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As the vote on Obamacare approached in 2010 — a year when the budget deficit was a staggering $1.3 trillion — the Democratic majority ignored the opposition's concerns about the costs and unintended consequences of restructuring the entire health care system.
"I don't care too much for money; money can't buy me love." So goes the refrain in the classic Beatles hit. The Fab Four were wise beyond their years, and their wisdom could fairly be applied to the perpetual debate about the effect of money on American politics.
The nation's unemployment rate last month fell sharply from 7.3 percent to 7 percent, the lowest in five years, as businesses added another 203,000 jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
Federal spending continues to drop and, combined with this year's tax increases, are making a dent in the federal deficit, according to the latest numbers released Friday by the Congressional Budget Office.
A popular Mexican restaurant in the trendy, artsy Soho section of New York City has a new menu item that scores high on the puke factor but nonetheless is bringing in the bucks: A pan-fried burger dotted and splashed with crickets.
Brian McCann says joining the New York Yankees is "one of the best days of my life"
The nation's economy overcame a round of federal budget cuts and posted a surprisingly strong 3.6 percent growth rate in the summer quarter, the Commerce Department reported Thursday morning.
Social media users beware: Hackers have busted into at least 2 million accounts and stolen passwords at Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and other sites, a new report revealed this week.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits tumbled 23,000 last week to 298,000, nearly a six-year low that shows that companies are laying off fewer workers.
A Long Island businesswoman said her plan to build a huge “Chinese Disneyland” in upstate New York, laid out in Feng Shui fashion, could draw in thousands of wealthy immigrants and up to $6 billion in foreign investment. All that’s needed is a $65 million contribution from the federal government to help kick off the construction.
Chevy is as iconic as an American car brand comes, but that hasn't helped sell cars in Europe.
By 2020, federal agencies will have to up their use of renewable energy sources significantly, and replace 20 percent of electricity with greener options, President Obama said, in a new executive order due for release on Thursday.
Solar panel maker Solaria had tens of millions of dollars in private equity lined up in 2011 to finance an overseas expansion, but opted instead to go with an independent federal agency that offered good terms and seemed eager to provide funding.
After facing criticism for a lack of diversity, Twitter Inc. has hired the first woman to its board, just a month after it raised $2.09 billion in an initial public offering.
President Obama made another futile stab at his long-suffering, sluggish economy this week, but he still doesn't understand why it's not getting any better.