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  • Weak uptake for new eurozone stimulus program

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has launched a new stimulus program aimed at getting banks to lend more — but low demand for the first round of its super-cheap loans suggests the difficulty the ECB faces in reviving the economy. The central bank for the 18-country eurozone...

  • US stocks buoyed after Fed continues low rates

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher a day after the Federal Reserve made clear it would keep interest rates at record lows for a while. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 29 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,186 in early trading Thursday, building on an all-time closing high from the...

  • Applications for US jobless benefits fall sharply

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 4,750 to 299,500, the Labor...

  • Shark tank: Discovery worried senators would get bit filming reality show

    Sharks in the world's most dangerous waters threatened two rival senators during the filming of a new Discovery Channel reality show based on the hit "Naked and Afraid," according to the executive producer of "Rival Survival."

  • Applications for US jobless aid drop sharply to 280K, sign of a stronger job market

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US jobless aid drop sharply to 280K, sign of a stronger job market.

  • US home construction down 14.4 percent in August; fewer ground breakings for apartments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US home construction down 14.4 percent in August; fewer ground breakings for apartments.

  • White House rolls out new solar energy, energy-efficiency measures

    The move comes ahead of Tuesday's United Nations climate summit in New York. The White House said the new measures would eliminate 300 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, or the equivalent of the one year's worth of carbon emissions from 60 million cars.

  • GOP favorability rating rebounds

    After hitting a low of 28 percent favorability during fall 2013, the GOP's positive rating among Americans has risen to 40 percent, according to a new Gallup survey.

  • White House weighs Syria travel restrictions

    The Obama administration is considering restricting or revoking passports held by Americans suspected of fighting for the Islamic State.

  • Michelle Obama: 'I'm like any working mom'

    First lady Michelle Obama cozied up to children at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., late Wednesday and opened up about life in the White House, assuring the kids that through her six years she has remained just a simple mom to her family.

  • Obama tweets support for UK

    President Obama tweeted Wednesday his desire for keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom.

  • State Department spent millions on six towers nobody wants in Afghanistan

    Six communication towers were built in Afghanistan at a cost to U.S. taxpayers of more than $6.5 million, despite the fact that the Pentagon didn't want them and Afghan officials couldn't use them.

  • Obamacare's 'family glitch' could affect 2 million Americans

    In addition to the 2 million already at potential risk, the study predicted that the number affected —œwill likely increase as the employer mandate goes into effect.

  • Your stories from the Washington Examiner

    Scroll down for the latest from the Washington Examiner: » White House weighs Syria travel restrictions The Obama administration is considering restricting or revoking passports held by Americans suspected of fighting for the Islamic State. » Lawmakers hope to fast track defense policy...

  • Lawmakers hope to fast track defense policy bill after elections

    "We're laying the groundwork to hit the ground running" after the elections, said Sen. James Inhofe, ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee.



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