12/10/13 06:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have taken advantage of their weakening of filibusters and muscled through the Senate President Barack Obama's pick to lead a housing regulation agency. By 57-41 Tuesday, senators confirmed Rep. Mel Watt to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Obama nominated...
12/10/13 05:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agreement reached on budget; pact to replace automatic spending cuts with longer-term savings.
12/10/13 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government dairy subsidies that affect the cost of a gallon of milk are set to expire at the end of the year as farm-state lawmakers said Tuesday that they do not expect to have a new farm bill — or an extension of current law — before Jan 1. Expiration of the current...
12/10/13 04:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have taken a major step toward reining in high-risk trading on Wall Street, banning the largest banks from trading for their own profit in most cases. It took three years to write and adopt the Volcker Rule, one of the most critical changes to financial laws...
12/10/13 01:08 PM
A Texas woman and former actress pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, under a deal that her attorney has said would cap prison time at 18 years.
12/10/13 12:44 PM
The two countries decided to fast track the pipeline and formulate a road map to work out challenges, the ministry said. However, no details were given on how Pakistan plans to overcome the numerous problems associated with the project, such as funding and the risk of sanctions.
12/10/13 12:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in more than five years in October, and the number of people quitting also reached a five-year high. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings rose 1 percent to a seasonally adjusted 3.93 million. That is the highest...
12/10/13 12:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale businesses boosted their stockpiles in October by the most in two years as their sales rose sharply, encouraging signs for economic growth in the final three months of the year. Wholesale stockpiles grew 1.4 percent in October, the Commerce Department reported...
12/10/13 11:13 AM
PRATT, Kan. — A retired Army general who is now a lobbyist says a strong ethanol industry is critical to national security because it reduces U.S. reliance on foreign oil-producing countries.
12/10/13 11:06 AM
NEW YORK — A New York federal appeals court says the legality of a tax on Vermont's only nuclear plant is best left up to a state court. But it shot down some of the plant operator's arguments against the tax anyway.
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