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  • Banking on Washington

    The following editorial appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday, Dec. 16: As Washington was betraying regular Americans in favor of big banks, Elizabeth Warren took to the Senate floor last week to ask, "Who does Congress work for?" She...
  • Beer 'growler' bill is back before Legislature

    Beer 'growler' bill is back before Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE — The beer "growler" bill is back on tap for Florida lawmakers. Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, introduced legislation Tuesday for the 2015 session that would end the state's prohibition on 64-ounce beer containers known as "growlers....
  • Obama signs $1.1 trillion government spending bill

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last week that lifted the threat of a government shutdown. The legislation funds most government agencies through September 2015. The Department of Homeland...
  • Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill; Ted Cruz apologizes to GOP

    Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill; Ted Cruz apologizes to GOP
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last week that lifted the threat of a government shutdown. The legislation funds most government agencies through September 2015. The Department of Homeland...
  • Steps forward on access

    Progress, at long last Let's have three cheers for Rex Davis, clerk of the Newport News Circuit Court, and his support for greater transparency in the Virginia judiciary. Mr. Davis recently decided to provide the Daily Press with access to part of a...
  • U.S. terrorism insurance delay postpones Fed board seat debate

    A decision by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to set aside a terrorism insurance bill until 2015 has killed, for now, a provision requiring that one seat on the Federal Reserve's board be dedicated to a person with community banking experience. Congress moved...
  • Two hotel industry groups sue L.A. over minimum wage hike

    Two hotel industry groups sue L.A. over minimum wage hike
    Two industry groups sued Los Angeles on Tuesday over its planned minimum wage at larger hotels, saying it would cause "irreparable harm" and run afoul of federal labor law. The American Hotel and Lodging Assn. and the Asian American Hotel Owners Assn....
  • Research, environmental efforts in Hampton Roads benefit from federal spending plan

    The $1.1 trillion spending bill that just cleared Congress includes millions of dollars toward advanced aircraft, a cleaner Chesapeake Bay, stiffer standards for oil tank cars and repairs to the state's spaceport damaged by a rocket explosion in October....
  • Senate ends chaotic session with a late flurry of votes

    Senate ends chaotic session with a late flurry of votes
    A turbulent lame-duck session of Congress came to a sudden end Tuesday as the Senate rushed to clear a lingering tax bill and some key presidential nominations in a late-night flurry of final votes. Lawmakers signed off on a deal to extend $45 billion...
  • Obama to sign new Russia sanctions bill by end of week

    U.S. President Barack Obama will sign legislation authorizing new sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine and providing weapons to the Kiev government by the end of the week, the White House said on Tuesday. White House spokesman Josh...
  • Apple wins ruling in $1-billion antitrust suit over iTunes updates

    An Oakland jury found Tuesday that Apple did not violate federal antitrust laws when it blocked music downloaded from competitors' software from playing on iPods and other devices, ending a nearly decade-long legal battle that could have cost the...