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  • Shift in GOP leadership leaves Export-Import Bank at risk of closing

    Shift in GOP leadership leaves Export-Import Bank at risk of closing
    For 80 years, an obscure federal agency has helped Boeing Co., General Electric Co. and thousands of other U.S. firms sell products abroad. But a sudden change in the House Republican leadership has put the Export-Import Bank at risk of going out of...
  • Cochran edges Tea Party challenger in Mississippi GOP primary

    Cochran edges Tea Party challenger in Mississippi GOP primary
    Veteran U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi narrowly defeated challenger Chris McDaniel on Tuesday in a high-profile runoff election that pitted the Republican party's old guard against its anti-establishment Tea Party movement. The bitterly-fought...
  • Thad Cochran — A Republican surprise that shouldn't have been

    Thad Cochran — A Republican surprise that shouldn't have been
    Just a few years ago, this probably wouldn't have been worth mentioning: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, a six-term incumbent with a strong conservative record who had ceaselessly brought home the bacon for his state, defeated a Republican primary...
  • Export-Import Bank supporters seek time for reforms

    Republican lawmakers who want to save the Export-Import Bank pushed for changes to its operations as they tried to balance strong conservative opposition to the agency with vocal support from business executives worried its disappearance would harm the...
  • Businesses seek cure for health care cost surge

    NEW YORK - A year ago, Teresa Hartnett was on the verge of expanding her small business. The company had hit $1 million in sales, and requests from clients were flowing in. She planned to transition from nearly 30 freelancers to a full-time staff of 60 by...
  • EPA plans to sharply reduce inspections

    EPA plans to sharply reduce inspections
    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency plans to substantially reduce inspections and civil enforcement cases against industry over the next five years, arguing that focusing on the biggest polluters would be the most effective way to clean...
  • Regulators OK Volcker rule, curbing big banks' high-risk trades

    WASHINGTON — Government regulators approved a sweeping new set of rules for the nation's biggest banks that ban them from the kind of ultra-high-risk trading that nearly collapsed the world's financial system. Despite a fierce lobbying effort to...
  • House Republicans remain divided over government shutdown

    House Republicans remain divided over government shutdown
    WASHINGTON – The legislation the Senate passed Friday to prevent a government shutdown landed with a thud in the House, where the Republican majority has no clear strategy for ending the standoff threatening to close shutter the government at...
  • Threat of federal shutdown is windfall for political fundraisers

    Threat of federal shutdown is windfall for political fundraisers
    WASHINGTON — As Americans awoke to find Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) still conducting his all-night talkathon to stop President Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday, some also found a pleading email in their in-boxes. "We can win this fight, but we must...
  • In Md., government shutdown buffets businesses

    In Md., government shutdown buffets businesses
    At least 100 federal workers usually crowd the Salsa Grill in Woodlawn for lunch. By Friday, the fourth day of the partial federal government shutdown, their numbers dwindled to three. The Peruvian eatery — across from the Social Security...
  • Congress: Do your job

    Congress: Do your job
    With the shutdown dragging along and no discernible progress coming out of Wednesday's meeting between President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders, Republicans bemoaned the Democrats' unwillingness to negotiate. They'll negotiate with the president...