By Associated Press | 12/06/13 10:39 AM
Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday in a push for higher wages.
By Associated Press | 12/06/13 10:21 AM
A consultant examining options for overhauling Medicaid in North Carolina said Thursday it could be 2020 before any plan to stabilize costs and shift risk toward the private sector is implemented fully.
By Associated Press | 12/06/13 10:02 AM
A technical problem could prevent thousands of Medicaid applicants from being properly enrolled.
By Andrew Taylor | 12/06/13 09:32 AM
With hopes of a "grand bargain" long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs. But the going is getting rougher.
By Associated Press | 12/06/13 09:26 AM
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is backing an incumbent Republican congressman in Idaho against a more conservative primary challenger.
By Associated Press | 12/06/13 09:13 AM
Several little-known Democrats and Republicans are challenging the incumbent senator.
By Mari Yamaguchi | 12/06/13 09:09 AM
Allison Macfarlane, head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said in Tokyo that finding an underground repository remains a challenge despite a global consensus on the need for such a facility to deal with waste coming out of nuclear power plants.
By Associated Press | 12/06/13 08:53 AM
MANAMA, Bahrain — Standing on the massive deck of the Navy's USS Ponce, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the United States is entering the new nuclear pact with Iran "very clear eyed" and it remains to be seen whether Tehran is serious about keeping its nuclear development peaceful....
By Associated Press | 12/06/13 08:50 AM
A New Year's deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-year farm bill. They've been tripped up by differences over the nation's food stamp program and how to restructure farm subsidies.
By Associated Press | 12/06/13 08:47 AM
Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year's end.
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