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U.S. Trade Chief Urges China to Lower Barriers

Potential Chinese moves to lower trade barriers could be as important as exchange rate reforms in easing economic strains with the United States, Washington’s top trade negotiator said as the two powers entered a second day of talks. Senior officials …

Republicans Once Backed Health Insurance Mandate They Now Oppose

Republicans were for President Barack Obama’s requirement that Americans get health insurance before they were against it. The obligation in the new health care law is a Republican idea that’s been around at least two decades. It was once trumpeted …

Chile Steps up Search for Victims in Quake-hit Areas

Chilean rescue crews fanned out with sniffer dogs Wednesday around quake-ravaged cities and villages, some still hoping to find survivors and others to begin the daunting task of recovering the bodies buried under mountains of rubble. Four days after the …

Troops, Food Headed for Haiti As Quake Toll Soars

Troops and planeloads of food and medicine trickled in to Haiti Thursday to aid a traumatized nation still rattled by aftershocks from the catastrophic earthquake that flattened homes and government buildings and buried countless people. The Haitian Red Cross said …

Tens of Thousands Feared Dead, Capital in Ruins From Haiti’s Catastrophic Quake

Traumatized Haitians slept out in parks and streets Thursday, fearing aftershocks to the catastrophic earthquake that flattened homes and government buildings and buried countless people. Tens of thousands of people were feared dead and many were believed to be still …

UN Climate Talks Resume; US Backs $100 Billion Aid Fund

Danish hosts revived climate talks on Thursday and Washington backed a $100 billion fund to aid poor countries, as world leaders gathered on the eve of a U.N. deadline to reach a deal to slow global warming. Environment ministers planned …

Hurricane Bill Could Bring Dangerous Swells, Rip Currents to U.S. East Coast

Powerful Hurricane Bill, a dangerous Category 4 storm with 135 mph winds, raged across the open Atlantic Wednesday, days from land but on a path that could menace Canada’s eastern provinces next week. Sweeping past the Caribbean islands and posing …

U.S. and China Sign Memorandum on Climate Change

The United States and China, the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases, signed an agreement Tuesday that promises more cooperation on climate change, energy and the environment without setting firm goals. Chinese and U.S. officials signed the memorandum of understanding …

Somali Pirates Hold American Hostage for Third Day

U.S. warships stalked a drifting lifeboat where Somali pirates were holding their first American hostage on Friday, apparently hoping to win a promise of safe passage in exchange for the captive. Four pirates have been holding ship’s captain Richard Phillips, …

Sen. Nelson Seeks U.S.Help on Florida Hurricane Losses

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has asked the U.S. Treasury to provide assurances to private market lenders that any loans they make in Florida would be repaid at fair market interest in the event of a catastrophe. Nelson, however, said obtaining …