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  • Payday lending bill passes first hurdle in Senate

     
    The latest proposal to allow payday loan stores to return to Pennsylvania was approved today by the Senate Banking Committee. I didn't attend this morning's hearing on Senate Bill 975, but got word of the committee's action from Al Bowman,...
  • U.S. targets more companies, individuals for evading Iran sanctions

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday blacklisted more than a dozen companies and individuals for allegedly helping Iran evade international sanctions, in a move aimed at showing it would maintain pressure on Tehran even after an interim...

    White House adds to Iran sanctions blacklist

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration added 17 foreign companies and individuals to a federal blacklist Thursday for allegedly helping Iran evade economic sanctions, a move intended both to maintain pressure on Tehran during upcoming nuclear...

    Advocates of new Iran sanctions fail to advance key legislation

    WASHINGTON – Despite intense lobbying, advocates of imposing new sanctions on Iran failed to advance key legislation in Congress this week, a sign that the Obama administration may have more support for its pleas of  restraint than it appears....

    Obama to nominate Janet Yellen to lead Federal Reserve

    WASHINGTON — President Obama will nominate Janet L. Yellen to be the next head of the Federal Reserve, the White House said Tuesday. If confirmed, the former UC Berkeley economist would become the first woman to lead the world's most powerful...