07/31/14 09:15 AM
PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — MasterCard's second-quarter net income climbed 9.8 percent as it benefited from volume growth and handled more transactions in the period. The company's results topped analysts' estimates. Shares rose in premarket trading on Thursday. MasterCard Inc. is the world's...
By Mark Tapscott | 07/31/14 09:08 AM
Sooner or later, Congress will have to do something concrete to fix the IRS. Reform it, abolish it or replace it, but the status quo can't go on.
By David M. Drucker | 07/31/14 09:07 AM
House Republicans on Wednesday were still short of the 218 GOP votes they need to guarantee passage of their $659 billion border package.
07/31/14 08:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits increase to 302k; still at pre-recession levels.
By Associated Press | 07/31/14 07:39 AM
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and rise to national prominence.
By Steve Doty | 07/31/14 08:26 AM
There are only two days left before Congress breaks for its summer recess, but there are a host of issues still waiting to be sorted out.
By Byron York | 07/31/14 08:14 AM
On what could be the last lawmaking session before the summer recess, both House and Senate are preparing bills to one-up each other on immigration.
By Susan Crabtree | 07/31/14 07:51 AM
President Obama is following through with a threat to issue more executive actions, not fewer, one day after House Republicans moved forward with their lawsuit challenging the president's unilateral policy-making.
07/31/14 07:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a grim start to 2014, the U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor and should show renewed strength into next year. That was the general view of analysts Wednesday after the government estimated that the economy grew at a fast 4 percent annual rate in the April-June...
07/31/14 07:15 AM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target hires PepsiCo exec Brian Cornell as new chairman and CEO as it works to recover.
By Susan Crabtree | 07/31/14 07:10 AM
The federal government has directed more than $350 million over the last six years to a Texas nonprofit providing shelter and care for unaccompanied immigrant children.
By Ashe Schow | 07/30/14 06:26 PM
The "Campus Safety and Accountability Act" may not do anything to actually combat sexual assaults and will most likely lead to more lawsuits over claims of due process violations and more men being convicted for politically correct purposes.
07/31/14 05:45 AM
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister has arrived in the Netherlands ahead of a meeting with his Dutch counterpart to discuss plans for repatriating remains of Malaysian victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and continuing problems accessing the crash site in eastern Ukraine. Najib Razak...
07/31/14 05:01 AM
BERLIN (AP) — Sports equipment maker Adidas has lowered its full-year profit target, citing risks in the Russian market and weakness at its golf business. Adidas AG, based in Herzogenaurach, Germany, said Thursday it now expects net profit of about 650 million euros ($870 million) this year,...
By Joseph Lawler | 07/30/14 06:08 PM
Amid a slow recovery for poor Americans, the creation of a mega-dollar store might be interpreted as a grim sign of diminished consumer expectations. But the reality is that the economic outlook has improved.
By Paul Bedard | 07/30/14
By Paul Bedard | 07/30/14
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By Noemie Emery | 07/29/14