By Julie Pace | 03/12/14 09:48 AM
President Obama will direct the Labor Department to strengthen overtime pay protections for millions of workers, a White House official said.
03/12/14 09:16 AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A jury convicted former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner of federal bribery and extortion charges Tuesday, saying her acceptance of $36,000 from a bond trader who did business with the state was a felony rather than just a lapse in ethical judgment. Shoffner wept...
By Seanna Adcox | 03/12/14 09:14 AM
Republicans say K-12 public schools are a big winner in the House budget plan approved late Tuesday, but Democrats criticized the plan as still not meeting the state's obligation to education.
By Melinda Deslatte | 03/12/14 09:11 AM
Lawmakers who began unraveling the details Tuesday of Gov. Bobby Jindal's $25 billion budget proposal learned they have more shortfalls to address this year before they piece together next year's spending plans.
By Alanna Durkin | 03/12/14 09:10 AM
Maine Republicans who are fiercely fighting an effort to expand government-subsidized health care coverage to roughly 70,000 residents have come up with an alternative: government-subsidized health care.
By Tim Talley | 03/12/14 09:08 AM
Many new state workers would have 401(k)-style retirement plans rather than traditional public employee pension plans under a measure the Oklahoma House passed on Tuesday.
By Tom Raum | 03/12/14 09:06 AM
The Labor Department on Tuesday proposed a new rule that would make it easier for those with 401(k) retirement plans and their employers to locate just what fees and expenses are attached.
03/12/14 09:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Group of 7 world leaders say they won't recognize results of a referendum for the Crimea region to split from Ukraine and join Russia. A statement from the seven nations released from the White House on Wednesday calls on Russia "to cease all efforts to change the status...
03/12/14 08:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a nerve-stimulating headband as the first medical device to prevent migraine headaches. Agency officials said the device provides a new option for patients who cannot tolerate migraine medications. The Cefaly device...
03/12/14 12:46 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — More than four days after a Malaysian jetliner went missing on route to Beijing, authorities acknowledged Wednesday they didn't know in which direction the plane and its 239 passengers was heading when it disappeared, vastly complicating efforts to find it. Amid...
03/11/14 10:15 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's air force says jet may have turned back, denies saying it reached Malacca strait .
03/11/14 07:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — DC mayor opens state-of-city speech by addressing campaign scandal: I didn't break the law .
03/11/14 05:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Tuesday it's making steady progress on health care sign-ups, but the White House needs something close to a miracle to meet its goal of enrolling 6 million people by the end of this month. It could happen with a sustained surge in consumer...
03/11/14 05:30 PM
Without any big economic news or blowout company earnings to respond to, investors found little to get excited about Tuesday and sent the stock market lower for the second day in a row. A few companies grabbed headlines for posting poor quarterly results or consummating long-running merger...
By Nate Beeler | 03/11/14 05:15 PM
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