S. oil firms in a closed-door meeting this week that they should not assume OPEC would extend output curbs to offset rising production from U.S. shale fields, two i...
Oil fell, U.S. crude prices fell through the $50/barrel
2017-03-09 21:04:48 UTC
By Devika Krishna Kumar |
NEW YORK — Oil fell about 2 percent on Thursday, extending the previous session's slump to prices not seen since an OPEC-led pact to cut production was agreed, as record U.S. crude inventories fed doubts about the eff...
Searches from Europe for flights to US down by 12 percent
2017-03-06 09:47:21 UTC
According to travel search site Kayak (PCLN.O), searches from Europe for flights to the U.S. are down by 12 percent since the elections.
Demand for travel to the United States over the coming months has flattened out following a positive start ...
Trump will propose "dramatic reductions" in the US foreign aid budget
2017-03-05 00:28:59 UTC
By David Shepardson |
WASHINGTON — The White House budget director confirmed Saturday that the Trump administration will propose "fairly dramatic reductions" in the U.S. foreign aid budget later this month.
Reuters and other news outlets re...
Trump's Border Wall: Enough Money To Cover A Mile
2017-03-02 10:49:34 UTC
By Julia Edwards Ainsley | DHS has just $20 million for Trump's border wall.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s promise to use existing funds to begin immediate construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has hit a financial roadblock...
U.S. Military Seeks “Green” Energy Solutions, Despite WH
2017-03-01 08:09:03 UTC
By Timothy Gardner |
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his top advisors have often scoffed at government support of green energy. His chief strategist, Steve Bannon, called it “madness.”
But the largest U.S. government agency - the De...
Some of Republicans resist the GOP plans to repeal Obamacare
2017-03-01 07:47:21 UTC
By David Morgan |
WASHINGTON - A Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare met resistance from House conservatives who said draft legislation would not reduce the cost of healthcare.
Republicans, who control the White House and Cong...
Confession: Trump didn't know how 'complicated the healthcare' is!
2017-02-28 02:21:44 UTC
Trump on Monday theorized that polls show the Obamacare’s approval rating climbing not because people like it, but because they know Republicans will soon repeal it.
“People hate it, but now they see that the end is coming, and they're saying, ...
Trump's trade war: Mexico wants to tax U.S. goods
2017-02-25 09:00:38 UTC
By Frank Jack Daniel |
MEXICO CITY — An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump on Friday by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax and that it can afford to lose financial aid that migh...
Tony Blair urges Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit
2017-02-17 20:21:45 UTC
Tony Blair urges Britons to 'rise up' against Brexit.
By William James |
LONDON - Former British prime minister Tony Blair issued a battle cry against a so-called 'hard Brexit' on Friday, calling on voters, businesses and campaigners to "ri...