By Joseph Lawler | 09/30/14 07:33 PM
A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by investors in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac against the federal government.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/30/14 04:46 PM
More than 3.6 million people have lost unemployment insurance benefits through September, according to a new report from House Democrats who want to renew the insurance program that Congress let expire in December.
09/29/14 02:10 PM
ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – Just as jury verdicts take medical expenses into consideration in asbestos lawsuits, set-asides for medical expenses can also be important when settling cases, a settlement expert recently said. Clayton Starnes, Vice President of Business Development of Shapiro...
By Luke Rosiak | 09/26/14 05:45 PM
Officials admitted Maryland's 10,000 percent increase over three years in a little-noticed hearing before the House's Subcommittee on Communications and Technology in April last year.
By Philip Klein | 09/26/14 02:23 PM
As provisions such as the individual mandate and the new insurance exchanges have provoked a very public debate over President Obama's healthcare law, policy experts have been anxiously watching the law's lesser-known features aimed at making the system operate more efficiently.
09/28/14 01:45 PM
DETROIT (AP) — Kevyn Orr's success in shepherding Detroit through its historic bankruptcy will leave him unemployed, at least temporarily, when and if his task in the Motor City is complete. The turnaround expert who helped Chrysler through its 2009 Chapter 11 restructuring says he has given no...
09/26/14 08:00 AM
WACO, Texas (AP) — A former Central Texas judge already on probation for a records and mileage reimbursement scam faces up to 10 years in federal prison for stealing a dead man's Social Security benefits, prosecutors said. Jean Laster Boone, who resigned last October as a McLennan County...
09/26/14 07:30 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana agency is receiving nearly $1.5 million from the federal government to help catch those who collect unemployment payments while still working. The money is coming to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development from the U.S. Department of Labor. Workforce...
09/25/14 01:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen U.S. senators from both parties are calling on the Obama administration to broaden a Medicaid program for the nation's frailest seniors, calling it a proven alternative to pricier nursing home care as states seek to limit long-term medical costs. In a letter...
09/25/14 09:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago. Despite the rise, the level of applications remains near pre-recession levels, a sign that hiring will likely remain healthy. Weekly unemployment benefit...
By Terence Jeffrey | 09/24/14 10:26 AM
The Census Bureau published this number last week in its annual report on health insurance. These 107,581,000 pre-Obamacare government-health insurance enrollees equaled 34.3 percent of the nation's population, according to the Census Bureau.
By Associated Press | 09/24/14 07:26 AM
SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro on Wednesday will help open a new Salt Lake County apartment complex for low-income residents. Utah officials say in a statement that Castro will join Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams at a ribbon cutting for the new...
09/24/14 08:15 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Plans call for allowing some Detroit residents to buy vacant lots next to their properties for $100. The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report City Council on Tuesday approved the transfer of about 10,000 parcels of vacant city land to the Detroit Land Bank following an...
By Mark Tapscott | 09/22/14 08:08 PM
Federal health insurance officials can't tell Congress how much the government spent selling Obamacare to a key segment of the market last year, according to the Government Accountability Office.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/16/14 01:01 PM
Given the realities of the global environment, it is a far safer bet to assume that the U.S. will be required to spend something closer to the post-war average on national security than the historically low amounts built into Obama administration budget plans.
By Paul Bedard | 10/01/14
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