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Stronger start for Obama's health law this year
Issued: December 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — Sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law is off to a stronger start this year. But it's not perfect, and...
Fed likely to note gains but signal no rate hike
Issued: December 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — A resurgent U.S. economy has emerged from a long struggle with high unemployment and weak growth. And the Federal Reserve seems poised to...
US factory output tops pre-recession high
Issued: December 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing output in November surpassed its pre-recession peak, as auto production kicked into a higher gear. ...
Analysis: Spending bill a triumph of divided gov't
Issued: December 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — After drawing opposition from both ends of the political spectrum, the $1.1 trillion spending bill cleared for President Barack...
Study: Hotter days in US mean less cold cash
Issued: December 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — Hotter days mean less cold cash for Americans, according to a new study matching 40 years of temperatures to economics. ...
Too many drinks? New cellphone app may tell you so
Issued: December 12, 2014
A new federally funded cellphone app allows people who may have had one too many to get an idea just how drunk they are — and hail a ride home. ...
Wealth gap widens between whites and minorities
Issued: December 12, 2014
The economic recovery has not been equal among the races, according to a Pew Research Center study released Friday. ...
Scalia: Constitution silent on torture
Issued: December 12, 2014
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate's torture report by saying it is difficult to rule out the...
Fed member plans to leave when term ends in 2016
Issued: December 12, 2014
WASHINGTON — Narayana Kocherlakota, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, said Friday he will step down when his current term ends...
Bankruptcy judge voids sale of New Jersey casino
Issued: December 12, 2014
CAMDEN, N.J. — A bankruptcy court judge on Friday voided the proposed sale of the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City to a Canadian firm. ...
Like low gas prices? So do station owners
Issued: December 12, 2014
NEW YORK — So you think you are finally getting one over on the gas stations as you pay well under $3 a gallon for the first time in four years? Guess...
NLRB issues rule to speed up union organizing
Issued: December 12, 2014
WASHINGTON — The National Labor Relations Board issued a final rule on Friday aimed at modernizing and streamlining the union election process. ...
Spending bill cleaves Pelosi from Obama and Senate
Issued: December 12, 2014
WASHINGTON — Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi was the odd person out when the Democratic-led Senate and the Democratic president joined most House...
Weather porn? Storms take over evening news
Issued: December 12, 2014
NEW YORK — The correspondent most frequently seen on either ABC, CBS or NBC's evening newscasts this year doesn't work out of the White House...
Cheaper gas, food lower US producer prices
Issued: December 12, 2014
WASHINGTON — Falling gas and food costs pushed down overall U.S. wholesale prices last month, evidence that cheaper oil worldwide is limiting...
Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep govt running
Issued: December 12, 2014
WASHINGTON — It's now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between...
CIA chief recounts 9/11 horrors
Issued: December 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — CIA Director John Brennan is defending his agency from accusations in a Senate report that it used inhumane interrogation techniques...
Why rift on derivatives is blocking US budget bill
Issued: December 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — At the heart of the impasse in Congress over a must-pass spending bill is a provision involving the sorts of high-risk investments that...
Americans' wealth slips in 3Q as stock values fall
Issued: December 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — Americans' net worth slipped in the July-September quarter as a drop in stock prices overwhelmed a solid gain in home values. ...
Anti-terror program leaders had little experience
Issued: December 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — When the CIA set out to design a program to elicit intelligence from captured terrorists, it turned to two former Air Force psychologists...
Obama promotes trade, tax fix, innovation
Issued: December 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is meeting with corporate advisers and pushing for a simpler tax code for businesses and expanded trade, two...
McDonald's to trim menu, examine ingredients
Issued: December 10, 2014
NEW YORK — McDonald's is planning to simplify its menu and maybe even the number of ingredients it uses in its food as it fights to hold onto...
Psychologist defends harsh CIA interrogations
Issued: December 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — One of the two psychologists paid millions for designing the CIA's post-Sept. 11 program of brutal interrogations defends the...
Governor: Detroit bankruptcy is over Wednesday
Issued: December 10, 2014
DETROIT — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says Detroit's bankruptcy is officially ending. ...
Massive $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled
Issued: December 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government opened to mixed reviews Wednesday, with conservatives unhappy that...


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