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  • Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary

    Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:40:54 GMT
    The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
    The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Senate bill targets companies that move overseas

    Senate bill targets companies that move overseas

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:41:35 GMT
    The Senate has advanced an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain.
    The Senate has advanced an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain.
  • New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

    New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:38:44 GMT
    Federal regulators are proposing to phase out thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil. It's the government's response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a...
    Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil...
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