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Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf poured cold water on leading ideas from Republican lawmakers Wednesday to patch up the state's deficit-wracked finances as they wrestle with the state's biggest cash shortfall since the recession.
The Latest on Rhode Island's debate over a paid sick leave mandate (all times local): 6 p.m.
A bill to halt new Maine solar regulations has received bipartisan support, but needs broader backing to survive the Republican governor's veto.
Officials from Oklahoma and several other states are asking California's insurance commissioner to stop pressing companies to publicly disclose fossil fuel investments and divest from the coal industry, saying it only confuses consumers and unnecessarily brings politics into the insurance market.
The Latest on Tyson Foods saying it is launching several initiatives to promote animal well-being: (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Animal rights groups say they are pleased that Tyson Foods wants to improve conditions at its farms but that the company's plans don't go far enough.
Vermont Senate negotiators have reached a deal with the governor's office to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state, but the fate of the proposal still rests with Republicans in the House, a state senator said Wednesday.
Dividend growth stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have helped investors access quality market exposure with attractive yields as well. “With dividend growth strategies, you get quality companies that have delivered strong returns. You also get the potential for attractive effective yields,” according to a ProShares note. For example, the rate of dividend growth for…
The Massachusetts House debated a bill on Wednesday that would repeal and replace the recreational marijuana law approved by the state's voters in November.
The first day of a costly special legislative session aimed at solving Illinois' unprecedented budget crisis got off to a slow start with both the House and Senate adjourning quickly Wednesday without making any substantive progress.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield said Wednesday it is pulling out of the federal health care exchange in Wisconsin.
American Airlines will change uniform suppliers after employees complained the uniforms were causing reactions from hives to wheezing.
The owner of a New Jersey computer training center has admitted stealing $2.8 million from a program designed to help veterans find employment.
Energy stocks dove again on Wednesday as oil dropped to its lowest price since last summer.
The Homeland Security Department has decided to offer extra visas for temporary, seasonal workers, a department spokesman said Wednesday.
Sao Paulo Mayor Joao Doria says Brazil's biggest city will slash public funding for the annual Carnival celebrations, following a similar step by Rio de Janeiro.
A federal judge won't decide until later this year whether to shut down the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline while federal officials conduct a more thorough environmental review.
A state official in western Mexico says more than 3,400 jobs at a Ford assembly plant are safe following the company's announcement that it will shift planned production of its Focus to China.
Despite expectations for a tighter monetary policy out of the Federal Reserve and rising interest rate outlook, fixed-income yields remain stubbornly low. Consequently, income-starved investors may turn back to high-yield dividend exchange traded funds to generate a little extra cash. Yields on benchmark 10-year Treasury notes have steadily declined this year, even after the Fed…
MGM Resorts International lost another round Wednesday in a court fight aimed at giving it leverage against Native American tribes in Connecticut as they compete for casino customers.
The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged of his involvement in prospective commercial deals — including one involving arms sales to foreign governments — with an international businessman who was one of his key sources.