Saturday, November 18, 2017
President Barack Obama, two years into a presidency marked by increased spending on a weak economy, is turning his attention to the nation's crushing debt and trying to counter a Republican anti-deficit plan with one of his own. The president...
In a postelection reversal, House Republicans are supporting nearly $450 billion in Medicare cuts that they criticized vigorously last fall when Democrats and President Barack Obama passed them as part of their controversial health care law. The cuts are included...
It's touted as the biggest one-time rollback of domestic spending ever, but most folks will be hard-pressed to notice. After all, it's just 1 percent of what the government will lay out this year. The number of security officers at airports...
The worst maritime oil spill in history began nearly a year ago with a drop in pressure in a poorly drilled well deep in the Gulf of Mexico. It hasn't really ended even though BP's runaway well was eventually...
JPMorgan Chase & Co is expected to post an increase in first-quarter profit of more than 50 percent on Wednesday, as the bank weathers a slowdown in trading and fewer borrowers default on credit card loans. Analysts on average expect...
Wal-Mart Stores is cutting the size of its electronics department as popular gadgets shrink and making room to add back dropped items like fishing poles, fabric and full-figure fashions. "It's still a vibrant category but much smaller items are being...
A raid 150 years ago by Confederate sympathizers on a Union fort at what is now Pensacola Naval Air Station was likely little more than an ill-planned and drunken misadventure, perhaps ended by one soldier's warning shot — and...
Microsoft Corp is making its strongest push yet into the steadily growing business software market in the hope that it can create another multibillion-dollar business. The world's biggest software company, which still gets the majority of its sales from its...
When doctors step into their patients' shoes, their treatment decisions don't always line up with the advice they give in their clinics, a U.S. survey says. Faced with hypothetical treatment scenarios, when they imagined themselves as the sick person, doctors...
James Taylor has filled huge arenas, won five Grammys, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and influenced generations of musicians. His 2010 Troubadour Reunion Tour with Carole King was a major commercial success. Yet every...