09/16/14 03:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill. In a news...
09/16/14 03:46 PM
PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Manuel Valls won a vote of confidence on Tuesday in a tense ballot, allowing him to push through economic reforms that have divided his Socialist Party. The government's once comfortable margin was diluted in the 269-244 vote, with 53 abstentions. The result...
By John Stossel | 09/16/14 02:44 PM
America needs immigrants. Immigrants co-founded most of Silicon Valley's start-ups. The Patent Office says immigrants invent things at twice the rate of native-born Americans.
09/16/14 02:31 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York court administrators have adopted new filing requirements for debt collectors meant to prevent unfair claims and defaults in credit card collection cases against consumers. New rules announced Tuesday require creditors to submit affidavits with detailed proof of the...
09/16/14 02:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words: "Considerable time." The presence or absence of that phrase will trigger a rush to assess the likely timing of the Fed's first increase in...
By Paul Bedard | 09/16/14 01:37 PM
Declaring that "there is no reason to be coy," populist Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Tuesday presented a meaty agenda that could become his 2016 presidential platform.
09/16/14 12:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are turning higher at midday with energy companies leading the gains. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,995 at 12:03 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 83 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,116. The...
09/16/14 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Optimism among chief executives at the largest U.S. companies fell in the July-September quarter after reaching a two-year high in the previous quarter. The Business Roundtable said Tuesday that its CEO outlook index fell to 86.4 in the third quarter, down from 95.4 in the...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/16/14 11:28 AM
The share of Americans officially living in poverty in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/15/14 08:14 PM
Chairwoman Janet Yellen and the Fed's monetary policy committee will meet this week. The Fed will decide how long it will wait to raise short-term interest rates after reducing purchases of Treasury and mortgage-backed securities to zero.
09/15/14 07:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions. Industry analysts expect strong...
09/15/14 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by Standard & Poor's. Even as income for the affluent...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/15/14 11:36 AM
The United States has the third least competitive tax system among developed nations, according to a new ranking of countries' tax codes.
09/15/14 10:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems. Output at manufacturing plants fell 0.4 percent in August after a 0.7 percent rise in...
By Washington Examiner | 09/15/14 08:13 AM
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released a new report projecting that labor force participation has not hit bottom yet.
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