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  • Wall Street urges U.S. regulators' joint cybersecurity approach

    Wall Street urges U.S. regulators' joint cybersecurity approach
    Wall Street's top trade group is calling for the creation of a new inter-agency working group of regulators and the White House that would be tasked with developing consistent cybersecurity rules for the financial industry. The recommendation by the...
  • U.S. Ebola response chief seeks to reverse mistakes, step up response

    CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain faces a long to-do list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans' jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis...
  • Fred Branfman dies at 72; exposed U.S. bombing of Laos

    In 1969, Fred Branfman, a young American aid worker, wandered into an ancient pagoda in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Instead of a tranquil sacred site, however, he found it packed with refugees whose stories horrified him. They told Branfman that...
  • Ebola scare is the latest issue to cloud midterm election debate

    Fears that the West Africa Ebola outbreak could spread more widely in America have roiled a midterm election campaign that's already taken numerous unexpected detours, putting candidates in a reactive mode at a time when they had hoped to deliver their...
  • Obama authorizes National Guard for Ebola mission in West Africa

    Obama authorizes National Guard for Ebola mission in West Africa
    President Barack Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the U.S. fight against Ebola in West Africa on Thursday, as lawmakers criticized his administration's efforts to contain the disease at home. Obama's move came after lawmakers held a...
  • Connecticut Incumbents in Congress Boast Sizeable Bank Accounts

    Connecticut Incumbents in Congress Boast Sizeable Bank Accounts
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty has a huge cash advantage over Mark Greenberg, her Republican challenger, newly filed campaign finance reports show. Esty, a freshman representing Connecticut's 5th District inCongress, had $923,010 on hand as of...
  • Nigeria's ex-military ruler Buhari declares presidential bid

    ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari declared he would run for president on Wednesday, criticizing President Goodluck Jonathan's administration for corruption and failing to tackle the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency. His bid...
  • Middle class value claims are a 'joke' [Commentary]

    Middle class value claims are a 'joke' [Commentary]
    It's the political season, which explains another column of "Things That Bug Me." Herewith my latest list for your consideration: Unemployment news that fails to note our declining labor force. Labor force participation is at a low last reached in...
  • Federal deficit down, debt still rising

    WASHINGTON The federal deficit fell sharply in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 but the federal debt continues to rise. The deficit for the recent fiscal year totaled an estimated $483 billion, the Treasury Department said Wednesday. That's roughly...
  • GOP has derailed immigration reform

    GOP has derailed immigration reform
    Even Sen. John McCain has surrendered. A steadfast supporter of immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship, the Arizona Republican has essentially acknowledged that his party's anti-immigration forces have demolished any hope of soon legalizing...
  • Obama signs order to tighten security for federal credit cards

    Obama signs order to tighten security for federal credit cards
    U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday to beef up security measures for federal credit cards, and urged banks and retailers to follow suit in an effort to combat the growing threat of identity fraud. The order, which Obama signed...