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  • Labor Day exhausted: 40-hour work week grows to 47-60 hours

    A new Gallup poll finds that economically-stressed Americans are now working an "average" of 47 hours, with a growing number clocking 60 hours or more.

  • Chelsea Clinton leaves NBC News

    Clinton, whose first child is due later this year, drew widespread criticism for her limited role at the network that nevertheless earned her a $600,000 annual salary, far above the pay for most correspondents.

  • UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

    GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history. The tragic milestone means that about...

  • O'Malley to return to New Hampshire

    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will make his third trip to New Hampshire in September, a sign that he is likely to challenge Hillary Clinton for the presidential nomination.

  • 'Too big to fail' could be slapped on more non-banks

    It is widely expected that the Sept. 4 meeting announced by the Financial Stability Oversight Council late Thursday will focus on applying the label of "too big to fail" to one insurer, MetLife.

  • Obama gives himself leeway on immigration action deadline

    The president for the first time stopped short of abiding by his self-imposed deadline of acting on immigration without Congress’ consent by the end of the summer.

  • VIDEO: Campaigns headed into high gear as Labor Day approaches

    Labor Day has always been seen as the unofficial kick off to campaign season and candidates around the nation will begin to ramp up their efforts in the coming weeks.

  • SEC is going easy on fraud: commissioner

    Luis Aguilar, one of the five SEC commissioners, issued an unusual dissent to the SEC's punishment of an accountant, calling the decisions a "wrist slap at best."

  • U.K. raises terrorist threat level

    The U.K. in response to a threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria raised its terrorist attack warning system to the second highest level Friday from substantial to severe, which carries the warning that a terrorist attack is "highly likely."

  • Obama about to fire his smoking gun again

    Despite fears of some establishment Republicans, I choose to believe that if Obama makes good on his threat, there will be electoral hell for Democrats to pay in November -- not Republicans.

  • In just 6 months, 37,477 illegal immigrant kids released, only 280 deported

    The Obama administration has released a huge majority of illegal immigrant children who poured over the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year into dozens of tony counties without notifying the public, while deporting just 280.

  • US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed. Consumer spending edged down 0.1 percent last month after a 0.4 percent increase in June, the Commerce Department reported Friday. It was the...

  • Back to fundraising for Obama

    Planning strategy to deal with the terrorist rebels in Syria will take a back seat to fundraising Friday, as President Obama takes a two-state trip to raise cash for a couple of Democratic groups.

  • Senegalese minister of health confirms 1st case of Ebola virus in the West African country

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegalese minister of health confirms 1st case of Ebola virus in the West African country.

  • US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending dips 0.1 percent in July, first decline since January; income weak.



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