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.
12/06/13 09:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers increased their spending in October even though their wages and salaries barely increased, raising questions about how strong the economy will grow at the end of the year. Consumer spending increased 0.3 percent in October compared with September when spending...
12/06/13 08:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — US unemployment rate falls to 5-year low of 7 percent as employers add 203,000 jobs.
12/06/13 08:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending up 0.3 percent in October but wages and salaries post weak gain.
12/06/13 04:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed...
12/06/13 12:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth straight month of solid hiring in November could give the U.S. economy a jolt and signal that the job market may finally be gathering momentum. Economists are forecasting that employers added 180,000 jobs last month, according to a survey by FactSet. That would...
12/05/13 11:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. House Democratic...
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