By Justin Green | 04/16/14 03:54 PM
The Kansas Republican party jokingly offered to pay for former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to return to her home state if she wants to run for Senate -- seeing her chances for victory unlikely.
By Timothy P. Carney | 04/16/14 03:50 PM
Chicago's regulations of food trucks have achieved their desired effect: protecting restaurants by crushing food trucks.
By Betsy Woodruff | 04/16/14 03:43 PM
Conservatives and Republicans in Minnesota are objecting to Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan putting on a fundraiser featuring an appearance by the Peter, Paul and Mary singer who pleaded guilty years ago to taking "immoral and indecent liberties" with a 14-year-old girl.
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/16/14 03:37 PM
The United States on Wednesday offered assistance to South Korea after a ferry sank off the country's coast leaving hundreds missing. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters. “The U.S. stands ready to assist as...
04/16/14 03:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided. Ten of the Fed's 12 regions reported an increase in economic activity, according to the Beige Book survey released...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/16/14 03:26 PM
The White House on Wednesday said that the U.S. has prepared new sanctions against Russia amid growing concerns over Ukraine's territorial sovereignty.
By Susan Crabtree | 04/16/14 03:01 PM
A State Department spokeswoman declined to make “generalizations” about al Qaeda's strength based on a new video that surfaced Tuesday showing what appears to be the largest and most dangerous gathering of the terror group in years. Shot in Yemen, the video shows Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the No....
By Justin Green | 04/16/14 02:48 PM
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray paid an 8.3 percent effective tax rate on $165,047 of total income in 2013, according to tax returns cited by the Wall Street Journal.
By Charles Hoskinson | 04/16/14 02:36 PM
The Duffel Blog strikes again.
By Joseph Lawler | 04/16/14 02:29 PM
In a speech at the Economic Club of New York on Wednesday, Yellen noted that the Fed's monetary policy committee's latest projections were for the unemployment rate to fall within the range of what officials think is full employment for the U.S. by the end of 2016, and for inflation to rise to...
04/16/14 02:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges. In her first major speech on Fed policy, Yellen sought to explain...
04/16/14 02:00 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal charges. A LOSS: The Charlotte, N.C., bank reported a loss applicable to common shareholders of $514 million, compared with a profit of $1.11 billion a year earlier....
04/16/14 01:01 PM
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove through the park, officials said Wednesday....
04/16/14 09:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory output rose further last month, extending strong growth from February after harsh weather had caused production to tumble in January. Manufacturers produced more furniture, clothing, chemicals and aerospace products. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that...
04/16/14 09:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction. Builders started work on 946,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in...
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