By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:34 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the District of Columbia's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation's highest.
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 12/04/13 09:32 AM
A private survey shows U.S. businesses last month added the most jobs in a year, powered by big gains in manufacturing and construction.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:28 AM
The White House said in September that Kathryn Ruemmler planned to leave by the end of the year to go into private practice in New York. But White House officials say that after speaking with the president, Ruemmler agreed to stay until spring.
12/04/13 09:27 AM
American officials have said the missile defenses they want to install in Europe will protect NATO allies and counter any threat from Iran. Russia has long opposed the plan, and sees the system as a threat to the viability of Russia's own nuclear arsenal as a deterrent.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:25 AM
Americans ramped up new-home buying in October after cutting back in September, evidence that the housing recovery is improving fitfully.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:24 AM
The effort to get high-speed broadband in every school is getting a boost from the philanthropy of two technology gurus — Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:16 AM
Democrats running for re-election in Arkansas, Louisiana and other Republican-leaning states faced enough problems before President Obama's popularity swooned in November. Now they are awkwardly distancing themselves from him a year before the election, seeking the right balance between...
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:14 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Legislature approved a historic plan Tuesday to eliminate the state's $100 billion pension shortfall, a long-delayed decision proponents described as critical to repairing the state's deeply troubled finances but that faces the immediate threat of a legal...
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 08:58 AM
Children's boutique owner Susan Hightower lost her bid Tuesday to join her husband, Republican Sen. Bill Hightower of Mobile, in the Legislature.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 08:54 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A fast-moving energy proposal is drawing opponents, including environmental groups and Ohio's utility consumers' advocate, who estimate the measure could add $175 a year to the average Ohioan's electric bill.
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