09/16/14 12:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are turning higher at midday with energy companies leading the gains. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,995 at 12:03 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 83 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,116. The...
By Mark Tapscott | 09/16/14 11:57 AM
Missouri public housing officials improperly exempted virtually everybody living in a 200-unit facility from federal rules requiring that able-bodied residents help with maintenance and cleanup work, according to a government watchdog.
09/16/14 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Optimism among chief executives at the largest U.S. companies fell in the July-September quarter after reaching a two-year high in the previous quarter. The Business Roundtable said Tuesday that its CEO outlook index fell to 86.4 in the third quarter, down from 95.4 in the...
By Sean Lengell | 09/16/14 11:42 AM
"I just think that if our goal here is to destroy [the Islamic State], we've got to do more than train a few folks in Syria and train a few folks in Iraq and dropping a few bombs," the House speaker told reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/16/14 11:42 AM
Comedian Bill Maher announced Friday that he would attempt to unseat Rep. John Kline of Minnesota as part of his "Flip a District" campaign.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/16/14 11:28 AM
The share of Americans officially living in poverty in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/16/14 11:22 AM
The Democratic Governors Association gave Charlie Crist $1.5 million Monday, bringing its total investment to about $5.6 million, according to the Miami Herald.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/16/14 11:21 AM
Republican critics, despite their reservations about the measure, acknowledge a coalition of Democrats and Republicans will likely pass the legislation this week.
By Ashe Schow | 09/16/14 11:02 AM
A Sudanese mother of two, once sentenced to hang for supposedly leaving Islam, has spoken out on why her Christian faith is so important to her.
By Brian Hughes | 09/16/14 10:41 AM
President Obama on the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard made a fresh call for additional gun reforms, saying such violence "shatters too many American families every day."
By Philip Klein | 09/16/14 10:23 AM
The number will be used as a benchmark to compare the effects of the implementation of Obamacare on the number of uninsured when 2014 data are released around this time next year.
By Zack Colman | 09/16/14 10:12 AM
Ban Ki-moon said the meeting of more than 120 heads of states in New York will also "promote innovative financing mechanisms" to move beyond investments in fossil fuels, and that it would seek to make the "case for removing policy ambiguity" in hopes of pushing nations toward cleaner energy sources.
By Brian Hughes | 09/16/14 10:05 AM
The White House supports more body cameras for cops, the administration said in response to an online petition calling for all law enforcement officials to wear such technology in the wake of the police killing of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo.
By Becket Adams | 09/16/14 09:52 AM
Congress is back from its five-week August recess, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is wasting no time picking up where he left off: Attacking libertarian businessmen Charles and David Koch.
09/16/14 09:45 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling in early trading ahead of an important Federal Reserve meeting. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell four points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,979 shortly after markets opened Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 40 points, or 0.2 percent, to...
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