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  • Push against Islamic State blurs spending message

    In going after the Islamic State, the president has abandoned talk of limiting such investments in favor of asking lawmakers for what critics call a blank check to fight counterterrorism battles.

  • Democratic senators appeal directly to Burger King CEO to stop inversion

    In a letter addressed to Burger King CEO Daniel S. Schwartz, Majority Whip Dick Durbin and four other senators urged the company to back out of the deal to merge with Canadian chain Tim Hortons and move the combined company's headquarters to Canada.

  • White House to Congress: Pass bill arming Syrian rebels ASAP

    Time is of the essence, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, because Saudi Arabia has agreed to host a training operation for vetted members of the Syrian opposition, and U.S. officials want to take them up on the offer as quickly as possible.

  • Detroit bankruptcy trial on hold after major deal

    DETROIT (AP) — One of Detroit's fiercest opponents in bankruptcy once compared the city's fix-it plan to an automobile "lemon" fit for the "scrapyard." Now that same creditor, bond insurer Syncora, is making peace with Detroit in the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history under a deal that could...

  • Correction: Detroit-Bankruptcy story

    DETROIT (AP) — In a story Sept. 9 about a tentative agreement reached between Detroit and major creditor Syncora in its bankruptcy trial, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Steven Schlein is a spokesman for Syncora. Schlein does public relations for Kirkland & Ellis, a law firm...

  • Boeing can thrive even without Export-Import Bank financing

    It is hard to justify government involvement in foreign purchases from Boeing when private sources of financing have never been more plentiful.

  • House unveils emergency bill to fund government

    The bill, which funds the government through Dec. 11, caps annual spending at the 2014 $1.012 trillion level and it includes a provision to extend the Export-Import Bank until 2015.

  • GOP bill would avert fed shutdown till Dec. 11

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House unveiled a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would keep the government open into mid-December and provide $88 million to battle the Ebola outbreak. The spending measure will also extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank to continue...

  • White House 'heartened' by likely extension for Export-Import Bank

    "This is not a controversial position," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest, noting that President Ronald Reagan signed an extension for the Export-Import Bank. "This is a position that is espoused by the Chamber of Commerce."

  • Regulators hope to finish major mortgage rule this year

    Federal regulators expect to finish writing this year a long-overdue mortgage regulation that was one of the most important provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law.

  • House could take up federal funding bill Thursday

    With a Sept. 30 fiscal deadline looming and the midterm elections coming in November, the House may take up a bill without adding provisions that are frequently attached to must-pass spending bills, say those familiar with the talks.

  • VIDEO: Congress is back, here's what to expect

    A few big items top the Congressional to-do list, but only a handful will get done before they leave Washington again later this month.

  • Chris Christie hit by state bond rating downgrade

    New Jersey suffered its second financial downgrade to its bond ratings this year, giving a black eye to Gov. Chris Christie as he considers a run for the White House in 2016.

  • Detroit bankruptcy trial turns to poor technology

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's computer system is "beyond fundamentally broken" and years behind the latest software, the city's new technology chief told a bankruptcy judge Monday. Beth Niblock said she turned down the job twice before agreeing to move to Detroit from Louisville, Kentucky, at the...

  • Treasury to limit profitability of overseas shifts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will decide "in the very near future" what actions it can take to make it less profitable for U.S. companies to shift their legal addresses to other countries, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday. A growing number of U.S. companies are shifting...



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