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  • New central bank stimulus launched for eurozone

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has launched its new stimulus program aimed at boosting lending to businesses and getting a slack economy moving. The uptake for the loans to banks, however, was less than expected. The central bank for the 18-country eurozone handed out 82.6...

  • 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 remains just a simple mom to her family. Asked if she ever felt...

  • 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...

  • 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 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.

  • MANHATTAN MOMENT: 'The rates are too damn high'

    For a limited time, Hailo is lowering its fares during work hours, but price isn't the biggest advantage ridesharing services like Uber have over the traditional cab.

  • Guatemalan violence may spark new wave of illegal immigration to the U.S.

    Mauricio Lopez Bonilla, Guatemala's interior minister, has vowed to stop the new round of violence that intensified last month.

  • Obama's chances to wind down Fannie and Freddie before November slipping away

    Hope for reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac dims as Congress finishes up its business before the November elections, even as administration officials intensify the push to fix housing finance and boost home lending.

  • Senators: Spike in energy costs could push 840,000 Americans into poverty

    Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Tim Scott of South Carolina released their report on energy insecurity to highlight some of the repercussions from regulations that they say could raise energy costs.

  • Free the market and help Ukraine

    There exists a painless plan that can make Russia's future attempts to bully its neighbors less relevant and profitable.

  • Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday. Enjoy the easy money while it lasts. By mid-2015, economists expect the Fed to abandon a nearly 6-year-old policy of keeping short-term rates at record lows....

  • Sabato's 'Crystal Ball': North Carolina Senate race favors Democrats

    Part of the reason Hagan is so strong, writes Crystal Ball Managing Editor Kyle Kondik, is because her Republican opponent Thom Tillis is underperforming.

  • AP Interview: Brazil's Silva wants better US ties

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Marina Silva, a front-running presidential candidate who grew up in the Amazon jungle and could become the first black to lead Brazil's government, said Wednesday that if elected she'll improve ties with the U.S. and strongly push for human rights in nations like Cuba. She...

  • Security flaw leaves Android users vulnerable to hackers

    Hackers can potentially access privileged user information like passwords, internet history and keyboard input.

  • Doctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

    TORONTO (AP) — Toronto's embattled mayor has a rare and difficult cancer that will require aggressive chemotherapy, his doctor said Wednesday, days after Rob Ford's dramatic announcement that he was pulling out of a re-election campaign. Dr. Zane Cohen, a colorectal surgeon at Mount Sinai...



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