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Republicans oppose renewing jobless benefits

Republicans oppose renewing jobless benefits

Republicans controlling the House oppose a drive by Democrats to renew jobless benefits averaging less than $300 a week nationwide for the long-term unemployed, a senior GOP lawmaker said Tuesday.…

Biden to Chinese youth: Challenge authority

Biden to Chinese youth: Challenge authority

Vice President Joe Biden opened a two-day visit to China Wednesday by urging young Chinese students to challenge their government, teachers and religious leaders. Arriving midday in Beijing, Biden paid…

More problems expected from revamped Obamacare web site

More problems expected from revamped Obamacare web site

Insurers fear that a retooling of the government-run health insurance website and a fresh surge of enrollees has opened the floodgates to more problems for President Barack Obama’s health policy…

Why Amazon’s drone plan may not get off the ground

Why Amazon’s drone plan may not get off the ground

This weekend Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos told 60 Minutes that he wants small unmanned aerial vehicles — drones — to speed packages to online shoppers as early as…

Obama struggles to move past the HealthCare.gov debacle

Obama struggles to move past the HealthCare.gov debacle

Seeking to move past its website woes, the Obama administration is launching a two-pronged health care strategy this month aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come January while also trying to…

As year’s end nears, another crucial test for Obamacare

As year’s end nears, another crucial test for Obamacare

President Barack Obama’s new and improved health care website faces yet another test in just a couple of weeks, its biggest yet. If HealthCare.gov becomes overwhelmed by an expected year-end…

Online holiday sales expected to set record

Online holiday sales expected to set record

U.S. online sales are expected to hit $2 billion on “Cyber Monday,” for the first time since the data firm comScore has been tracking such information. A 20 percent increase…

Worried Democrats distance themselves from Obamacare

Worried Democrats distance themselves from Obamacare

Democrats running for re-election in Arkansas, Louisiana and other Republican-leaning states faced enough problems before President Barack Obama’s popularity swooned in November. Now they are awkwardly distancing themselves from him…

Same-sex couples crowd altars to marry legally in Hawaii

Same-sex couples crowd altars to marry legally in Hawaii

Dozens of same-sex couples tied the knot in Hawaii early Monday as a new law allowing gay couples to marry went into effect at midnight. Between 30 and 40 couples…

A critical week for Obamcare’s troubled web site

A critical week for Obamcare’s troubled web site

President Barack Obama and his HealthCare.gov website face another critical test starting this week, as Americans who have been unable to enroll in health coverage under Obamacare rush to a…