Instant view: Fed holds interest rates steady, sets up for cuts

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Wednesday but signaled possible rate cuts of as much as half a percentage point over the... Read more »

Governor wants Pennsylvania to join greenhouse gas reduction program

(Reuters) – Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf asked Republican lawmakers on Tuesday to authorize the state to join a program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in several Northeastern U.S.... Read more »

Governor wants Pennsylvania to join greenhouse gas reduction program

(Reuters) – Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf asked Republican lawmakers on Tuesday to authorize the state to join a program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in several Northeastern U.S.... Read more »

U.S. Navy says mine fragments suggest Iran behind Gulf tanker attack

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) – The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine... Read more »

Joe Biden under fire from rivals for remarks about civility with segregationists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Vice President Joe Biden came under sharp criticism from some of his Democratic presidential rivals on Wednesday for remarks he made this week about his... Read more »

Column: U.S. legislation will help retirement security, but bigger steps are needed

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Federal policy on retirement security is one chaotic mess right now. FILE PHOTO: A group of elderly people sit in the shade in a park in... Read more »

Senior U.S.-Chinese trade negotiators to confer before Trump-Xi G20 meeting

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The top U.S. trade negotiator said on Wednesday it is in the interests of China and the United States to have a successful trade pact and... Read more »

Former Trump aide Hope Hicks frustrates Democrats with limited testimony

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hope Hicks, once a close aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, drew fire from Democrats on Wednesday for not answering questions during a closed House Judiciary... Read more »

France, Germany to increase efforts to reduce Iran tensions, avert war: ministers

PARIS (Reuters) – France and Germany will increase their efforts to reduce tensions over Iran, but time was running out and the risk of war could not be ruled... Read more »

Trump creates doubt over use of U.S. force to protect Gulf oil

GENEVA/DUBAI (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to take military action to stop Tehran from getting a nuclear bomb but left open whether he would... Read more »