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Trump could privatize nation's air traffic controllers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chances that the federal government could hand off the U.S. air traffic control system to private management are increasing, say advocates who report they are getting supportive feedback from President-elect Donald Trump and his team.
Posted: December 8, 2016, 5:33 pm
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Trump to nominate Pruitt to lead U.S. environmental agency: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a critic of federal environmental regulation, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, his transition team said on Thursday.
Posted: December 8, 2016, 5:09 pm
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Trump fills homeland security, environment, China ambassador jobs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked a fossil fuel industry defender as his top environmental official, another retired general as homeland security chief and Iowa's governor as U.S. ambassador to China in choices at odds with some of his recent pronouncements.
Posted: December 8, 2016, 4:21 pm
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Senate joins House to pass sweeping new health bill

(Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to support sweeping legislation that will reshape the way the Food and Drug Administration approves new medicines.
Posted: December 8, 2016, 3:03 pm
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Koch Industries takes aim at House Republican tax reform plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Koch Industries, the private conglomerate owned by billionaire conservatives Charles and David Koch, warned on Wednesday that a Republican tax reform proposal meant to encourage U.S. exports could have devastating effects on the economy and consumers.
Posted: December 8, 2016, 3:02 pm
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Trump says union head who accused him of lying has 'done a terrible job'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump clashed on Wednesday with a union official who accused the president-elect of lying about the number of jobs saved in a deal to keep air conditioner maker Carrier from moving some jobs from Indiana to Mexico.
Posted: December 8, 2016, 8:08 am
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U.S. judge reverses order requiring vote recount in Michigan

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Michigan on Wednesday revoked his order requiring a recount of the state's presidential vote sought by Jill Stein, siding with a state appeals court that found the Green Party candidate had no grounds to mount the challenge.
Posted: December 8, 2016, 7:59 am
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Cuba wants to sign accords with U.S. before Obama exit: officials

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said on Wednesday it hoped to sign off on at least half a dozen agreements with the United States before businessman Donald Trump, who has threatened to derail detente between the former Cold War foes, becomes president on Jan. 20.
Posted: December 8, 2016, 7:52 am
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Trump to pick foe of Obama climate agenda to run EPA -source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump will name Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, an ardent opponent of President Barack Obama's measures to curb climate change, as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, a Trump transition team official said on Wednesday, a choice that enraged green activists and cheered the oil industry.
Posted: December 8, 2016, 4:41 am
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Trump chooses pro wrestling magnate Linda McMahon to head SBA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday he will nominate professional wrestling magnate and former Senate candidate Linda McMahon as his choice to head the Small Business Administration.
Posted: December 8, 2016, 3:21 am
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