- John Podesta eats crow: ‘I apologize to Speaker Boehner’
- U.S., China race to finish line on ‘invisibility cloak’
- Obama ‘cavalier’ in hiding foreign aid order, judge rules
- Prince Charles: Muslims are driving Christians from Mideast through persecution
- Gitmo’s first commander: Close the prison down
- Google’s newest photography find: Just wink and shoot
- Detroit’s Heidelberg art project hit by 8 fires in 8 months
- Pa. police pull people over for random DNA tests for feds
- NASA pushing hard to get back into space game
- Harvard student to face federal charges for bomb hoax
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Both investors and consumers are now aware we averted the debt crisis earlier this week. That's the good news. The bad news, however, is the solution and what it may call for in terms of potential tax reform that will fuel uncertainty and negatively impact an already weakening job market.
Service businesses such as restaurants, hotels and financial companies experienced their weakest growth in 17 months in July.
Freedom of conscience was dealt a catastrophic blow by the Obama administration this week when the Department of Health and Human Services announced that preventive services, which the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires health plans to cover without cost-sharing, must include all forms of contraceptives approved by the Food and Drug Administration - even those that cause abortion by preventing embryos from attaching to the uterine wall ("Insurance must cover contraception," Politics, Tuesday).
Metro Transit Police on Wednesday arrested four people for swindling $25,000 from the transit system.
The Securities and Exchange Commission gave a cash bonus to a key participant in the agency's failed investigation of Bernie Madoff even as the employee faced potential disciplinary action, according to government inspectors.
About 200 laborers stood down from their jobs for a second day Tuesday at the World Trade Center site, although the owner said the work stoppage had a minimal impact on the site's transit hub and signature skyscraper, and no impact on the memorial.
Trying to head off the chance of an antitrust lawsuit from the NBA Players Association, the league went ahead and beat the union to cour
"The economy isn't growing as fast as it needs to." That's Commerce Secretary Gary Locke addressing the latest report on the country's economic output. His comment is a model of understatement: Gross domestic product (GDP) grew less than 1 percent in the first half of this year. As Reuters news agency put it, the U.S. economy came "perilously close to flat-lining in the first quarter."
New York City's Metropolitan Opera and the union representing its orchestra have reached a contract agreement.