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  • Senate clears debt ceiling bill in dramatic vote

    WASHINGTON -- Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, ending the last three years of partisan brinkmanship over the debt limit, but not without a last-minute protest led by tea party...
  • Senate on track to raise debt limit, send to White House

    WASHINGTON -- Congress was poised to give final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, ending the last three years of partisan brinkmanship over the debt limit, but not without a last-minute protest...
  • Why MyRA?

    Just in case you thought that there were not enough retirement accounts out there, along comes President Obama's latest entry in the crowded category. "MyRA" (rhymes with IRA and looks like a misspelled woman's name) is supposed to be a "starter"...
  • In Oakland, Gov. Jerry Brown outlines reelection platform

    OAKLAND -- One day after walking in to the Alameda County elections office unannounced to take out paperwork to run for reelection, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday officially filed his candidacy for an unprecedented fourth and final term. Brown,...
  • Senate approves debt ceiling bill after last-minute fight within GOP

    WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation's bills, but not without a dramatic scene in the Senate as Republican leaders scrambled to find enough votes to head off a...
  • The wrong way to fix Obamacare

    The wrong way to fix Obamacare
    The sprawling 2010 Affordable Care Act has proved so hard to implement that the Obama administration has delayed or waived multiple provisions of the law in the hope of avoiding even more breakdowns and confusion. Last week the administration put off...
  • Obama administration to further delay healthcare employer mandate

    Obama administration to further delay healthcare employer mandate
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will phase in a requirement that large employers provide their workers with health benefits in 2015 and 2016, offering businesses more relief from the so-called employer mandate in the president’s healthcare...
  • U.S. to further delay Obamacare employer mandate

    U.S. to further delay Obamacare employer mandate
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration again delayed a requirement that large employers provide their workers with health benefits, offering businesses more relief from the president's health law deadlines. Under the law, employers with more than...
  • Problem Solver: U.S. sends woman a check, but she has no idea why

    Problem Solver: U.S. sends woman a check, but she has no idea why
    Kelly Alsip paid off her student loan four years ago. She did not, however, delete the link from her online bill-pay list. When the Plainfield resident went to make a $500 payment on her car loan in 2012, she hit the wrong link. Instead of paying the...
  • Hopkins researchers are creating an alternative to Bitcoin

    Hopkins researchers are creating an alternative to Bitcoin
    Inside a drab computer lab at the Johns Hopkins University, a team of researchers is trying to build something that has never existed before: a digital currency that changes hands completely in secret. Its name is Zerocoin. The untraceable currency is...
  • Treasury chief presses Congress to raise debt limit as deadline nears

    Treasury chief presses Congress to raise debt limit as deadline nears
    WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Monday pressured Congress to raise the debt limit well before an end-of-the month deadline, warning that lawmakers risked derailing a potential "breakthrough year for our economy" if they don't act quickly....