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Applications for US jobless aid edge up to 304,000
Issued: April 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to...
Goldman Sachs earnings fall 11%
Issued: April 17, 2014
NEW YORK — Investment bank Goldman Sachs says its first-quarter earnings fell as fixed income trading slumped. ...
Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US
Issued: April 16, 2014
WASHINGTON — A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter...
Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market
Issued: April 16, 2014
NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must...
Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees
Issued: April 16, 2014
DETROIT — The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments...
Could police have averted the Boston bombings?
Issued: April 15, 2014
BOSTON — It was a shocking slaying in a Boston suburb that sometimes goes years without one homicide, let alone three at once. The victims'...
Detroit makes deal with retired cops, firefighters
Issued: April 15, 2014
DETROIT — The city of Detroit has reached a deal with retired police officers and firefighters that would preserve current pensions. ...
Union fights push to hire private tax collectors
Issued: April 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to...
Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing
Issued: April 15, 2014
BOSTON — A tribute is underway in Boston for those killed and injured in the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon a year ago. ...
Court upholds EPA emission standards
Issued: April 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal-...
Yellen: Mega-banks might need to hold more capital
Issued: April 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the largest U.S. banks might need to hold additional capital to withstand periods of...
Minnesota joins states raising minimum wage
Issued: April 14, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton...
Social Security halts effort to collect old debts
Issued: April 14, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Social Security Administration says it is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to...
CBO: Deficits to drift lower on lower health costs
Issued: April 14, 2014
WASHINGTON — A congressional report predicts slightly smaller deficits both this year and over the coming decade, with lower spending on federal...
Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace
Issued: April 14, 2014
NEW YORK — Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world...
Study: Snack might keep marital peace
Issued: April 14, 2014
WASHINGTON — A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that...
Report projects health care costs to dip slightly
Issued: April 14, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report...
Paternity leave catching on in pro sports
Issued: April 14, 2014
Tony Pιrez was on the road with the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 when he got the call that his first child was on the way. There was no discussion about...
Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years
Issued: April 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in...
Obama: Right to vote under threat in the US
Issued: April 11, 2014
NEW YORK — President Barack Obama says the right to vote in the U.S. is under bigger threat than at any time since the Voting Rights Act passed nearly...
Leaked findings paint pattern of CIA deception
Issued: April 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — A controversial torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee paints a pattern of CIA deception about the effectiveness of...
Obamas pay $98,169 in taxes on income of $481,098
Issued: April 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama paid just over $98,000 in taxes on income of nearly half a million dollars...
Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor
Issued: April 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law's...
Appeals court finds EPA carbon decision reasonable
Issued: April 11, 2014
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court says the Environmental Protection Agency acted reasonably in deciding not to change the primary air quality...
Judge approves Detroit swaps deal with 2 banks
Issued: April 11, 2014
DETROIT — A federal judge on Friday approved bankrupt Detroit's plan to settle a bad multi-million dollar pension debt deal with two banks. ...


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