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  • ECB buying bundles of loans could spur lending

    The European Central Bank plans to start buying a type of bonds known as asset-backed securities. The move is aimed at spurring bank lending to companies and getting a slack economy moving again. Here's how asset-backed securities, or ABS, work and how buying them could help the economy. —...

  • Sears sells most of its stake in Canadian ops

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears, sorely in need of cash, is selling most of its stake in its Canadian unit to raise as much as $380 million. The sale to its own shareholders will give Sears Holdings Corp. some breathing room as it heads into the crucial holiday season. The company expects...

  • Dallas officer fired, drove by woman seeking help

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas officer has been fired after driving past a woman who pleaded for help as her two children were taken by their father who was later killed by police. Chief David Brown on Wednesday fired Sr. Cpl. Leslie Richardson, who'd been with the force 28 years. Richardson on Aug....

  • Ex-Chicago police commander set to leave prison

    CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police commander convicted of lying about the torture of suspects by officers under his command is scheduled to be released from federal prison. An attorney for ex-Lt. Jon Burge says his former client's family confirms he'll be released to a halfway house on...

  • Obama hits Chicago to stump for Gov. Quinn

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn is getting some help from President Barack Obama as the Democratic governor seeks his second full term. Obama is scheduled to attend a fundraiser for Quinn Thursday morning before pushing his economic message during an afternoon speech at Northwestern University in...

  • Florida Lotto jackpot rises to $33 million

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The jackpot in the Florida Lotto game has grown to $33 million after no one matched the six winning numbers in the latest drawing. Lottery officials said Thursday a total of 17 tickets matched five numbers to win $6,796.50 each. Another 1,239 tickets matched four...

  • D.C. workers collect unemployment payments while on city payroll, IG finds

    The DC Department of Employment Services cannot show it has done much to ensure city employees stop collecting unemployment insurance payments once they get hired, according to a report issued Tuesday.

  • Your stories from the Washington Examiner

    Scroll down for the latest from the Washington Examiner: » Is Christie's RGA path a road map to the White House? A review of Christie’s travel on behalf of the RGA shows that he has spent less time in some of the nine states deemed most competitive by the association than he has in states...

  • Presidents should salute Marines out of respect, not obligation

    I watched the video of President Obama and his dismissive salute. Here is what I would like to say, no longer as the wife of an HMX Marine, but as his widow.

  • Feds paid for fighting fake fires

    Federal employees working for a Bureau of Land Management program designed to fight wildfires logged hours for fighting conflagrations that hadn't yet started and bought hundreds of thousands of dollars in gift cards using government funds, a government watchdog reports.

  • Confronting radical Islam at home

    This discussion is an important one to have —" not to find a scapegoat, but to understand root causes and uproot them.

  • Is Christie's RGA path a road map to the White House?

    A review of Christie’s travel on behalf of the RGA shows that he has spent less time in some of the nine states deemed most competitive by the association than he has in states pivotal to winning a presidential primary.

  • Secret Service overlooked agents' deceit

    The Secret Service regularly overlooked examples of agents lying in order to avoid undermining their credibility in court, sources say. The practice allowed agents to continue testifying in court against assailants or potential threats to the president, according to two sources familiar with...

  • Rhode Island GOP files FEC complaint against Dem gubernatorial candidate

    The Rhode Island Republican Party filed a complaint with the state's Board of Elections this week, alleging that Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gina Raimondo violated campaign finance law by coordinating with Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., to star in a pricey election ad.

  • Obama's economic struggle: Convincing voters wage increases are coming

    Obama faces a major challenge in communicating that the economy is on an upward trajectory: Most families' incomes are barely growing, if they're growing at all.

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