12/10/13 11:04 AM
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — An effort to clear a national backlog of veterans benefits claims is making things worse in Minnesota. County veterans services directors say it now takes as long as nine months to process claims that previously took about 90 days, the St. Cloud Times reported. The...
12/10/13 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate OKs key federal judge, first Obama nominee approved under new filibuster rules .
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...
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
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. In the message, Quinn says "the pension crisis was the biggest fiscal challenge...
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.
12/10/13 12:21 AM
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is warning Congress that failure to act on a defense policy bill before year's end would create more uncertainty for the military and undercut the nation's commanders. Ramping up pressure on House and Senate leaders, the Pentagon on Monday appealed for...
12/10/13 12:00 AM
DETROIT — The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on its bailout of General Motors, but still says the alternative would have been much worse. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Tuesday that the government sold its remaining shares in the Detroit automaker. The government...
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