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  • 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...
  • Business groups give Obama's State of the Union speech mixed reviews

    Business groups give Obama's State of the Union speech mixed reviews
    WASHINGTON -- Business groups gave mixed reviews to President Obama's State of the Union address. They praised him for urging Congress to pass legislation overhauling the corporate tax code, making it easier to strike trade deals and reforming the...
  • What Md.'s economy needs [Commentary]

    What Md.'s economy needs [Commentary]
    Maryland's economic success relies on its staggering concentration of scientific talent, superb education, highly competitive businesses and enlightened government. When they all mesh, the state's economy outpaces the competition. This has earned...
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Who wins, who loses, why it matters

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Who wins, who loses, why it matters
    As President Obama travels to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the one-day summit is expected to focus partly on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an ambitious 12-nation trade...
  • Supreme Court to weigh EPA move to regulate greenhouse gases

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's drive to regulate greenhouse gases could hit a snag at the Supreme Court next week as industry groups and Republican-led states ask justices to block what they call a "brazen power grab" by the president's...
  • Supreme Court declines to hear moldy washer suits against Sears, others

    Supreme Court declines to hear moldy washer suits against Sears, others
    The U.S. Supreme Court gave consumers a victory on Monday by allowing them to proceed with class-action lawsuits alleging that millions of front-loading washing machines they bought suffered from mold or musty odors. By refusing to hear the appeals in...
  • Odd allies: Hollywood, Google cozy up to conservatives amid dispute

    Odd allies: Hollywood, Google cozy up to conservatives amid dispute
    The days of Hollywood and Silicon Valley aligning their charitable giving with mostly liberal causes are long gone. Doing so may be too politically costly as each is trying to get leverage over the other on a divided Capitol Hill. The big movie studios,...
  • Robert B. Reich: The real job killers: lousy jobs, lousy wages

    House Speaker John Boehner says raising the minimum wage is "bad policy" because it will cause job losses. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says a minimum wage increase would be a job killer. Republicans and the chamber also say unions are job killers,...
  • Republicans question Iowa's key role in presidential balloting

    DES MOINES — For more than 40 years, Iowa voters have played a vital role in picking the nation's president, culling the field of hopefuls and helping launch a fortunate handful all the way to the White House. For about 35 of those years, Iowa has...
  • Conference kicks off Kerry's plan to boost Palestinian economy

    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's plan to jump-start the Palestinian economy to boost his political efforts kicked off this weekend in the Czech Republic's capital, Prague. A conference in Prague brought together some 100...
  • Obama seeks to expand overtime pay to millions of Americans

    WASHINGTON — Millions of American workers could qualify for expanded overtime pay under a new push by President Obama to review existing Labor Department regulations, part of his election-year strategy to use executive authority to bypass Congress...