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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • E-cigarette industry lobbies to avoid regulation as tobacco product

    E-cigarette industry lobbies to avoid regulation as tobacco product
    They have the shape, feel and nicotine of tobacco cigarettes, but e-cigarettes should not be regulated like tobacco products, makers of the popular new product say. The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Assn., an industry group, is lobbying to avoid Food...
  • Workers to get $2 billion in back pay after government shutdown

    Workers to get $2 billion in back pay after government shutdown
    WASHINGTON -- Federal workers furloughed during last month's partial government shutdown will receive about $2 billion in back pay, the White House said Thursday. About 850,000 federal employees were furloughed for at least part of the 16-day shutdown,...
  • IMF official urges U.S. to get 'its act together' and raise debt limit

    IMF official urges U.S. to get 'its act together' and raise debt limit
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. needs to get "its act together" and raise the debt limit before a default derails the nation's recovery and damages the world economy, a top International Monetary Fund official said Wednesday. Short-term interest rates have risen...
  • Head of banking group pushes Republicans to back immigration reform

    Head of banking group pushes Republicans to back immigration reform
    WASHINGTON -- The head of the American Bankers Assn., who is a former GOP governor, made a strong pitch Monday to his fellow Republicans to supportĀ  the bipartisan Senate immigration reform legislation by invoking party hero Ronald Reagan. Frank...
  • Fed nominee Janet Yellen's confirmation hearing expected in November

    Fed nominee Janet Yellen's confirmation hearing expected in November
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate Banking Committee expects to hold a confirmation hearing in November on Janet L. Yellen's nomination to be the next head of the Federal Reserve as supporters try to get her formally in place before current Fed chief Ben S....
  • Upset over U.S. fiscal crisis, China urges a 'de-Americanized world'

    WASHINGTON -- Upset that the fiscal stalemate in Washington is threatening the global economy, China called for the U.S. dollar to be replaced as the international reserve currency as well as for broader steps to create a "de-Americanized world."...
  • Consumer confidence falls to 2-year low after government shutdown

    Consumer confidence falls to 2-year low after government shutdown
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence fell this month to its lowest level in nearly two years, surprising analysts who expected a rebound from the recent shutdown-induced downturn in American's view of the economy. The preliminary consumer sentiment index...
  • 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....
  • Jobs report: Fluke or sign of slowdown?

    Jobs report: Fluke or sign of slowdown?
    WASHINGTON -- Is it a fluke or a sign that the economy isn't as good as many thought? Analysts were shocked by Friday's Labor Department report that the economy added just 74,000 net new jobs in December, about one-third what many had forecast. The...
  • Lew moves up debt limit deadline to late February

    WASHINGTON -- Congress must raise the nation's debt limit by late February, a couple of weeks earlier than previously projected, because of an expected large outflow of cash for tax refunds next month, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said Wednesday....
  • Lew warns Congress debt limit must be raised no later than early March

    Lew warns Congress debt limit must be raised no later than early March
    WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew formally told congressional leaders Thursday they must raise the debt limit by early March at the latest, warning the government has less ability to postpone a potential default than in the past. Some top...