| Feb 7, 2013
| 6:33 PM
PALM BEACH – Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, reality TV host and holder of many opinions urged Republicans at a party fundraiser Thursday night to implore their leaders to stop caving into Democrats and get tougher in negotiations with...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:05 AM
The beleaguered U.S. Postal Service can't seem to catch a break.
Just two days after announcing it would cease Saturday delivery of first-class mail later this year, the agency Friday announced it lost $1.3 billion during the last three months of 2012. ...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:18 AM
A study released Monday by a leading federal employees union finds government agencies could realize as much as 90 percent of the money they would need to save under massive budget cuts from contractors -- sparing federal workers.
The study, written...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 11:06 AM
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s revolving door is spinning as feverishly as ever.
Lawyers who leave the SEC for private law firms often immediately begin lobbying on behalf of their new corporate clients, frequently trying to weaken...
| Feb 13, 2013
We are in the most anemic recovery in modern history. The president is talking about boosting the economy and rebuilding the middle class, but Washington isn't doing squat.
In fact, apart from the Fed -- which continues to hold down interest rates in...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:32 PM
The first State of the Union address of President Barack Obama's second term offered a list of new initiatives if not new ideas. Mr. Obama focused on improving the economic lot of the middle class, reforming the nation's immigration system, addressing...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Small investors should beware of rising interest rates, a regulatory group warned Thursday.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued an “investor alert” warning individuals that their fixed-income holdings could lose value if...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Consumer sentiment rebounded solidly early in February after a disappointing showing the previous two months, according to a survey released Friday.
The monthly Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index rose to 76.3, up from 73.8...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Gold still glitters, but a bit less brightly as it fell below $1,600 on Friday for the first time in six months.
In one of the contrarian ways of the financial markets, gold has weakened as evidence has mounted that the global economy is recovering....
| Feb 20, 2013
During the epic deficits-and-debt donnybrook of mid-2011, two top aides to President Barack Obama proposed an ultimatum so onerous that Congress and the White House surely wouldn't let it happen.
In his book "The Price of Politics," Bob Woodward of...
| Feb 23, 2013
At the end of 1995 and stretching into January 1996, the federal government "shut down" because of an impasse between President Bill Clinton and House Republicans led by then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The issue was increased taxes vs. less spending....