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  • Obama: House vote a 'step forward' in combating Islamic State

    President Obama praised House lawmakers Wednesday for authorizing his administration to train and equip Syrian opposition forces, calling the lower chamber's action an "important step forward" in fighting the Islamic State.

  • Delays contributed to patient deaths at veterans' hospital, IG concedes

    A Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general confirmed that delays in care could have caused deaths at a Phoenix hospital.

  • Congress applauds NFL for new drug policy

    House Oversight Committee's Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and top Democrat, Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said the new policy sends a clear message to professional players -- as well as college, high school and youth athletes -- that performance-enhancing drugs are highly dangerous and won't be...

  • Fun with the Fed: Inflation is low, but the cost of living is up

    From July to August, the "Core Consumer Price Index" did not move. That means zero inflation, if you use the measure of inflation the Federal Reserve uses when setting monetary policy. But core CPI omits volatile prices like food and energy. If you have a family, you're probably pretty aware that...

  • VIDEO: John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill on strategy to defeat the Islamic State

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified in front of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Wednesday on the United States' strategy to defeat the Islamic State.

  • Shaneen Allen may get justice after all

    Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain wrote a letter last week to Superior Court Judge Michael Donio that his office would review Allen's case, following criticism that he was treating her unfairly.

  • House OKs arming Syrian rebels

    The vote to authorize President Obama to train and equip Syrian rebel forces to combat the Islamic State was 273 to 156 and came after six hours of debate, carried over two days.

  • House votes to give President Barack Obama authority to train, arm moderate Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House votes to give President Barack Obama authority to train, arm moderate Syrian rebels.

  • Dow ends at record after Fed maintains low rates

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high after the Federal Reserve maintained its stance on record-low interest rates. The Dow rose 24 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 17,156 Wednesday, surpassing its previous high from July by 18 points. The blue-chip...

  • Dow closes at record high of 17,156 after Fed maintains stance on low interest rate

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dow closes at record high of 17,156 after Fed maintains stance on low interest rate.

  • Yellen: Fed balance sheet to take years to shrink

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says "it could take until the end of the decade" to shrink the Fed's record investment portfolio to more normal levels. The Fed's response to the 2008 financial crisis has swollen its balance sheet to more than $4.4 trillion from less than $1...

  • Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledge

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. The situation is so dire in Liberia that its president welcomed a U.S. pledge to send troops and treatment...

  • Fed increases estimate for key rate at end of 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers have slightly increased their estimate of what the Fed's benchmark interest rate should be at the end of 2015 compared with their estimate three months ago. The Fed has kept its benchmark rate at a record-low level near zero since 2008 to try to...

  • Fed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for considerable period

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for considerable period.

  • FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

    DALLAS (AP) — Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries. That's up from about 40,000 temporary holiday workers hired last year....



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