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Yellen trip to Capitol detours into tense abortion debate

May. 10, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's appearance before a Senate committee took an unexpected and tense detour into the abortion debate Tuesday when senators questioned her about the potential impact of an abortion ban on the American economy. “I believe that...

Manchin, Capito among senators asking consultation on VA

Apr. 08, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's U.S. senators are among a dozen asking President Joe Biden to consult with officials state by state on the possible impact of recommendations of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission. “The...

Biden oil move aims to cut gas prices 'fairly significantly'

Mar. 31, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserve for six months, a bid to control energy prices that have spiked after the United States and allies imposed steep sanctions on Russia over its...

Senators want a digital 'America the Beautiful' pass

Mar. 28, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Montana want the National Park Service to create a digitized version of a pass that provides access to hundreds of protected sites. Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine and Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana said this month that...

Senators want to know impact of national park attendance

Mar. 20, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Montana want the Biden administration to clarify the impact of more people visiting the country's national parks. Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine and Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana said last week they want to know the...

Ukraine war ups pressure for US oil; industry faces hurdles

Mar. 18, 2022 11:04 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — In the oil fields of northern Montana, industry veteran Mac McDermott watched crude prices whipsaw from $75 a barrel in January to more than $120 as Russia pressed its war in Ukraine, then down again when coronavirus worries in China raised the specter of a global slowdown....

Fed's Powell: Russia's war on Ukraine will worsen inflation

Mar. 03, 2022 13:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned Thursday that Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which has already driven up oil prices, will likely further magnify the high inflation that has engulfed the U.S. economy. At the same time, Powell said he is committed to doing...