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‘Fiscal cliff’ worries last minute shoppers

‘Fiscal cliff’ worries last minute shoppers

Retailers may not see a sales surge this weekend as ho-hum discounts and fears about imminent tax hikes and cuts in government spending give Americans fewer reasons to open their…

Boehner’s crash and burn on ‘fiscal cliff': More trouble ahead?

Boehner’s crash and burn on ‘fiscal cliff': More trouble ahead?

Now that House Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B” for addressing the “fiscal cliff” has crashed and burned, the top U.S. Republican appears to have two remaining options – wash his…

Court rules that employers can fire ‘too sexy’ employees

Court rules that employers can fire ‘too sexy’ employees

  The Iowa Supreme Court ruled on Friday that employers in the state can legally fire workers they find too attractive. In a unanimous decision, the court held that a…

Boehner’s ‘fiscal cliff’ bill lacks votes to pass, House recesses

Boehner’s ‘fiscal cliff’ bill lacks votes to pass, House recesses

The U.S. House of Representatives abruptly recessed on Thursday amid uncertainty if Republicans had the votes needed to pass a “fiscal cliff” tax plan offered by Speaker John Boehner. Boehner…

Hunger, homeless on the rise in U.S. cities

Hunger, homeless on the rise in U.S. cities

Across the United States, the number of hungry and homeless people is growing, and budget fights at the federal level are threatening the aid many need to survive, the U.S.…

Boehner: House Republicans willing to work with Obama

Boehner: House Republicans willing to work with Obama

Speaker of the House John Boehner said on Wednesday that Washington should find a short-term solution to avoid the fiscal cliff and then work on a substantive debt reduction plan…

Dead candidates win elections in Alabama, Florida

Dead candidates win elections in Alabama, Florida

Florida Democrat Earl K. Wood and Alabama Republican Charles Beasley won their respective elections but they will not take office. Both men died weeks before the November 6 election yet…

Election: Another headache for storm-ravaged Northeast

Election: Another headache for storm-ravaged Northeast

Already faced with a massive cleanup and nightmarish commutes to work, thousands of voters in storm-struck New York and New Jersey may have a tough time voting on Tuesday in…

Chris Christie: ‘I’m still voting for Romney’

Chris Christie: ‘I’m still voting for Romney’

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie defended his praise for President Barack Obama after superstorm Sandy, but said he would stick with his fellow Republicans and vote for Mitt Romney in…

Up to 40 percent expected to cast early votes

Up to 40 percent expected to cast early votes

Early voters could account for up to 40 percent of all ballots cast in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, and polls of people who already voted show President Barack Obama…