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  • GM profit sinks; CEO sees no recall hit to sales

    DETROIT (AP) — The cost of recalling nearly 7 million cars and trucks sank General Motors' first-quarter profit, but the company's CEO said the much-publicized recalls have yet to cut into sales. GM on Thursday reported its worst financial results in more than four years, with profit falling...

  • Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After months of deliberation over what to do with Oregon's botched online health exchange, an advisory panel on Thursday recommended that the state drop the site for private policies and have Oregonians instead shop for them on the federal online marketplace. A top Cover...

  • John Kerry tries to regroup after Israel suspends peace talks

    A State Department spokeswoman acknowledged “some bumps in the road” but said the U.S. remains committed to peace talks led by Secretary of State John Kerry after Israelis pulled out of them indefinitely.

  • FOIA suggests Hillary Clinton allies helped State embellish 'accomplishments'

    The State Department is facing new scrutiny in the aftermath of its inability this week to name an accomplishment of a major initiative under former Secretary State Hillary Clinton, an embarrassing episode that overshadowed the release of the title of her new book, “Hard Choices.” The...

  • What affirmative action hides

    Sonia Sotomayor is a wonderful role model. Truly. Through hard work, brains and rare self-discipline at an early age, she was able to overcome poverty and family dysfunction to become what she is today.

  • Activists say Syrian airstrikes in north kill 30

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government airstrikes struck a vegetable market in a northern rebel-held town Thursday, killing at least 30 people and wounding scores of others, an activist group said. The airstrikes came as another Syrian lawmaker announced his candidacy for June presidential election,...

  • FDA Oks first-ever DNA alternative to pap smear

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as the first U.S.-approved alternative to the pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of cervical cancer screening. The Food and Drug Administration approved Roche's cobas HPV test to detect the human...

  • Bob Dole is a corporate lobbyist --- that seems relevant

    Bob Dole, the former Republican presidential nominee and Senate floor leader, gets a glowing 2,000 words in the Washington Post this week, as he makes peace with old rivals, tours his old state, and bashes the conservatives in his party. One word that never appears among those 2000 words:...

  • Oregon panel recommends dropping troubled exchange for private policies, using federal system

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon panel recommends dropping troubled exchange for private policies, using federal system.

  • Israel suspends peace talks with Palestinian Authority after Hamas deal

    Secretary of State John Kerry recently blamed the Israelis for the lack of progress in peace talks with the Palestinian Authority, but Israel ended the negotiations after Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas agreed to form a government with a terrorist organization determined to destroy the Jewish...

  • Industrial policy and Team U.S.A. rhetoric at Export-Import Bank conference

    U.S. Government and Business are a team, competing against other countries in the Export Olympics. That's one theme of the day at the Export-Import Bank annual conference. Ex-Im subsidizes U.S. exports, and the agency's charter expires this fall -- setting the stage for a contentious...

  • Senate Republicans warn that Obama deportation review will lead to weakened enforcement

    In an April 24 letter to President Obama, nearly two dozen Senate Republicans express concern that the purpose of the Homeland Security's “enforcement review” is to loosen the standards for deporting illegal immigrants and weaken border security.

  • U.S. taxpayers subsidizing state-owned companies through Export-Import Bank

    Should the U.S. government be propping up state-owned enterprises overseas? Should the U.S. business lobby be lobbying for this dynamic?

  • FDA proposes banning sales of e-cigarettes to youths

    The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed new restrictions to regulate electronic cigarettes, including banning their sale to minors. The move is aimed at extending government oversight to the new and mostly unregulated industry.

  • US journalist released in east Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — An American journalist who was held by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine for several days says he has been released and is in good condition. Simon Ostrovsky of Vice News told The Associated Press in a brief call Thursday that he had been freed and was heading to Donetsk,...



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