Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he will finish his term despite being diagnosed with prostate cancerST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) ? Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he will finish his term despite being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Rep. Chris Corley, accused of beating his wife bloody, resigns statehouse seat rather than be expelledCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) ? Rep. Chris Corley, accused of beating his wife bloody, resigns statehouse seat rather than be expelled.
Trump signs order to move controversial oil pipelines forward
By Steve Holland and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Tuesday to move forward with construction of the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, rolling back key Obama administration environmental policies in favor of expanding energy infrastructure. While oil producers in Canada and North Dakota are expected to benefit from a quicker route for crude oil to U.S. Gulf Coast refiners, a revival of the projects would mark a bitter defeat for Native American tribes and climate activists, who vowed to fight the decisions through legal action. Trump campaigned on promises to increase domestic energy production and before taking office indicated he supported completion of the Dakota pipeline and re-starting the C$8 billion ($6.1 billion) Keystone XL project, which was rejected in 2015 by then-President Barack Obama.
U.S. stocks rise as tech, bank stocks gain
Investors are also assessing quarterly earnings report, while seeking more clarity on President Donald Trump's economic policies. "We are now in a phase where the policies need to come to fruition to justify the move we have seen in the post-election period," said Bill Northey, chief investment officer at Private Client Group of U.S. Bank. Profits of S&P 500 companies are estimated to have risen 6.6 percent in the latest quarter - marking the strongest growth in three years, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
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UK government loses Brexit case, must consult Parliament
Britain's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Theresa May must get legislative approval to start the process of leaving the European Union, raising the possibility that lawmakers will delay ...
Plan to run pipeline through Pinelands gets public hearing
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US stock indexes move higher in afternoon trading; oil rises
Materials and financial companies led U.S. stock indexes higher in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors sized up the latest round of company earnings news. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices headed higher. Health care, phone companies and other high-dividend stocks were among the biggest laggards as bond yields rose.
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