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Hackers strike more retail chains

Hackers strike more retail chains

Best Buy Co., TiVo Inc., and Walgreen Co. are the latest in a seemingly endless string of companies to warn over the weekend that hackers gained access to customers’ files,…

Katic Couric ending CBS News anchor gig

Katic Couric ending CBS News anchor gig

Katie Couric is leaving her anchor post at “CBS Evening News” less than five years after becoming the first woman to solely helm a network TV evening newscast. A network…

Boehner walks political tightrope on budget

Boehner walks political tightrope on budget

Sometimes in politics and legislation, whether you win is less important than how you win. That’s the dilemma facing House Speaker John Boehner as he tries to round up the…

Obama ready to announce run for second term

Obama ready to announce run for second term

President Barack Obama is about to make one of Washington’s worst kept secrets official: He wants a second term. Democratic officials familiar with the president’s plans said Saturday that Obama…

Online gone wild for April Fools’ Day

Online gone wild for April Fools’ Day

The online world got an April Fools’ Day makeover as YouTube rolled out 1911 viral videos and the Huffington Post put up a mock pay wall. Lighthearted pranks are an…

Close to deal on spending? Depends on who’s talking

Close to deal on spending? Depends on who’s talking

A bullish President Barack Obama said Friday that compromise is close with Republicans on $33 billion in budget cuts, and he warned that without a deal the ensuing government shutdown…

So long to federal funding for candidates

So long to federal funding for candidates

A cornerstone of U.S. politics since the 1970s, public funding of presidential campaigns may soon go the way of other relics of the era like long sideburns and lava lamps.…

Wisconsin anti-union law on hold for two months or more

Wisconsin anti-union law on hold for two months or more

Wisconsin’s polarizing union rights law will remain on hold for at least two months after a judge Friday said she would continue a restraining order blocking its enactment while she…

Two straight months of job gains

Two straight months of job gains

Businesses likely posted a second straight month of solid job gains in March, as slow but steady economic growth translated into more hiring. Economists expect the nation added 185,000 jobs…

House FAA bill vaces Obama veto threat

House FAA bill vaces Obama veto threat

The House is moving toward passage of a sweeping aviation bill packed with controversial safety and labor provisions. A final vote on the Republican-drafted bill is expected on Friday. It…