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An energy company executives testimony at House hearing this week shows just how rapidly liquified natural gas can become a major part of a developing countrys economy, especially if it isnt known for having a native supply of fossil fuels.
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Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., feuded with the administration over a $6 billion sale of Apache helicopters to Iraq earlier this year, when he played a key role in blocking the deal for a while. On Thursday, he threatened that he might hold up potential future deals but for a slightly different reason this time.
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A group of congressional Democrats last year requested a Government Accountability Office report on companies offering third party consumer financial products through medical credit cards and installment loans to cover selected health procedures not normally covered by insurance.
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Passengers gave harrowing testimony about illness and crime aboard cruise ships at a hearing Wednesday of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.
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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno is suggesting the use of surrogates like the kind Russia is leaning on in Ukraine could be the future of warfare.
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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheelers plan to shake up the E-Rate program of federal subsidies for Internet service in public schools and libraries has only partly been successful his FCC colleagues have agreed to make more money available for Wi-Fi, as Wheeler proposed in June, but only if the dollars arent needed for basic Internet connections.
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As the Commerce Department moves to allow companies to ship off exports of mildly processed ultralight oil known as condensate, some might wonder if there is a global market to take in the excess.Currently the United States exports about 200,000 barrels of condensate per day, much of it to Canada to dilute the oil from tar sands so that it will flow through a pipeline. That amount is expected to double or increase even more, depending on the outcome of proposed pipelines like Keystone XL, according to Russell Smith, senior vice president for Quantum Energy, a North Dakota holding company.
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The Department of Health and Human Services today highlights one of the dividends stemming from the 2010 health care overhaul. HHS this morning announced the tally of this years consumer health insurance premium rebates.
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The Federal Aviation Administration late Wednesday night cancelled its restrictions on U.S. airline flights into and out of Israels Ben Gurion International Airport.
Few things Congress does come in for more ridicule than its penchant for naming post offices. While the exercise soaks up some floor time and keeps the clerks busy, it alters public policy not one bit. Instead, each new honorific provides lawmakers with nothing beyond a sliver of feel-good accomplishment.
One of NASAs major projects is building its heavy lift rocket, called the Space Launch System. Its scheduled for its first test flight in 2017, but the Government Accountability Office says the program risks not meeting that date.
The Federal Communications Commissions E-Rate program is formally known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries . It was created under the 1996 Telecommunications Act and is administered through the Universal Service Administrative Company, an independent, not-for-profit corporation.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheelers plan to shake up the E-Rate program of federal subsidies for Internet service in public schools and libraries has only partly been successful his FCC colleagues have agreed to make more money available for Wi-Fi, as Wheeler proposed in June, but only if the money isnt needed for basic Internet connections.
Ending months of waiting by industry groups and local officials, the Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued its proposed rulemaking on rail shipments of flammable materials, including crude oil from North Dakotas Bakken shale.
A group of senators has ramped up concerns about the safety of electronic cigarettes.