Government aid for industry

FILE - In this March 15, 2018 photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry appears before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Perry is defending President Donald Trump's call to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants, saying a rash of plant retirements is "alarming" and poses a looming crisis for the nation's power grid. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 12, 2018 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Tuesday disputed the Trump administration's claim that struggles facing the coal and nuclear industries threaten the reliability of the nation's power grid. "There is no immediate calamity or threat," the Republican chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory...
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June 08, 2018 - 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Agriculture Committee has released a bipartisan farm bill that makes mostly modest adjustments to existing programs and, unlike the House version of the bill, doesn't pick a fight over food stamps. The Senate bill, dubbed the "Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018," is...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 file photo, people walk past one of the headquarter buildings showing the logo of the Royal Bank of Scotland in London. The British government has sold a 7.7 percent stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, taking a tentative step toward returning the bank to private ownership almost a decade after it was bailed out at the height of the financial crisis. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant/File)
June 05, 2018 - 6:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government sold a 7.7 percent stake in Royal Bank of Scotland on Tuesday, taking a tentative step toward returning the bank to private ownership almost a decade after it was bailed out at the height of the financial crisis. The government sold the shares for 271 pence each...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2016 file photo, Brazil's President Michel Temer, left, greets Pedro Parente, the then newly named president of state oil company Petrobras, during a swearing-in ceremony, at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Parente resigned on Friday, June 1, 2018, the latest fallout from a crippling truckers' strike over fuel prices. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
June 01, 2018 - 7:41 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The president of Brazilian state oil company Petrobras resigned Friday, the latest fallout from a crippling truckers' strike over fuel prices that has widespread implications for the future of Latin America's largest economy. The dayslong strike led to shortages of supplies...
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Soldiers escort cargo trucks carrying aviation fuel to the international airport, during a truckers strike to protest rising fuel costs in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, May 28, 2018. Brazilian cabinet ministers are calling on truckers to end a crippling eight-day strike that has led to major shortages and disruptions in Latin America's largest nation, saying the government has gone as far as it can to meet their demands. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
May 28, 2018 - 5:31 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian cabinet ministers on Monday called on truckers to end a crippling eight-day strike that has led to major shortages and disruptions in Latin America's largest nation, saying the government had gone as far as it could to meet their demands. The ministers spoke in...
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President Donald Trump shows off the "Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act," in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 24, 2018 - 4:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he called it "the next step in America's unprecedented economic comeback." The...
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May 23, 2018 - 12:04 pm
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Legislation authorizing $300 million annually in ratepayer-financed assistance to rescue New Jersey's nuclear energy industry has been signed into law. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy also signed a measure Wednesday aimed at strengthening New Jersey's renewable energy goals...
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