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Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
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ANALYSIS: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's record ordinarily would have conservatives dreaming of a 2016 White House bid, but two hurdles stand between Mr. Walker and a presidential nomination run.
The nation's governors met in Milwaukee over the weekend to share tips about what to do to make their states better. Some of the governors had more to tell than others, but few more than Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin.
It's been three years since the Senate passed the massive Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation named after its two lead sponsors, Sen. Christopher J. Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank.
Barack Obama has been president for 51 months, and America is still waiting for that change he told us to hope for. The latest economic indicators continue to point in the wrong direction: Durable-goods orders are falling, growth in factory output is sluggish and optimism is dissolving.
At the Missouri college where Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis enrolled, a classmate said he often remarked that true Muslims don't believe in violence. That image seemed startlingly at odds with the Bangladesh native's arrest in an FBI sting this week on charges of trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York with what he thought was a 1,000-pound car bomb.
While same-store August sales figures shared by a number of retailers such as the Gap, Nordstrom Inc., the Limited (which owns Victoria's Secret and Bed, Bath & Beyond) and others were better than expected and the housing market appears to be healing, the overall stock market continues to sit on pins and needles.
The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the economy is losing strength and repeated a pledge to take further steps to stimulate growth if the job market doesn't show sustained improvement.
Major stock indexes dipped Tuesday as weak readings on consumer confidence gave investors little reason to extend the recent rally.
The angry, youth-driven, anti-capitalism protests begun in New York City a few weeks ago are the latest manifestation of President Obama's lengthening recession.
Investors began giving in to fears Thursday that a global recession is already under way.
A broad rally broke a three-day losing streak in the stock market Wednesday as fears about Europe's debt crisis ebbed.
Some people hear the word "hit" and quickly think of positive uses such as hit song or "one-hit wonder."
Last week, Dennis Lockhart, president of Atlanta's Federal Reserve Bank, declared the recent jump in consumer prices will not last. Saying the recent surge in inflation was primarily because of food and gasoline prices, he said that "this trajectory will not persist."
The dramatic economic slowdown this summer has provoked an increasingly contentious debate among analysts, including an unusually public split among members of the Federal Reserve Board, over the U.S. economy's long-term outlook and the possibility of a Japan-like "lost decade."