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State finishes safety review at site of major gas blowout

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:01pm

A Southern California Gas Company facility where a blowout spewed methane for nearly four months has completed a safety review and could resume reduced operations after a series of public hearings, state officials said Tuesday.

Official: Puerto Rico govt could collapse if no steps taken

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:53pm

The administration of Puerto Rico's new governor warned on Tuesday that the government of the U.S. territory could shut down if dramatic measures to offset its financial crisis aren't taken soon.

In Price's Ga. district, what happens after health repeal

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:51pm

Carla Dent is a restaurant owner who steers her employees to federal health insurance exchanges. Eden Purdy helps poor and working-class Georgians navigate the health care marketplace. Bryson Boech is a grocery cashier recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, what the insurance industry calls a pre-existing condition.

Business officials: 'Dry port' could make Utah a freight hub

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:51pm

Some of the Utah's top business leaders and officials say building an inland port could provide a major boost to the local economy as cargo is ferried from West Coast seaports to the rest of the country.

18 million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replaced

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:50pm

Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul without a replacement, Congress' budget analysts said Tuesday.

Trump takes on House GOP tax, health care plans

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:50pm

It came as news to most congressional Republicans, but turns out President-elect Donald Trump isn't crazy about their tax plan and has a dramatically different goal for health coverage than they do.

New legislators weigh ending Minnesota's Sunday booze ban

Kyle Potter and Brian Edwards, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:41pm

A ban on Sunday liquor sales that has been Minnesota law for more than eight decades could face a more aggressive challenge than usual this year due to an influx of new legislators and a push by one of the state's most powerful politicians.

Small nuclear reactor design submitted for federal approval

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:40pm

An Oregon-based company is asking federal officials to approve its design for a small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in eastern Idaho.

Interior nominee Zinke disputes Trump on climate change

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:40pm

Donald Trump's choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect's claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are affecting the world's temperature and human activity is a major reason.

McConnell introduces bill to fund coal miner health plans

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:40pm

Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell on Tuesday introduced legislation to maintain health benefits for retired union coal miners whose companies have declared bankruptcy in recent years.

United tops 4Q profit forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:31pm

United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $397 million.

Morgan Stanley and Alliance Data skid; Reynolds jumps

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:30pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday:

Gun industry, suicide prevention forge unlikely alliance

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:30pm

It's a difficult topic to discuss, fraught with politics and social stigma, and an even tougher one to fix: people who kill themselves with a gun. But now two unlikely allies — the gun industry and a leading suicide prevention group — are coming together to tackle it.

CSX beats Street 4Q forecasts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:22pm

CSX Corp. (CSX) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $458 million.

Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley railroad logs its highest ridership

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:22pm

The nonprofit scenic railroad in Ohio's Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) Valley National Park says it logged about 214,000 passengers last year, reaching the highest ridership in its 44-year history.

In Price's Ga. district, what happens after health repeal

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:15pm

Carla Dent is a restaurant owner who steers her employees to federal health insurance exchanges. Eden Purdy helps poor and working-class Georgians navigate the health care marketplace. Bryson Boech is a grocery cashier recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, what the insurance industry calls a pre-existing condition.

Markets Right Now: US stocks end slightly lower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:12pm

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The Latest: Senate Democrats urge Trump not to fire Cordray

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:02pm

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Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US

Michelle Chapman and Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:01pm

Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs.