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House approves ‘clean’ debt limit extension

House approves ‘clean’ debt limit extension

The House of Representatives narrowly approved a one-year extension of federal borrowing authority on Tuesday after Republicans caved into President Barack Obama’s demands to allow a debt limit increase without…

Fed chair Yellen faces first test before Congress

Fed chair Yellen faces first test before Congress

The health of the U.S. economy and the extraordinary and controversial measures the Federal Reserve has taken to support it will top the agenda on Tuesday when Janet Yellen testifies…

Democrats try positive spin on Obamacare, work hours

Democrats try positive spin on Obamacare, work hours

Democrats sought to turn the latest controversy over Obamacare and the economy into a positive political message on Sunday by casting an expected decline in American work hours as a…

Using Obamacare to deny coverage to HIV/AIDs sufferers

Using Obamacare to deny coverage to HIV/AIDs sufferers

Hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS in Louisiana trying to obtain coverage under President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform are in danger of being thrown out of the insurance plan they selected…

Possible vote on raising U.S. debt in coming week

Possible vote on raising U.S. debt in coming week

Republicans who control the U.S. House of Representatives have penciled in a possible vote next week on legislation to raise the debt limit, a sign that they are moving closer…

With military scandals growing, Hagel appoints ethics officer

With military scandals growing, Hagel appoints ethics officer

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Friday he will appoint a senior officer to report directly to him on matters of military ethics after a spate of embarrassing scandals including…

The data wars: Democrats still lead Republicans

The data wars: Democrats still lead Republicans

When Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, many political strategists saw it as a triumph of the Obama team’s technological prowess, allowing it to identify…

Manufacturing sector reports job gains

Manufacturing sector reports job gains

U.S. manufacturing stayed on solid ground in January, with employers stepping up hiring by adding 21,000 jobs to their payrolls and boosting their labor market share. January’s job gains marked…

Is job growth really rebounding?

Is job growth really rebounding?

U.S. employment likely rebounded in January after being held back by cold weather the prior month, which would offer assurance that economic growth was not faltering. Nonfarm payrolls are expected…

As budget numbers improve, zeal for more cuts wane

As budget numbers improve, zeal for more cuts wane

New U.S. budget deficit estimates due on Tuesday will likely show a rapidly improving fiscal picture over the next few years, contributing to a waning appetite in Washington for further…