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  • EPA abandons changes to U.S. biofuel program after lawmaker pressure
    on October 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation's biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers worried the moves would undercut ethanol demand, according to a letter from the agency to lawmakers seen by Reuters. […]

  • South Koreans' support for nuclear projects deals blow to government energy plan
    on October 20, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean public support for nuclear power on Friday sucker punched a government policy to steer the country away from nuclear-generated electricity as Seoul said it would bow to a demand to resume construction of two new reactors. […]

  • Trump launches petition against NFL players' anthem protests
    on October 20, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has stepped up the pressure on the National Football League over protests by its players during the national anthem by launching a petition and asking his supporters to show their patriotism by backing it. […]

  • EPA abandons changes to U.S. biofuel program after lawmaker pressure
    on October 20, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation's biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers worried the moves would undercut ethanol demand, according to a letter from the agency to lawmakers seen by Reuters. […]

  • Trump tax cuts gain momentum as Rand Paul goes 'all in'
    on October 20, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican senator Rand Paul on Friday appeared to back the Trump administration's sweeping tax cut plan, saying he was "all in" for massive tax cuts even as the Senate passed a key budget measure without his support one day earlier. […]

  • White and male: broader bureaucracy mirrors Trump cabinet's profile
    on October 20, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Donald Trump faced criticism from advocacy groups for not including more women and minorities in his cabinet last January, the incoming administration promised that the lower rungs of the bureaucracy would ultimately look more diverse. […]

  • Solar industry fears for thousands of jobs should U.S. impose import restrictions
    on October 20, 2017 at 11:33 am

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore-headquartered solar panel maker REC hopes to be exempt from potential U.S. restrictions on imports following a recent trade finding that said no significant injury to the United States had been caused by makers including those from Australia, Canada and Singapore. […]

  • Toxic firecracker haze darkens Indian capital after festival of lights
    on October 20, 2017 at 10:38 am

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Air pollution in New Delhi hit 18 times the healthy limit on Friday under a thick, toxic haze after a night of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali - despite a court-ordered ban on their sales. […]

  • Obamacare whiplash leaves states, insurers with dueling price plans
    on October 20, 2017 at 10:03 am

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's reversals in the past week on maintaining Obamacare subsidies to insurers are sowing new confusion over what kind of health insurance will be available to consumers, and at what price, when enrollment for 2018 begins in two weeks. […]

  • Chinese city confirms Xinfa aluminum capacity cut
    on October 20, 2017 at 9:21 am

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Xinfa Group, one of China's top aluminum producers, will have to close 381,900 tonnes per year of smelting capacity this winter, its home city of Liaocheng confirmed on Friday. […]