| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:09 PM
The battle for control of the Senate, the grand prize of the 2014 elections, with Republicans needing to win a net of a half-dozen seats to take charge, is well-framed after Labor Day.
Republicans have the advantages of a friendly turf, the history of...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Thousands of jobs in Southern California and across the nation could be in jeopardy as politicians wrangle over the fate of an obscure, 80-year-old federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their products overseas.
The Export-Import Bank has come...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which usually favors Republican candidates, on Wednesday endorsed Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego), who is in a tight Nov. 4 election battle with GOP challenger Carl DeMaio.
In its endorsement letter to Peters, the chamber...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Businesses and other supporters of the Export-Import Bank cheered the nine-month extension given final approval by the Senate on Thursday night, but remain worried about the future of the embattled agency.
"Congress has left thousands of small, medium...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 3:46 PM
The federal Export-Import Bank, which was in danger of shutting down at month's end because of strong conservative opposition, will live on after Congress approved a short-term extension of its charter.
But on Friday businesses remained worried that the...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:13 AM
Five senators on Thursday urged Burger King Worldwide Inc. not to move to lower-tax Canada, accusing the company of trying to avoid paying its fair share for roads and other public services it receives in the United States.
The letter, organized by Sen....
| Sep 12, 2014
| 12:30 AM
The further adventures of Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno -- not that those are necessarily their real names -- are chronicled in "The Yes Men Are Revolting." The prankster activists here turn their imaginative shaming schemes toward those corporations...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Congress returns Monday from its long summer break as the U.S. faces heightened terrorist threats abroad and unresolved policy issues at home.
But most lawmakers appear poised to handle only the most basic business of government before returning...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:16 PM
It was widely noticed two weeks ago that the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the most important stock market indicator, hit a milestone by crossing 2,000 for the first time.
It was somewhat less widely noticed that on that day, you would have notched a...
| Aug 3, 2014
WASHINGTON — Fresh from helping save Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi from a tea party upstart, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is on the verge of endorsing an embattled Senate Democrat. According to The New York Times's Joe Nocera, national...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:15 AM
The recent commentary, "An enemy revisited" (July 13), correctly states that in witnessing the harsh realities "the United States would do well to reassess its view on Iran." In fact, we should have a dialogue and trade with Iran, a country that does...