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Muzzled at hearings, offshore-drilling foes rallying to be heard

Subscriber onlyOpponents of President Donald Trump's plan to open most of the nation's coastline to oil and natural gas drilling have staged boisterous rallies before public meetings held by the federal government on the topic. Continue reading...

Don't roil trade, China urges U.S.

On steel, aluminum disputes, negotiate, Trump is advised

Subscriber only China appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to avoid disrupting trade and to settle steel and aluminum disputes through negotiation after Trump said he would decide whether to impose tariffs or quotas. Continue reading...

Fannie Mae to seek $3.7B from Treasury, cites tax-cut losses

Subscriber onlyFannie Mae will request an infusion of taxpayer money for the first time since 2012 because of an unintended but anticipated side effect of the corporate tax cut signed into law in December. Continue reading...

Lockheed to build new facility in Florida, hire 1,800 people

Subscriber onlyLockheed Martin is building a new research-and-development facility in Orlando, Fla., where the Bethesda, Md.-based defense giant plans to hire 1,800 people to work on new weapons systems for the Pentagon. Continue reading...

Inflation less scary, stocks climb

Subscriber onlyInvestors saw some new hints that inflation is increasing on Wednesday, but they still sent shares of banks, technology firms, and consumer-focused companies climbing. That was a big change after the market's inflation-inspired plunge earlier this month. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

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More rate rises ahead, Fed chief hints

Subscriber onlyFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested that the U.S. central bank would push ahead with gradual interest-rate increases even as it remains on the lookout for threats to the financial system in the wake of the recent stock market rout. Continue reading...

Solar tariff seen as Tesla benefit

Company expects panel-making arm to rise as tax hits rivals

Subscriber onlyTesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has made his name -- and his companies -- by taking huge risks, and for his latest bet-the-farm gamble, he might get a helping hand from America's other risk-taker-in-chief: President Donald Trump. Continue reading...

Missouri a barrier for wind-power line

Subscriber onlyExperts say that building wind farms is the easy part. Far bigger complications arise when it comes to building transmission to distribute the energy produced -- challenges that are on full display in Missouri. Continue reading...

Refinery ills widen split over biofuels

Subscriber onlyThe battle between U.S. farm interests and oil-refining advocates such as Carl Icahn is heating up again as the two sides fight over whether the ethanol mandate is to blame for the bankruptcy of the U.S. East Coast's largest refinery. Continue reading...

Stocks edge higher for third day

Subscriber only U.S. stocks rose for the third day in a row Tuesday, led by banks, retailers and technology companies. The rebound over the past few days follows a harrowing drop of more than 10 percent over the previous two weeks. Continue reading...

Business news in brief

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Label rules sought for imitation beef

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Cattlemen's Association is urging lawmakers to establish labeling guidelines so shoppers know which products have beef in them and which ones do not. Continue reading...

Amazon cutting corporate jobs

Online retailers laying off hundreds in Seattle, elsewhere

Subscriber onlySEATTLE -- Amazon is cutting hundreds of corporate positions, a rare move for a company that has spent most of the past few years in a frantic growth spurt. Continue reading...

Trump budget plan aims to restructure consumer watchdog

Subscriber onlyThe White House on Monday proposed a major restructuring of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that that calls for cutting the watchdog agency's budget and limiting its enforcement power. Continue reading...