| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:54 AM
For the second time in his short Senate career, Sen. Pat Toomey is on a high-stakes committee with a formidable task.
As part of the deal to reopen the government after the 16-day shutdown this month and raise the debt ceiling, a select group of 29...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- Just as Interior Secretary Sally Jewell started her job in April, her department was faced with across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. Then there was the 16-day partial government shutdown last month, where the National Park...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:22 AM
The latest indicator that the U.S. economy is on the upswing can probably be found on the street where you live: It's the "sold" sign planted in the neighbor's yard.
Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but the real estate industry is not the moribund mess you...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:16 PM
The National Park Service has announced that it no longer needs to furlough U.S. Park Police.
The announcement came after Park Police officers — who patrol the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and several sites in Maryland — had served three of...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:51 PM
May the Force be dissipated.
Seriously. Let it go already. And as that happens, may mentions of "the Force" also fade away, except in the case of big-city cops talking about their place of employment.
Maybe I'm late to the noticing party, but I feel...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
While it's not uncommon for any negotiation to begin with a degree of doubt, it's difficult to imagine any launched with as little optimism as accompanied the opening last week of federal budget talks. That President Barack Obama could possibly still be...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:22 PM
The long-term unemployed are feeling the brunt of the automatic federal budget cuts that began this spring, according to a state-by-state analysis from the National Employment Law Project.
The New York-based advocacy group said sequestration,...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:38 PM
The head of the nation's medical research agency and leaders of Johns Hopkins hospital and medical school warned Monday that progress in fighting diseases could be slowed, jobs lost and scientists driven overseas unless across-the-board federal funding...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 6:53 AM
WASHINGTON -- The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday lowered its forecast for U.S. and global economic growth this year, citing the European recession and reduced demand worldwide.
The world economy will grow 3.1% this year, the IMF said, down...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:40 PM
WASHINGTON — After leading the way out of the global recession, China and other big developing economies now are growing slower, a significant shift in momentum that augers weaker world growth and softer demand for U.S. exporters.
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Mary Theresa Nipwoda, a lab technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground, did what she could to prepare for the 20 percent pay cut she knew was coming this week.
The Harford County woman, who earns about $67,000 annually, switched her prescription...