12/10/13 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't decide the legality of an agreement between a union and a Florida casino in which the business helped the union organize in return for help with a ballot initiative on gambling. The justices on Tuesday dismissed an appeal from UNITE HERE Local 355...
12/10/13 10:56 AM
U.S. wholesale businesses boosted their stockpiles sharply in October as sales rose, encouraging signs for economic growth in the final three months of the year. Wholesale stockpiles grew 1.4 percent in October, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. That's nearly triple the 0.5 percent...
By Sean Lengell | 12/10/13 10:46 AM
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Obama nominee Patricia Ann Millett to the appeals court, a long-delayed move that bring the bench's judicial lineup to nine — with five judges appointed by Democratic presidents and four by Republicans.
12/10/13 10:31 AM
SINGAPORE — The United States and 11 other nations negotiating a free trade zone stretching from Chile to Japan failed to reach a final agreement at talks in Singapore, but indicated they were closing in on a landmark deal. The U.S.-led agreement is a major part of President Barack Obama's...
12/10/13 10:25 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn went without a paycheck for months to make the point that lawmakers needed to pass a pension reform bill. Now he's seeking to make sure the successful effort will pay off for his re-election bid. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers...
By Steve LeBlanc | 12/10/13 10:18 AM
BOSTON — The candidates seeking to fill Edward Markey's old seat in the U.S. House are making their final appeals to voters in the Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District. The race pits Democratic state Sen. Katherine Clark of Melrose against Republican Frank Addivinola, a Boston attorney....
12/10/13 10:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — US wholesale stockpiles increase 1.4 percent in October; sales up 1 percent.
12/10/13 10:10 AM
The number of positions waiting to be filled rose by 42,000 to 3.925 million, the highest since May 2008, from a revised 3.883 million in September, the Labor Department reported Tuesday in Washington. The pace of hiring decreased.
By Luke Rosiak | 12/10/13 08:54 AM
They operate in obscurity, largely without oversight by inspectors-general, the news media or the president, toiling ostensibly for the good of taxpayers who rarely see the impact of their work, and likely don’t even know they exist. They are the little federal agencies hidden away in the...
12/10/13 08:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Residents along the East Coast and in the Appalachians woke up to snow Tuesday and government workers and students in the DC area were told to stay home as the region saw a round of snow that came just a few days after some parts already got several inches. In Washington,...
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