Government Business And Finance

Fed likely to keep rates on hold and sketch a bright outlook

Nov 5, 2018

Fed is likely to keep rates on hold and sketch a bright economic outlook

Oklahoma earthquake prompts shutdown of well

Nov 5, 2018

Oklahoma oil and gas regulators have ordered the indefinite shutdown of a well after an earthquake struck nearby

More protection: UN says Earth's ozone layer is healing

Nov 5, 2018

UN report says Earth's protective ozone layer is healing thanks to ban of ozone-depleting chemicals

Fed proposes easing capital rules, testing of some big banks

Oct 31, 2018

Federal Reserve looks to ease capital rules, stress testing of some big banks

GOP senators seek pause US-Saudi nuclear technology talks

Oct 31, 2018

A group of Republican senators is urging President Donald Trump to suspend negotiations on a civil nuclear power agreement with Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Google spinoff to test fully driverless cars in California

Oct 30, 2018

Google's robotic car spin-off to become first company to test fully driverless vehicles on California's public roads

GM proposes nationwide zero-emissions vehicle sales mandate

Oct 27, 2018

General Motors says it will ask the federal government for one national gas mileage standard, including a requirement that a percentage of auto companies' sales be zero-emissions vehicles

US economy grew at strong 3.5 percent rate in Q3

Oct 26, 2018

US economy grew at robust 3.5 percent rate in Q3 as strong consumer spending offset trade drag

Trump focusing on drug prices, high among voters' concerns

Oct 25, 2018

Ahead of elections, Trump turns focus to high prescription drug costs and lower prices paid abroad

Chevron agrees to $160 million upgrade, fines to end probe

Oct 24, 2018

Federal officials say Chevron Corp. has agreed to pay a $2.95 million fine and spend $160 million on environmental improvements and upgrading oil refineries to resolve allegations it violated pollution laws

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