Budgets & Deficits

Health Care

  • House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

    | 07/24/14 06:44 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health...
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  • More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

    | 07/24/14 01:55 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday. Last year's rise follows a couple of...
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  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    | 07/24/14 01:39 PM

    MIAMI (AP) — Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan,...
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Economy

  • Oil price slips below $102 a barrel

    | 07/25/14 08:34 AM

    The price of oil slipped below $102 a barrel on Friday, falling for a second day after spiking on lower U.S. inventories and tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East. By early afternoon in Europe,...
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  • World markets drift ahead of US data next week

    | 07/25/14 05:19 AM

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — European stock markets were down Friday, while Asian markets took cheer from U.S. unemployment claims falling to an eight-year low. Traders were generally cautious at the...
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  • Dodd-Frank at war with itself

    By Hester Peirce | 07/25/14 05:00 AM

    The difficulty of Dodd-Frank implementation is not primarily the regulators' fault; the problem comes from Dodd-Frank's determination to rely on government regulation as a cure for government...
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Technology

  • Historic Civil War battle sites have a mobile app

    | 07/25/14 04:11 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) — This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship...
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  • Amazon shares fall on 2Q loss

    | 07/24/14 06:21 PM

    SEATTLE (AP) — Shares of Amazon.com Inc. fell Thursday after the e-commerce retailer reported a deeper-than-expected second quarter loss as expenses outpaced a surge in revenue. Amazon has long...
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  • Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

    | 07/24/14 01:14 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say...
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