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  • An aerial view shows a neighborhood that was flooded after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina

    Climate Change Could Raise the Cost of Debt

    “Bond rating agencies such as Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings are looking at whether they should be including more disaster forecasting in calculating the grades they give to...

  • Another Reminder About the Risks of the Tax Cut

    By enacting tax cuts that will add to the national debt, “Washington could be trading more growth now for the risk of more pain down the road,” The Wall Street Journal’s Nick Timiraos warns ...

  • FILE PHOTO: A pharmacist holds prescription painkiller OxyContin at a local pharmacy in Provo

    Delaware Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors Over Epidemic

    (Reuters) - Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making,...

  • The U.S. Capitol Building is seen at sunset in Washington, U.S. May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Zach Gibson - RC1E8C8195C0

    Congress Pushes Shutdown Showdown to the Brink

    President Donald Trump postponed plans to leave Washington on Friday while the U.S. Congress faced a midnight deadline to come up with funding legislation to avoid federal agency shutdowns. Although...

  • usFILE PHOTO: A bulldozer moves coal at the Murray Energy Corporation port facility in Powhatan Point, Ohio

    Trump's Coal Job Push Stumbles in Most States

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's effort to put coal miners back to work stumbled in most coal producing states last year, even as overall employment in the downtrodden sector grew...

  • Odds of a Shutdown Growing by the Hour

    The countdown to a possible shutdown is now being measured in hours, not days, with cable news networks carrying ticking clocks on their screens — and the likelihood of a shutdown seems to be growing...

  • U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives to talk to the media on the president's FY2018 budget proposal on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

    Why Democrats Should Worry About the Politics of a Shutdown

    Senate Democrats may be willing to gamble that the public will blame Republicans for a government shutdown. After all, the GOP controls the White House and both chambers of Congress. But beyond the...