Saturday, November 18, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate voted on Tuesday to strip controversial provisions out of a bipartisan bill to revamp the U.S. patent system and clear a years long backlog of patent applications. Read the full story.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While Congress brawls over how to shrink a $1.6 trillion budget deficit this year, an even tougher battle has begun over cutting popular Social Security retirement benefits to achieve long-term savings. Read the full story.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - More than 8,000 protesters converged on Ohio's state capital on Tuesday as state lawmakers considered a bill similar to one proposed in Wisconsin to curtail the power of public sector unions. Read the full...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday adamantly denied suggestions by union officials that the White House influenced the selection of Boeing Co to build 179 aerial refueling planes for up to $30 billion. Read the...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich is expected to take a step this week toward a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, a senior Republican official said on Tuesday. Read the full...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans must come to grips with how to overhaul housing finance if they are serious about ending the government's leading role in the wrecked system, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Tuesday. Read the full...
  You'll never look at hummingbirds the same again. The Pentagon has poured millions of dollars into the development of tiny drones inspired by biology, each equipped with video and audio equipment that can record sights and sounds. They could be used...
Nearly everything is going according to the plan Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke hatched six months ago. During a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Aug. 27, Bernanke outlined an effort to spur economic growth, prevent prices from falling and...
A deal to avert a government shutdown took shape in Congress on Monday, but the short-term spending measure would do nothing to resolve the bitter debate over federal spending. Budget-cutting Republicans pressured President Barack Obama's Democrats to accept a proposal...
Wisconsin state Sen. Chris Larson packed just his toothbrush and one extra shirt when he and 13 fellow Democrats fled the state last week, to avoid near-certain passage of the Republican governor's plan to strip public workers of their...