By Philip Klein | 09/17/14 05:05 PM
In contrast, just 25 percent of those surveyed gave President Obama's healthcare law an 'A' or a 'B.'
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/17/14 04:57 PM
Chinese hackers have penetrated the computer networks of contractors critical to moving U.S. troops and equipment around the world in time of crisis, potentially giving Beijing access to every move the military makes, according to a report released Wednesday by the Senate Armed Services Committee.
By Zack Colman | 09/17/14 04:52 PM
The expansion of the Panama Canal would allow passage of larger ships carrying nearly a quarter more crude oil through the route, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.
By Sean Higgins | 09/17/14 04:50 PM
"Gov. Walker's violations send the wrong message to anyone trying follow the rules and come home safe at the end of the day," said local union president Jeff Kaminiski.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/17/14 04:40 PM
"[Foxx] has no intentions of running against a senator who supported his nomination and told Senator Burr in so many words several months after being confirmed," spokeswoman Meghan Keck wrote.
09/17/14 04:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high after the Federal Reserve maintained its stance on record-low interest rates. The Dow rose 24 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 17,156 Wednesday, surpassing its previous high from July by 18 points. The blue-chip...
09/17/14 04:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Dow closes at record high of 17,156 after Fed maintains stance on low interest rate.
09/17/14 03:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says "it could take until the end of the decade" to shrink the Fed's record investment portfolio to more normal levels. The Fed's response to the 2008 financial crisis has swollen its balance sheet to more than $4.4 trillion from less than $1...
09/17/14 03:17 PM
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. The situation is so dire in Liberia that its president welcomed a U.S. pledge to send troops and treatment...
09/17/14 03:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers have slightly increased their estimate of what the Fed's benchmark interest rate should be at the end of 2015 compared with their estimate three months ago. The Fed has kept its benchmark rate at a record-low level near zero since 2008 to try to...
09/17/14 02:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for considerable period.
09/17/14 01:30 PM
DALLAS (AP) — Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries. That's up from about 40,000 temporary holiday workers hired last year....
09/17/14 01:15 PM
KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Two suicide bombers killed at least 15 students Wednesday at a government college in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, police and emergency officials said. Four men in a tricycle taxi drove up to the Federal College of Education Kano and opened fire when security guards...
09/17/14 12:30 PM
BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Nike has suspended its sponsorship deal with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson following child abuse allegations. The Beaverton-based shoemaker issued a statement Wednesday morning that said Nike "in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any...
09/17/14 12:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising in midday trading ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement that might signal when the central bank will raise interest rates. The Fed releases its statement at 2 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose one point to 2,000 as 12:08...
By Philip Klein | 09/17/14
By Ashe Schow | 09/17/14
By Becket Adams | 09/16/14
By Washington Examiner | 09/17/14
By Paul Bedard | 09/17/14