12/18/13 10:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., as ambassador to China, Democratic officials said Wednesday, turning to a lawmaker well-versed in trade issues to fill one of the nation's most sensitive diplomatic posts. If confirmed by the Senate, Baucus...
12/18/13 07:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday sent its strongest signal of confidence in the U.S. economy since the Great Recession, deciding that the nation's economic prospects are finally bright enough to withstand a slight pullback in stimulus spending. Yet the Fed also made clear...
12/18/13 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers anxious over tight insurance deadlines and lingering computer problems during the holidays will get extra time to pay their premiums under President Barack Obama's health care law, insurers announced Wednesday. The board of the industry's biggest trade group —...
12/18/13 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic officials: Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., expected to be named ambassador to China.
12/18/13 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of struggling to reduce high unemployment, the Federal Reserve is grappling with another tough challenge: How to raise very low inflation. So far, the Fed has had more success with the unemployment rate, which has fallen more than a percentage point to 7 percent...
12/18/13 05:02 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., as ambassador to China, Democratic officials said Wednesday, turning to a lawmaker well-versed in trade issues to fill one of the nation's most important diplomatic posts. If confirmed by the Senate, Baucus would...
12/18/13 05:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passes bill easing across-the-board spending cuts and threat of future shutdowns.
12/18/13 04:38 PM
The Senate passed a budget agreement Wednesday funding the government into 2015 and averting another government shutdown.
12/18/13 04:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence panel calls for more oversight of NSA data collection, but not end to it.
By Associated Press | 12/18/13 04:10 PM
Congress has sent President Obama bipartisan legislation scaling back across-the-board spending cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system. The final vote on the measure was 64-36 in the Senate. The House approved the bill last week.
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