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  • Business Highlights

    ___ TJ Maxx, Marshalls to follow Wal-Mart in raising pay The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores became the latest retailer to boost pay for its U.S. workers, putting pressure on other chains to do the same. TJX Cos. said Wednesday...
  • Gov. Baker forces resignation of 4 health connector members

    Gov. Charlie Baker sought and received the resignations of four member of the state's health connector board, including MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, who came under fire for saying it was "the stupidity of the American voter" that led to the passage of...
  • GOP lawmakers accuse Yellen of playing politics

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen came under fire Wednesday from House Republicans, who challenged the central bank's lack of accountability during her second day of testimony to Congress. After she gave her semiannual economic report, GOP lawmakers...
  • High court narrows obstruction of justice definition under 'Enron law'

    High court narrows obstruction of justice definition under 'Enron law'
    The Supreme Court narrowed the definition of obstruction of justice under the so-called Enron law and did so Wednesday by freeing a Florida fishing boat captain from charges that he secretly tossed overboard dozens of undersized red grouper to avoid...
  • DC mayor: City to legalize pot despite threat from Congress

    Washington's mayor says marijuana will become legal in the nation's capital despite a threat from Republicans in Congress that city leaders could face prison time for implementing a voter-approved initiative. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser said Wednesday...
  • Fatal shooting in Texas again raises Mexico's ire over police killings

    MEXICO CITY For the second time in barely two weeks, Mexico has reacted angrily to the killing of an unarmed Mexican immigrant by municipal police officers in the United States. Mexico's Foreign Secretariat issued a statement Wednesday condemning the...
  • Can Holder's reforms last?

    Can Holder's reforms last?
    For decades, federal prosecutors pushed for long, mandatory prison sentences for defendants convicted of drug crimes, regardless of whether the offenders were big-time narcotics kingpins or low-level dealers peddling loose joints on the street. The result...
  • Understanding Islamic State and its End-of-Days vision

    Understanding Islamic State and its End-of-Days vision
    What is Islamic State, exactly, and what's the best strategy to destroy it? Buckle up. Congress is finally approaching an overdue and surely contentious debate on whether to give American presidents new legal authority to demolish this murderous foe....
  • Iowa effort to raise gas tax should spread to more states

    The following editorial was written by Bloomberg View editors. A political development of actual importance is occurring in Iowa this month: Democrats and Republicans are proposing to increase the state's gas tax. Not only is this a rational way to...
  • We know the drill, and don't like it

    The following editorial appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday, Feb. 20: As a federal judge determines how many billions BP should pay for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration is pushing a troubling plan to allow...
  • Josh Rogin: Poll shows Americans want to hear Netanyahu's speech

    How do Americans feel about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressing Congress next month? According to one new poll, moresupportit than object despite the controversy over thewayhe was invited. The data was commissioned by the Israel Project,...