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Trump signs temporary spending bill as budget talks intensify

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation to fund the federal government for two weeks, giving congressional negotiators more time to work out budget priorities through next September and other thorny policy matters.

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Trump's meeting with congressional leaders makes little headway

The House and Senate passed legislation Thursday to fund the government through December 22, removing the threat of a disruption to federal agencies for two weeks while Republican and Democratic leaders work to resolve a tough set of policy differences that would allow them to pass a long-term spending bill.

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Trump, Democrats face off over potential government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will face off with Democratic leaders of Congress on Thursday in a high-stakes White House meeting intended to bridge differences over a spending bill and preventing a government shutdown.

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Ryan feels good about spending bill, wants budget cap talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said he felt good about the vote count on a government spending bill coming before House on Thursday afternoon that is aimed at keeping the government from shutting down this week.

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Trump and Democrats face off over potential U.S. government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will face off with Democratic leaders of Congress on Thursday in a high-stakes White House meeting intended to bridge differences over a spending bill and preventing a government shutdown.

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Trump and Democrats face off over potential government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will face off with Democratic leaders of Congress on Thursday in a high-stakes White House meeting intended to bridge differences over a spending bill and prevent a government shutdown.

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Congress poised to dodge shutdown deadline, but another looms

The prognosis to avert a government shutdown looks promising for now, as House Republicans prepare to put a short-term spending bill on the floor Thursday to keep the federal government running for another two weeks.

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Trump faces off with Democrats over potential government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will face off with Democratic leaders of Congress on Thursday in a high-stakes White House meeting intended to bridge differences over a spending bill and prevent a government shutdown.

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Trump warns of government shutdown threat ahead of meeting with lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday again raised the possibility of a U.S. government shutdown by week's end - blaming Democrats for that possible outcome - one day before he is due to host Republican and Democratic congressional leaders for talks on a spending bill.

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House Republicans mull length of spending bill as vote looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives were in discussions on Tuesday about how long to fund the federal government in a short-term spending measure expected to come to a vote as early as Wednesday.

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U.S. House Republicans mull length of spending bill as vote looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives were in discussions on Tuesday about how long to fund the federal government in a short-term spending measure expected to come to a vote as early as Wednesday.

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McConnell says U.S. government shutdown over DACA 'ridiculous'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday it would be "ridiculous" for a fight with Democrats over immigration issues to result in a standoff over a year-end spending bill and prompt a shutdown of the federal government.

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Senators want to add new DACA policy to spending bill

Sens. Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham said they believe the Senate can reach a consensus on immigration policy, possibly as part of the year-end government funding bill.

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House speaker: May need a temporary bill to fund government past Dec. 8

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers may have to pass another stop-gap spending bill in order to keep the federal government operating Dec. 8 when existing money runs out, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters on Tuesday.

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Next U.S. disaster aid approval likely in December: Senator Cornyn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The next round of aid to help rebuild Puerto Rico and U.S. states after destructive hurricanes and wildfires is unlikely to be considered by Congress until it takes up a catch-all spending bill that faces a Dec. 8 deadline for passage, the No. 2 Senate Republican said on Wednesday.

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RPT-Investors push U.S. shale firms to separate executive pay from drilling

HOUSTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Activist investors are taking aim at U.S. shale producers, the companies most responsible for turning the nation into a global energy powerhouse, pushing them to stop rewarding executives for spending billions of dollars on new wells when crude prices are depressed.

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Investors push U.S. shale firms to separate executive pay from drilling

HOUSTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Activist investors are taking aim at U.S. shale producers, the companies most responsible for turning the nation into a global energy powerhouse, pushing them to stop rewarding executives for spending billions of dollars on new wells when crude prices are depressed.

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A Senate Republcan leader backs Trump's call for Senate to ditch the filibuster

The number two House Republican leader made a fresh push Wednesday for Senate Republicans to change rules to make it easier to break filibusters of spending bills, echoing a similar call from President Donald Trump for the Senate to set aside long-held precedent that requires at least 60 votes for major legislation to pass.

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Defying Trump, Senate panel approves funding for U.N. climate body

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed a spending bill on Thursday evening that includes $10 million to help fund the United Nations' climate change body that oversees the Paris Climate Agreement, despite President Donald Trump's decision to stop funding it.

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The next oil major? Service firm Schlumberger's big bet on production

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The world's largest oilfield services company, Schlumberger NV, is spending billions of dollars buying stakes in its customers' oil and gas projects - investing in the same ventures it supplies with equipment and expertise.

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INSIGHT-The next oil major? Service firm Schlumberger's big bet on production

HOUSTON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The world's largest oilfield services company, Schlumberger NV, is spending billions of dollars buying stakes in its customers' oil and gas projects - investing in the same ventures it supplies with equipment and expertise.

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California lawmakers consider spending billions to fix housing

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Affordable housing advocates are closely watching a package of bills currently under consideration by California lawmakers that would invest billions of dollars in helping to alleviate the state's severe housing crisis.

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UPDATE 2-Trump government shutdown threat draws criticism, unnerves markets

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the U.S. government to secure funding for a wall along the Mexican border rattled markets on Wednesday and cast a shadow over efforts in Congress to raise the country's debt ceiling and pass spending bills.

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Trump government shutdown threat rattles markets

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the U.S. government to secure funding for a wall along the Mexican border rattled markets on Wednesday and cast a shadow over coming efforts in Congress to agree to raise the country's debt ceiling and pass spending bills.

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House approves spending bill with $1.6 billion for wall

The House voted Thursday to approve a spending bill with $1.6 billion to put toward a border wall along the US-Mexico border, part of a high-profile campaign pledge from President Donald Trump.

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House to fund border wall in spending bill

House appropriators are including President Donald Trump's full request to fund a physical border wall in their proposed 2018 budget -- potentially setting up a shutdown fight this fall.

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More die in bathtubs than in terrorism. It's still worth spending billions to fight it

More Americans die from accidents in the bathtubs than from attacks by terrorists. Should we then care so much more -- and spend so much more -- to prevent terrorist attacks than bathtub mishaps? We think so. The reason is simply human nature. And the terrorist attack last month in Paris, on the eve of the critical French elections, showed once again that human nature is, in many ways, unchanging.

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Trump singles out minority college funds

The White House pushed back Sunday on questions about a signing statement President Donald Trump added to the latest government spending bill Friday that said his administration would treat minority spending programs -- including one to help historically black colleges pay for construction -- in a manner consistent with the Constitution.

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Trump signs spending bill, averting government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $1.2 trillion spending bill approved by Congress, averting a government shutdown that would have begun at midnight.

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U.S. Senate passes bill to fund government through September

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday gave final legislative approval to a $1.2 trillion spending bill to keep the government open through September, a measure President Donald Trump is expected to sign before Friday's deadline.

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Wood pellet fuel deemed 'carbon neutral' in U.S. spending bill

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A week after President Donald Trump vowed to impose new tariffs on Canadian lumber imports to help the U.S. timber industry, lawmakers passed a spending bill that could push U.S. government agencies to promote burning wood pellets to fuel power plants.

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House sends spending bill to Senate

The House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve a $1.1 trillion government funding bill that keep agencies operating through the end of September.

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U.S. House nearing passage of bill to fund government, avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday was poised to pass a $1.2 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September and avoid a shutdown of many federal agencies on Saturday when existing money is depleted.

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What's in and what's out in the latest government spending bill

Negotiators reached a critical agreement Sunday night on a large spending bill that if approved this week would fund the government for months, senior aides from both parties told CNN.

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House passes stopgap spending bill to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly passed stopgap legislation to avert a government shutdown at midnight and give lawmakers another week to reach a deal on federal spending through the end of the fiscal year.

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Trump opposes including Obamacare subsidies in spending bill: Mulvaney

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will not agree to a Democratic demand that subsidies for Obamacare be included in a must-pass spending bill in Congress, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Tuesday.

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Mulvaney: Trump open to bill without wall fund

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said during an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper that President Trump is willing to sign a government spending bill that will not include funding for a border wall.

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Threat of Government Shutdown Fades as Trump Retreats on Wall

Lawmakers are negotiating a spending bill that would supply no money for a border wall but would increase funding for the military and other border security measures.

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Trump's concession on wall funding removes obstacle from spending talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend appeared to recede on Tuesday after President Donald Trump backed away from a demand that Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill.

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U.S. government shutdown threat recedes after Trump's wall concession

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The threat of a U.S. government shutdown this weekend appeared to recede on Tuesday after President Donald Trump backed away from a demand that Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill.

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Wall ‘Will Get Built,’ Trump Insists as He Drops Funding Demand

The president signaled that he could accept a short-term spending bill that did not include money for a barrier at the Mexican border.

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7 ways a government shutdown will affect your daily life

The clock's ticking. If Congress doesn't pass a spending bill by the end of this week, the federal government will run out of money and shut down.

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White House official signals Trump won't insist on funding for wall in spending bill

Less than a week before the federal government is scheduled to shut down absent a funding bill, the White House's battle lines remain fuzzy.

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Congressional Memo: The Spending Bill Was Supposed to Be Easy. Then Trump Intervened.

Republicans may control Washington, but the president’s insistence on money for his proposed border wall has turned a sure thing into a major drama.

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DHS chief: Trump 'will be insistent' on money for wall

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Saturday that he believes President Donald Trump "will be insistent" that lawmakers include money for a US-Mexico border wall in a spending bill that they need to pass by Friday to avoid a government shutdown.

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McCain threatens shut down if continuing resolution is on the table

Sen. John McCain said Wednesday he will do whatever it takes to make sure that military spending is increased in the next spending bill even if that means shutting down the government.

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How Republicans came to support Trump's wall

When President Donald Trump first proposed spending billions of dollars to build a massive wall on the US-Mexico border, Republican leaders weren't immediately thrilled with the prospect.

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GOP looks for dollars to build the wall

Congress may pay for the border wall through a special spending bill being hashed out over the next two months, footing the cost of President Donald Trump's priority before seeking any refund from Mexico, Republican lawmakers said Wednesday.

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Trump Insists Mexico Will Pay for Wall After U.S. Begins the Work

President-elect Donald J. Trump made the comments Friday after Republicans in Congress started discussing ways to include money for the barrier in spending bills.

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Obama signs U.S. defense spending bill, criticizes Guantanamo provisions

(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a $618.7 billion annual defense policy bill, but in a lengthy statement he raised objections to parts of the legislation, including the continuation of policies preventing the closing of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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U.S. slated to sell $375 million of emergency reserve oil this winter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is slated to sell $375 million worth of crude oil from the country's emergency reserve this winter after Congress passed a temporary spending bill on Friday that contained a measure authorizing the sale.

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Senate to avert government shutdown after Democrats stop coal protest

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was preparing to pass a government spending bill on Friday evening after Democrats from coal states announced they would not risk a government shutdown by continuing to delay the vote.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate to avert gov't shutdown after Democrats stop coal protest

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was preparing to pass a government spending bill on Friday evening after Democrats from coal states announced they would not risk a government shutdown...

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Will there be a government shutdown?

Senate approval of a must-pass short-term government spending bill was threatened late Thursday as West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and other Democrats worked to bolster miners' health insurance provisions in it.

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NYC Congress members urge federal funding for Trump security in city

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of New York City's congressional delegation on Tuesday said they were pressing Republican congressional leaders to add $35 million to a year-end federal spending bill to reimburse the city for President-elect Donald Trump's security costs.

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Senate leader pushes for extension of coal miner healthcare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he is pushing to extend expiring healthcare benefits for retired coal miners by including a provision in a spending bill Congress hopes to pass this week.

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U.S. Senate leader pushes for extension of coal miner healthcare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he is pushing to extend expiring healthcare benefits for retired coal miners by including a provision in a spending bill Congress hopes to pass this week.

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Donald Trump Seeks to Delay Action on Spending Bills Until His Term Starts

Speaker Paul D. Ryan said the House would go along with the request and pass a stopgap measure that would keep the government running at current spending levels until March.

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On Washington: Senate’s Vote on Simple Bill to Fund the Government Is Anything But

Republicans wanted money for Louisiana flood relief, Democrats for the water in Flint, Mich. A vote on a stopgap spending bill then got difficult.

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Reid signals possible solution to funding stalemate

Four days before the government is scheduled to run out of money, lawmakers on Capitol Hill remain at odds about whether to add millions of dollars for Flint, Michigan, to a spending bill to keep agencies operating.

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White House: Congress has more work to do on spending bill

WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - The White House on Friday welcomed the latest plan from congressional Republicans to fund the federal government past Sept. 30 but said it was still disappointed in...

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Funding Planned Parenthood, or Not, May Be Key to Keeping the Government Open

The pressing question for Republicans who want to pass a stopgap spending bill is whether enough of their ranks are willing to leave Planned Parenthood out of legislation to combat Zika.

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U.S. Republicans seek to tie Syria refugee issue to spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some conservative U.S. Republican lawmakers want to tie President Barack Obama's Syrian refugee resettlement program to a spending bill that must pass in order to keep the federal government open after the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30.

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No. 2 House Democrat opposes temporary gov't spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 House Democrat, on Tuesday said he opposed any temporary spending bill for the federal government that lasted beyond December.

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Illinois governor vetoes $3.9 billion FY 2016 spending bill

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner on Friday vetoed a bill passed by the Democratic-controlled legislature in April to spend nearly $3.9 billion on state services that have not been funded due to an ongoing fiscal 2016 budget impasse.

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White House threatens to veto Senate defense bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a Senate defense spending bill, saying it would prevent President Barack Obama from closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and limit the size of his National Security Council.

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G.O.P. Opposition to Gay Rights Provision Derails Spending Bill

The House energy and water bill failed after conservatives voted against their own legislation rather than acquiesce to a bipartisan amendment.

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Flap in U.S. Congress over gender identity sinks spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The rancorous political debate over sexual identity unexpectedly prompted the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to rejected an energy and water spending bill on Thursday after Democrats attached an amendment to protect the rights of transgender people.

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Why key House spending bill failed

In an embarrassing blow for the Speaker Paul Ryan, the House failed to pass its annual spending bill funding water and energy programs. Popular: Radical Islam in America | Graham Opposes Republican Leader | Guns in America

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Bid to stop heavy water purchase from Iran blocked in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats defeated a Republican effort to undercut the Iran nuclear agreement on Wednesday by blocking an amendment to a spending bill that would have stopped the Obama administration from buying heavy water from Tehran.

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Iran nuclear deal fight threatens Senate spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A battle over implementation of the Iran nuclear deal erupted on the U.S. Senate floor on Wednesday as Democrats maneuvered to block a Republican amendment stopping the Obama administration from buying heavy water from Tehran.

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Illinois lawmakers pass $3.9 billion fiscal 2016 spending bill

CHICAGO, April 13 (Reuters) - The Illinois Senate gave final approval on Wednesday to a Democratic-backed bill opposed by the Republican governor appropriating $3.9 billion for higher education and...

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Google and Apple: the High-Tech Hippies of Silicon Valley

Why are the two companies spending billions to build offices that look lifted straight from the 1960s?

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Airline manufacturers escape threat of big costs from new U.N. climate standards

MONTREAL, Feb 22 (Reuters) - After six years of negotiations over U.N. greenhouse gas regulations, the aerospace industry dodged the threat of spending billions of dollars to re-engineer airplanes.

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Hairstyles worth a billion dollars

African consumers are spending billions of dollars a year on haircare products, according to Euromonitor International.

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McCain vows to reinstate U.S. curb on Russian rocket engines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Wednesday said he planned to introduce legislation that would strike language included in a massive 2016 spending bill that eased a congressional ban on the use of Russian rocket engines.

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UPDATE 2-McCain vows to reinstate U.S. curb on Russian rocket engines

WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Wednesday said he planned to introduce legislation that would strike language included in a massive 2016 spending bill that eased a congressional ban on the use of Russian rocket engines.

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McCain vows to undo U.S. legislation that eased Russian rocket engine ban

WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain on Wednesday said he planned to introduce legislation that would strike language included in a massive 2016 spending bill that eased a congressional ban on the use of Russian rocket engines.

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Americans Held Hostage in Iran Win Compensation, 36 Years Later

Buried in the omnibus spending bill signed into law last week are provisions to give each of the former hostages or their estates up to $4.4 million.

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Hospitality and Gambling Interests Delay Closing of $1 Billion Tax Loophole

Lobbyists recently swooped in to add 54 words to a tax and spending bill of more than 2,000 pages that temporarily preserved a loophole sought by the hotel, restaurant and gambling industries, and billionaire Wall Street investors.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. spending bill includes repeal of meat labeling rule

CHICAGO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Friday passed a broad 2016 spending package that includes the repeal of a meat labeling law in order to avoid more than $1 billion in trade retaliation by Mexico and Canada.

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Democrats on Passing Spending Bill

Representative Nancy Pelosi of California and Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, spoke on Friday after Congress approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill.

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U.S. spending bill includes repeal of meat labeling rule

CHICAGO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Friday passed a broad 2016 spending package that includes the repeal of a meat labeling law in order to avoid $1 billion in trade retaliation by Mexico and Canada.

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House passes bill freeing U.S. oil exports, Senate vote next

WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The 40-year-old ban on exporting U.S. crude oil moved a step closer to being repealed on Friday as the House passed the massive spending bill, despite concerns by some Democrats that lifting the restriction could cost jobs at independent refineries.

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U.S. House passes bill to fund government, export crude oil

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep government agencies open and funded through September 2016 and lift the 40-year-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports.

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U.S. House approves tax measure as spending bill looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a massive tax bill that makes permanent and enhances tax credits to aid business research and development, the working poor, children and other temporary tax breaks as lawmakers moved to avoid a government shutdown.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. House approves tax measure as spending bill looms

WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a massive tax bill that makes permanent and enhances tax credits to aid business research and development, the...

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Pelosi says unclear if enough House Democrats will back spending bill

WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she is not confident that enough Democrats will support the massive government funding bill to ensure its...

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U.S. spending, tax bills clear test vote in U.S. House

WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - A $1.1 trillion U.S. government spending bill and a companion $680 billion tax break package cleared a procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives on Thursday,...

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What's buried in spending bill?

Mimicking college students everywhere, Congress is waiting until the end of the term to get things done.

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Green energy seals U.S. spending deal for many Democrats

WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - For many energy-minded Democrats, the massive deal on the U.S. government spending bill was less about a loss of the long-standing ban on crude oil exports than big gains for solar and wind power.

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U.S. spending bill tightens visa waiver program

WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Citizens of 38 countries, including many in Europe, will face new restrictions on travel to the United States under changes to the "visa waiver" program tucked into a massive spending bill unveiled in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday.

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Major cyber security legislation tucked into U.S. spending bill

WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Companies that share data with the U.S. government for cyber security purposes will get more protection from consumer lawsuits under a measure piggybacked onto a massive federal spending bill unveiled in Congress on Wednesday.

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US bill has health, technical aid for Puerto Rico; no Chapter 9

WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - The $1.1 trillion government spending bill now being considered by the U.S. Congress includes health aid for Puerto Rico and authorizes the U.S. Treasury to provide...

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U.S. spending bill eases ban on Russian rocket engines

WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - The massive spending deal reached by the U.S. Congress removes restrictions on launching U.S. rockets with Russian engines that lawmakers passed only last month, and the plan prompted a heated debate on Wednesday in the U.S. Senate.

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U.S. bill has health, technical aid for Puerto Rico; no Chapter 9

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The $1.1 trillion government spending bill now being considered by the U.S. Congress includes health aid for Puerto Rico and authorizes the U.S. Treasury to provide technical assistance to the territory that is struggling with a huge debt crisis.

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WHITE HOUSE SAYS THERE IS A LOT FOR DEMOCRATS TO LIKE IN U.S. SPENDING BILL

WHITE HOUSE SAYS THERE IS A LOT FOR DEMOCRATS TO LIKE IN U.S. SPENDING BILL

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White House says not "overly concerned" with lifting oil export ban

WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is not "overly concerned" about the lifting of a ban on U.S. crude oil exports included in a new omnibus spending bill, saying oil products...

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White House: US spending bill appears to meet Obama's priorities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House reacted positively on Wednesday to a deal to fund the U.S. government through September 2016, saying that it met U.S. President Barack Obama's priorities without including "hundreds of needless ideological riders."

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Tax Bill Includes Big Breaks for Cider Makers and Timber Companies

Congressional leaders plan to vote on the tax measure in the next few days, along with a spending bill to finance the government in the coming year.