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USDA says exploring options to continue food stamps amid shutdown

22 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration said on Tuesday it is exploring ways to keep providing food assistance to America's poor if a partial government shutdown continues much longer, and urged lawmakers to end the uncertainty with a budget deal stalled by President Donald Trump's demand for funding for border wall with Mexico.

U.S. Farm Credit CEOs see more financial pain if no China trade deal

16 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 Lenders supporting tens of thousands of American farmers on Wednesday warned White House officials that 2019 could cause more producers financial losses if the trade dispute with China is not resolved.

U.S. trade chief saw no progress on key issues in China talks - Senator

15 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer did not see any progress made on structural issues during U.S. talks with China last week, Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley said on Tuesday as plans emerged for higher-level discussions at the end of January.

U.S. limits on coal plant mercury emissions too costly - Trump's EPA

28 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Friday said limits on mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants were unnecessary as they were too costly, sparking an outcry from environmentalists who feared the next step would be looser rules favouring the coal industry at the expense of public health. | Video

U.S. government to shut down in fight over Trump's border wall

22 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. government was to begin a partial shutdown at midnight on Friday after Republican senators failed to muster the votes needed to approve $5 billion that President Donald Trump wants for a border wall fiercely opposed by Democrats. | Video

U.S. extends sanctions waiver for Iraq to import Iranian gas, power

21 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD The United States has extended for 90 days a waiver granted to Iraq from sanctions against Iran, a State Department spokesman said on Friday, allowing Baghdad to keep importing Iranian gas that is critical for Iraqi power production.

Spurned by Congress, Trump administration seeks food stamp curbs via rule change

20 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration said on Thursday it aims to tighten food stamp restrictions for some able-bodied Americans through a proposed rule change it says would save billions of dollars, after efforts to do so through Congress failed.

UPDATE 2-Spurned by Congress, Trump administration seeks food stamp curbs via rule change

20 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON, Dec 20 The Trump administration said on Thursday it aims to tighten food stamp restrictions for some able-bodied Americans through a proposed rule change it says would save billions of dollars, after efforts to do so through Congress failed.

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Spurned by Congress, Trump administration seeks food stamp curbs via rule change

20 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON, Dec 20 The Trump administration said on Thursday it aims to tighten food stamp restrictions for some able-bodied Americans through a proposed rule change it says would save billions of dollars, after efforts to do so through Congress failed.

Exclusive: Exxon Mobil secured U.S. hardship waiver from biofuels laws - sources

19 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted oil major Exxon Mobil Corp a financial hardship waiver this year temporarily freeing its Montana refinery from U.S. biofuel laws, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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